CHICO – 23748
Safe - 4-9-2018 Brooklyn
CHICO – 23748
Care Center Location: Brooklyn, ZIP Code From: 11416, Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 10 years, Sex: Male, Weight: 53 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:10 reported; Microchip noted on Intake?n; History 😮 surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior -wary. barked once. muzzled; Objective ;T =;P =60;R =wnl;BCS 4/9;EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam:no exam (muzzled); PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, , Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G:2 testes; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, ventral abdomen skin is erythrmatous and hyperkeratotic. no overt yeasty smell. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: geriatric. pyoderma vs malasezzia (or both); Prognosis:fair; Plan:cephalexin 500mg bid x 14d; if no improvement consider malaseb baths; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
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Date of Intake: 26-Mar-2018
Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable
Basic Information: Chico is a 10 year old, large mixed breed male who was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He came into the shelter with a wound from a few weeks ago but has no known health issues. He last went to the vet in November of 2017. He was rescued as a 3 month old puppy and has been in his home since then. He was surrendered due to the owner losing his housing and not being able to take the dog with him.
Previously lived with:1 Adult, 1 child
How is this dog around strangers? Chico will alert bark when someone first comes into the home, and is shy for a while around them. He will approach when he sees that the person is talking and relaxed around his owner and then will let them pet him.
How is this dog around children? Chico has lived with the owners 8year old son and was tolerant around him. He enjoyed playing with the son with his toys but does not like having his ears or tail pulled. He will get easily annoyed but has not snapped at the son, he will walk away.
How is this dog around other dogs? Chico has interacted with other dogs at the dog park and was respectful and playful around them.
How is this dog around cats? Chico has spent time around family members cats and was tolerant around them.
Resource guarding: Chico has no reported resource guarding by his owner.
Bite history: Chico has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other Notes: Chico will whine during thunderstorms and stays near the owners side. He has been able to bathe and groom him but he has not tried to trim his nails. The owner stated he is not bothered by being pushed off the furniture but does not always get down, you have to tell him to get down. He will alert bark when someone approaches the house or yard.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know: Chico is described as being playful, excitable and anxious. He is protective of his owner and his home but relaxes after he gets familiar with guests. He likes to follow his owner around when he is home and likes to play with all kinds of toys. He has been an indoor dog and sleeps either on his dog bed or the owners bed. He eats both wet and dry food and is house trained to go outside on any surface and is well behaved when left alone in the house. He knows the command sit and come and has walked both on and off leash. At the park he will run around but comes back when called.
Behavior Notes: Chico was growling at counselor when she offered him a treat, owner conducted handling.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 26-Mar-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender(since puppy-hood)
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 1 child
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first, warms up after a few minutes
Behavior toward children: Tolerant, but does not like his ears and tail pulled but does not snap.
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful and playful
Behavior toward cats: Tolerant
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: No, but Chico was bitten by a dog 3 weeks ago, he did not receive medical attention. There is a wound on his right shoulder/ side of body.
Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Chico as playful, excitable and anxious with a medium activity level.
Date of assessment: 28-Mar-2018
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, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag:1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 2:3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Toy:1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Chico came into the assessment room quiet and timid, he was not really interested with the handlers. He needed alot of coaxing to get his attention but allows to bet pet on his head and body with a slow approach.
Summary (1): According to Chico’s previous owner, Chico is respectful around other dogs. He did have an incident that resulted with him being bitten, but the owner did not give us details on what led to the altercation.
3/27: When off leash at the Care Centers, Chico is sexually motivated and follows the female helper dog around the pen, exploring her genitals. He can barley focus on the surrounding area, even when handlers interrupt him.
3/28: Today, Chico continued to be sexually motivated and was difficult to interrupt. He mounted the female greeter, and had to be physically removed by handlers.
Date of intake: 26-Mar-2018
Summary: Growled at the counselor, owner conduct handling.
Date of initial:27-Mar-2018
Summary: Wary, barks and muzzle needed.
ENERGY LEVEL:Chico displays a low activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:No children: Due to how uncomfortable Chico is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges comments:Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Chico to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Chico to new and unfamiliar situations.
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