CHARLIE – A1115046
Safe - 6-22-2017 Brooklyn
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CHARLIE – A1115046
FEMALE, BLACK, SCHIPPERKE / CHIHUAHUA SH, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/12/2017, From NY 11201, DueOut Date 06/15/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 4 yo. Microchip noted on Intake? No. Stray, brought in by police. BAR, good body condition, caution when handling, aggressive during exam but friendly when spoken to and pet. T = P = 96 R = 20/eupneic BCS: 5/9, EENT: Eyes clear, ears- alopecia bilaterally with crusts at distal pinnae, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: pink mm w/ CRT<2S, healthy teeth, min wear/tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: enlarged vulva with blood, no spay scar noted- in heat MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, alopecia and crusts on ear pinnae bilateral CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment: In Heat, alopecia/crusts on ears. Plan: recheck ears 7 days for possible FAD. Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Okay for surgery 25 lbs
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered female, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Charlie was social towards the assessor. She was a bit nervous but tolerated all handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Upon intake Charlie was not handled, counselor did not scan for microchip or collar. Counselor was able to photograph.
Charlie was nervous caution when handling, aggressive during exam but friendly when spoken to and pet.
We have no history on Charlie so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. Charlie displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment. Charlie will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 6/18/17
Charlie has not been acclimating well to the Care Center environment and is displaying stress-related behaviors when her kennel is approached- freezing, growling and barking. The Behavior Team has worked with her to create a positive association for Charlie when her kennel is approached; unfortunately she is not improving, and is unable to manage her level of stress and discomfort any longer. She is maintaining her sociability towards both humans and other dogs outside of her kennel. We recommend that placement be sought as soon as possible since this behavior precludes her from moving into our Adoptions room.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Charlie came into the Care Center as a stray so her previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Charlie is social in a group of small male and female dogs. She frequently checks in with them and engages in gentle play with another playful small dog.
6/15-6/18: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Charlie is social in a group of small male and female dogs. She frequently checks in with them and engages in gentle play with another playful small dog.
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