Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Jace. My animal id is #25114. I am a male black dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 13-Apr-2018.

Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.

Jace is at risk for behavior reasons. Jace has not been able to be safely handled since arriving at the care center, and he hard barks and lunges at approaching people. Medically, Jace has some dental calculus and periodontal disease. We are seeking placement for Jace only with a New Hope partner.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 75 lbs


[LVT Intake Exam] Microchip Scan: negative, did not place Evidence of Cruelty: no Observed Behavior: lunging and growling while in partitioned area of police vehicle, would not allow approach via window, seemingly guarding companion (was leashed to other animal via tandem line on harness), attempted tranq via syringe pole (missed one 0.5ml butorphanol and 0.2ml dexdormitor cocktail due to syringe popping, dosed again but to mild affect) Sex: intact male Estimated Age: appx 3-4y Subjective: found tied with female companion, seemingly healthy, oral mucosa trauma due to catch pole mouthing Eyes: clear Ears: clean Oral Exam: minimal staining Heart: WNL Lungs: WNL Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5.5/9 Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy, self inflicted wounds Plan: DVM intake, HWT and MC at surgery or when calm


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3yrs based on dentition Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. History : found tied to a pole. Subjective / Observed Behavior - hard barking and lunging in kennel. Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen - none Objective sedated exam performed. BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: dc 1/5; pd 1/5. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male. testicles smooth and symmetrical. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; self inflicted puncture wound along the left ventral labia, bleeding. no pocketing . CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: grossly normal Assessment dental calculus periodontal disease intact male. wound along L ventral labia Prognosis: fair Plan: flushed and probed wound with chlorhexidine solution, no pocketing. await behavioral assessment. trazodone 300mg PO q12h SURGERY: Okay for surgery

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 5. Red

How is this dog around strangers?: Ace was stressed out at the time of intake. Needs some time to adjust.

Date of intake:: 4/13/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Date of assessment:: 4/16/2018

Summary:: Jace remains unable to be handled in the care center. Out of concern for his stress level and staff safety, a handling assessment will no be conducted.

Date of intake:: 4/13/2018

Date of initial:: 4/13/2018

Summary:: Lunging, growling

ENERGY LEVEL:: Based on the level of fear displayed in the care center, we are unable to assess Jace's energy level at this time.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

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

Recommendations comments:: Place with a New Hope partner: Jace has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. 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. No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Jace is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.

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

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Jace appears to escalate quickly to snapping and biting, so this is an established behavior that he offers when he feels threatened. Jace needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Jace as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression. Handling sensitivity: Jace has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give Jace the option to walk away from any social interaction. Jace should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Jace’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Jace may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.