Animal Profile


Hulk

Hello, my name is Hulk. My animal id is #140579. I am a male black dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 1 months 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 4/10/2022, with the surrender reason stated as animal behavior - aggressive to other animals.

Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.

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Hulk is on emergency placement for behavior reasons. He lunges, barks, and growls at people and dogs. At the care center, he has started to deteriorate and has jumped up and snapped at handlers removing him from the kennel. Medically, he has dental disease.

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This pet needs emergency placement. Please click here to go to our emergency placement page for more information. Due to the detailed behavior issues, this animal is only available for foster/adoption through one of ACC's New Hope Partners. If you are interested in adopting or fostering, please fill out the pre-screener form. This animal is not directly available for adoption through ACC and is only available by completing the pre-screener form.Adoption inquiries sent directly to ACC will not receive a response. Pre-Screener Form Hulk is on emergency placement for behavior reasons. He lunges, barks, and growls at people and dogs. At the care center, he has started to deteriorate and has jumped up and snapped at handlers removing him from the kennel. Medically, he has dental disease. Hulk was brought to the care center due to behavioral concerns. In his previous home, he lived with adults, children, and cats. His previous owner states that he is fearful when meeting strangers and has shown reactivity towards them by lunging and barking. He reportedly does not do well with young children and does not get along well with other dogs. In the care center, he has remained tense and is not a candidate for a handling assessment. We recommend that Hulk goes to an experienced adult-only single dog home through a New Hope Partner that can provide positive reinforcement-based training for any behavior challenges presented outside the care center.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 34.4 lbs

4/13/2022

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 o 4 years Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned positive History: Owner surrender Subjective: QAR Observed Behavior - Tense, trembling body for exam. Declined food when offered. Allowed muzzling with slow approach. 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: Mild tartar visible on canines through muzzle PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: WNL externally Assessment Dental disease stage 1/4 Prognosis: Good Plan: Intake tasks Surgery OK for neuter

4/20/2022

Hx: Previously diagnosed with dental disease SO: BAR, comes to kennel door taking treats eyes clear, mild clear mucoid nasal dc eupneic, sneezing and sniffling throughout observation ambulatory x4 mentation alert and appropriate A: CIRDC P: move to isolation doxycycline 300mg 1/2 tablet PO SID x10d cerenia 16mg 1 tablet PO SID x4d recheck at end of course

4/30/2022

Hx: In isolation on treatment for CIRDC SO: BAR, comes to front of kennel barking eyes clear, no ocular or nasal dc apparent eupneic, no coughing or sneezing appreciated during observation ambulatory x4 mentation alert and appropriate A: CIRDC apparently resolved P: OK to move out of iso monitor for recurrence

5/12/2022

Starting trazodone 100mg 1 and 1/4 tablet PO BID indefinitely

5/16/2022

S: Alert in kennel, barking at the front O: Serous nasal discharge dripping from nose A: CIRDC P: Isolate. Start Clavamox 375 mg PO SID x10 days, doxycycline 150 mg PO SID x10 days, Proviable 1 capsule PO SID x10 days 1088

5/25/2022

Hx: has had CIRDC BAR eating eent- no nasal discharge; no coughing on presentation msi- amb x 4 A) No CIRDC-like signs; appears to have recovered P) monitor as some post CIRDC cases have relapsed with pneumonia

5/13/2022

LVT 991461 Administered Penicillin G 300,000 IU/ml 1.1mL SQ

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

Date of Intake: 4/10/2022

Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable

Basic Information:: Hulk is a 2.5 year old medium mixed breed dog

Previously lived with:: Adults and children

How is this dog around strangers?: Hulk is fearful of strangers but is also exuberant about meeting them. He sometimes jumps up and barks when he tries to meet them.

How is this dog around children?: Hulk has spent time around 2 young children and did not do well with them. He was afraid and growls when they hug and squeeze him.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Hulk has no up close experience with other dogs because, on the street, he lunges, growls, and barks. So the previous owner never let him meet other dogs face to face.

