TO BE KILLED - 6/11/2019
Perfectly, pretty, puppy Penelope with the most mystical glowing eyes is still a baby at 8 months old. She is jam packed with playful energy and tender of heart. Like all puppies, she is innocent and open to trusting everyone she meets. Since arriving at the shelter, she has received glowing reports on her wiggly, affectionate, and playful disposition. Penelope had the misfortune of a false promise of forever. She was taken into a home with children and another dog. Instead of providing her basic training, the home decided they were better off dropping her off at a kill shelter since she is now beginning to grow up. As heartless as this decision was, should a loving, and responsible home scoop her up in time, she will be so much better off. Sadly, no sooner did she arrive, she was placed on the kill list. Unfairness all around so far. Penelope is adored at the shelter by staff and volunteers. She will bring happiness, laughs and countless memories to any home. Please message this page now before she becomes a memory at 8 months old.
Hello, my name is Penelope
My animal id is #63721
I am a desexed female gray brindle dog at the
Brooklyn Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 8 months 2 weeks old, 22 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender May 23, 2019
Reason Stated: Not good with resident animals
Penelope is rescue only
Penelope was placed at risk due toe behavior and medical reasons. As a result of Penelope's reported resource guarding and bite history (dog), as well as her observed mouthiness and lack of basic manners, it is recommended that Penelope be placed with an experienced New Hope Partner to help manage this behavior and decompress in a more stable environment prior to permanent placement in an adult only home. Penelope was diagnosed with CIRDC and would have to stay away from other dogs for 14 days.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 44.2 lbs
L V T Notes
Vet Notes 23/05/2019
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: Positive (985112011098547)
Evidence of Cruelty: No
Observed Behavior: Friendly , relaxed and easy to handle.
Estimated Age: 8 Months
Oral Exam:404 Broken tip
Musculoskeletal: WNL, BCS: 5/9
Preliminary Assessment: otherwise apparently Healthy.
Plan: DVM intake.......check Spay scar.
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Upon intake, Penelope kept a soft wiggly body. She allowed all handling and was easily placed in kennel.
Basic Information:: Penelope is an 8 month old medium mix breed dog.
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, two children and another dog
How is this dog around strangers?: friendly, outgoing
How is this dog around children?: relaxed and respectful
How is this dog around other dogs?: Does not get along, bites.
How is this dog around cats?: relaxed and respectful
Resource guarding:: Seems to guard treats
Bite history:: Bit resident dog 1 day prior to surrendering
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Other Notes:: Penelope escapes home and destroys stuff indoors. During fireworks/thunderstorms she is not bothered.
Penelope growls when you touch treat, bowl, food or other object.
Penelope is not bothered when pushed or pulled off furniture, is held or restrained, is disturbed while sleeping or resting, is given a bath.
Penelope is afraid when her nails are touched/trimmed.
Penelope is friendly when someone unfamiliar approaches you or family member.
For a New Family to Know: Penelope was described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident.
Penelope likes to follow you around at home. She likes to play fetch, tug, chase, squeak toys, rope toys and chew bones; she was kept mostly indoors.
Penelope eats both wet and dry food.
When left alone in the house or yard she is well behaved.
Penelope was never crate trained.
On leash, Penelope pulls slightly.
Date of intake:: 5/23/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Dog (Female - 8yo)
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children:: Relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward dogs:: Reactive
Behavior toward cats:: Relaxed and respectful
Resource guarding:: Previous owner reported Penelope to growl when her treats, bowl, food or other objects are touched.
Bite history:: 5/22/19: Previous owner reported Penelope to have had a recent bite incident with the resident dog. Both of the dogs were observed to be outside in the yard, engaged in play when the owner's wife began to offer them treats. When the resident dog approached and sniffed the treat, Penelope was then observed to bite the resident dog in the back of her neck and held on, not releasing immediately. No further information provided.
Energy level/descriptors:: Penelope is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and confident with a high level of energy.
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Soft and loose, tail wagging, stays near handlers, solicits attention, jumps up onto handlers and desk, some mouthiness (mild pressure) toward handler's hands, readily accepts treats, leans into and accepts all contact
Call over: Approaches readily, soft body, somewhat exuberant; Jumps up onto handler's lap
Soft handling: Soft and loose, tail wagging, excessive panting, tense head, jumps up toward handler, becomes overstimulated and moves away slightly, accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Soft and loose, tail wagging, tense head, excessive panting, leans into and accepts all contact
Jog: Follows handler, soft and loose
Arousal comments: After third pass, jumps up to mouth and bite the leash; Redirected, but takes a minute to settle
Knock Comments: No response to knock; Approaches assistant, soft and loose, jumps up soliciting attention
Toy comments: Grips and relinquishes
Summary (1):: Penelope understands the cue for "sit."
Date of intake:: 5/23/2019
Summary:: Soft and wiggly; Allowed all handling
Date of initial:: 5/25/2019
Summary:: Relaxed, friendly; Allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Penelope has been 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Penelope's reported resource guarding and bite history (dog), coupled with her observed mouthiness and lack of basic manners, we feel she would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home at this time.
Place with a New Hope partner: As a result of Penelope's reported resource guarding and bite history (dog), as well as her observed mouthiness and lack of basic manners, it is recommended that Penelope be placed with an experienced New Hope Partner to help manage this behavior and decompress in a more stable environment prior to permanent placement in an adult only home. We advise safe and appropriate management when handling Penelope. Force-free, reward based training only is advised, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist.
Potential challenges: : Bite history (dog),House soiling,Resource guarding,Basic manners/poor impulse control,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Previous owner reported Penelope to be partially house broken. Please refer to the handout on House soiling.
Resource guarding: Previous owner reported Penelope to growl when her treats, bowl, food or other objects are touched. This behavior has not been observed in the care center. Please refer to the handout for Resource guarding.
Basic manners | Mouthiness: Penelope displayed a lack of basic manners and mouthiness (minimal-mild pressure) during her interactions in the care center. Although she remains soft, loose and wiggly, Penelope has been observed to jump up onto handlers, somewhat exuberantly, when soliciting attention. When overstimulated, he begins to jump up and mouth toward her leash, but is able to recover. She has not been observed to escalate beyond these behaviors. Please refer to the handouts for Basic manners/poor impulse control and Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition.
Bite history (dog): Previous owner reported Penelope to have had a recent bite incident with the resident dog, where Penelope was observed to bite the back of the resident dog's neck and held on, not releasing immediately. (SEE BITE HISTORY). Please refer to the handout for Bite history (dog).
PENELOPE IS RESCUE ONLY…..TO SAVE THIS PUP YOU MUST FILL OUT APPLICATIONS WITH AT LEAST 3 NEW HOPE RESCUES. PLEASE HURRY!!!
IF YOU CAN FOSTER OR ADOPT THIS PUP, PLEASE PM OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE. WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH LINKS TO APPLICATIONS WITH NEW HOPE RESCUES WHO ARE CURRENTLY PULLING FROM THE NYC ACC.
PLEASE SHARE THIS DOG FOR A HOME TO SAVE HER LIFE.