ARIES – A1102615
Safe - 2-8-2017 Brooklyn
My name is ARIES. My Animal ID # is A1102615.
I am a neutered male brown and black yorkshire terr mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/31/2017 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/02/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 8.4 LBS.
Post Op — Rimadyl 25mg; 0.5tab SID x 3 days.
01/31/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/31/17 20:26 Aries is a 4 year old Male Yorkshire terrier mix; He came to the previous owner’s home as a gift from a friend. He was surrendered due to his behavior issues and constant soiling in the home. Aries has no known health issues or injures, and has not recently been seen by the vet. Socialization: Around strangers Aries is shy, he will approach the individual to sniff their hand, but if they make a quick movement he will growl and snap at them. Aries has been around children of various ages, and usually runs away. He has lived with a female cat and growls at the cat when she goes near her food bowl. Behavior: During loud music, Aries becomes timid and hides under the bed. If an individual tries to touch Aries food bowl he will growl. Aries does not like being held and will struggle out of the hold. When someone attempts to take away a treat or a toy from Aries he will growl and attempt to run away with toy or treat. During bathing Aries is very uncomfortable and will sometimes snap whenever the owner attempt to put him in the tub. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house Aries will bark at the person until he is placed in a separate room. For a new family: Aries was described as pushy, aloof, and anxious by his previous family. Aries has a high activity level and often enjoys playing with stuffed toys. Aries is feed wet food 2-3 times a day. He is not house trained, and has accidents in the home daily. Aries been in crate but does not do well, he will cry all day and will not sleep. While home alone he will cry all day unless he is placed in the owner’s bedroom then he is relaxed . Aries is kept usually off-leash and stays close to the owner side. Admission behavior: When the counselor approached Aries he moved away quickly and bared teeth. When the counselor placed the leash on Aries, he immediately grabbed on to the leash. The counselor asked the owner to place the collar on him and to hold the leash for the photo.
No Web Memo
02/02/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 1/31/17 Intact Male, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults and a cat. Behavior toward strangers: Shy but with a quick movement he will growl and snap. Behavior toward children: Been around children of various of ages and they usually run away. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: He will growl at the cat when she goes near his food. Resource guarding: When someone attempts to take away a treat or a toy from Aries he will growl and attempt to run with it. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Other notes: Upon intake Aries moved quickly from the counselor and bared his teeth, the owner completed the handling. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/2/17 Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Aries had tense body language, hackles raised and growled at the assessor when attempting to approach him. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Aries previous owner did not provide any information on Aries’ behavior towards other dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Aries mostly keeps to himself as he wanders in a group of male and female dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/31/17 During his medical examination, Aries growls and snaps towards handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Aries 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: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Aries has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because he is so uncomfortable, Aries does not tolerate any form of human-touch and displays appropriate warning signals.
02/01/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Aries previous owner did not provide any information on Aries’ behavior towards other dogs. 2/1: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Aries mostly keeps to himself as he wanders in a group of male and female dogs.
01/31/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan neg ~4yrs, male S/O: BAR. Limited exam due to behavior, growls when touched, tries to bite, resists handling. BCS 4/9 EENT: Mild dental tartar, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No murmurs or arrhythmias, difficult to auscult due to growling INTEG: Severely matted coat, dirty, overgrown nails UG: Male intact A: Matted P: Rec sedated shave down, +/- neuter at that time. Excellent prognosis
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