Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Tito . My animal id is #54023. I am a male black dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 03-Feb-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- cannot afford to care for.


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

Tito is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Tito was given a Level 3 on his behavior assessment and are recommending placement in a Home with an experienced dog adopter and no children under 13. based on observed handling sensitivity, poor impulse control, social hyperarousal, and on-leash reactivity.

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My medical notes are...

Weight: 66.4375 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2y Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : owner surrender Subjective: BARH, normal appetite, no elimination concerns Observed Behavior - allowed some handling, resisted blood draw, would snarl and nip, was muzzled 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: adult dentition with mild dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, multifocal apical systolic heart murmur, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact 2 testicles soft symmetric, no leakage or discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: visually normal Assessment heart murmur grade 3 Prognosis: good Plan: recommend cardiology consult +/- ultrasound to determine degree of heart disease SURGERY: perm waiver heart murmur 1619


Hx: Diagnosed grade 3 heart murmur on intake SO: BAR, good appetite, unremarkable elimination Few coughs heard during assessment Serous nasal discharge present Remainder of visual exam unremarkable MSI visually unremarkable A: CIRDC P: Proviable 1 cap PO 4 days Enrofloxacin 10mg/kg PO SID for 14 days Doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID for 14 days Cerenia 2mg/kg SID for 4 days Move to ISO 1619


[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Medical Condition] Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with a heart murmur and the staff veterinarians are issuing a permanent waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

Behavior during intake: Tito has a loose and wiggly body during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture without any issues.

Date of Intake: 2/3/2019

Basic Information:: Tito is a 2 year old male that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware. Owner had Tito in the home since he was 3 weeks old but had to surrender due to personal problems.

Previously lived with:: 1 Adult

How is this dog around strangers?: When a stranger would come to the owners home or approach Tito on a on leash walk outside, he was always friendly and affectionate around stranger. Owner stated that he loved attention.

How is this dog around children?: Tito has been around 5 children ages 2-16 and was always relaxed and respectful around all of the children

How is this dog around other dogs?: Owner did not have any other dogs in the home but when Tito would see other dogs outside when being taken for a walk, he was always calm and respectful around the other animals

How is this dog around cats?: Tito has not been around any cats so behavior is unknown

Resource guarding:: Tito is not bothered when someone takes away his food, treats or toys.

Bite history:: Tito does not have a bite history

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: High

Other Notes:: Tito is not bothered when someone holds him/restrains him, being pushed off furniture, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, when someone touches his paws, brushes his coat or when unfamiliar people come to the home or yard.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: Tito does not have any known behavior issues.

For a New Family to Know: Tito is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. He has a high activity level and likes to play with balls, chew toys and ropes. In the home, Tito liked to follow the owner around from room to room. He was kept indoors only and is house trained. Tito was fed both wet and dry food brand Purina. When left alone in the home, Tito was always well behaved. He is crate trained and would spend about 8 hours a day in a crate without any issues. Tito knows the cues sit, come, down, move and go to the cage. For exercise, he was taken on brisk walks on the leash. When on leash, he tends to pull very hard. Owner was able to walk Tito off leash and stated that he would stay by the owners side.

Date of intake:: 2/3/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Previously lived with:: 1 adult

Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, affectionate

Behavior toward children:: Relaxed, respectful

Behavior toward dogs:: Calm, respectful

Behavior toward cats:: Unknown

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: None reported

Housetrained:: Yes

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

Date of assessment:: 2/5/2019

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Mild pulling though becomes harder when other dogs are present Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: Barks, growls, unable to refocus readily Leash walking comments: Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social, stays near handlers Call over: Approaches readily Sociability comments: Handling Soft handling: Seeks contact, leans in, soft bodied Exuberant handling: Seeks contact, leans in, soft bodied, becomes overstimulated and begins to mount Handling comments: Tito became overstimulated with prolonged petting/praise and attempted to mount handler multiple times, his attention was easily refocused Arousal Jog: Follows, playful, bounces, attempts to mount Arousal comments: Tito engaged in play with handler though resulted in mounting the more excitable he became Knock Knock Comments: No response Toy Toy comments: Firm, loose, readily trades

Summary:: According to Tito's previous owner, Tito did not live with any other dogs in the home but when Tito would see other dogs outside when being taken for a walk, he was always calm and respectful around the other animals. 2/4: When off leash at the Care Center, Tito is introduced to a novel female. Tito becomes sexually motivated and persistently attempt to mount the female and is slow to listen to handler interruptions. He is then separated to the female after he did not listen to her correction and continued to persist. 2/7: Today, Tito was much calmer when greeting a novel female dog. He fixates on her genitals but walks away when the handlers interrupt. He spends the rest of his session exploring the yard.

Date of intake:: 2/3/2019

Summary:: Loose, wiggly

Date of initial:: 2/3/2019

Summary:: Allowed handling though snarled and nipped upon blood draw

ENERGY LEVEL:: Tito displays a high energy level in the care center, we recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct his energy and enthusiasm.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13)

Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Tito's exuberance and propensity to become overstimulated combined with his sensitivity to select handling, we believe he may be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment.

Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Social hyperarousal,Handling/touch sensitivity,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration