CHLOE – 18429
Safe - 1-25-2018 Manhattan
CHLOE – 18429
Intake Date: 1/16/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Female Age: 3 years
Weight: 37 lbs
LVT Intake : BARH scan negative female intact very nervous, tense 3 yrs old reported mild tartar clean EEN skin tag on chest near left shoulder clean coat BCS 5/9
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Chloe joins us when her family moved to a dwelling not allowing pets. Having lived with two children, and used to playing tug with her family and spending time with human friends, Chloe is understandably shy and a bit confused as to her change in circumstance. She’s doing a great job, and we fell in love with this little morsel at our first ‘hello’. Although we’re told that she needs help with her housetraining skills (but we don’t know how often she was walked), she pottied as soon as we were outside and walked nicely on leash. Off leash, after greeting a dog in an adjoining pen Chloe and I played ‘run’ and she happily bounced along with me doing little bunny hops as her tail wagged. She’s so cute! We’re told that she doesn’t guard her things, can play a little rough sometimes, enjoys baths and being brushed, and is “always looking to play tug of war”. The name Chloe is Greek in origin meaning ‘blooming” or “new growth”, and is perfectly fitting for this little girl who will bloom with her new family, growing into a cherished and love companion. Meet her and make her name come true; it’s such a perfect name.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Chloe is a female gray and white medium mixed breed dog that is estimated to be 3 years old. Herr previous owner got her from a friend over 2 years ago and stayed with them until they had to move to a new home that did not allow animals.
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 2 Children (Ages 7,9)
How is this dog around strangers? Chloe is friendly around strangers and will jump up to greet them. She does like to bark at people when they approach her.
How is this dog around children? Chloe lived with 2 children and was very playful with them. At times she would play somewhat rough pulling on their shirts and jumping around.
How is this dog around other dogs? Chloe was not around other dogs in her previous home.
How is this dog around cats? Chloe was not around other cats in her previous home.
Resource guarding: Chloe is not bothered by people going near her food or toys.
Bite history: Chloe has no history of having ever bitten another person or animal.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium Energy, Excitable, Affectionate
Other Notes: Chloe is not entirely house trained and still has accidents at home a few times a week. She does tend to bark a lot if she hears someone coming to the door. she enjoys baths and being brushed. She has never had her nails trimmed and does not like having her paws touched.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know : Chloe is an excitable dog that will follow you around the house an will try to play with you all day. She likes to play with rope and is always looking to play tug-of-war. She eats both wet and dry food. She is partially house trained and will have accidents at home a few times a week. She does pull a lot on the leash and will want to run most of the time during walks
Behavior Notes: Chloe was very loose bodied she was wagging her tail when i approached and let me collar her. She was trying to play with anyone that came near her and when i called her name she readily followed me. She did panic a little to go into the kennel and when she got comfortable enough to get in she let us pick her up.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 18-Jan-2018
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Chloe very cautiously approached the assessor in the assessment room. She was tense and whale eyed throughout the assessment, displaying very fearful body language, and spun repeatedly towards the assessor’s hand during tag.
PLAY GROUP :
1/17: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Chloe greets with a tense body and high flagging tail. When the greeter moves away, Chloe bounds after while vocalizing, though is easily interrupted.
1/19: Chloe greets male and female dogs politely, opening up and soliciting brief bouts of running, bouncy play.
Date of intake: 16-Jan-2018
Summary: Chloe had a loose body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 16-Jan-2018
Summary: Chloe was wary and tense.
ENERGY LEVEL: Chloe’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Chloe is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most
beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: House soiling, Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
House soiling: Chloe is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only.
Fearful: Chloe gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Chloe, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Chloe to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
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