Animal Profile


Ben

Hello, my name is Ben. My animal id is #126659. I am a male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 4 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 9/20/2021.

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Ben is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. At the care center, he is quick to jump up and grab the leash and is very mouthy with handlers. Medically, he is apparently healthy.

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<a href="https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List">This animal needs emergency placement. Please click here to go to our emergency placement page for more information.</a><br /><br /> Ben is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. At the care center, he is quick to jump up and grab the leash and is very mouthy with handlers. Medically, he is apparently healthy. Ben arrived at the care center as a stray, so there is no home history available. In the care center, he has been social and playful with all handlers met. Ben enjoys playing with toys and enjoys learning with the use of treats and positive reinforcement training. He has displayed the potential to become overstimulated during exciting interactions, jumping up, mouthing (no pressure applied), and grabbing the leash in his mouth. Recently there has been an observed increase in this behavior which has limited the number of handlers that are comfortable managing this behavior. Ben would benefit from leaving the shelter and being placed into an adult-only home that can provide Ben with the stimulation and positive training needed to help him succeed in a new home. A volunteer writes: Meet Ben! A smiley ball of energy and affection. Ben knows how to have fun and can make the most out of every scenario to bring the fun. Ben enjoys playtime, walks, and returning by your side for pets once he's burned off his youngster energy! As he is also very young, he also has much to learn! Ben would benefit from training to learn basic manners and leash walking (Ben likes to play tug with his own leash). Training can be an amazing way to bond with your new furry friend, so Ben wants to know what you're waiting for! Click 'Adopt Me' today!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 75 lbs

9/21/2021

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Approx 2 years old Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative History: Stray Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior - Wiggly for exam, easily distracted by treats. Rope reactive. Evidence of Cruelty seen - No Evidence of Trauma seen - No Objective P = 120 R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Clean adult teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, 2 scrotal testicles. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, scars on dorsal & right lateral neck CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: WNL externally Assessment Scars on neck r/o contact reaction vs previous trauma Prognosis: Good Plan: Intake tasks SURGERY: Okay for surgery

9/25/2021

Hx: reported coughing on rounds document. Previously found apparently healthy SO: BAR, wagging tail and comes to kennel door eyes clear, no ocular or nasal dc apparent eupneic, no coughing or sneezing appreciated ambulatory x4 mentation alert and appropriate A: apparently healthy P: continue to monitor for development of CIRDC

10/2/2021

Hx: reported having nasal dc on symptoms board Previously found apparently healthy SO: BAR, wagging tail and comes to kennel door eyes clear, no ocular or nasal dc apparent eupneic, no coughing or sneezing appreciated ambulatory x4 mentation alert and appropriate A: apparently healthy P: continue to monitor for development of CIRDC

10/5/2021

Hx: Nasal discharge noted a few days ago, but not since. Behavior team reports pt is displaying high levels of FAS. S: Curled up at back of kennel, didn't get up when I approached O: Large amount of yellow mucoid nasal discharge. No coughing or sneezing. A: CIRDC P: 1. Move to isolation 2. Doxycycline 300 mg PO SID x10 days 3. Trazodone 250 mg PO BID indefinitely while in shelter 1088

10/7/2021

S: Standing at front of kennel O: -Mild seromucoid nasal discharge -Eupnic, no coughing or sneezing A: CIRDC P: CWCT 1088

10/10/2021

Hx: has had CIRDC BAR eating eent- no nasal discharge no coughing or sneezing msi- amb x 4 A) CIRDC signs abating P) monitor

10/13/2021

Hx: CIRDC S: Alert in kennel, running around O: No nasal or ocular discharge, no coughing or sneezing A: CIRDC appears resolved! P: Okay to move out of isolation 1088

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Date of intake:: 9/20/2021

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

Date of assessment:: 9/21/2021

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Hard pulling Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: Jumps up, grabs leash in mouth Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social Call over: Approaches readily Sociability comments: Social, jumps up, mouths handers, leash bites when standing up to position for assessment Soft handling: Seeks contact – leans in Exuberant handling: Seeks contact – leans in Comments: Rolls over, leaning in, mouthing at assessor's hands Arousal Jog: Engages in play with handler (loose, soft) Arousal comments: None Knock: Approaches (loose) Knock comments: None Toy: None Toy comments: None

Summary:: 9/21/21, on-leash: Ben is excitable, barking and jumping playfully when greeting the helper dog.

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Ben so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 10/14/21: When coming out of his kennel, Ben is quick to jumps up high and grab the leash. This behavior mostly stops once he is outside, where he is very social with people, approaching, seeking attention, and allowing all handling. He will become mouthy is a playful manner, putting people's arms and clothes in his mouth, but does not apply much pressure when doing this.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3

Recommendations:: No children (under 13)

Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Ben's high level of jumpy and mouthiness, we recommend an adult-only home.

Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Social hyperarousal,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,Leash-biting

Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Ben jumps up on people in a social manner, jumping up high. Please see handout on Basic Manners. Social hyperarousal: Ben has displayed the potential to become aroused when excitable, jumping up, mouthing, and leash biting. Please see handout on Arousal. Mouthiness: Ben mouths with light to moderate pressure. Please see handout on Mouthiness. Leash-biting: Ben has been observed to jump up, grab, and tug his leash when walking. Please see handout on Leash Manners.