Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Jordan. My animal id is #87266. I am a desexed male black dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 1/28/2020, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - no pets allowed.


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

Jordan was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Because of Jordan's multiple bite history in addition to the fearful behavior displayed in the care center, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed into an experienced foster home through a rescue partner so his behavior can be reassessed. Jordan is otherwise healthy.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 55.2 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? Yes History: O/S Subjective: BARH. No csvd Observed Behavior - very nervous, body hunched, looking away, whale eye- muzzled as precaution 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: muzzled- not performed PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN, 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 apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan: no tx needed


Per canine behavior, start trazodone 5mg/kg PO BID for shelter anxiety.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

Upon intake, Jordan was whining after his owner left. However, he allowed the counselor to collar, leash, take his picture, scan for a microchip, and walk to a kennel without any issues.

Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered

Basic Information:: Jordan is an approximately 2 year altered male large mixed breed that came in to BACC as an owner surrender. There are no known injuries or health issues.

Previously lived with:: 3 adults 3 children

How is this dog around strangers?: Around strangers, Jordan is friendly, outgoing, and plays somewhat rough.

How is this dog around children?: Around children ages 8 and up, Jordan is usually tolerant and plays gently with them.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Around other dogs, Jordan is relaxed, playful, and plays somewhat rough.

How is this dog around cats?: Has not been around cats.

Resource guarding:: Jordan will bark and growl when his food, toys, or treats are touched or taken away.

Bite history:: Bit one time 1 year ago. Bit the grandmother on the thigh. The owner and the grandmother were having a disagreement, and Jordan wanted to defend the owner. He bit the grandmother but did not break skin.

Housetrained:: Partially

Energy level/descriptors:: high

Other Notes:: Jordan isn't bothered if pushed/pulled off the furniture, or groomed. He is afraid of being held/restrained. He will bark and growl if someone unfamiliar approaches the home or a family member.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: n/a

For a New Family to Know: Jordan is a friendly and playful dog. When the owner is home, he likes to follow them around and be in the same room. He likes to play tug. He is mostly kept indoors. He sleeps in a crate. He eats both wet and dry food from Beneful and will have 1 bowl full 3 times a day. He is partially potty trained and goes potty on grass. He is never left alone in the home or yard. He is crate trained and does well for 8 hours. He understands cues such as sit, come, down, and stay. He likes to go on slow walks on a leash and will pull hard.

Date of intake:: 1/28/2020

Spay/Neuter status:: Yes

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

Previously lived with:: 3 adults, 3 children

Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, outgoing, plays rough; barks and growls if someone unfamiliar approaches home or owner

Behavior toward children:: Tolerant

Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed, playful

Behavior toward cats:: Unknown

Resource guarding:: Barks, growls if food or toys are taken

Bite history:: 1st incident: During an argument between two family members, Jordan bit one of them on the thigh, this bite did not break skin. 2nd incident: While Jordan's owner was entering a room, he approached suddenly and bit her on the right leg resulting in puncture wounds; the owner reports that he continued to retreat and then re-approach to bite multiple times.

Housetrained:: Partially

Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly, playful with a high energy level

Date of assessment:: 1/29/2020

Summary:: Jordan remained highly fearful during his time in the behavior room, moving away, avoiding handlers, tense throughout. Out of concern for his overall stress level, an assessment will not be attempted at this time.

Summary:: According to Jordan's previous owner, when around other dogs Jordan is relaxed, playful, and plays somewhat rough. 1/29-30: When off leash at the care center Jordan is introduced to a novel female dog. He greeted her at the gate with a soft posture and crouched to sniff her. Once the gate was opened Jordan persistently sniffs the female's genitals and places his chin over her neck. As the session progresses he continues to display sexually motivated behaviors but is able to manage the behavior by walking away. 2/4: Jordan's behavior remains the same with a novel female dog.

Date of intake:: 1/28/2020

Summary:: Whining, allowed handling

Date of initial:: 1/29/2020

Summary:: Nervous, whale eyed

ENERGY LEVEL:: Jordan is reported to have a high energy level in his previous home environment.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 2/14: As a dog passed his unblocked kennel, Jordan began to hard bark and muzzle punch the kennel door. 2/1: Jordan was easily roped and led outside to the pens where a drag leash was attached. Throughout the session he had wide eyes, was trembling at times and avoided handlers. He went into the last pen & when he saw another dog through the fence his softened his body and wagged his tail. At the end of the session he returned to his kennel without issue.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

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

Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Jordan's overall level of fear, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed into an adult only home environment at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Because of Jordan's multiple bite history in addition to the fearful behavior displayed in the care center, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed into an experienced foster home through a rescue partner so his behavior can be reassessed. We recommend guidance from a professional trainer and/or veterinary behaviorist (force-free, reward based training only) as well as exercising safe and appropriate management.

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

Potential challenges comments:: Jordan is reported to bark and growl if his food or toys are touched, please see handout on Resource guarding. Jordan was reported to have bitten multiple times in his previous home environment, please see handout on Bite history in addition to seeking guidance from a qualified and professional trainer/behaviorist. Jordan is reported to bark and growl when someones approaches his owner, please see handout on Fearful and Defensive Aggression.