BUTCH – A0606236
Safe - 7-8-2016 Brooklyn
BUTCH – A0606236
**RETURNED 06/29/16 **BLIND**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK, SHIH TZU / MALTESE, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date06/29/2016, From NY 11207, DueOut Date07/06/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned positive-460F3D7E07 BARH-tolerated all handling; went slow during exam Neutered male 12yrs old by old records Eyes- blind in both eyes; KCS in the right eye (STT OD-omm, OS-15mm); cleaned both eyes and applied otimmune to the right eye. Possible cataracts OU Ears and nose- clean and clear Teeth-moderate staining and tartar seen Mildly matted coat Overgrowned nails; both hind dew claws embedded in the paw pad; trimmed nail and cleaned wound Ambx4 No parasites or fleas seen
Butch is a 12 year old Neutered Maltese/Shih Tzu mixed. He was adopted from ACC and has been in owners care for 7 years. He is being surrendered into the center due to personal reasons; as far as health he is blind.
Around strangers he is friendly and gentle when he plays with adults. He is fearful of small children; so he has only lived with older kids; he was relaxed and gentle when he played. He has lived with another dog and is playful and gentle. There is no known history of him biting another animal or person.
He pees indoors when he isn’t taken out. During storms and fireworks he isn’t bothered. You are able to touch his food bowl while he is eating and take treats, objects and toys away from him; he is friendly. You can bath him; trim his nails and brush his coat. When unfamiliar people approach the home or you he is friendly.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Butch is described as being friendly with a low activity level that would do best in an adult only home. When home he is in his favorite spot. He likes games as fetch, and playing with his balls and stuffed toys. He was mostly indoors and slept in the living room, he ate dry food at least 2-3 times a day. He is house trained and accidents occur a few times a week if not taken out. When left indoors or out he is well behaved. He knows such commands as “sit” “come” and “stay”. For exercise he goes on leash walks and pulls lightly. Off the leash he wanders but will come when called; usually he potty on the grass.
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME
Butch came into our center as an owner surrender on 6/29/2016. Owner reports Butch lived with another dog, playful and gentle.It is reported he is fearful of small children. Owner states Butch isn’t bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. He is reportedly house trained as long as someone takes him out, otherwise he will go indoors. In the past, Butch has known the cues “sit”, “come”, and “stay”. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. Butch stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, lip lick, ears and tail neutral. He did not follow at the end of the leash for Tag game, though this may be due to his blindness. Butch pulled his paw back on first Paw Squeeze attempt, did not pull paw back on second attempt. He showed no interest in Toy. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Butch greets appropriately and wanders in the pen in a group of male and female dogs. He spends most of his time lying under the bench for shade. Behaviorally, Butch would do well with an Average adopter.
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, ears and tail neutral.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, does not follow at end of leash
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Butch greets appropriately and wanders in the pen in a group of male and female dogs. He spends most of his time lying under the bench for shade.
According to Butch’s previous owner, Butch has lived with another dog and is playful and gentle.
6/30-7/5: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Butch greets appropriately and wanders in the pen in a group of male and female dogs. He spends most of his time lying under the bench for shade.
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