CAVALI – A1118217
Urgent - Brooklyn
CAVALI – A1118217
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, TAN, PEKINGESE MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – RESCUEONLY, HOLD RELEASED Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/11/2017, From NY 11413, DueOut Date 07/11/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary Estimated age: 6 reported Microchip noted on Intake? no. O surrender, – snaps –needed to be muzzled for exam, handler said dog snapped when removed from the cage. P = 50 R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited. front teeth clean PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact, 2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: neuter Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Cavali is a 6 year old small tan dog who was surrendered by his owner due to personal problems. The owner stated that she has had Cavali for the past 3 months and she took in the dog after the owner had passed away. The owner stated that Cavali has no known medical issues.
Owner stated that when around strangers Cavali is friendly and outgoing. Cavali has spent time around young children and he is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children and adults Cavali is gentle. Cavali has sent time around another small dog in the home and he was relaxed and playful. When playing with other dogs he is gentle. Cavali has not spent time around cats so it is unknown how he will react.
Owner stated that overall Cavali behaves well. During fireworks and loud noises he is nervous. If someone touches his food treats or toys he is friendly. He isn’t bothered if he is restrained, pushed off the couch or disturbed while he is sleeping. Cavali is afraid of being bathed or brushed. Cavali has never had his nails trimmed so it is unknown how he will react. When someone unfamiliar approaches his house or family member he will bark.
Owner described Cavali as friendly affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. At home he will follow his owner around. He likes to play with stuffed toys. Cavali has been kept mostly indoors and eats wet and dry food. Cavali is very much house trained and never has accident. When using the bathroom outside he will go on the grass or cement. When left alone in the home he is well behaved. Cavali has never been left in the yard or crated before. Cavali knows how to sit. He is used to brisk walk on the leash. When off the leash he will stay by your side.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered male, owner surrender (length of time in previous home 3 months)
Previously lived with:Adults, spent time with children, dog
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly, and relaxed
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level.
Summary: Cavali remains challenging to handle in the care center, attempting to snap on all forms of approach and direct contact. Out of concern for his stress level, a SAFER assessment cannot be performed at this time. Please use his owner surrender profile as a guideline for behavior in a home environment.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Cavali keeps to himself in a group of small male and female dogs. He is tolerant of their face to face greetings.
Cavali needed to be muzzled for exam, snapped upon removal from kennel.
Cavali displays a medium energy level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Cavali 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.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Cavali 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, Cavali does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to bite upon direct contact.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Cavali has attempted to snap multiple times during his stay in our care centers when uncomfortable; guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Cavali to new and unfamiliar situations.
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