CHUCK – A0807078
Safe - 8-25-2016 Brooklyn
CHUCK – A0807078
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR LEGAL Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/20/2016, From NY 11101, DueOut Date 08/27/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan: pos (985121002384171) sex: male neutered est age: 11yrs S/O: Dog is BARH BCS 4-5/9 EENT – grossly normal Grade 1/4 dental dz Heart/lungs auscult wnl Abdomen tense Amb x 4 Skin/coat – appears wnl Med Beh BLUE dog very tense, no growling, no attempts to bite A: Geriatric healthy P: Hold ID PROGNOSIS: Good
BASIC INFORMATION: Chuck is a black/white Chihuahua mix male dog. Found as a stray 45 days ago & has slight cataract. Chuck was surrenderd to ACC due to behvaior issues & resdidng in a home that is no longer adequate.
SOCIALIZATION: Chuck is fearful & may snap towards strangers. When a stranger comes up to Chuck, he immediately runs away to hide. Chuck has not been exposed to children or other animals. Since Chuck was found, owner has attempted to social Chuck, but Chuck does not allow any human contact. If a person attempts to force contact he may snap & bite. Chuck has not bitten another person or animal within the 10 days.
BEHAVIOR: Chuck displays excitement when owner is going to feed him, but after the food is served and owner goes near Chuck, he begins to growl & may snap. Chuck does not allow owner to pick him up or grooming. When someone unfamiliar is outside of the home, he does not bark.Chuck is not house trained or wee wee pad trained. He will soil through out the home. Chuck is scared of goin outside.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Chuck is best described as a Fearful & shy dog. He has a low activity level & when his owner or a visitor comes over he will run and hide. Chuck has been kept indoors only. Chuck sleeps on the floor in a corner. Chuck enjoys eating dry food from Iams & wet food from Pedigree. He also like Jerky treats.
BEHVAIOR UPONINTAKE: Chuck growled at the staff and did not allow any handling. scanned positive.
Chuck was at the back of his kennel when I came to get him out, and he began low growling at me when I put my rope in. Because of this I used a towel to take him out of his kennel. He was stiff when I lifted him out but did not struggle. Once I had him outside I took him for a walk around the parking lot. He immediately relieved himself, and then walked around. He seemed to be somewhat proximity sensitive, and when I kneeled down and called to him he tried to run away from me. Even while he was walking he mostly seemed interested in keeping as much distance between me and him as possible. I again used the blanket to lift him back into his kennel.
Chuck was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown.
8/21-8/23: When off leash at the Care Center, Chuck greets other dogs appropriately but mostly keeps to himself and explores the yard.
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