Being Alone, Cats, and Children: Riley
 The sweetest, wiggliest
 and happiest girl. Soft, Friendly
 and Playful. Easy to handle.
 Sits on command Earned all
 ID# 28801
 coveted 1 s on her Safer.
 AVERAGE HOME
 6 yrs old, 50 lbs
 Waiting on Love @ Booklyn ACC
TO BE KILLED 8/24/19

Who's the Sweetest Little Lovebug in All the Land? 
Riley is described as the `sweetest, wiggliest and happiest pup @ Brooklyn ACC.` Soft, Playful and Friendly and waiting for a loving home. - Come and meet her today! <3

A volunteer writes: 

Riley is a little angel with four paws. She is a bit agoraphobic at the moment, so walking her involves lots of crouching down, baby-talking and cuddle filled pep talks that put a little momentum in her step (until the next garbage truck comes by!). She does better in the safety of our yard where she catches brief bursts of the zoomies and prances around with toys. She has THE softest personality, and although the world might be a big scary place, she definitely harbors a LOT of love for the people in it. She has the sweetest wiggle, gives kisses, and is very gentle (and genuine!) in all of her displays of affection. She's impossible not to love, gives it back tenfold, and with her soul-person at her side (hint: that could be you!!) I hope she'll grow to see the world as the stage for adventures. Please come meet her at Brooklyn ACC!

A staff member wrote in June 2018: After a month Riley is ready to move out this high energy 6 year old loves to play with toys and people. When she was brought in her jumped and started giving kisses! She needs a bit of patience meeting dogs, but has warmed up a bit over time. This 50 lb cutie has done well on walks and improved in play groups.

VIDEOS:
https://youtu.be/454f0uorzTc
Riley with Zoomies
https://youtu.be/cq0VzP64vKQ
Her Trainers Video end of July 2018 - Riley really needs a home
https://youtu.be/eXmlGjLo5Y8

RILEY, ID# 28801, 7 yrs and 2 mos old, xx lbs, Brooklyn Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, White / Tan Spayed Female,
Adoption Return
(was adopted 08/04/18)
Owner Surrender Reason:owner surrender on 8/10/2019, with the surrender reason stated as animal behavior - aggressive towards people.
Shelter Assessment Rating: NEW HOPE ONLY 

Riley was soft and social throughout the intake process. She readily approached all of the counselors with loose wiggly body and jumped up in a social manner seeking attention.

Date of Intake: 8/10/2019

Spay/Neuter Status: Spayed

Basic Information:: Riley is a white and tan female dog that was found and brought to ACC as a stray.

Previously lived with:: 2 adults, recently 1 child

How is this dog around strangers?: Around adults she is friendly and outgoing. She will bark, lunge and growl at children, whether strangers or known.

How is this dog around children?: Riley will bark lunge and growl and children and attempt to bit. She has bitten several children but has not broken skin.

How is this dog around other dogs?: She is reactive towards other dogs. She will sniff politely initially on leash and then will bark and lunge.

How is this dog around cats?: When she sees cats on the street she will chase and attempt to bite.

Resource guarding:: No resource guarding noted for toys or food.

Bite history:: She has multiple (estimated to be 5) bite incidents all with children. She has never broken skin but has bitten and held onto a child's shirt. The clients stated that the initial incidents were on the street and Riley would lunge at the child and bite clothing. Most recently, 2 days prior to surrender, Riley lunged and bit onto the shirt of the resident child and held on. No other details were given about any of the bites.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: High

Other Notes:: When left alone she will urinate on the furniture.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

For a New Family to Know: Riley is high energy and pulls hard on leash and also likes ot run around and occasionally knocks people over. She does not like being left alone and has separation anxiety. She enjoys playing with toys. She knows cues sit, down, paw.
She is great at the vet and is good for baths.
8/11/2019

Summary:: Loose; Allowed all handling

ENERGY LEVEL:: Riley has been observed to exhibit a medium level of energy during her interactions in the care center. We cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment, but we recommend that she be provided daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet for her energy.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: When two handlers approach Riley in her kennel, she is seen to be loose and wiggly. She will jump up onto the bars. But when unlocking the kennel door, Riley will slightly move away from the rope initially, but when the handler removes the rope from her sight, Riley becomes wiggly again and comes forward. One handler was able to rope Riley once treats were introduced. The handler continued to use treats to get Riley out of the kennel and out of the room. Once in the hallway, Riley immediately dropped to the floor and refused to move. The second handler left to get a collar and harness and placed it on Riley and removed the rope. Riley then took a few steps forward and followed a trail of treats, but then would stop and refuse to move again. Both handlers tried using toys and treats to help Riley walk. Another dog left a room further down the hallway and Riley immediately became interested in the other dog. She started to bark, whine, and pull towards the other dog. Upon seeing her reaction, one handler went to get a helper dog. Upon seeing the helper walk past her, Riley began to follow the other dog outside to the play yard. Handlers then used a stuffed training dog to help Riley back inside the building. Riley pulled hard following the training dog back into the room and easily went back into her 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,Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Riley's reported separation anxiety, reactivity and multiple-bite history with children, combined with her overall anxiety, we believe she would be best set up to succeed in an adult-only home at this time.

