COCO – A1111162
Safe - 5-19-2017 Manhattan
COCO – A1111162
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BR BRINDLE, CHIHUAHUA SH / DACHSHUND WH, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/13/2017, From NY 10037, DueOut Date 05/13/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-097100.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 8-10 years based on dentition and overall appearance. Microchip noted on Intake? MC placed last night on LVT intake. Owner surrender, last saw a vet 2 years ago, no medical issues reported. Tense, allows handling. BCS 7/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Immature cataracts. Lichenification, stenosis and yellow discharge AU. Mild serous nasal discharge. Oral Exam: Moderate tartar, gingival recession PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: Resp sinus arrhythmia. NMA. Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Tense, no masses palpated U/G: Male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: 1. Otitis externa 2. Dental disease 3. Overweight Plan 1. Clean ears and apply Osurnia, repeat in 1 week 2. Recommend dental cleaning with rads and extractions as needed 3. Recommend mild weight loss Prognosis: Good 1088
A volunteer writes: Holy cuteness, Batman! Coco is part chihuahua and part dachshund and all wonderfulness. This little dude started wagging his tail the second he saw me. If I had a tail, I would have done the same! I took Coco for a walk, and we had the best time. Coco loves walking and exploring, and he has the cutest little spring in his step when he gets going. After our walk, Coco snuggled up on my lap so we can get in a good people-watching session. This sweet guy may be small, but he has the biggest heart and the gentlest spirit. Coco would love to be a furry companion so come on down and meet this great guy for yourself!
Coco A1111162 is a neutered male brown brindle Chihuahua/wire haired Dachshund mix who was taken in as a stray 7yrs ago and is being surrendered along with his “sister” Suga A1111163 (a female tan & white Shih Tzu) due to moving to where pets aren’t allowed & cost. Both Coco & Suga were last seen by a veterinarian in 2015 and currently have no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Coco is friendly/outgoing but after a couple of minutes he’ll bark and or back away. He’s spent time with a cat and foster children ages ranging from 4-11yrs and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed & playful with them, the adults & Suga in the home. During walks Coco will bark at other dogs sometimes or he’ll stop to sniff them. Coco hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Coco isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being held/restrained or if someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member (but will bark if someone knocks on the apt door). Coco hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting. Coco doesn’t enjoy being bathed/groomed or having his nails trimmed; he’ll growl and or struggle to get away until you let him go.
For A New Family To Know:
Coco is described as friendly, affectionate, playful (at times) & mellow with a low-medium activity level. He enjoys resting & deli meats (which he used to be able to walk on his hind legs to get to). When the owner is home Coco follows them around. He enjoys ball, squeaky & stuffed toys (but not too much anymore). Coco is a mostly indoor only dog who’s walked 2-3x a day. When walked he doesn’t pull on his leash. Coco is housebroken; also uses wee wee pads, is well behaved when left home alone, sleeps with Suga on a day bed in the owner’s room, eats dry & canned Pedigree dog food 2x a day and knows the following commands: “sit”, “stay” & “come” which Suga will follow.
Initially Coco was barking at me but wagging his tail and approaching me. After a couple of minutes he still had a loose, wiggly body & allowed all handling. Coco allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of. He was then picked up/held (which he didn’t seem to mind at all) and was placed into a kennel with ease.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Neutered male, owner surrender (lived in previous home for 7 years)
Previously lived with: A similarly sized small dog, foster children ranging from ages 4-11, and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Initially friendly and outgoing but may back away after a few minutes
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, exuberant, gentle, playful
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with resident dog, may bark at other dogs on walks
Behavior toward cats: Gentle, relaxed, playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes, walked 2-3 X per day plus also has wee wee pads indoors.
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful at times, and mellow with a low-medium activity level.
Other notes: Coco will growl and struggle to get away during baths, grooming, and nail trims.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, head low, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, lip lick.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 / 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, then turns away. This may be due to environment as owner reports Coco enjoys ball, squeaky and stuffed toys.
Summary: Coco appeared tense for some portions of the assessment, though tolerated handling without issue.
5/15: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Coco mostly keeps to himself, and briefly approaches to sniff nearby dogs.
During Coco’s initial medical exam, he was tense but allowed handling.
His owner reports Coco has a low to medium activity level which matches what we have seen at the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity – Coco will reportedly growl and struggle to get away if being held for grooming or nail trims. He may do best having all grooming experiences through a professional groomer or veterinarian. Coco should never be forced to submit to handling or petting when he is showing appropriate signals that he is uncomfortable.
CAME IN WITH: SUGA – A1111163 – (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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