CHICO – A1108116
Safe - 4-16-2017 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is CHICO. My Animal ID # is A1108116.
I am a neutered male black and white mastiff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 11 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/06/2017 from NY 10302, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER DIED.
04/13/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Chico A1108116 was placed At Risk for Medical Reason- please see notes below
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/10/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 99.0 LBS.
mouth checked due to Chico getting caught on the run gate, no wound or injuries seen on the buccal cavity or on the tongue
04/06/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/06/17 18:58 Basic Information: Chico is an 11 year old male Mastiff Mix that has tumors on face and body. Previous owner inherited Chico when father passed away but can longer have the dog due to his large size and due to not having time to take care of him. Socialization: According to the previous owner, around strangers, Chico is friendly and outgoing. Around adults and children, Chico is respectful and playful. With adults & children (18 months- 7 yrs.), Chico plays in a gentle manner. Chico has lived with one other small dog (female Shih Tzu) and was respectful and playful and played in a gentle manner. Chico has never interacted with larger dogs so his behavior is unknown. Chico has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. He has never bitten a person or another animal. Behavior: Previous owners stated that Chico has separation anxiety which causes him to chew on any & all various objects in the home. Chico isn’t bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her or when she is pushed or pulled off furniture. Chico isn’t bothered when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member. For a New Family to Know: Chico is described as friendly and affectionate with a low activity level. When in the home, Chico is the type to follow you around seeking attention. Chico was kept mostly indoors and was fed dry dog food. According to previous owner, Chico is house-trained and would rarely have any accidents (when owner was out for too long of a time). Chico usually goes to the bathroom on the grass. When left alone in the home, Chico would chew on any object in the household to cope with separation. Chico knows commands sit & give paw. For exercise, he enjoyed slow walks with the previous owner. On the leash, Chico can pull hard on the leash and would not let him off leash.
04/13/2017 WEB MEMO
A staff member writes: Chico is very sweet, docile and low energy. He is very easy in and out of the kennel. In the yard he will mostly sit beside the handlers, rolls over for belly rubs. He accepts any treats and takes them gently.
04/11/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile Date of intake 4/6/2017 Neutered Male, owner surrender (in home with family member for 2 months) Previously lived with: Children between the ages of 18 months to 7 years, a small dog (shih tzu) Behavior toward strangers: Social and outgoing Behavior toward children: Respectful, playful, and gentle Behavior toward dogs: Respectful, playful and gentle with small resident dog Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Social and affectionate with a low activity level Other notes: When left alone in the home, Chico reportedly chewed household objects. It should be noted this was reported only while staying with family after his original owner passed away. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/11/2017 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth open Tag: 2. Dog follows at the end of the leash, a bit distracted, body soft. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, then turns away. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral. Summary: Chico displayed no concerning behavior during his assessment. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/6/2017 During his initial medical exam, Chico allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Chico is described as social with low energy, and this matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience) Potential challenges: _X_Destructive behavior: Chico has reportedly chewed on household items when left alone in a family member’s home, specific items or to what extent have not been reported. Chico may benefit from crating when home alone to decrease any chewing of household items as previously reported. Chico has gone in and out of his kennel easily here at the center, and a crate should be large enough for him to stand up and turn around. A crate should never be used as punishment or have any other negative association. He should always be left with durable, long-lasting chews and other engaging toys when is he left alone. The home environment should also be managed by putting items where Chico has limited access. _X_ Separation Anxiety – While no destructive behavior was reported in Chico’s first home (since puppyhood), upon going to family member’s home Chico showed some behaviors characteristic of separation anxiety, chewing household items when home alone. We cannot be certain this is separation anxiety, but we recommend that potential adopters be prepared for this type of behavior and work to help Chico feel comfortable and secure in his new home. We recommend structure and routine (walks, feeding, etc) to help Chico know what to expect in his new home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/06/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History owner surrender Subjective Observed Behavior – friendly Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective microchip scan positive BCS 6-7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, AU- erythema, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calc; fractured upper canine/worn teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat, approx 1.5 inch cutaneous mass uclerated mass ventral to right ear with some purulent discharge; approx 2 inch soft subcutaneous mass at chest CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: 11 yo MN Mixed breed dog cutaneous uclerated mass- R/O malignant vs benign subcutaneous mass- R/O lipoma vs other otitis externa fractured/worn teeth Plan applied osnuria AU, repeat in 7 days start simplicef 300 mg PO SID x 7 days recommend FNA and cytology of masses
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