BOOTS – A1092433
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BOOTS – A1092433
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
MALE, WHITE / TAN, SHIH TZU / YORKSHIRE TERR, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/05/2016, From NY 11413, DueOut Date 10/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH- attempted to bite when handled; growled during initial Intact male 3yrs old Eyes, ears and nose- clear Teeth- mild staining and tartar No parasites or fleas seen Coat has some small matts; trimmed some matts on ears; need sedation if shave is needed Ambx4 NOSF
Boots is a male, Maltese and Yorkie that is 3 years old. Boots was a gift to the owner. The owner is surrendering Boots due to personal problems. Boots has no known illness.
Boots has been introduced to children ages 7 and up. He is tolerant and allows to be petted. When stranger come over him barks and backs away. He then slowly sniffs and approached people. After a few minutes he warms up to new people. Boots is affectionate with people in the home. He has never lived with cats or dogs.
Boots isn’t bothered when bathed, touching his food bowl while eating, or removing toys from her mouth. He is fearful when having his nails trimmed and coat brushed. He is walked once in the morning but he only defecate outside and tends to have accidence in the house. He tends to urinate in corners of the house such as the living room. Boots has never has a bite history.
FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW
Boots is described as fearful, shy and affectionate. He enjoys being around the owner and follows him around. Boots loves to play with squeaky toys and balls. Boots has enjoyed a diet of science diet dry food. He sleeps in his dog bed that’s located in the hall way. His favorite treats are peperoni treats.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Boots during intake was shaking and shy. But sniffed counselor’s hand and allowed to be collard, scanned and photographed.
Intact, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Tolerant when introduced to children (ages 7 and up)
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: No, Boots defecates outside but urinates inside. Please note he was walked only once in the morning.
Energy level/descriptors: Boots is described as fearful, shy and affectionate.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 3. Dog is not fearful and quickly head flips. The dog is not focused and is in constant movement, unconnected to the Assessor.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, a bit fearful with tail semi tucked.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2:1 Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Boots was uncomfortable with handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
According to Boot’s previous owner, Boots has never lived with other dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Boots mostly keeps to himself as he wanders in a group of male and female dogs.
During his initial medical examination, Boots growled and snapped when handled.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopters, adult-only home
_X_No children (under 13): Due to Boots’s discomfort with handling and escalation to snapping when stressed, we recommend an adult-only home.
_X_House soiling (See known history; it is recommend Boots be allowed routine walks along with scheduled feedings and crate training in order to aid in a house breaking process.)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Boots has shown some effective coping skills and gives appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable, but has at least once escalated to snapping.)
According to Boot’s previous owner, Boots has never lived with other dogs.
10/6-10/9: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Boots mostly keeps to himself as he wanders in a group of male and female dogs.
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