Animal Profile


Milo

Hello, my name is Milo. My animal id is #67783. I am a male tan dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 7/1/2019, with the surrender reason stated as animal behavior - aggressive towards people.

Reserved

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

Milo is at risk for behavior, due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, as well as the behaviors seen in the care center, we recommend Milo 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 Milo to acclimate comfortably to his new environment. Milo is currently being treated for canine infectious respiratory disease complex.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 9 lbs

7/1/2019

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Reported approx 4 years old - exam is consistent with this Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative History : Surrendered - no medical concerns reported Subjective: Alert, running around exam room Observed Behavior - Tense, gnawing on the leash, snaps at approaching appendages. When a towel is thrown over him, he edges out of the towel and is unable to be picked up. Pt was sedated with Dexdomitor 0.1 ml IM and butorphanol 0.1 ml IM for exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen - None Evidence of Trauma seen - None Objective MMs pink and moist, BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Grade 1/4 gingivitis. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic, no coughing or sneezing ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated, not distended U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S 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: Dental disease Prognosis: Good Plan: Recommend daily tooth brushing and regular dental cleanings SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088

7/10/2019

Hx: Scheduled for neuter today S: Alert, walks well on leash O: Sneezing, cheek puffing, serous nasal discharge A: CIRDC likely P: Do not neuter today. -Doxycycline liq 50 mg/ml 0.8 ml PO SID x14 days -Enrofloxacin liq 100 mg/ml 0.4 ml PO SID x14 days -Cerenia 8 mg PO SID x4 days 1088

7/13/2019

[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Temporary] Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with CIRDC and the staff veterinarians are issuing a TEMPORARY waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment through to the resolution of the issue. At the time of a full recovery you may choose to have your veterinarian perform the spay/neuter surgery, or make provisions to return the pet to ACC for sterilization.

7/1/2019

Per Dr. 1088: Sedated with Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml 0.1 mls IM and Butorphanol 10 mg/ml 0.1 mls IM @ 2:35PM Drew blood for CBC/Chem and placed in IH sample hold box

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 4. Orange

Milo arrived to intake in a small kennel. He growled and snapped at counselor as she approached. Once the door to the kennel was opened, Milo began to back out slowly. He then explored the office. He stuck near the owner after that and growled at counselor if she tried to approach. A long-wand micro chip scanner was used to check for a chip but Milo bit at it and was unable to be scanned properly. When trying to leash Milo, he growled and lunged at counselor.

Basic Information:: Milo is an approximately 4 yo neutered male small mixed breed dog who was brought to MACC as an owner surrender.

Previously lived with:: 2 adults

How is this dog around strangers?: Milo barks at new people who come into the home

How is this dog around children?: With children, Milo knows, he is friendly and allows them to pet him

How is this dog around other dogs?: Milo avoids dogs of all sizes. Owner states he is afraid of them

How is this dog around cats?: Milo is neutral around cats. He does not appear to be bothered by them

Resource guarding:: Milo will growl if he is approached while he's eating. He also growls if while playing tug of war (he has a toy in his mouth and owner tries to grab away)

Bite history:: Milo has bitten someone before on the foot/leg when they approached the kitchen where he was. He also bit the owner's son (an adult) when he first met him and was holding him

Housetrained:: Yes

Other Notes:: Milo is housetrained and will only go to the bathroom on wee wee pads or when he is taken outside for walks. He is walked 3 or 4 times a week. He likes to run on the leash and will pull Milo barks when someone knocks on the door, but settles down after a few minutes Milo hides when he hears a loud noise like fireworks or a loud storm Milo allows owner to pick him up and hold him. Milo has been crate trained and is ok in the crate for 4-5 hours

For a New Family to Know: Milo is described as a loyal, playful dog, he just takes some time to trust. Milo likes to play tug of war and will chase an object that is thrown, though he won't bring it back. He likes to play with rag dolls. Milo sleeps in his own bed. He follows the owner around the house wherever she goes. Milo eats dry dog food and is also fed human food like rice, beans, and chicken Milo is bathed regularly but he jumps around in the water, trying to get out. Milo goes to a groomer for nail trimming and he is comfortable with her so he is ok having his nails trimmed. Milo doesn't know any commands, but does respond to his name being called.

Date of intake:: 7/1/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Previously lived with:: Adults

Behavior toward strangers:: Barks at them

Behavior toward children:: Friendly with children he knows

Behavior toward dogs:: Avoids them

Behavior toward cats:: Neutral

Resource guarding:: Yes, Milo will growl if he is approached while he's eating.

Bite history:: Ye, Milo has bitten someone before on the foot/leg when they approached the kitchen where he was. He also bit the owner's son (an adult) when he first met him and was holding him.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Milo is described as a loyal and playful.

Date of assessment:: 7/3/2019

Summary:: Since arriving at the care center, Milo has remained very fearful and allowed only minimal handling. He has lunged and snapped at handlers when they attempt to remove him from his kennel. The previous owners also report that he barks and snaps at strangers when they approach him and has bitten two people. Therefore, he is not a safe candidate for a handling assessment at this time.

Date of intake:: 7/1/2019

Summary:: Lunged and growled

Date of initial:: 7/1/2019

Summary:: Tense, snapped

ENERGY LEVEL:: Milo is described as having a playful energy level.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

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

Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Milo's fearful behavior and tendency to bark and snap at strangers, as well as his bite history, we recommend an adult-only home for Milo. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, as well as the behaviors seen in the care center, the behavior department recommends Milo 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 Milo to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Milo to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Milo presents with outside of the care centers.

Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: At the care center, Milo has been very fearful. He is reported to bark and snap at strangers in the previous home and these behaviors have been observed in the care center as well. He will need a very slow approach when any handling is attempted. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression. Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression: In the previous home, Milo bit someone on the foot/leg when they approached him in the kitchen. He also bit the owner's son when he first met him and was holding him. The severity of these bites are unknown. Resource guarding: The previous owners report that Milo will growl if someone approaches him while he's eating.