INTAKE DATE: 05-04-2019
Meet Loso! This handsome buddy needs a new home! A volunteer writes: Sweet Loso is only about a year old, but he's already trying to be "the Goodest Boy". He is well-mannered, appears to be house-trained, is easy to leash, and thrilled to sniff everything he can get his heart-shaped nose on. Loso is interested in treats and human attention without being pushy. During our time outside together, he very much enjoyed playing with toys, though didn't quite get the hang of bringing the tennis ball *back* for fetch. No matter, his enthusiasm was contagious, and I got in my exercise as both thrower and retriever! Loso is a gorgeous young dog, mostly smooth black with a soft white chest, underbelly, face, and paws. Are you the family or person to help Loso become the Best Boy of all? He has so much to discover and so much to give, and would love for you to give him a chance. Loso is waiting in adoptions at the Manhattan Care Center, where you can meet him today.
Loso and Cranberry in Playgroup
LOSO, ID# 61887, 1 yr old, 44.2 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, Black / White Male,
Owner Surrender Reason: surrendered due to moving, owner cannot bring Loso with her.
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating:
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Loso is a large mixed unaltered male approximately 1 years old who owner has had him since he was a puppy. Owner had to surrender due to moving and cannot bring Loso with her. Loso was last seen by a vet at Petco about 4 months ago. He previously lived with 2 adults. Loso is friendly and outgoing when strangers approach. He will allow you to pet him once he sniffs around for a few seconds. Loso has been socialized with children on the street but owner stated she will not allow him to come close due to him jumping on the children and him not knowing his own strength. Around other dogs Loso use to be okay with them. He was relaxed, respectful and playful, however now he will snap if another dog comes near him while on a walk. His owner did not have any cats in the home so behavior is not observed. Loso isn't bothered when she takes his food, toys or treats away but unsure how he will react if anyone else tries. He has no bite history and his previous owner describes his energy level as high.
Loso is protective of his female owner. He will bark and growl whenever someone would approach. Loso isn't bothered when owner holds/ restrains him, given a bath, brushing his coat or pushed off furniture. He will allow you to trim his nails but after awhile he will pull away. When unfamiliar people approach his home or on a walk he will bark.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?
Owner stated he has food allergies but did not provide any proof or vet documents.
For a New Family to Know
Loso is friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a high activity level. Owner's favorite thing about Loso is he loves to cuddle. Los's favorite activities are running around the home, being around family and going outside on walks. When you're home Loso follows owner around from room to room and be in the same room always as owner. He loves playing tug with squeaky toys. He is kept indoors only. Loso was fed dry food 2 times a day, brand Pedigree. He is house-trained when walked on a set schedule. He prefers to go potty on grass and cement. When left alone, he is well be-behaved unless left alone for a few hours, then he will pee and poop in the home and chew on furniture. He has never been crate trained. Loso knows the commands sit, come, down and shake. For exercise, Loso loves slow walks on leash.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 4-May-2019: Behavior upon intake: Loso was curious around the counselor. He would sniff but sit by his owner after awhile. He had a loose and wiggly body. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, pet, collar and take a picture.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 1 year)
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Jumps up on them
Behavior toward dogs: Snaps at them if they come near him on a walk
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Loso is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a high level of activity.
Loso will bark and growl if a person approaches him or his owner.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 6-May-2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Distracted, does not approach
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Sociability comments: Sniffing room
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Comments: Not relaxed, moves away a few times
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (exuberant)
Knock Comments: Jumps up
Toy: Grips, firm
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
5/5-5/7: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Loso approaches, sniffs, follows the greeter.
5/8: Loso engages in some play with a playful female dog, still primarily attempts to mount.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 4-May-2019
Summary: Loose body, allowed handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 6-May-2019
Summary: Tucked tail, trembling, growled and barked when touched
Loso is described as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children: Due to being reported to bark and growl when some people approach him when he is with his owner, we recommend an adult only home.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Loso is reported to bark and growl when some people approach him when he is with his owner. At the care center, he displayed this behavior during his medical exam. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Loso is reported to snap at dogs that approach him while on walks. He should not be allowed to greet dogs while on leash. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?y
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History :owner surrender
Observed Behavior -tail tucked, staring, hackles up. muzzled. growled and barked when touched.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin lesion on forehead. ear tips also thickened. skin tag on flank left side
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: mild pyoderma
Plan:cephalexin 500mg bid x 10d
Okay for surgery
* TO FOSTER OR ADOPT *
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Shelter contact information:
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309
* NEW NYC ACC RATING SYSTEM *
Dogs with Level 1 determinations are suitable for the majority of homes. These dogs are not displaying concerning behaviors in shelter, and the owner surrender profile (where available) is positive. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
Dogs with Level 2 determinations will be suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience. They will have displayed behavior in the shelter (or have owner reported behavior) that requires some training, or is simply not suitable for an adopter with minimal experience. Dogs with a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
Dogs with Level 3 determinations will need to go to homes with experienced adopters, and the ACC strongly suggest that the adopter have prior experience with the challenges described and/or an understanding of the challenge and how to manage it safely in a home environment. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).