TO BE KILLED 6/15/19.
She’s a sweet, super wiggly, senior lady with a nub of a tail, and a heart as big as the world. Don’t wait – save her life now! ROBYN is lovely. <3
A volunteer writes: “On the surface Robyn may seem like a Plain-Jane, but underneath she's just brimming with beauty! She greeted me with a full-body wiggle and the sweetest little face. And watching her little nub of a tail flipping back and forth as I scratched her back was just the cutest thing! She leaned into me as I petted her, and showed her appreciation with lots of kisses. At just the sight of a treat she immediately sat down (without me even asking!) and took them very gently. And when she saw it was the end of treat-time, she took it up a notch and offered me her paw! (Yes, it worked and I gave her a few more). Robyn may be greying around the muzzle, but she walks at a brisk pace and has a medium to high energy level. She's housebroken too! Robyn would do well in an adult-only home and as the only furry member of the family, as she can be fearful of both young children and dogs. This little wiggle-bug would make a great companion, so come and meet her at the Brooklyn ACC shelter where she's excitedly awaiting her fur-ever home.” Please hurry and message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this sweet, wiggly lady.
ROBYN, ID# 63431, 9 yrs old, 61.5 lbs, Spayed Female
Brooklyn ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Black / White
Owner Surrender Reason: owner moving to a new location that does not allow pets
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Recommend no dog parks
Medical Behavior Rating: Yellow
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Robyn is an approx 9 year old black and white female large dog whose owner got her from a friend and that was surrendered to BACC due to owner moving to a new location that does not allow pets. She previously lived with 2 adults. Robyn is shy for a few minutes around strangers but will warm up with time
She is fearful of children and will bark at strollers that pass by. Robyn has not lived with dogs, however with passing them on the street she is described as fearful of dogs and will bark when a dog passes by. Robyn has not been around cats either, it is unknown how she would react. She has no reported resource guarding and will respond to "stop" for a treat, her food, or toy to be taken away. Robyn has no bite history: She is housetrained and her previous owner describes her energy level as high.
Robyn is scared of sudden or loud noises where she would bark at what scares her. Robyn is not bothered f she was moved from the furniture, being held or restrained, or when her sleep is interrupted. Robyn is afraid of being given a bath or having her coat brushed. It is unknown how she would react if someone were to touch her paws. Robyn would bark if someone unfamiliar approaches the house and is afraid if someone approaches the family member.
For a New Family to Know
Robyn is described as friendly, affectionate, fearful, and anxious. Robyn will follow someone around or be in the same room as them when someone is home. Robyn will play with balls or Kong toys and she does not play any games. Robyn has been kept mostly indoors and will sleep on her doggy bed. Robyn has been fed mostly dry food and wet food twice a month as a treat. She is fed twice a day. Robyn is house trained and will use the potty on any surface outside. Robyn will sometimes bark or whine when left home alone. Robyn does not do well in a crate and will bark, whine, and attempt to get out. Robyn understands how to sit but will listen to that que occasionally. Robyn will go either on a slow walk or a brisk walk and she pulls very hard on the leash. Robyn will run away when off the leash.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 05-20-2019: Behavior during intake: Robyn had a tense body but would be loose and wiggly when a treat were given to her. Robyn would tense up when someone new were to walk into the room but then would approach and allow for petting. Robyn allowed for counselor to place a leash around her and walked out of the room with no issues.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Initially shy, but warms up
Behavior toward children: Fearful (w/passing children during walks)
Behavior toward dogs: Fearful, barks (w/dogs encountered on walks)
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Robyn is described as friendly, affectionate, fearful and anxious with a high level of energy.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Behavior Assessment Date: 5/22/2019
Strength and pulling: Mild pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Soft and loose, panting, tail wagging, stays near handlers, readily accepts treats with soft mouth, solicits attention, accepts contact, some lip licking, jumps up soliciting attention, barked once at dogs passing outside the room
Call over: Approaches readily, soft and loose
Soft handling: Soft, loose and wiggly, some lip licking, sits down and then lays down to expose her belly, soft head flips, leans into and accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Soft, loose and wiggly, sits down, leans into and accepts all contact
Jog: Follows handler, soft and loose; Somewhat engages in play
Arousal comments: Jumps up and mouths leash after third pass, but settles immediately on her own
Knock Comments: No response to knock; Pulls toward door seeking exit as assistant enters
Toy comments: Grips and relinquishes; Understands the cue for "drop it"
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
According to Robyn's previous owner, she has not lived with dogs, however, when passing them on the street she is described as fearful and will bark when a dog passes by.
5/21: When off leash at the Care Center, Robyn is introduced to a novel male. Upon entering the pen, she is fearful with her tail tucked, ears pinned back, and whale eyes. When she sees the male she backs away from the gate and hard barks. Due to Robyn's fearful behavior, an off-leash interaction is not conducted.
5/22: Robyn was muzzled for todayâ€™s interaction. She displayed the same aforementioned behaviors at the gate again with the addition of freezing. Her leash was held and when the male approached she freezes again, growls, whips her head around and snaps. Robyn is separated from the male and the session is ended.
Understands the cue for "drop it."
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake: 20-May-2019
Summary: Initially tense, readily accepted treats then displayed loose and wiggly body, accepted contact
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial: 20-May-2019
Summary: Readily approaches handlers; Growled and hard barked toward dogs nearby; Muzzled as a precaution
Robyn has been observed to exhibit a medium-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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Recommend no dog parks
No children (under 13): Due to Robyn's previous owner reporting her to exhibit fearful behavior with the potential for defensive aggression, we feel it would be best for her to be placed in a stable, adult-only home environment. It is advised that the new adopters should be able to exercise appropriate and safe management when handling Robyn, allowing her to acclimate and decompress at her own pace. Force-free, reward-based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Robyn to new and unfamiliar situations, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist.
Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Robyn has shown during playgroup (see DOG-DOG BEHAVIOR SUMMARY) and that was noted in the previous home, we feel that Robyn should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that she be socialized in a more controlled setting until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Robyn associate dogs with things she enjoys like toys or treats.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Previous owner reported Robyn to be easily startled by loud noises, children and dogs, displaying fearful behavior that has been observed to escalate to growling or barking. This behavior has not been observed during her interactions in the care center. Should these behaviors arise in a home environment, please refer to the handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
H: CIRDC signs seen on rounds
S: BAR, consistent coughing, no sneezing, no vd.
Eyes: Unremarkable OU
Ears: Unremarkable AU.
Nasal Cavity: Mild serous nasal discharge
U/G: Normal external genitalia. No discharge.
Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness.
BCS = 5/9
Neuro: Appropriate mentation.
Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal.
Move to iso, start enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO SID x 10 days
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 9 yo per owner
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Observed Behavior - Readily approaches handler, little restrain needed. Dog reactive. Needed muzzle after hearing/ seeing dog go by.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
P = 120
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: tooth wear and mod staining
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FS, no mgt's
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, obese
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Senior FS large breed - apparently healthy
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