CHEWY – A1062693
Safe - 1-16-2016 Brooklyn
CHEWY – A1062693
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
MALE, TAN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/11/2016, From NY 11224, DueOut Date 01/11/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative Male Intact 4 yrs EEN: clear Skin/Coat: NSF Left front dew claw caught in muzzle and ripped, dried blood present, per 1067 attempted to clean with Novalsan ( was unable to soak, so held Novalsan soaked cloth onto dew claw) 1086 gave 0.27 cc Rimadyl SQ per 1067, continue for 3 days, recheck in 2 days Nice dog, a bit nervous, no signs of aggression, go slow Applied 1.0cc Activyl intrascapular Gave 1.3 cc Pyrantel PO
S: VC was requested to re-evaluated toenail wound. O: Left dewclaw has some bruising around the base and is twisted but is not hanging off, the dog is painful when the toenail is manipulated; A: Painful LF dewclaw but not falling off. P: left toenail in place to see if it will heal on it’s own and to avoid exposure of underlying tissue, will finish course of Rimadyl but will not continue past these three days, recheck in three days
Chewy is a tan and white male chihuahua dog who is being surrendered because he can be shy to visitors of the home. Chewy has been with the family for 1 year.
Chewy lived with 2 adults and 3 children as well as a cat. Chewy is receptive to interactions with all the family but the owner describes him as mostly quiet. The cat and Chewy are reported to be playful and receptive to one another. When visitors come to the home Chewy is put in another room because he will growl and appears fearful. When on walks owner says he is indifferent to other dogs but can become defensive if they display aroused behavior such as bark and he will bark back. He can be receptive to meeting people and petting when on walk but also may bark to ward strangers off. Chewy is partially house broken and is allowed to eliminate on wee wee pads in inside.
Chewy is tolerant of a bath but not of a nail trim. Chewy likes to be picked up and held by his family. Chewy will guard his food with growling and if the owner tries to remove his food he may attempt to bite (chewy has never bit anyone). With toys he does not guard but will resist having them removed if he is playing with them but tugging. If on the bed or the couch he is easily removed.
Chewy likes to play with soft toys and he likes to throw them around and sometime be destructive to them but does not swallow the material. He does not know commands. Chewy likes to play chasing games with the family. When the family is home he likes to be where they are and when home alone he is well behaved. Chewy likes wet and dry food.
Upon intake Chewy was slightly fearful to introduction with growling. Owner assisted with handling and Chewy became quiet but relaxed with a loose body and counselor was able to scan for microchip (negative) collar and photograph. Chewy walked well on leash and was curious about counselor with sniffing.
SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME, NO CHILDREN
Chewy previously lived with 2 adults and 3 children as well as a cat. The owner stated Chewy and the cat are playful and receptive to one another. The owner mentioned Chewy is partially house broken and eliminate on wee-wee pads in inside and he is well behaved when home alone. It was reported by the owner Chewy will guard his food with growling and if the owner tries to remove his food he may attempt to bite.
At intake it was reported Chewy was a bit fearful and growling, he allowed all handling with assistance from the owner. During SAFER Chewy came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, he was a bit social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Chewy was fearful and unresponsive during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Chewy was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some concerns stated from the previous owner Chewy will growl and guard his food bowl if someone tries to remove it, so the behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching and lip licks.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral.
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