Animal Profile


Tunchi

Hello, my name is Tunchi. My animal id is #56517. I am a male white dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 07-Mar-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- no time for animal.

Reserved

Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Tunchi was placed at risk due to behavior concerns; In the care center, Tunchi remains highly fearful though has warmed up to select and familiar staff members. Because he has been observed to escalate rapidly on multiple occasions, we feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. Force-free, reward-based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Tunchi to new and unfamiliar situations. Tunchi was diagnosed with a Heart Murmur.

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A staff member writes: When I first met Tunchi, he was nervous. As I began to speak to him softly, I saw in his eyes he wants to love. After receiving treats and toys, Tunchi showed his puppy side, and came towards me seeking affection. With patience and a gentle heart Tunchi will open up to his new family, which can be you! Come to Brooklyn Animal Care Centers and meet him!!!!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 61.4 lbs

8/03/2019

[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? No Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : O/S Subjective: BARH. no csvd Observed Behavior - Very nervous, tries to bite/lunge, muzzled for exam, limited exam Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: not performed PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: Grade I-II murmur ausculted, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male with two descended testicles, no discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment Heart murmur Prognosis: fair to guarded Plan: Recommend echocardiogram with placement SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to heart murmur

8/03/2019

[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Medical Condition] Your newly adopted is currently permanently waived from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY by the staff veterinarians due to heart murmur. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.

12/03/2019

Progress exam History: Intake 3/8-heart murmur Subjective: BAR. No csv but there are multiple piles of diarrhea in the cage. Barking at the front of the cage. Discussed with behavior team and recommended trazodone. Objective : EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 Assessment: Diarrhea Hx heart murmur Plan: CTM while at BACC on daily VS and behavior rounds Start trazodone 100mg PO BID Start metronidazole 15mg/kg PO BID x5d until 3/17, recheck Start panacur 60# dose in food SID x3d until 3/14 Prognosis: Good

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 4. Orange

Upon intake, Tunchi had a loose body and approached me right away. Tunchi had a wagging tail but became a bit tense when a leash was placed. Tunchi pulled hard on the leash as another counselor held onto the leash. When I tried to collar him, Tunchi would move his mouth towards my arm and tried to bite. Tunchi continued to pull hard on the leash as he was walked to his kennel.

Date of Intake: 3/7/2019

Basic Information:: Tunchi is approximately a 1 year old male white and brown brindle large mixed breed dog. Tunchi lived with previous owner for almost one year. Tunchi was surrendered because his owner could no longer care for him.

Previously lived with:: Tunchi previously lived with two adults and two children

How is this dog around strangers?: Tunchi is friendly with strangers and will approach strangers right away and allows to be pet.

How is this dog around children?: Tunchi previously lived with two children ages 9 and 12 years old. Tunchi is friendly with both children and is described being affectionate and playful. Tunchi is described as being rough because he will jump on the children. Tunchi is friendly when the children hug him and get on top of him.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Tunchi has not interacted with other dogs. During his walks, Tunchi ignores dogs that walk past him.

How is this dog around cats?: Tunchi previously lived with a 3 year old male cat. Tunchi does not interact with the cat. When the cat approaches Tunchi, Tunchi will just ignore him.

Resource guarding:: Tunchi is not bothered when his food or bowl is touched while he is eating. Tunchi is not bothered when a toy, treat or object is taken away. Instead he will start to play tug.

Bite history:: Tunchi has never bitten another animal or human.

Housetrained:: Partially

Energy level/descriptors:: Tunchi has a very high energy level

Other Notes:: Tunchi is not bothered when he hears fireworks or loud noises. Tunchi struggles when being bathed and will try to escape the tub. Tunchi has never had his nails trimmed but is not bothered when his paws are touched. Tunchi is friendly when an unfamiliar approaches his owner or a family member and will jump on them.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: Tunchi has no known medical issues.

For a New Family to Know: Tunchi is a friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and energetic dog. When at home, Tunchi likes to lay in the living room with his favorite chew toys. Tunchi was kept mostly indoors and slept inside of his crate. Tunchi was fed Pedigree dry food twice a day. Tunchi is partially house trained and will have accidents in the home. Tunchi will go potty outdoors. Tunchi has been crate trained and will do well inside for up to 10 hours. Tunchi pulls hard on the leash. Tunchi has never been walked off the leash.

Date of intake:: 3/7/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender

Previously lived with:: 2 Adults, 2 Children (9, 12)

Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly

Behavior toward children:: Friendly, affectionate and playful (rough)

Behavior toward dogs:: Unknown

Behavior toward cats:: Ignores, does not interact

Resource guarding:: None reported.

Bite history:: None reported.

Housetrained:: Partially

Energy level/descriptors:: Tunchi is described as a friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and energetic with a very high energy level.

Date of assessment:: 3/10/2019

Summary:: Tunchi has allowed minimal handling in the care center; he remains very nervous and has made attempts to lunge and snap. Out of concern for his stress level and handler safety, an assessment will not be attempted at this time.

Summary:: According to Tunchi's previous owner, he did not socialize with other dogs while in their care. During his walks, Tunchi ignores dogs that walk past him. 3/11: Tunchi is uncomfortable with handling. Upon being removed from his kennel, he began to thrash, jump up, bite the leash, and shake his head in an attempt to dislodge the rope. He further began to escalate to alligator rolling until reaching outside. Once outside and in the pens, an attempt to collar him was suspended and an off-leash interaction was not conducted due to Tunchi's high-stress levels. He was walked around the pen to give him a moment to decompress. A gate greet was conducted with a novel female. Tunchi displayed sexually motivated behaviors when greeting the female. He had a high flagging tail, stood on his tip-toes while leaning forward and whined.

Date of intake:: 3/7/2019

Summary:: Loose body, wagging tail, tense when leashed, hard pulling, attempted to bite when collared

Date of initial:: 3/8/2019

Summary:: Very nervous, attempts to bite, lunging, muzzled for exam

ENERGY LEVEL:: Tunchi is reported to have a high energy level in the care center.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 3/7 During intake, Tunchi had a loose body and wagging tail. When a leash was placed around his neck, he became tense. When handler attempted to collar, he turned his head and snapped at her wrist making contact (teeth grazed wrist).

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): Because of all the concerns noted in the care center, we feel Tunchi would be best set up to succeed in an experienced adult only home environment. Place with a New Hope partner: In the care center, Tunchi remains highly fearful though has warmed up to select and familiar staff members. Because he has been observed to escalate rapidly on multiple occasions, we feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Tunchi to new and unfamiliar situations.

Potential challenges: : Handling/touch sensitivity,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Handling/touch sensitivity: Tunchi was observed to snap at a handler who attempted to collar him making contact with her wrist, please see handout on Handling sensitivity. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Tunchi has been observed to growl and lunge towards handlers in the care center, please see handout on fearful/potential for defensive aggression.