TO BE KILLED 4/16/2019
SHE WOULD LET THE KIDS (9 months to 10 years) PULL HER TAIL & WOULD LIKE TO PLAY WITH HER TEDDY BEAR!!
Reading her notes, you cannot help but feel heartbroken for Lord Angle. SHE IS AFRAID OF THE WIND and WOULD HIDE IN THE CLOSET! She hated when people would yell. Lord Angle seems like a sensitive SWEET SOUL who is lost at the shelter. 5 years she spent with her family, watching the kids grow up, playing gently with them. She knows her commands, is housetrained and walks well on leash! Lord Angle is a GOOD DOG. She would play bow when she would see other dogs. It is sad that now she is lost and scared. This poor sweet sensitive girl!! So please read her notes, share her post and even better - CONSIDER OPENING YOUR HOME AND YOUR HEART to LORD ANGLE!
Lord Angle #59695
Spayed female tan dog
@ Brooklyn Animal Care Center
About 5 years old
Weight 40 lbs
Surrendered as a agency on 10-Apr-2019.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Lord Angle is at risk for behavior, New Hope Only determination. While at the Care Center, Lord Angle has displayed an extremely low threshold for arousal and rapid escalation to high-level warnings, including attempts to bite. Additionally, in her previous home Lord Angle displayed food guarding behavior and experienced separation anxiety. We feel she would benefit from immediate placement in an adult only environment with an experienced New Hope partner prepared to manage these behaviors. There are no medical concerns for Lord Angle at this time.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 40 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Approx 5 years
Microchip noted on Intake? Positive - 985112004066476
History : Stray
Subjective: BARH, panting and evasive, but allows exam and medical treatments
Evidence of Cruelty seen - none
Evidence of Trauma seen - none
P = wnl
R = wnl
BCS = 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate tartar, gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Female spayed
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Externally normal
Assessment: Dental disease
Recommend dental cleaning with placement
CTM while at BACC
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
During intake Lord Angle had a loose body and was wagging her tail. She allowed the counselor to collar her and take er picture with no problem.
Date of Intake: 4/10/2019
Basic Information:: Lord Angle is a tan and white female 4 year old dog. She was given to owner when she was 3 months old. She appears healthy and don't have any medical concerns.
Previously lived with:: 3 adults and three children
How is this dog around strangers?: Lord Angle will bark when new people come around however, she will warm up after a few minutes and is friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children?: Lord Angle lived with children 9 months-10 years old. Owner stated Lorde is very gentle with them. She loves to play and let them pull her tail.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Lord Angle interact is rare towards dogs. She only see dogs in the elevator and will play bow.
How is this dog around cats?: Lord Angle behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding:: Lord Angle will bark and growl if someone come tries to touch his food. He isn't bothered if someone touch his food.
Bite history:: Lord Angle has never bitten anyone owner stated.
Energy level/descriptors:: Very High
Other Notes:: Lord Angle is afraid of wind and will go hide in a closet. She doesn't like puddles or the rain. She doesn't like using the tub to take a bath but will use the holes outside. Lord Angle likes to sleep on warm things such as blankets, carpet but will destroy it when home alone. She was kept on a leash tied to a door. Lord Angle doesn't like when people argue. She will start barking non stop.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
For a New Family to Know: Lord Angle is trained to use the bathroom 2x-3x a day on walks which she will pull lightly and walk ahead of owner. She likes to play with balls and teddy bears. She eats dry food called Pedigree. She knows cue such as sit, stay, roll over and high five.
Date of intake:: 4/10/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, (4 yrs; later made contact with owner)
Previously lived with:: 3 adults and 3 children (9 mos- 10 yrs)
Behavior toward strangers:: Barks at first, then warms up and is friendly
Behavior toward children:: Gentle and tolerant of them
Behavior toward dogs:: Did not live with a dog; play bows when she sees one
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: Lord Angle will bark and growl if someone tries to touch her food however she isn't bothered if someone touches her toys and treats.
Bite history:: None
Energy level/descriptors:: Very high.
Other Notes:: Lord Angle is afraid of wind and will hide in a closet. She doesn't like puddles or the rain;doesn't like using the tub to take a bath. Lord Angle likes to sleep on warm things such as blankets, carpet but will destroy her bedding when home alone. Lord Angle doesn't like when people argue and will start barking at them.
