TO BE KILLED 5/21/2019
BLAZE JUMPS UP TO CATCH SNOWFLAKES IN HIS MOUTH!
Reading his surrender notes, it is hard to understand why Blaze now finds himself at the shelter. Clearly, he was taught his commands, walks at your side on leash, is pee-pee pad training. He had the attention of his family and their care. He lived with other dogs, a cat and a 10 year old, and would give kisses to all of them! Maybe he did not want to share his treats, who cannot relate to that?? But it is the special comments, the ones about how he loved baths, and would roll over in the tub….. The one about catching snowflakes in his mouth - show that this is a special boy. It should not come as a surprise to any of us, that when one who has known love, can then feel anxious in a new place without his loved ones. SO PLEASE HELP THIS SPECIAL BOY FIND THAT KIND OF LOVE AGAIN! Please SHARE pledge FOSTER adopt and #SAVEBLAZE now!
Male black dog
@ Manhattan Animal Care Center
About 2 years old
Weight 62.2 lbs
Surrendered as a agency on 12-May-2019.
Blaze is at risk for medical reasons. Blaze was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Blaze has been anxious at the care center, especially while in the kennel environment.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 62.2 lbs
L V T Notes
Microchip Scan: negative
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: showing teeth, growled, tense and nervous
Sex: intact male
Estimated Age: reported ~2 yrs
Subjective:stray, seemingly healthy
Oral Exam: mild staining
Musculoskeletal: Ambx4, BCS 5.5/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy
Plan: DVM intake
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~2-3yrs based on PE>
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative; placed by LVT
History : stray.
Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR. P has tense body with tail up when on leash, not restrained. Growled and snapped at muzzle multiple times when attempting to place. After muzzle placement, tail tucked, P shaking and flinching
Evidence of Cruelty seen - none
Evidence of Trauma seen - none
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: unable to examine due to behavior.
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact male. testicles smooth and symmetrical.
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. multiple areas of erythema and alopecia along the pressure points throughout limbs.
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Externally normal.
recommend behavioral assessment
Okay for surgery
S/O - vocalising excessively in a kennel - circling
A - shelter anxiety
P - Trazadone 10mg/kg SID PO indefinite
BAR in kennel. P is laying at front of kennel.
EN -- eyes are clear. Serous nasal discharge and coughing during rounds observation
enrofloxacin 204mg tablet -- give 1.5 tablet PO q24h x 10 days
cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
Previously lived with:: 4 puppies (who became dogs together), 1 mother dog, 1 cat, 4 adults, 1 child (10yrs old)
How is this dog around strangers?: Blaze will jump and lick the face of new people who enter the home
How is this dog around children?: Blaze will jump on the child in the home and attempt to lick the face, not really aware of his own weight
How is this dog around other dogs?: Blaze growled at the one male dog in the home as an adult each time they saw each other. He was playful and loving with the female dogs in the home
How is this dog around cats?: Blaze used to sleep with the cat in the home and play together. One time though, when Blaze was not feeling well and was playing with the cat, he took her in his mouth and shook her. After that, owner limited their time together
Resource guarding:: Since Blaze was little, he growled at other dogs (male and female) when they were around his food. He has had no issues with his human being near him when he eats or putting her hand in his mouth
He does not guard when receiving treats. When he receives raw hides, he doesn't usually eat it, but will guard it from the other dogs.
Bite history:: No known bite history
Energy level/descriptors:: high
Other Notes:: Blaze uses a wee wee pad in the home and if there is no wee wee pad, he'll go to the door to let owner know he needs to go outside
Medical Notes: anxiety. for example, if he has an accident in the crate, he won't want to come out.
For a New Family to Know: Owner's favorite things about Blaze are his smile, that he's a good boy, is relaxed, really does listen, will rest on stoop outside, and is loving
Blaze loves going for long walks and playing with his ropes. He also loves the snow and will jump up trying to catch the snowflakes in the air. He loves water from a hose as well
He was walked once a day but also had access to the outside. On leash he walks next to owner
Blaze is crate trained and does well in the crate. He is left alone there when owners are away. He will bark only when someone approaches the home or during loud storms
Blaze was fed Pedigree dry food twice a day
He loves being bathed. He laid down on his back in the tub and allows being rubbed. He loves having his coat brushed. When nail clipping attempted, Blaze would pull his paw away.
He knows the commands Gimme a pound (give paw), put it down (sit), lay down, want a treat, go do your business, get in the kennel
Date of intake:: 5/12/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 5/15/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, preoccupied with sniffing assessors
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Comments: Soft body, stands still
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Grips, firm
Toy comments: Body soft
Summary:: 5/13- When introduced off leash to a female helper dog, Blaze greets politely at the fence and then when in pen tries to mount female dog.
5/15: Blaze greets a female dog politely and wanders the pen. When she begins to run back and forth, Blaze briefly joins the game.
Date of initial:: 5/12/2019
Summary:: Tense, growled, showed teeth
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Blaze so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. 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
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children: The previous owner reported that he was scared of Blaze. However, we don't know what behaviors Blaze displayed in the home to cause this. At the care center, Blaze has growled in his kennel and growled and bared teeth during his medical exam. For these reasons, we recommend an adult-only home.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: For reasons unknown, Blaze's previous owner reported that he was scared of Blaze. At the care center, Blaze has been reported to growl in his kennel and growl and bare teeth during his medical exam. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
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Shelter contact information:
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
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*** 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).
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