CHICO – A1113442
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My name is CHICO. My Animal ID # is A1113442.
I am a neutered male tan and white chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/28/2017 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was NEW BABY.
06/02/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Chico A1113442 is at risk for behavior challenges in the shelter. He has been fearful since intake and has escalated to warning behaviors (snapping) when uncomfortable. Chico also has a bite history in his previous home.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/28/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.8 LBS.
Date: 05/28/17 Microchip not placed due to behavior Pyrantel orally- 0.4 ml Applied Advantage topically- 4-10 lbs Canine DAPP Product Name:Nobivac 1-DAPPv Serial Number:02121703C Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 06/11/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Nobivac: Intra-Trac3 Serial Number:- 00541370B Location of Vaccination:-IN Revaccination Date: 11/28/17 Rabies Product Name: Nobivac 1 Rabies Serial Number#143933 Location of Vaccination:RHL Revaccination Date: 05/28/18 Exp:09/19/17 Veterinarian : Dr. 0577
05/28/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/28/17 12:58 Basic: Chico is a 10 yr old Chihuahua. His owner has had him since 2009 when she found him on the street. Chico is being surrendered because there is a new baby in the home. He has not had any injuries or health problems and he was last seen by a vet 2 yrs ago. Socialization: Around strangers Chico is fearful and aggressive. He will bark and growl and sometimes approach. He has not spent time with any children, but for the past 3 months he has been around an infant and will growl at the infant. He plays with adults exuberantly. He lives with a 4 yr old male Havanese and a 2 year old male German Shepherd and is relaxed and playful with them; they all play exuberantly. He has not been around other cats or pets. He bit his owner about 1 month ago, while playing tug, and has never bitten another animal. Behavior: Chico will pee inside and also can go through the trash when left alone. He isnt bothered by loud noises. He will growl when his owner touches his food while eating, while taking away a toy or a chew toy, when he is pushed off furniture, when he gets a bath, when someone touches his feet, when someone unfamiliar approaches his house or family member. He isnt bothered when he is held or restrained, disturbed while sleeping, or brushed. For New Family: Chico’s owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, fearful, and anxious. His activity level is high and his owner likes how Chico is so affectionate with adult family members, and will nudge hands with his muzzle for more petting. He will follow his owner around the house and sleeps in his owner’s bed. He will play tug with rope toys and loves all toys, but tears them up. He has been kept mostly indoors, but loves to go outside for walks. He likes both Wet&Dry food 2xday and will beg for Beggin’ Strips! He is mostly housetrained and rarely has accidents inside. He likes to go potty on both the grass and cement and doesnt do well in a crate. He knows “sit, come, stay” commands and pulls lightly on the leash. When off leash he will wander but then comes when called. For exercise he likes brisk walks on leash. During intake Chico was growling and nervous. He was backing himself up against the wall and trembling. He took treats nicely from the counselor’s hands. The counselor did not handle Chico as he was very nervous.
06/01/2017 WEB MEMO
Teenie Weenie Chi Chi Chico is ready to Cha Cha into your lap @MACC A volunteer writes: Little Chico is really adorable, a cute red fox with sparkling eyes and pointy ears. Although said to be ten years old, he looks and acts like a youngster. Chico is eager to come out of his kennel and leashed 1,2,3. He walks beautifully and does his business on the way with not much marking involved. He is fine meeting other pooches, even upclose in a playgroup. Chico is really friendly mostly that we have met already a few times and he knows that I have good treats. He can sit for them but will usually beg (making the sweetest eyes) with his two forelegs on my lap. Chico does not mind to be picked up and held tight against my chest. Chico was owned for many years by the same family, playing nicely with two male dogs and his owners. He is said to be very affectionate. He would be at first wary of strangers, sensitive to touch and have some guarding issues. I so recognize the Chihuahua in him…I so enjoy my time with Chico. True, I am a Chihuahua lover but this little man is really special and dear. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
05/30/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 5/28/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender (In previous home for eight years) Previously lived with: Adults and two other dogs Behavior toward strangers: Fearful, will growl and bark at them Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with the dogs he lived with Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, Chico growls when his food is touched and when a toy or treat is taken away from him Bite history: Yes, Chico bit his owner’s son while he was playing tug with him with a toy. He growled and bit her finger, breaking skin. Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Chico’s is described as friendly, affectionate, fearful, and anxious with a high activity level. Other notes: Chico will growl when he is bathed and when his feet are touched. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/30/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Chico appeared very fearful throughout his assessment, moving away from the assessor and having a tense, trembling body. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Chico is nervous and keeps only to himself. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 5/28/17 Upon intake, Chico was tense and growling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/28/17 During his initial medical exam, Chico was tense and snapped. ENERGY LEVEL: Chcio’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): 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: _X_Resource guarding: Chico’s previous owner reported that he growls when his food and items that he is engaged with are touched. We recommend that Chico be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Chico’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Chico’s previous owner reported that he growls when his paws are handled, showing an uncomfortability with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Chico’s paws at this time and to be cautious when touching him in other areas as we do not know where he may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Chico to be more comfortable with this _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Chico’s previous owner reported that he barks and growls at strangers. At the care center, he has displayed fearful behavior. It is important to always go slow and give Chico the option to walk away from any social interaction. Bobby should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Chico’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Chico would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
05/29/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
5/29: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Chico is nervous and keeps only to himself. 5/30-6/2: Chico approaches and greets other calm dogs.
05/28/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10 y Microchip noted on Intake? no History : owner surrender, hx of aggression towards family Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – fearful, does not want to be picked up/handled much, will try to bite Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T = n/p P = 120 R = 32 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not performed due to behav PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: nsf = NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense, non-painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male (no palp. testicles) MSI: Ambulatory x 4 – very tense, did not allow thorough exam; long toenails; skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment – geriatric – healthy – fear/aggressive behav Plan – no treatement at this time – rec’ behav. eval and NH placement Prognosis: good SURGERY: (neutered)
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