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 MONTHS OLD
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TO BE KILLED - 8/24/2019

WINNING SMILE FOR A WINNING POOCH <3 Meet the life of the party, Max! A super good looking young boy who knows how to get attention. Max loves being part of a crowd, and loves playful interaction more than anything. He wears a rich black brindled coat with a vanilla chest. and socks. He arrived soft bodied, wiggly and cooperated during his assessment. Max puts 100% into everything, he makes himself known, and insists on interaction. Just over a year old, he is at the perfect age to be trained to his home's desires, his astute intellect will take him far. Sociability is effortless for this hunk, as is his knack for making people feel loved.Though Max easily makes himself at home, he is in dire need of one now that he is placed on the heartless list.

MAX URSA@MANHATTAN ACC
Hello, my name is Max Ursa
My animal id is #72840
I am a male black brindle dog at the 
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 4 months old
Came into shelter as a stray 8/16/2019
Max Ursa is rescue only 

Max Ursa is at risk for behavioral observations. Max Ursa has displayed a low threshold for arousal and becomes easily overstimulated with the potential to tip into aggression. Max Ursa would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Max Ursa seems healthy.

My medical notes are...
Vet Notes
Medical Assistant
8/16/2019

[DVM Intake]
DVM Intake Exam

Estimated age: 1
Microchip noted on Intake? neg

History : stray

Subjective: BARH

Observed Behavior - Very strong, seeks attention - wants you to pet him, jumps up for cuddles, very wiggly, food/ treat motivated
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
Objective 
T =
P = 120
R =eup
BCS= 5/9

EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: difficult to examine well - too active - no significant calculus
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male - 2sst, pre-scrotal area cln
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal:

Assessment
healthy 1 yo M intact large breed dog

Prognosis: good

Plan:
routine intake

SURGERY:
Okay for surgery

Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 1. Green

Behavior Assessment
Date of intake:: 8/16/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Date of assessment:: 8/17/2019

Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None

Sociability
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, stays by assessor, mouths with moderate pressure

Handling 
Soft handling: Over-aroused
Exuberant handling: Over-aroused
Handling comments: Body soft, jumping up, mouths with light pressure

Arousal
Jog: Engages in play with handler, escalates 
Arousal comments: Jumps up and mouths assessor then begins to growl and snaps at assessor's foot

Knock: Approaches (exuberant)
Knock Comments: Jumps up and mouths

Toy: Grips, firm
Toy comments: Body soft

Date of initial:: 8/16/2019

Summary:: Soft body, jumps up, attention seeking

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Max Ursa so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

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

Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to the high level of arousal seen at the care center from Max Ursa and the potential he has shown to tip over into aggression, we recommend an adult only home.

Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the high level of arousal seen at the care center from Max Ursa and the potential he has shown to tip over into aggression, 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: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Social hyperarousal,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,Low threshold for arousal

Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Max Ursa jumps up a lot on people in a social manner. Please see handout on Basic Manners.

Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Max Ursa has displayed a high level of mouthiness at the care center, applying moderate pressure. Please see handout on Mouthiness.

Low threshold for arousal: Max Ursa became quickly aroused on his assessment during the jog portion. He growled and snapped at the assessor's foot while the assessor was jogging with him. He has displayed a potential to tip over into aggression when he becomes aroused. Please see handout on Arousal.

MAX URSA IS RESCUE ONLY…..TO SAVE THIS PUP YOU MUST FILL OUT APPLICATIONS WITH AT LEAST 3 NEW HOPE RESCUES. PLEASE HURRY!!! 

IF YOU CAN FOSTER OR ADOPT THIS PUP, PLEASE PM OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE. WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH LINKS TO APPLICATIONS WITH NEW HOPE RESCUES WHO ARE CURRENTLY PULLING FROM THE NYC ACC.

PLEASE SHARE THIS DOG FOR A HOME TO SAVE HIS LIFE.