CHICHARITO – A1094675
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My name is CHICHARITO. My Animal ID # is A1094675.
I am a male tan and white chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/25/2016 from NY 10040, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/25/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.6 LBS.
No Final Exam
10/25/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/25/16 11:44 Chicharito is a four year old chihuahua who was surrendered to the ACC because his owner is moving and couldn’t take him. Chicharito was described as friendly around strangers, children, and his family. Previous owner stated that he could be a little shy around new people for a few minutes but warmed up quickly. He lived with an eight year old girl, who he loved to play with gently and sit near. Chicharito has never met another dog or cat, so it is not known how he would socialize with them. He has never bitten a person or animal. Chicharito is house trained, and is used to using potty pads. He is crate trained and will not go to the bathroom inside of his crate even if he is left inside for more than half of the day. He was reported to bark if food, toys, or treats are taken away from him. His previous owner stated that they never tried to hold him and that he probably wouldn’t like it. However, during intake, Chicharito was shivering on the floor and jumped into counselor’s lap. Counselor carried him for the remainder of the intake and he stopped shaking and displayed loose body. Previous owner stated that Chicharito has a low to medium activity level. He is left in a crate for most of the day and doesn’t interact with the family much. They usually fed him boiled chicken, but would occassionally give him dry dog food which he would eat a little of. Chicharito is not used to going on walks, but when the counselor took him outside for pictures he ran outside and sniffed around wagging his tail.
10/27/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Little Chicharito would so love to be “The Little Engine that could”. He is so scared in his kennel but with gentle coaxing, he moves slowly to his door, takes a little piece of smoked turkey treat, and steps a little more forward. His face is frowning but he is is not angry, does not show his teeth or growl. He accepts a pet on his head and a scratch behind the ears. He is coming out. Another volunteer scoops him up delicately and off we go to the street for photos and a little walk. What a pretty Chihuahua Chicharito is. A little dumpling well made, well dressed but with long nails. He is a little bit “frozen” and shaking like a leaf. A very short stroll affords him to do his business, but what he really wants is the arms of his caretaker where he rested for a good moment before being returned to his den. His shaking had subsided quite a bit. Just like when he newly arrived at the care center–his shaking stopped when the counselor held him in her arms. He needs most likely a Chihuahua lover, and an experienced human that will help him make the transition between ownerships. Lovely Chicharito is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting for…you.
10/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults/Children Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Unknown Energy level/descriptors: Medium Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/27/16 Look: 5. Dog tries to bite Toy: 1. No interest Summary: Chicharito is nervous and trembling throughout the assessment and has a crouched body posture. The behavior department advises that future adopters should be able to provide positive experiences for Chicharito. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Chicharito be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace. PLAYGROUP: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Chicharito approaches and offers greeting to other calm dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/25/16 During his initial medical examination, Chicharito appeared tense and tolerated minimal handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13)(See potential challenges) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Chicharito has attempted to snap multiple times during his stay at our care centers, for this reason, we believe Chicharito would benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue group who can further assess this behavior in a stable environment.) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
10/26/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Chicharito approaches and offers greeting to other calm dogs.
10/25/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan negative ears- wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl male intact severe tense, nervous when handled
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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