CHERRY – A1117135
Safe - 7-9-2017 Brooklyn
CHERRY – A1117135
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
FEMALE, WHITE, POODLE TOY MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/01/2017, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 07/01/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam intact female Estimated age: 8 moths Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : Patient is stable. No vomititng, diarrhea, coughing or sneezing.Owner surrender. Subjective: Apparently healthy dog.. Observed Behavior – Trying to bite. Food motivated Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not examined PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment Behavior Apparently healthy Plan No treatment at this time Prognosis: good Ok for surgery.
Cherry is an 8 year old small dog who was surrendered to the ACC due to the owner being sick. The owner stated that he got Cherry was a gift from a family member. Owner stated that Cherry has no known medical issues.
Owner stated that Cherry is friendly and outgoing around strangers. She has spent a short time around children and the owner stated that she was relaxed and playful. Owner stated that when playing with adults and children Cherry are gentle. Cherry has not spent time around other dogs or cats.
Owner stated that Cherry get anxious at times and does have pee in the home when he is away at work. During fireworks and loud noises Cherry isn’t bothered. Owner stated that if someone touches her food treats or toys she isn’t bothered. She also isn’t bothered if she is pushed off the couch, restrained, or disturbed while she sleeps. Cherry loves to be bathed and brushed. She has only had her nail trimmed by the groomer so it is unknown how she will react. When someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member Cherry will bark.
For a new family to know:
Owner described Cherry as friendly, affectionate and friendly with a high activity level. When at home owner stated that Cherry will follow you around. She likes to play fetch and tug. Her favorite toys are balls, stuffed and chew bones. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats wet food. Cherry is mostly house trained but lately has been having accident daily in the home when her owner is at work. When using the bathroom outside she will go on the grass or concrete. When left alone in the house she is well behaved. She has never been left in the yard. Owner stated that Cherry sleeps in a crate but it’s never locked because she becomes much stressed Cherry knows the sit, come, and stay commands. Cherry is used to brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash she may run away.
Behavior during intake: The dog allowed all handling.
Intact female, owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly, outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes, though has accidents
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and friendly with a high activity level
Summary: Cherry snapped at the handler’s hand when attempting to leash. Out of concern for her stress level, Cherry is not an appropriate candidate for a SAFER assessment at this time.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Cherry mostly keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs. She is tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings. With further playgroup sessions, Cherry solicits and engages in gentle play.
Cherry was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown.
7/2- 7/3: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Cherry mostly keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs. She is tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings.
7/5-7/6: Cherry solicits and engages in gentle play.
Upon intake, Cherry allowed all handling.
During her initial medical examination, Cherry snapped.
Cherry displays a low energy level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Cherry 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_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though she has improved during her stay at our care centers, Cherry continues to give all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior displayed in shelter, the behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only until she can acclimate to her new home environment for the behavior to be further assessed. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised; force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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