Recommend no dog parks/Single pet home: Due to the behaviors that Riley has shown during playgroup (see DOG-DOG BEHAVIOR SUMMARY), we feel that Riley should not visit dog parks and be the only dog at this time, until she has had the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills when interacting with other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Riley receive dog socialization session under the supervision of a certified trainer or behaviorist. 

Place with a New Hope partner: Although she displays social behavior when interacting with staff members, Riley has been reported to have had multiple bite incidents with children in a previous home environment. Despite each incident resulting in no broken skin or punctures, as a result of these reports as well as her separation anxiety and observed reactivity, we feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors and decompress in a more stable environment, prior to seeking permanent placement. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Riley to new and unfamiliar situations, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist.

Potential challenges: : Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression,Separation anxiety,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Kennel presence

Potential challenges comments:: Multiple-bite history: Riley is reported to have had multiple bite incidents with children, none of which resulted in broken skin. The most recent incident involved Riley biting and holding the resident child's shirt, but no contact made to skin. No other details provided. Please refer to the handout for Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression.

Separation anxiety: Previous owner reported Riley to exhibit separation anxiety when left alone in the home and has also been reported to urinate on the furniture. Should this behavior arise in a home environment, please refer to the handout for Separation anxiety.

On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Previous owner reported Riley to display reactivity toward novel children and novel dogs when being walked on-leash. Although Riley displays social behavior toward staff members, this reactivity toward novel dogs was observed during her interactions in the care center as well (SEE DOG-DOG SUMMARY). Please refer to the handout for On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.

8/11/2019

Summary:: Loose; Allowed all handling

ENERGY LEVEL:: Riley has been observed to exhibit a medium level of energy during her interactions in the care center. We cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment, but we recommend that she be provided daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet for her energy.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: When two handlers approach Riley in her kennel, she is seen to be loose and wiggly. She will jump up onto the bars. But when unlocking the kennel door, Riley will slightly move away from the rope initially, but when the handler removes the rope from her sight, Riley becomes wiggly again and comes forward. One handler was able to rope Riley once treats were introduced. The handler continued to use treats to get Riley out of the kennel and out of the room. Once in the hallway, Riley immediately dropped to the floor and refused to move. The second handler left to get a collar and harness and placed it on Riley and removed the rope. Riley then took a few steps forward and followed a trail of treats, but then would stop and refuse to move again. Both handlers tried using toys and treats to help Riley walk. Another dog left a room further down the hallway and Riley immediately became interested in the other dog. She started to bark, whine, and pull towards the other dog. Upon seeing her reaction, one handler went to get a helper dog. Upon seeing the helper walk past her, Riley began to follow the other dog outside to the play yard. Handlers then used a stuffed training dog to help Riley back inside the building. Riley pulled hard following the training dog back into the room and easily went back into her 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,Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Riley's reported separation anxiety, reactivity and multiple-bite history with children, combined with her overall anxiety, we believe she would be best set up to succeed in an adult-only home at this time.

Recommend no dog parks/Single pet home: Due to the behaviors that Riley has shown during playgroup (see DOG-DOG BEHAVIOR SUMMARY), we feel that Riley should not visit dog parks and be the only dog at this time, until she has had the opportunity to learn appropriate social skills when interacting with other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Riley receive dog socialization session under the supervision of a certified trainer or behaviorist. 

Place with a New Hope partner: Although she displays social behavior when interacting with staff members, Riley has been reported to have had multiple bite incidents with children in a previous home environment. Despite each incident resulting in no broken skin or punctures, as a result of these reports as well as her separation anxiety and observed reactivity, we feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors and decompress in a more stable environment, prior to seeking permanent placement. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Riley to new and unfamiliar situations, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist.

Potential challenges: : Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression,Separation anxiety,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Kennel presence

Potential challenges comments:: Multiple-bite history: Riley is reported to have had multiple bite incidents with children, none of which resulted in broken skin. The most recent incident involved Riley biting and holding the resident child's shirt, but no contact made to skin. No other details provided. Please refer to the handout for Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression.

Separation anxiety: Previous owner reported Riley to exhibit separation anxiety when left alone in the home and has also been reported to urinate on the furniture. Should this behavior arise in a home environment, please refer to the handout for Separation anxiety.

On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Previous owner reported Riley to display reactivity toward novel children and novel dogs when being walked on-leash. Although Riley displays social behavior toward staff members, this reactivity toward novel dogs was observed during her interactions in the care center as well (SEE DOG-DOG SUMMARY). Please refer to the handout for On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.

8/11/2019 medical notes 

DVM Intake Exam

Estimated age: ~7yrs based on hx. 
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive. 

History : O surrender due to reported aggression toward a child. Owner reports P was barking and lunging at the child. 

Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR,loose body and allows all handling. 

Evidence of Cruelty seen - none 
Evidence of Trauma seen - none 

Objective 
BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 2/5; pd 2/5 
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: spayed female. 
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal. 

Assessment
dental disease 

Prognosis:
excellent 

Plan:
recommend routine daily dental care

SURGERY:
spayed