How is this dog around cats?: Hulk loves cats. He has lived with 3 and was relaxed, soft bodied, tolerant of their space, and playful.

Resource guarding:: Hulk isn't bothered by his food bowl, bones, treats, of toys being taken away. He also isn't bothered by baths or being brushed. He is afraid of having his nails clipped.

Bite history:: Hulk has never bitten an animal or a human.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: High

Other Notes:: Hulk has a tendency to pull very hard on the leash and will try to pull toward things that interest him.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: No medical issues were disclosed upon intake.

Date of intake:: 4/10/2022

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

Previously lived with:: Adults, children, and cats

Behavior toward strangers:: Fearful, jumps up and barks at them

Behavior toward children:: Did not do well with young children in home, would growl when they hugged him

Behavior toward dogs:: Lunges, barks, and growls

Behavior toward cats:: Relaxed, tolerant, and playful

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: None reported

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Hulk is described as having a high level of activity.

Date of assessment:: 4/11/2022

Summary:: Hulk was brought into the care center citing behavioral concerns in the home. He is reported to become reactive toward strangers and other dogs. In the care center, Hulk remains a bit tense when approached and leashed by handlers, and does not display social behavior. He is not a candidate for a handling assessment due to these observations.

Summary:: 4/11: Hulk displays a tense body and hard stare when greeting the helper dog through the gate.

Summary (3):: 5/9/22: Hulk is at the front of the kennel with a soft body when approached. He is easily leashed and taken out. Going out of the kennel room, he attempts to jumps up and snaps towards the dogs kennels. Handler holds him away so he cannot jump up towards the handler. Once in the hallway, Hulk jumps up very high against the handler's back and is then held away. He then walks out to the yard. When he walks past a dog there, he lunges and barks. He the relieves himself and sniffs around the yard. He approaches the handler with a soft body. He allows the leash to be clipped and is returned to the kennel without issue. 5/8/22: A staff member is observed taking Hulk out of the kennel. The staff member has Hulk on a short leash out away from them as they start walking towards the room exit. Hulk jumps up as they are walking, snapping at the handler repeatedly as they walk out of the room. His body is loose as he is doing this, but he continues to do it out of the room and into the hallway as the handler keeps him away from him. He stops doing this as he is being walked into the yard and the rest of the walk and returning to the kennel go without issue. 4/12/22: Hulk is at the front of the kennel when approached. He is easily leashed and taken outside. Once out, he quickly relieves himself. His body remains tense as he sniffs around the yard and sniffs the handler. No handling is attempted. He allows leash to be clipped and is hesitant to go back into kennel. 4/11/22: Hulk is growling when his kennel is approached. He is uninterested in treats that are offered to him, but stops growling after a minute. He will not come forward but he allows the leash to be tossed over his head and walks out of the kennel. He is taken to the yard, where he immediately relieves himself and stands with a tense body. He shows no interest in the handler and is walked around the yard. No attempt is made to handle him. He allows the leash to be clipped and hesitates going into the kennel.

ENERGY LEVEL:: Hulk is described by his previous owner as having a high level of energy, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only

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

Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to reports of growling at children, Hulk should be placed in an adult only home. Single-dog home: Due to reported behavioral concerns around dogs, Hulk should be the only resident dog and kept out of dog parks. Due to all noted concerns, the behavior department recommends Hulk be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced, adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow him to acclimate comfortably to his new environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing Hulk to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior he presents with outside of the care centers.

Potential challenges: : On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Hulk has been reported to growl and bark when uncomfortable with children or strangers. See handout on Fearful and Defensive Aggression. Hulk should never be forced to interact and should be given a period of decompression in a new home. On-leash reactivity: See handout on On-leash Reactivity. Hulk has been reported to lunge and bark toward strangers as well as other dogs. He may benefit from being walked in areas with lower amounts of foot traffic.