COFFEE – A1045350
Safe 7-31-2015 Brooklyn
COFFEE – A1045350 NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AMER ESKIMO / GOLDEN RETR, 4 yrs OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/25/2015, From NY 10038, DueOut Date 07/25/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior Medical Summary – Scanned negative, BARH – growled, snapped, required muzzle for exam, N~4 years (tattoo), Ears, eyes, nose clear, Mouth […]
COFFEE – A1045350
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AMER ESKIMO / GOLDEN RETR, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/25/2015, From NY 10038, DueOut Date 07/25/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary – Scanned negative, BARH – growled, snapped, required muzzle for exam, N~4 years (tattoo), Ears, eyes, nose clear, Mouth – canines chipped, blunted. Mild gingivitis, Heavy flea infestation; dirt and live fleas observed.NOSF
A staff member writes: Start your day with Coffee, take multiple Coffee breaks during the day and even end your day with Coffee!!! Coffee was surrendered to us because one of his family members became allergic to Coffee. His previous owner did not socialize him with strangers, so Coffee is nervous and fearful around people he does not know. Coffee will benefit from training and proper socialization. Help this fluffy dog find a home!
Owner Surrender Profile – Owner stated Coffee was never socialized with strangers. If he sees a stranger he will bark, growl and attempt to bite.
Basic Information: Coffee is a 4 year old altered male Eskimo/Golden Retr. Coffee was adopted from a pet store three 3 years ago. Owner surrenders Coffee due to family member being allergic.
Social Life and Personality: Coffee lived with two adults and been around two other family members. Coffee has never been around children. Owner stated Coffee was never socialized with anyone else but the family members. Owner stated Coffee is playful and tolerant towards everyone in the household. Coffee lived with a Poodle and Coffee is respectful and tolerant towards the dog. Coffee behavior is unknown towards cats. He is mostly outdoors in a backyard (shed) and his activity level is high. Owner stated Coffee is playful, pushy, excitable, affectionate, anxious and independent.
Behavior Issues: Owner stated Coffee is aggressive to strangers but she never bitten or scratched anyone. He is hard to control when restraining when he becomes over excited. He barks when she is going on a walk and owner stops walking. He allow owner to touch her food bowl while eating. Owner never tried to take items/treats out of his mouth. He doesn’t like water so he is afraid of taking baths. He barks when unfamiliar approach family member or the house.
For a New Family to Know: Coffee is trained to use the bathroom outdoors. He goes for walks twice a day if possible. He knows commands sit, stay, and come in. He likes to play with squeaky toys. If inside the house Coffee follows around the house. He barks at next door neighbor if he is in the yard. He eats dry food twice a day along with chicken and duck. Coffee sleeps outside in the shed.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Coffee was loose body and playful with owners. When handlers came around Coffee was growling and limited handling was performed.
SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY
Coffee lived with 2 adults, and two other family members that he was reported to be playful and tolerant of, but the owner stated Coffee has never been socialized with strangers, and will bark, growl, and attempt to bite. Coffee also lived with another dog, and the owner stated he was tolerant and respectful towards the other dog, but his behavior around cats and children are unknown. It was mentioned that Coffee can be difficult to control when restraining him or when excitable. Coffee allowed his owner to touch his food bowl when eating, but his behavior when removing toys or treats from his mouth is unknown. It was also mentioned that Coffee is fearful of baths, and was reported that Coffee is successfully housebroken.
Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter the behavior department believes that Coffee is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER at this time. At intake it was noted that Coffee was loose and playful with his owners, but was not receptive to introductions from the counselor, and would growl when approached. Coffee was also reported to be intolerant of handling during his medical exam, and growled and snapped at the technician. In the kennel Coffee growled, lunged and snapped at the handler when approached in his kennel, and would not allow the handler to safely remove him. A SAFER assessment will not be conducted due to safety and stress level concerns, and the department recommends placement with a New Hope partner.
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