Saturday, January 7, 2017

Houston TX: Adopt a BARC "Teenager"!

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Date: Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Special plea for BARC Teens!
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Hello!
Our Adoption Staff requested a plea on these pups. Please see below, thank you!
Alejandra

Per our staff: All passed dog tests, most are our 'teenagers' PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

A1435525- Treasure
01/03/17 Sat with Treasure for "do nothing" enrichment in the office. She was anxious and jumping up on my lap, attempted to jump on ACT as well while walking into office. Dilated pupils, shifty footing, panting, looking around in all directions. At least once a minute she would attempt to dart out of the office while on a leash. Calling her and offering treats minimally helped and Treasure was focused on doorway. May have separation anxiety?

FDT with Treasure 1435525 and Frank 1435316. During parallel walk Frank was curious and looking at Treasure. Treasure was leaping in opposite direction anxiously. Frank able to sniff Treasure and follow behind with loose mouth, lowered tail, trotting. Treasure tried to dart to sniff, Frank had worried look, slight tucked tail, body curled looking back. Had Treasure walk behind Frank longer and then offered gentle sniff with loose body postures, no negative reactions. 01/03/17 15:47

Stemming from Treasure's interaction with Frank, Treasure can be anxious and probably should not dog test any further due to trigger stacking capabilities. Treasure already appears to be anxious in kennel, out of kennel, and outside as well. Would not recommend re-testing any time soon. She bolts forward towards other dogs, although friendly, she may enable test to fail if another dog is uncomfortable. 01/03/17 15:55


A1434255 Debo
FDT 01/03/17 15:58: We tested Debo with Carlos (1429282) because they were both med-high energy and around the same size. From the start both animals showed interest in each other. Debo vocalized a lot and jumped trying to get to Carlos. Throughout the interaction Debo jumped up onto me, showing he had more interest in me then Carlos. Both Debo and Carlos smelled each other and presented their sides to one another. By the end of the test, Debo didnt mind Carlos smelling all over him as he drank and used the restroom. Both animals passed.

A1429282 Carlos
He has met with another dog while walking on leash and both dogs were able to sniff and walk side by side without showing any aggression such as hackles, growling, and whale eyes. Both dogs remained comfortable with open mouth, relaxed face and loose body language. 11/07/16

FDT 01/03/17 15:58 LK: We tested Debo with Carlos (1429282) because they were both med-high energy and around the same size. From the start both animals showed interest in each other. Debo vocalized a lot and jumped trying to get to Carlos. Throughout the interaction Debo jumped up onto me, showing he had more interest in me then Carlos. Both Debo and Carlos smelled each other and presented their sides to one another. By the end of the test, Debo didnt mind Carlos smelling all over him as he drank and used the restroom. Both animals passed.


12/26/16 08:20 Needs extra enrichment that is sturdy such as bones or rope toys. He otherwise will drag his blanket in his mouth and play with it all day. Very playful bows in kennel and outdoors with dogs and people. Loose leash walks but attempts to run in excitement. 12/26/16 08:22

A1428719 Parker
FDT 01/04/17 15:20: Parker did really well today for his dog test. He did well with loose leash walking; listening to verbal commands, leaving slack on the leash and walking right by my side. When he first saw Rita (A1431783) he did lean forward on his haunches and perked his ears but he did not bark or jump to get to her. Even though Rita was jumping, barking and straining to get to Parker, he did not bark. He gave Rita a play bow and presented his side to her, prancing on his feet. He came nose-to-nose with another dog in a run with no negative reaction. Neither ACT or I felt comfortable bringing Parker or Rita closer together because of how jumpy/reactive Rita was.
Parker showed no signs of aggression.


A1434693 Precious
FDT 01/04/17 16:06: Precious showed lots of interest in Sebastian (1401847). When they first saw each other Precious stopped and focused in on 1847, leaning forward against the leash and stilling. During the interaction both Precious and 1847 smelled butts and walked side by side with no issue. Both animals smelled the same areas and walked on loose leashes next to each other with no negative reactions. Precious is more forward and playful than 1847 and when she came up to 1847 on the side with no eye, he startled.



  • ALL hold requests are to be sent via email only (none will be accepted via phone) with the following required information:
EMAIL SUBJECT:       HOLD for (insert animal id number)
In the body of the email, provide the following:

Animal ID #: _______________________

Name of Rescue Group/Foster: __________________________________________

Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________

Contact Phone Number for person placing hold: ________________________

Date & Time for pickup: ________________________

  • The hold will be placed for 24 hours and a confirmation email will be sent back to the requestor via email.
  • All incoming BARC Aid emails will be answered during the following hours and within the specified timeframe:
Monday  - Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Within one hour
Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Within two hours
Emails received outside of these timeframes will be answered the next day, during these hours.  If a response has not been received within the specified timeframes, please notify Mauricio Zepeda immediately via email mauricio.zepeda@houstontx.gov or cell phone 832.623.3871 (days off Friday and Saturday). If no response from Mauricio please contact Alejandra at 832.395.9081



Alejandra Peimbert, Education Coordinator – BARC Outreach
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026
Direct:  832-395-9081
  

Amelia M. Nusbaum, BARC Adoptions Shelter Supervisor
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026
Direct:  (832) 395.9200