Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Goliath. My animal id is #41232. I am a desexed male white dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 11-Sep-2018.


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

Goliath is at risk for behavior concerns. He has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. Goliath has become tense and growled during his stay in the care centers when uncomfortable and therefore is only available to our New Hope partners. There are no medical concerns at this time.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 46.4 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 yr Microchip noted on Intake?yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): 0A02371976 History :stray Subjective:stray Observed Behavior -fearful,cries Evidence of Cruelty seen -none Evidence of Trauma seen -none Objective BARH P =WNL R =WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam:not performed ,muzzled PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: scrotal testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:not performed Assessment healthy needs behavior eval Prognosis:excellent Plan: ok for sx SURGERY: Okay for surgery


Pre-surgery exam Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Objective: EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 A: Apparently healthy P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for surgery tomorrow Excellent prognosis


Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

During intake Goliath had a loose body with with tail high. When the counselor tried to scan him he began to growl. Goliath was not collared nor was his picture taken due to him growling at the counselor.

Basic Information:: Goliath is a large white and black male dog that was found running loose in the street and was brought to the ACC as a stray.

Previously lived with:: Unknown information

How is this dog around strangers?: When first meeting the staff at the ACC for the first time Goliath was outgoing, but when the counselor tried to take his harness off he started to growl.

How is this dog around children?: Unknown information

How is this dog around other dogs?: Unknown information

How is this dog around cats?: Unknown information

Resource guarding:: Unknown information

Bite history:: Unknown information

Other Notes:: Unknown information

Medical Notes: Unknown information

For a New Family to Know: Unknown information

Date of intake:: 9/11/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history.

Previously lived with:: Unknown

Date of assessment:: 9/13/2018

Summary:: Although Goliath allows to be taken out of his kennel. He is uncomfortable with up close handling and may growl. He has also allowed minimal handling from her caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Goliath is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his intake/behavior profile for a full summary of his behavior in the care center.

Summary (1):: Goliath was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. 9/12: When off leash at the Care Centers, Goliath displays perked ears and a high vibrating tail. He is sexually motivated and attempts to mount. He tolerates the greeter's solicitations and chases her to sniff her genitals. 9/13: Goliath attempts to engaged in cooperative play but discontinues when the greeter yelps. He explores the yard the rest of his session.

Date of intake:: 9/11/2018

Summary:: Goliath was outgoing, but when attempting to remove his harness Goliath began to growl.

Date of initial:: 9/13/2018

Summary:: Goliath was fearful, and cries.

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Goliath so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to Goliath's response to some handling in the care center(growling). We feel he may be intimidated by small children. And that young children may not know to respect this warning. Place with a New hope partner: Goliath has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. He will begin to growl whenever he is approached for any handling or cleaning of his kennel. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.

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

Potential challenges comments:: Handling/touch sensitivity: Goliath has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times. It is important to always go slow and give Goliath the option to walk away from any social interaction. Goliath should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Goliath’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Goliath may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Goliath has become tense and growled during his stay in the care centers when uncomfortable; guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Sasha to new and unfamiliar situations.