KELLY – A1036239
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SAFE – 05/19/15
KELLY – A1036239
**BEHAVIOR: NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, BLACK / BROWN, MIN PINSCHER MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NEW BABY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/13/2015, From NY 11358, DueOut Date 05/13/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary scan positive: TR 00 06AE 3AF1 neutered, ~ 7 years extremely aggressive: difficult to remove from cage, not food motivated, biting leash & muzzle, tries to bite approaching handlers limited exam performed due to aggression obese yet still very active appears healthy otherwise applied activyl flea control
Basic Information: Kelly is a 7 years old Min Pinscher. Owner adopted Kelly from a pet store but doesn’t recall the name. Owner stated Kelly has no health issues bit was only injured when he was three months old while jumping around he broke his leg. Owner had to surrender Kelly because he was aggressive towards owner 15 month old son.
Social Life and Personality: Kelly lived with two adults and a 15 month toddler. Owner stated Kelly was never socialized with people outside of the household. Owner stated Kelly is aggressive towards dogs and will bark and try to lunge at them. Kelly always tried to chase cats he sees for his walks. Owner stated Kelly activity level is to a medium and he can be playful with a ball, fearful and mellow.
Behavior Issues: Owner stated Kelly attempts to bite people but never breaks skin. Kelly growls and snaps when he food bowl is touched while eating. He doesn’t like toys or treats taking away from her mouth. He likes to takes baths and be brushed. He growls and bark at unfamiliar people who approaches the house or family member.
For a New Family to Know: Kelly knows commands such as sit, give paw, and snap fingers means bark. Kelly is house trained to use the bathroom outside. He goes for walks on a leash three times a day. Kelly is crate trained and can stay in a crate for a couple of hours. Kelly likes to run around the house and paly with her toy. Owner stated Kelly eats any food especially bread and meats.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Kelly was nervous and tense. When owners left he was calm but stiff body. When handlers came he begin to growl and didn’t want to walk. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed limited handling.
BEHAVIOR: NEW HOPE ONLY
Kelly previously lived with two adults and a toddler. The owner stated Kelly was never socialized with people outside of the household, and has been reported to growl and bark when the toddler tries to pet him. The owner also stated Kelly does not do well with other dogs and will chase cats that he sees. Kelly was reported to have a medium activity level and, and the owner stated he can be playful, fearful and mellow. It was mentioned that Kelly will growl and snap when his food bowl is touched while eating, and doesn’t like when toys or treats are taken away from his mouth. Kelly was reported to be successfully housebroken as well as crate trained.
At intake Kelly was reported to be nervous and growled when a handler approached him, and was reluctant to walk. When attempting to remove Kelly from his kennel he coward in the back of the kennel with fearful body language and snapped at the handler, but with a small blanket he allowed the handler to remove him. During SAFER Kelly was not sociable or receptive to an approach, and became stiffer as the assessor came close. Due to this response and to avoid further stress for Kelly, no handling items were attempted at this time. During the resources portion of the assessment Kelly was not interested in any of the items, and during the dog-dog interaction, he did not approach the helper dog, and attempted to exit. The department recommends placement with a New Hope partner so the behavior concerns seen during SAFER can be more fully explored before adoption into a permanent home.
Food: No interest
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog, and exits.
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