Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Mickey. My animal id is #66992. I am a desexed male gray dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 10 years 2 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 6/24/2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- new baby.


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

Mickey is at risk for behavioral concerns. Mickey has a bite history due to dog reactivity and anxiety. While he has been easy to work with in the care center, he has been reported to be fearful and has had seperation anxiety in his home. He has no medical concerns except a small mass on his forehead which will require follow up with a vet.

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A staff member writes: Mickey is one funny pup. He always greets you with a smile and a wiggly bottom. When he's in the yard he likes to run around and explore. Sometimes he jumps on the bench next to you and loves to get cuddles and back rubs. One day he saw people on the roof doing maintenance and he let out a bark bigger than he is! What a surprise! It's so easy to fall in love with him. Come to the Staten Island location and see if he can be your new baby.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 16.25 lbs


[LVT Intake Exam] Microchip Scan: positive Evidence of Cruelty: No Observed Behavior:nervous and body tense but allowed to handle. Sex:MN Estimated Age:10 y/o Subjective: O/S Eyes: Slightly cloudiness seen. Ears:Wnl Oral Exam: teeth tartar seen. Heart: Wnl Lungs:Wnl Abdomen: Tense and i could not feel anything. Musculoskeletal: Ambx4 , BCS 5/9 Mentation: BAR Preliminary Assessment: Apparently Healthy Plan: DVM intake.


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10 years History : owner surrender; was on fluoxetine per owner for separation anxiety Subjective: Observed Behavior - very tense, turned head quickly when tried to pick up, muzzled for exam Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: OU-lenticular sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, limited oral exam, mild dental calculus seen PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Very tense, difficult to palpate U/G: male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, approx 2 mm cutaneous mass on top of head, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment cutaneous mass- R/O cyst vs other Prognosis: good Plan: start trazodone 37.5 mg PO BID


Hx: 6/27 intake mass, on traz 7/13 transferred to BACC SO: BARH, good appetite, unremarkable elimination. Good energy level, allowed handling. No scvd EENT: eyes OU nuclear sclerosis mild conj, ears clean, no discharge or congestion noted on exam Oral: unremarkable adult dentition H/L: Eupneic, no irregular beats, normal heart and lung sounds MSI: ambulatory, unremarkable palpation, coat full and healthy Abd: palp unremarkable Neuro: A&A Male neutered Rectal: Fecal matting noted A: mass nuclear sclerosis mild conj P: Rec Optho consult with placement CTM mass, if worsens rec biopsy +/- histo clip and clean area when staff available

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Upon intake Mickey was fearful in the lobby barked a little and growled at the microchip scanner and was hesitant on being leashed by the Care Center Specialist. He did not want to walk into the kennel, so his owner had to walk with him. He was visibly scared of the barking from other dogs.

Date of Intake: 6/24/2019

Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered

Basic Information:: Micky is an approx. 10 year old Small Mixed Breed (Yorkie) that the family had for the past three years.

Previously lived with:: Female (24 y) and her fiance Male (24 y)

How is this dog around strangers?: Mickey is described as being shy for the first few minutes around strangers but warms up and like to seek attention.

How is this dog around children?: Mickey is reported to be respectful around children. When playing he is described as being exuberant and friendly.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Mickey is NOT dog friendly or social. He tends to get aggressive with other dogs, mostly out of fear. He will bark, growl, jump on them. He was described as aggressive with other dogs.

How is this dog around cats?: Mickey has not interacted with any cats in the past three years. There is no known history.

Resource guarding:: There is no known resource guarding as the owners never tried to take food or toys aways, but Mickey has been known to quick snap when doing for treats from hand.

Bite history:: 2.5 years ago - another dog - see note May 2019 - male co-owner - see note June 2019 (more then 10 days ago) - female co-owner - see note

Housetrained:: Partially

Energy level/descriptors:: Anxious, high energy

Other Notes:: surrendering owner is pregnant and Mickey did not seem to appreciate or understand not being able to not climb on owner which caused jealous behaviors and snapping.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: Yes

Medical Notes: on medicine (Fluoxetine) 10mg 2x daily for extreme separation anxiety.

For a New Family to Know: Mickey is a fearful/excitable dog who is described as terrified with loud sounds - storms, fireworks, etc. Mickey loves to play with his toys and is reported to be affectionate and playful with humans, especially those who has a long term relationship with. He tends to follow his people around, and sleeps in the same room, in his own bed as his owners. He is partially house trained, he uses wee-wee pads, but has been known to soil other places due to his separation anxiety when left alone. He also barks and whines when left to himself. He has never been left alone outside, but when is out, he likes to play fetch and tug. He is known to bark at sounds in the yard. He has been crate trained, but due to his anxiety it was not successful Mickey has some basic command knowledge, including: sit, come, down, stay, paw. He pulls lightly on his leash on his nightly walk, but always stays close to his owner. He eats dry food, which is left down and he eats at his leisure.

Date of intake:: 6/24/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: Yes

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

Previously lived with:: 2 adults

Behavior toward strangers:: Shy though warms up and seeks attention

Behavior toward children:: Respectful, exuberant, friendly

Behavior toward dogs:: Barks, growls, jumps

Behavior toward cats:: Unknown

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: 1st incident: Mickey bit the owner on the hand resulting in broken skin 2nd incident: Mickey bit the owner on the hand but did not result in broken skin (no further details) 3rd incident: Mickey bit the owner's friend's dog on the neck resulting in broken skin

Housetrained:: Partially

Energy level/descriptors:: Fearful, excitable, anxious, with a high energy level

Other Notes:: Mickey is reported to experience separation anxiety in his previous home environment, no further details provided.

Date of assessment:: 6/25/2019

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Mild Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful, avoids Call over: Does not approach Sociability comments: Handling Soft handling: Accepts contact, neutral Exuberant handling: Accepts contact, neutral Handling comments: Arousal Jog: Follows, neutral Arousal comments: Knock Knock Comments: No response Toy Toy comments: No interest

Date of intake:: 6/24/2019

Summary:: Barked, growled when approached with scanner

Date of initial:: 6/24/2019

Summary:: Nervous, tense, allowed handling

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


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Mickey's overall timidity coupled with his multiple bite history, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in an experienced adult only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Mickey's multiple bite history combined with the overall discomfort he displays with strangers in the care center, we feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. Force-free, reward based training only is advised. Single pet/no dog parks: Due to Mickey's bite history to another dog as well as his reported notes on growling and barking at them, out of an abundance of caution, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in a single pet home only.

Potential challenges: : Bite history (human),Bite history (dog),Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression,Separation anxiety,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration

Potential challenges comments:: In the care center and in his previous home environment, Mickey has been observed to growl and bark at other dogs. Please see handout on Leash Reactivity. Mickey is reported to experience extreme separation anxiety in his previous home environment, however no further details where provided on this. Please see handout on Separation Anxiety. Mickey has bitten three times in his previous home environment (See "Bite history"), please see handout on Bite history.