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Hard pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: Initially flinched with contact, but recovers quickly on her own
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Explores, but checks in with handlers, panting, soft-neutral body, tail high and wagging, ears back, jumps up to solicit attention, licks handler, accepts contact, follows handlers
Call over: Approaches readily, exuberant, panting
Soft handling: Soft and wiggly body, wagging tail, panting excessively, leans into contact, some lip licking, soft head flips, accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Soft and wiggly body, wagging tail, panting excessively, leans into contact, some lip licking, accepts all contact, fixates on smells on floor
Jog: On first pass, became immediately overstimulated, escalated to vocalizing, lunging and biting leash, would not settle, fixated on assistant and handler, continued to lunge, snap, thrash and snarl, hard barked when approached by another staff member
Arousal comments: On the first pass of the jog portion of the assessment, Lord Angle became overaroused rapidly and became fixated on the assessor. As a result of these behaviors, the assessment was concluded.
Summary:: Lord Angle was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown.
4/11: When off leash at the Care Center, Lord Angle is introduced to a novel male dog. She greets him with a body posture and explores the pens mostly keeping to herself. She checks in with the male as they pass each other. Towards the end of the session, she offers the male a bounce and he becomes sexually motivated when he sniffs her genitals. She corrects him with a lip curl and then overcorrects by snapping at him when he did not walk away.
Date of intake:: 4/10/2019
Summary:: Initially shy, but warmed up quickly, accepted contact, loose body, wagging tail, allowed handling
Date of initial:: 4/10/2019
Summary:: Panting, avoided contact, but allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Lord Angle was observed to exhibit a very high level of energy during her interactions in the care center. We cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment, but we recommend that she be provided daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet for her energy.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 4/12/19: During her assessment, Lord Angle began displaying social behavior by soliciting attention and seeking contact, along with anxious behavior. She was observed to excessively pant and had a high level of energy upon entering the room. At the beginning of the jog portion of the assessment, Lord Angle was observed to immediately engage and low growl on the first pass, becoming rapidly aroused and lunged up toward the leash to bite it. When attempts were made to interrupt this behavior, she released, but continued to mouth it before lunging up and redirecting toward the handler. As the handler attempted to settle her and move her away, Lord Angle then became fixated on the assistant who was attempting to redirect her behavior. She rapidly began to escalate further while remaining fixated on the assistant and when shown the leash, she lunged toward the assistant snapping, snarling and thrashing. When a third staff member entered the room to assist, Lord Angle began hard barking and snarling toward the staff member. He was able to place the slip lead on her as she continued to snarl, thrash and bite the lead. Soon after the lead was secured, she continued to whine and thrash around the room, continuing to fixate on the handler prior to being removed and placed back into her kennel.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to the low threshold for arousal Lord Angle has displayed in the care center on multiple occasions, we feel she would be best set up to succeed in an experienced adult only home environment.
Place with a New Hope partner: While Lord Angle has been observed to seek attention from handlers, she has displayed an extremely low threshold for arousal and rapid escalation to high-level warnings, including attempts to bite. She gives little warning before these escalations, has not been observed to settle with or without redirection and was observed to fixate on her handler. Due to this observed behavior, we feel Lord Angle should be placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess her behavior in a more stable home environment before seeking permanent placement. Force-free, reward based training only is advised as well as seeking guidance from a qualified trainer or veterinary behaviorist.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,Destructive behavior,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,Separation anxiety,Anxiety,Leash-biting,Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments:: Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Lord Angle has been observed to exhibit poor bite inhibition when hyperaroused during her interactions in the care center. Should this behavior arise in a home environment, please refer to the handout on Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition behavior.
Anxiety: Lord Angle has been observed to exhibit anxiety during her interactions in the care center. She began to excessively pant, displayed a high level of energy and was unable to settle during her assessment. Should this behavior arise in a home environment, please refer to the handout on Anxiety/anxious behavior.
Leash-biting: Lord Angle displayed leash-biting behavior when aroused during her assessment. Please refer to the handout on Leash-biting.
Low threshold for arousal: Lord Angle has been observed to escalate rapidly when handler attempted to engage in play. She responded by growling, jumping up to leash bite and redirected toward her handler with lunging, snapping, snarling and thrashing. Please see handout on Arousal.
Destructive behavior: Lord Angle is reported by her previous owner to exhibit destructive behavior. Please refer to the handout on Destructive behavior.
Separation anxiety: Lord Angle is reported to exhibit separation anxiety in her previous home environment; destroying objects in the home while left alone. Please refer to the handout on Separation anxiety.
Resource guarding: Lord Angle's previous owner reported that she will bark and growl when someone tries to touch her food but not her toys. Please refer to the handout on Resource guarding behavior.
*** 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).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.