Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Shadow. My animal id is #40271. I am a male black dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 7 months 2 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 01-Sep-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won't allow.


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

Shadow was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Shadow has not acclimated to the shelter environment and is displaying distant behavior. We are recommending placement with a rescue partner who can further work with Shadow. He is otherwise Healthy.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 51.6 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7-8 months according to o Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : o/s Subjective: BARH. Was noted to be limping in playground on RFL on 9/6 but not noted on intake. Observed Behavior -Whale eyes, tense, will jerk head toward handler. Muzzled for exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, mild serous nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: tense but non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat with some scaling CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC CTM for CIRDC Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery


H: Monitor for CIRDC S: BARH. No csvd noted. Eyes: Grossly appropriate OU. Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9 Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment: No abnormalities noted Plan: continue to monitor


H: Noted to be lethargic on rounds board T 99.0F P wnl R wnl S: QAR to BAR, consistent coughing, no svd. Eyes: Unremarkable OU Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: Mild serous nasal discharge Lungs: Lung clear bilaterally, Eupneic U/G: MI with two descended testicles. No discharge. Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9 Integument: Otherwise unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment 1) CIRDC Plan: Move to iso, start Doxycycline 10 mg/kg SID x 14 days Start enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO SID x 14 days


Progress exam History: Intake 9/11-APH. 9/15-started on doxycycline and baytril for CIRDC. Subjective: QAR. Hematochezia noted on rounds board. No csvd noted in cage. Objective: EENT: serous nasal d/c bilaterally, no ocular d/c ou L: Eupneic, normal RR/RE MSI: Ambulatory x 4, good haircoat CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: CIRDC Diarrhea Plan: Continue doxycycline until 9/29 Continue baytril until 9/29 Start metronidazole 15mg/kg PO BID x5d until 9/21 Move to iso (was not moved yesterday) Prognosis: Good


Dispensed Doxycycline 100mg 2.5 tabs SID x 12 days Enrofloxacin 136mg 2 tabs SID x 12 days Metronidazole 250mg 1.5 tabs BID x 5 days

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

During intake, there was about 6 people in the lobby. When Shadow walked in, he had a tense body. A lady who was in the lobby approached him and his owner, and Shadow barked and lunged at her. Shadow's owner was holding his body for the majority of the time. I asked the other people in the lobby to leave, but Shadow was still tense. Another young lady walked in, and he barked at her when she approached him. His owner held him back from lunging. The girl became scared, but his owner told her that he's fine and asked her to hold her hand out. When she held her hand our, Shadow lunged at her. Shadow began to snap and bite the rope leash when his owner put it on. His owner did all of the handling. Inside his kennel, he was barking and snapping. When I sat down in the dog room to finish some paper work. He was giving me whale eye and barked every time I looked his way.

Basic Information:: Shadow is a 7 month old black large mixed breed dog. He lived with his previous owner for 7 months. He was surrendered when his owners moved to an apartment with a no pet policy.

Previously lived with:: 3 adults

How is this dog around strangers?: Shadow is shy around strangers.

How is this dog around children?: Shadow has never been around children.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Shadow barks at other large dogs while hes walking by them.

How is this dog around cats?: Shadow has never been around cats.

Resource guarding:: Shadow allows his owner to touch his food, treats, and toys while hes playing or eating.

Bite history:: Shadow has never bitten a person or an animal.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: High energy level, affectionate

Other Notes:: Shadow is calm during storms or fireworks. He is friendly if hes pulled off furniture, held, disturbed while sleeping, bathed, and if his nails are trimmed.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: Shadow has no known medical issues.

For a New Family to Know: Shadow was kept as a mostly indoors dog. He used to follow his owner around the house. He liked playing fetch, chase, and tug with all types of toys. He was fed both wet food and dry food four times a day. He is house trained and knows how to use wee wee pads. He is well behaved when left alone. His owner states that he "eats everything." He knows the cue for "sit,stay." For exercise, he's used to brisk walks every afternoon for one hour. He has never been off leash. His owner states that he is a great guard dog.

Date of intake:: 9/1/2018

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

Previously lived with:: 3 adults

Behavior toward strangers:: Shy

Behavior toward children:: Behavior unknown

Behavior toward dogs:: Barks

Behavior toward cats:: Behavior unknown

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: None reported

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: He is house trained and knows how to use wee wee pads. Shadow is described as a high energy, affectionate dog.

Date of assessment:: 9/2/2018

Look:: 2. Dog's eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.

Sensitivity:: 3. Dog stands tall and square, tail perpendicular to spine, mouth closed for the majority of the assessment item.

Tag:: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.

Paw squeeze 1:: 4. Dog growls.

Toy:: 1. No interest.

Summary:: During his handling assessment Shadow was fearful, tense, and low growls when handled, and showed interest in the toy item.

Summary (1):: According to Shadow's previous owner, Shadow barks at other dogs while walks. Here at the Care Centers, Shadow is nervous and conflicted around other dogs. He bounces a few times but immediately displays warnings when reciprocated. The Behavior Department recommends that Shadow be given a period of decompression before introducing him to novel dogs. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision. 9/2: When off leash at the Care Centers, Shadow tucks his tail and lip licks when the greeter moves closer to him. He avoids her the bulk of his session. 9/4: Shadow is nervous as he is introduced to a novel male dog. He briefly greets him, but primarily avoids him and explores the pens, while hyper salivating. He greets another male dog at the gate, and shows conflicting behavior play bowing, but barking and baring his teeth as well. 9/5: Shadow greets a novel male dog at the gate with a soft body and wagging tail. He explores the pens and greets the male dog briefly face to face before they are separated due to the other male dogs tenseness. 9/7: Shadow greets the female helper dog with a lean back posture. He solicits play but moves away when she reciprocates. He attempts to be social and returns to interact with her.

Date of intake:: 9/1/2018

Summary:: Lunging, barking

ENERGY LEVEL:: His previous owner describes Shadow as an shy, dog. Shadow displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

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

Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Shadow is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with new hope partner: Shadow has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.

Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Shadow has attempted to bite(snapping) during his stay in our care centers when uncomfortable; guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Shadow to new and unfamiliar situations.