Animal Profile


Canelo

Hello, my name is Canelo. My animal id is #87586. I am a male white dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 4 months 2 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 2/1/2020, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - no pets allowed.

Reserved

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

Canelo was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Canelo remains highly uncomfortable with most handlers in the care center, freezing and whale eyeing during interactions; he has also been observed to escalate rapidly to growling and lunging. The behavior department believes Canelo would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment. Canelo was diagnosed with Otitis Externa and Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC).

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Canelo 87586 I'm Canelo and I'm a little selective about who's lucky enough to be my friend. I'm the type of guy who enjoys long walks so that I can get to know you before I let you into my inner circle. If you're patient and respectful with me, I'll keep turning around to check you out and even give you a wag of encouragement. Then, I'll happily take some treats to seal the deal. As you might imagine, meeting so many new people and dogs at the Care Center stresses me out. I'm only 1 year old and I haven't met many dogs before now. I used to live with adults and kids, but right now I need a New Hope foster to help me chill out without children around. Once I have a chance to decompress, I know I can be wonderful companion!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 73.2 lbs

2/1/2020

[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 1/2y Microchip noted on Intake?yes History:owner surrended Subjective:bar Observed Behavior - panting, not taking treats, focuses on someone for attention, but seems head shy and will back up, did allow handling and was not overly tense, but avoided a lot of exam around head area, did apply muzzle for safety during ear cleaning and medicating (did need mild sedation for ear tx) Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective T = P = 110 R = panting BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, evidence of otitis, red, thickened, scaley pinnas, inner ear canal, thick, red w/ muocid and waxy debris au , no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: overtly good condition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: mi x 2 MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, some superficial scabbing dorsal head, could be from rubbing secondary to otitis, mild, interdigital irritaion right hind foot, left neck area-superficial area of erythema w/o broken skin CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:ne Wood's Lamp Exam:ne Assessment: 1 1/2 yr mi x 2 large mixed breed 1) otitis - r/o chronic vs acute vs underlying allergies 2) mild foot irritation - r/o contact vs environmental vs other allergy 3) dorsal head and neck lesion - r/o secondary to otitis vs interaction with other dog Prognosis: excellent for all, although may need regular ear cleaning/maintenance Plan: 1) 0.5 cc dexdom/0.7 cc torb im, reverse w/ 0.5 cc antisedan to check/clean/medicate ears 2) applied otipak SURGERY: Okay for surgery

2/4/2020

Starting on trazodone 5mg/kg PO BID for shelter anxiety.

2/10/2020

Progress Exam History: 2/1/2020: Owner surrender, noted otitis, mild foot irritation, superficial scabbing on head. Applied otipak under sedation Today, 2/10: CIRDC signs seen on rounds. Subjective: BAR, no vomiting/diarrhea. Sneezing Objective: Cageside exam performed. Eyes: Clear bilaterally, no discharge Nasal Cavity: Mild serous nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. Integument: Unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Assessment: -CIRDC -Otitis -Mild foot irritation -Superficial scabbing (resolved) Prognosis: Good Plan: -Start enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO q24h x 14d until 2/23 -Start doxycycline 10 mg/kg PO q24h x 14d until 2/23 -Move to isolation -Recheck day 7

2/16/2020

History 2/1/20 os intake: otitis, dermatitis/pododermatitis; applied otipak 2/4: started trazodone for shelter anxiety 2/10: started baytril and doxycycline for CIRDC 2/16 today: progress exam, day 7 CIRDC S/O: QAR, resting sternal in middle of kennel, no c/s/v/d noted. EENT: Eyes clear, mild serous nasal discharge noted H/L: Eupneic, normal respiratory rate/effort ABD: No obvious distention CNS: Mentation appropriate Assessment: CIRDC Dermatitis/pododermatitis + otitis (not examined today) - likely underlying allergy Plan: Continue baytril 10 mg/kg PO SID until 2/23 Continue doxycycline 10 mg/kg PO SID until 2/23 Continue trazodone 5 mg/kg PO BID indefinitely Recheck CIRDC day 10 CTM while at BACC

2/18/2020

Progress Exam History: 2/1/20 os intake: otitis, dermatitis/pododermatitis; applied otipak 2/4: started trazodone for shelter anxiety 2/10: started baytril and doxycycline for CIRDC Today, 2/18: Day 10 CIRDC Subjective: BAR, no coughing/sneezing/vomiting/diarrhea. Appetite good Objective: Cageside exam performed. Eyes: Clear bilaterally, no discharge Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. Integument: Unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Assessment: -CIRDC (resolved) -Dermatitis/pododermatitis/otitis (likely underlying allergies) Prognosis: Good Plan: -Continue enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO q24h x 14d until 2/23 -Continue doxycycline 10 mg/kg PO q24h x 14d until 2/23 -Continue trazodone 5 mg/kg PO q12h indefinitely -Move out of isolation -Recommend dermatology consult with placement

2/15/2020

In consultation with NH, Acepromazine 25mg, 4 tab. was given orally.

2/18/2020

Dispensed Doxycycline 300mg 1 tab PO SID x 5d, Enrofloxacin 204mg 1.5 tab PO SID x 5d to NH 2/18/20

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Upon intake, Canelo was nervous and hard barking. No handling was done. An ACS took him straight to a kennel. There were no issues in walking him to a kennel. He also went inside the kennel without any issues.

Date of Intake: 2/1/2020

Basic Information:: Canelo is an approximately 1 year old unaltered male large mixed breed that came in to BACC as an owner surrender. There are no known injuries or health issues.

Previously lived with:: 4 adults 3 children

How is this dog around strangers?: Around strangers, Canelo will bark.

How is this dog around children?: Around children, Canelo is relaxed, playful, and gentle.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Around other dogs, he is excitable.

How is this dog around cats?: Around cats, Canelo will chase them.

Resource guarding:: Canelo isn't bothered if his food, toys, or treats are touched or taken away.

Bite history:: No bite history

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: high

Other Notes:: Canelo will bark if someone unfamiliar approaches the home or a family member. He isn't bothered if pushed/pulled off the furniture, held/restrained, or when being groomed.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: n/a

For a New Family to Know: Canelo is a friendly and excitable dog. When the owner is home, he will follow them around and be in the same room with them. He likes to play with different types of toys. He stays indoors mostly. He likes both wet and dry food. He likes to running and jogging. He pulls hard on the leash. When left home alone he will bark and whine.

Date of intake:: 2/1/2020

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Previously lived with:: 4 adults, 3 children

Behavior toward strangers:: Barks

Behavior toward children:: Relaxed, playful, gentle

Behavior toward dogs:: Excitable

Behavior toward cats:: Chases

Resource guarding:: Unknown

Bite history:: Unknown

Housetrained:: Yes

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

Date of assessment:: 2/5/2020

Summary:: During his assessment, Canelo appeared tense and uncomfortable while wandering the room. He approached slowly when handlers would call him over though would freeze and whale eye upon sudden movements or direct contact. Out of concern for his overall stress level and handler safety, an assessment will not be attempted at this time.

Summary:: According to Canelo's previous owner, he is excitable when around other dogs. 2/3: When off leash at the Care Center, Canelo is introduced to a novel female dog. He is sexually motivated as he briefly greets her with a tense posture before walking away to explore the pens. The female jumps onto the slide and greets Canelo face to face. His posture stiffens and he growls at her. The female is quickly redirected by handlers, but Canelo begins to dart towards her -still growling- but is unsuccessful due to handler intervention. 2/9: Canelo becomes sexually motivated when greeting a novel female dog. He greets her with whines, a heightened forward-facing posture, and chatters. His leash is held as a precaution and the gate is opened. He immediately fixates on the female's genitals and follows her through the pens ignoring the female's social cues and corrections.

Date of intake:: 2/1/2020

Summary:: Nervous, hard barking

Date of initial:: 2/1/2020

Summary:: Panting, tense, tolerated some handling

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 2/3: Canelo was returning from a walk when a second handler approached the handler walking Canelo to ask a question when Canelo lunged at her. The handler holding Canelo quickly walked him away and returned him to his kennel. 2/5 Canelo was at the front of his kennel upon approach. He remained still while being roped. We went for a long walk and Canelo had a loose body. On the way back he entered his kennel without issue, responded to "sit" and took treats from handlers' hands with a soft mouth. 2/7: A handler had Canelo in the room with her. When another handler entered, Canelo displayed a frozen posture. He would slowly walk around and freeze from time to time. When the handler he was familiar with offered him treats he would take them softly. He tolerated her pets, occasionally flinching. He kept his distance from the unfamiliar handler so she left the room. The other handler heard Canelo become frustrated and growl so she brought him back to his kennel. 2/8: Canelo was easily roped and brought to the assessment room for socialization interaction. He was wary, moving slowly initially. Treats were offered which he took gently. He responded to the cue "sit". He would freeze from time to time when handlers moved too quickly. Later in the session he allowed to be pet exuberantly all along his body and around his neck. He engaged in play with a soft squeaky toy. At the end of the session he returned to his kennel without issue.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks

Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Canelo's high level of fear combined with his propensity to escalate quickly when uncomfortable, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Canelo remains highly uncomfortable with most handlers in the care center, freezing and whale eyeing during interactions; he has also been observed to escalate rapidly to growling and lunging. The behavior department believes Canelo would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment. Guidance from a professional trainer or veterinary behaviorist is highly advised.

Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Canelo has been observed to growl and lunge at handlers in the care center, please see handout on Fearful and Defensive aggression.