CHLOE – 24315
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CHLOE – 24315
Intake Date : 4/2/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow Age: 7 years Sex: Female
Weight: 43 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: Reported 9 years old – pt was given to client 2 years ago by a friend. Exam is consistent with 4-8 years. Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative; History : Surrendered. Came from a house with 1 other dog. No medical problems reported. Subjective: Alert, anxious, trying to take off her muzzle (client muzzled pt prior to exam). Observed Behavior – Tense body but allows all handling; Objective ; BAR-H, MMs pink, BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Did not perform due to muzzle and reported behavior; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Slightly tense, non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, vulva slightly swollen with a few drops of serosanguinous discharge; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: Adult female dog, in heat; Prognosis: Good; Plan: Spay, placement; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Chloe’s got it all, looks, smarts and most importantly, a real personality, and she’s ready to show you just how much sweeter your life could be with a little spice added to the mix! Serious and shy at first, she’s a dog whose trust must be earned but with a gentle approach, a little patience and a toy to chase and chew, it’s not long before she cracks an ear-to-ear smile and joins me in zooming up and down the yard. Chloe walks wonderfully on leash and knows how to come, sit, lay down and jump on command and she showed off an excellent ‘sit’ for me once I offered her some treats. Favorite hobbies include long walks outdoors, playing solo with her Kong and stuffed toys and teaming up for games of fetch and tug in which she’s always the winner. Chloe’s previous owner tells us his favorite thing about her is how affectionate she is, following him around the house and sleeping right beside his bed. She lived in harmony with canine brothers but can be reactive to dogs she doesn’t know, especially on leash, and we’re told she likes to protect human children from strangers too so we’re recommending an adult-only home and very careful introductions to new four-legged friends. Chloe’s name means ‘blooming’ and that’s just what she’s looking to do, blossom from a shy girl into a happy, playful pet with a loving forever family by her side. Come and get some sugar at our Manhattan Care Center today!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Chloe is a 7 year old unaltered medium breed dog that the owner got from a friend two years ago. The owner is surrendering due to his moving situation and being unable to bring Chloe with him. The owner has never taken Chloe to the veterinarian.
Previously lived with: adults, children, and dogs
How is this dog around strangers? Chloe is cautious of strangers and is shy after a few minutes of meeting them.
How is this dog around children? Chloe is very good with children but she does snap at people when they come near the children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Chloe is not good with dogs that she does not know but she is relaxed and respectful with the dogs she lives with, who are mostly males.
How is this dog around cats? Chloe has never been around cats.
Resource guarding: Chloe will growl and snap if her food bowl is touched while she eats or if a treat or toy is taken from her by another dog.
Bite history: Chloe has never bitten or scratched another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: low
Other Notes: Chloe is not bothered when she is taken off furniture, restrained, disturbed while she sleeps, bathed, or brushed. Chloe is fearful when her nails are trimmed. When the doorbell rings, Chloe gets alert and jumps up.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know: Chloe is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, confident, pushy, mellow, excitable, and fearful. The owner’s favorite thing about Chloe is how affectionate she is. Chloe’s favorite thing to do is go on walks and play with her kong. When the owner is home, Chloe follows him around. Chloe plays with balls and stuffed toys. Chloe likes to play tug. Chloe has been kept mostly indoors. Chloe sleeps by the owner’s bed. Chloe is fed Purina dry food, one bowl twice a day. When taken outside, Chloe uses the grass, cement, and gravel. Chloe knows how to sit, come here, lay down, go away, and jump on command. For exercise, Chloe goes on slow walks on a leash. On a leash, Chloe pulls lightly.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Chloe had a loose body and was wagging her tail. Chloe was observant of the room and would approach the Counselor when she was called over. Chloe allowed all handling.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 4-Apr-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:1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Paw squeeze 2:Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1:1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2:1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy:1. No interest.
Summary:Chloe approached the assessor in the assessment room with a tucked tail and tense body. She softened during tag. When her paw was touched, she became tense, so flank was used.
Summary (1):4/3: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Chloe keeps mostly to self and does not sniff or greet.
Date of intake:2-Apr-2018
Summary:Chloe had a loose body and allowed handling.
Date of initial:2-Apr-2018
Summary:Chloe was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:Chloe’s previous owner described her as having a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:No children: Due to a reported history of snapping when people approach children she is with, we recommend a home without children. We do not know exactly why this behavior has occurred, so we recommend removing the trigger for it (the presence of children). We do not know if other things may trigger this behavior. Chloe has also been reported to snap when her food is touched, making an adult only home advisable.
Potential challenges:Resource guarding; Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:Resource guarding: Chloe is reported to growl and snap if her food bowl is touched while she eats. We recommend that Chloe be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in her future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Chloe’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Chloe has snapped at people who come near children she is with. We do not know if other things may trigger this behavior. She is also described as cautious and shy with new people, and has shown this at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Chloe the option to walk away from any social interaction. Chloe should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Chloe’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Chloe would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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