Animal Profile


Hello, my name is General. My animal id is #27768. I am a desexed male white dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 5 years 1 weeks old.

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


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

General is at risk for behavior challenges (New Hope Only determination). He has allowed minimal handling the care center, displaying nervous and fearful behaviors including snapping, that have made him unsafe to remove from his kennel. General has no medical concerns at this time.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 12.8 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): 0A01720335 History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior - very nervous, muzzled for 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 due to temperament PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, 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 healthy Prognosis: good Plan: no tx needed SURGERY: Okay for surgery


pre neuter exam Estimated age:5 yr Microchip noted on Intake? Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : owner surrender Subjective:owner surrender Observed Behavior - timid, fearful Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen -none Objective BARH mm pink P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate dental tartar and periodontal erythema 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 Prognosis:excellent Plan:neuter SURGERY: Okay for surgery


dog neuter Was this dog a cryptorchid? no Pre scrotal Incision Spermatic Cord Ligation with:3-0 PDS Sub Q closure: 3-0 PDS Skin closure? skin glue green linear tattoo


[Anesthesia Template] Record in Mgs or MLS (identify which one) and Route of Administration Pre Medication Dexdomitor:0.12cc IM Acepromazine: Ketamine: Midazolam: Diazepam: Hydromorphone: Morphine: Buprenorphine: Butorphanol: 0.12cc IM Nalbuphine: Local Anesthetic Blocks: Lidocaine: Bupivicane: Anesthetic Induction Propofol: Ketamine: Midazolam: Diazepam: Telazol: Gas Maintenance: Isoflorane % : 1.5 NSAID Robenicoxib: Carprofen: 0.5cc SQ Meloxicam Other Pain Meds Gabapentin Tramadol Reversal: 0.1cc Antesedan in two 0.05cc doses IM

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

General was very timid and tense during intake. He did not allow for handling and was walking with a very low body.

Date of Intake: 5/11/2018

Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable

Basic Information:: General is approximately a 5 year old, small mixed breed male who was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter. General has no known health issues or injuries and last saw the vet June 2017. General was surrendered due to the owner entering a nursing home.

Previously lived with:: 1 Adult, 1 cat

How is this dog around strangers?: General is not around strangers often but when the do enter the home he stays by his owners side and is shy.

How is this dog around children?: General has not spent time around children before.

How is this dog around other dogs?: General has interacted with dogs on his walks and was curious and friendly around them.

How is this dog around cats?: General has lived with a cat and was relaxed and respectful with him.

Resource guarding:: General does not have any resource guarding behavior.

Bite history:: General has snapped at his owner when she tried grooming his rear end.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Medium

Other Notes:: General is not bothered by having his food bowl touched. The owners nephew has taken him to the groomer to be bathed and brushed. General sometimes alert barks when someone approaches the door and others he doesn't.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

For a New Family to Know: General is described as being mellow, aloof and shy. He has been an indoor dog and likes to stay near his owner. He was not provided toys in his home and eats both wet and dry food. General slept in his owners bed and was house trained to go both outside and on newspapers inside. He does not know any commands and walks on leash for exercise.

Date of intake:: 5/11/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, surrendered by a person familiar with General

Previously lived with:: 1 adult, 1 cat

Behavior toward strangers:: Shy

Behavior toward children:: Unknown

Behavior toward dogs:: Curious, friendly

Behavior toward cats:: Relaxed, respectful

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: None reported

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: General is described as mellow, aloof, and shy, with a medium activity level.

Other Notes:: General snapped at his previous owner when she tried to groom his rear end.

Date of assessment:: 5/15/2018

Toy:: 1. No interest.

Summary:: General is difficult to remove from the kennel,lunging and snapping. He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel General is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his in-care/owner profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home.

Summary (1):: General was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. 5/13-5/16: When off leash at the Care Centers, General greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft body. He investigates the pens, occasionally checking in with the group.

Date of intake:: 5/11/2018

Summary:: Timid, tense, body position low, did not allow handling

Date of initial:: 5/12/2018

Summary:: Nervous, needed to be muzzled for examination

ENERGY LEVEL:: His previous owner describes BJ as a tolerant playful, affectionate dog. BJ displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

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

Recommendations comments:: Due to how uncomfortable General is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with new hope partner:Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends General 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 General to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing General to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior General presents with outside of the care centers.

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

Potential challenges comments:: Handling/touch sensitivity: General was noted to bare teeth and snap when his surrenderer attempted to remove his collar. It is unclear if this was touch sensitivity or fear, but out of an abundance of caution we are noting that General may react with distance-increasing or even threatening behaviors when touched in certain areas. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: General has escalated to snapping on several occasions. His discomfort with these situations should be noted and respected. General needs a slow approach and time to warm up to new people. He should never be forced to interact; rather, General should be given the option to walk away from any situation he finds uncomfortable.