CHULLY – A1117835
Safe - 7-11-2017 Manhattan
CHULLY – A1117835
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, CHIHUAHUA LH MIX, 12 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 07/07/2017, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 07/12/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: positive 094027876 Sex: neutered male Age: appx 12y+ Mentation: QARH Eyes: appearance of cataracts OU Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: advanced ddz (most teeth missing, malocclusion of remaining, loose insertions, and heavy calculus) If abnormal BCS: muscle wasted, 4/9 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: sparse and unkempt Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed handling but tense at times, mouthed at towel during restraint Medication: N/A, preventatives given
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense, 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 tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Chully was fearful during his assessment, have a tense, trembling body. He allowed all handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
7/9: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center, Chully avoids approach and offers brief low growls and lip curls.
Upon intake, Chully was stiff.
During his initial medical exam, Chully was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Chully so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Chullo may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up.
_X_Fearful: Chully is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Chully the option to walk away from any social interaction. Chully should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Chully’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Chully would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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