BABY – A1108992
Safe - 5-3-2017 Manhattan
My name is BABY. My Animal ID # is A1108992.
I am a neutered male white and brown maltese and shih tzu mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/15/2017 from NY 10034, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
04/28/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Baby A1108992 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/28/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 14.0 LBS.
no diarrhea noticed in the cage nosf
04/15/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/15/17 20:11 Basic Information: Baby is a 5 years old white Maltese/mix. He was a gift and resided in the previous home since he was a puppy. He had to be surrender due to his bite history. He has no known injuries or health problems. Socialization: He would bark and lunge at strangers. He lived with two children of the ages 2, 10 and growl at them as a warning sign but lunge if provoked. He does not play with children or adults. He lived for 6 months with a German Sheppard puppy and was very friendly towards him. He played somewhat rough towards other dogs. He attempted to mount the cats he lived with. He has a people bite history but no animal bite history. Behavior: Baby barked too much and was aggressive towards people. He was not bothered by storms/fireworks. It is unknown how he would react if someone touched his food or treats while he was eating. He growl when his toys were taken away. He was not bothered by being restrained/hold, disturbed while sleeping, or pushed/pulled off furniture but only by the previous owner. He was afraid of baths, nail trims, and hair brushes. He would bark at unfamiliar that approached the house. He would growl at unfamiliar that approached the previous owner and snap if his warning was not adhered. For a New Family to Know: He was described as a friendly dog by the previous owner. His activity level was high. He was very calm around the previous owner. His favorite activity was playing outside. He would follow the previous owner around the house. He had balls, squeaky and ropes for toys. He was kept mostly indoors and slept in the previous owner’s bed. He ate both dry and wet pedigree. He was very house trained and rarely had accidents. He usually went potty on the grass and cement. He would destroy household items especially if food was left out when left alone in the home. He was never crate trained. He ran on leash for exercise. Upon intake: Baby had a relaxed body and lay on the floor underneath his previous owner. Body weight was evenly distributed throughout the body. He had a loose body and tolerated all handling with the previous owner assistance.
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04/23/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 4/15/178 Neutered, Owner Surrender (In previous home for five years) Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages two and ten), another dog, and cats Behavior toward strangers: Barks and lunges at them Behavior toward children: Growls and lunges at them Behavior toward dogs: Friendly Behavior toward cats: Attempted to mount the cat Resource guarding: Growls when toys or treats are taken away Bite history: Yes, Baby bit the exterminator who was at the door to the home. He bit the man’s ankle twice, leaving red marks but no broken skin. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Baby is described as friendly with a high level of activity. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/23/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Baby displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/15/17 During his initial medical exam, Baby was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: Baby’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Due to Baby’s history of growling and lunging at children, we recommend an adult only home. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Baby was observed to growl when engaged with items and. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Baby’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Baby is reported to bark and lunge at strangers, and he bit the exterminator who was at the door to the home. Baby needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Baby as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/16/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Reported to be 5 years old – dentition and overall appearance is consistent with this Microchip noted on Intake? No – placed during LVT intake exam History : DOH hold for biting Subjective: Stood still, slightly tense, allowed handling and exam Objective BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate tartar, retained deciduous teeth (maxillary I3 and PM1 on L and R) PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment: Dental disease and retained deciduous teeth Plan: Recommend dental cleaning and extraction of retained teeth – these teeth will be focal points of dental disease due to their proximity to other teeth Prognosis: Good 1088
04/27/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
04/27/17 14:27 diarrhea noted, not seen inkennel monitor x2 days, treat if recurs
Generated on Apr 28 2017 6:00PM
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