DRE – 26646
Safe - 5-9-2018 Manhattan
DRE – 26646
Intake Date : 4/30/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: —Age: 8 years Sex: Male
Weight: — lbs
Medical exam pending
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: I like Dre and I like Chows I always thought were “cats in disguise”. Dre is an middle aged gentleman who came with a gorgeous lady companion, Rainbow. He might be a little on the thin side but his coat is luxurious, fox red , a bushy tail completing his awesome looks. Dre is reserved , true to his breed but a few walks took care of his apparent aloofness. Yesterday, he was prancing to the park(still preferring litle streets to noisy and busy arteries), doing his business and enjoying the fresh although hot air. He appreciated the water I had brought along with me. He was fine nearing other dogs, big and small, left alone the birds and the squirrels and was not concerned by children at play. At first, Dre did not see the need for petting but yesterday, he accepted gladly my caresses like I was an old friend. With Chows, it is all about trust, approaching them with respect, gently and you might get a loving and very loyal friend for ever. Dre is waiting at the Manhattan Care Center to start with you a new page in his life.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment:2-May-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 1:3. 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:Dre did not approach the assessor but allowed the assessor to approach him. He was tense throughout the assessment and moved away from the assessor repeatedly, being difficult to position for the handling items. He spun quickly away during tag and became very tense during squeeze, so flank was used.
5/1: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Dre keeps to himself, and flinches slightly when approached and sniffed.
5/3: Dre is polite when greeting other calm dogs.
Date of intake:30-Apr-2018
Summary:Dre allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:We have no history on Dre so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations:No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:No children: Due to how uncomfortable Dre is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges:Handling/touch sensitivity
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:Handling/touch sensitivity: Dre has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give Dre the option to walk away from any social interaction. Dre should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Dre’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Dre may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Dre gives clear warnings when he 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 Dre, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Ruby to initiate interactions with new people. He should never be forced to greet or to interact if he is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
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