FIFI – 11894
Safe - 11-17-2017 Brooklyn
FIFI – 11894
Intake Date: 11/6/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 5 year Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 42 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 5 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes History : stray?, no history available Subjective: BAR, hydrated Observed Behavior -timid, frightened but allows exam and treatment with gentle restraint. Evidence of Cruelty seen -neglect/very thin Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective P =120 R =wnl BCS: 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: grade 2-3 periodontal disease PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female spayed, no mgts or dc MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Thin CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: periodontal disease very thin Prognosis: good Plan: give 3 meals per day, recheck wgt in 7 days. consider bloodwork/xrays if not eating well or gaining wgt. recommend periodontal therapy continue to monitor at ACC SURGERY: already altered
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Basic Information: FiFi is a 3 year old, white and black spotted, medium mixed breed female. She was spayed prior to coming into the shelter and has no known health issues or injuries. She has been in the home since she was a young puppy, and was surrendered due to personal health issues with her owner. She has not seen a vet recently.
Previously lived with: In home with owner
How is this dog around strangers? FiFi is gated off to a section of the house so she has not interacted with guests when they enter. She does bark and growl when the come in and the owner does not trust her behavior with unknown guests.
How is this dog around children? FiFi has not spent time around children.
How is this dog around other dogs? FiFi has lived with her brother in her previous home and their interactions are scattered. Most of the time they co-exist well, but her owner has reported incidents where play time became aggressive and they have fought with each other before. She has not interacted with any other dogs but will bark and growl at ones she passes on the street when being walked.
How is this dog around cats? Fifi has not spent time around cats.
Resource guarding: Fifi will allow her owner to touch her food bowl, but will growl and snap if she tries to take a treat or object away from her mouth.
Bite history: Fifi has no bite history but she has snapped at family members before.
Energy level/descriptors: High
Other Notes: Due to his owners erratic schedule, and she is the only person the dog will allow close, he has accidents daily in the house because he is not let out often enough.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes None
For a New Family to Know
Fifi is described as being excitable and unpredictable. She has snapped at family members that she is familiar with and interacted with every day. Her owner has bathed her but she will struggle to get out of the tub. She also will struggle when she tries to brush her, and only the vet has trimmed her nails. She will bark and growl when someone approaches the house and yard. She is kept gated off so she is not able to follow her family around when they are home, she has been an indoor dog and sleeps in her crate. She eats dry food and her favorite treats are milk bones. She slow walks on a leash for exercise and does pull hard. She does not know any commands and likes to play with balls, stuffed toys, and chew bones.
Behavior Notes: No handling was done during intake.
My medical notes are…
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Date of assessment: 8-Nov-2017
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 low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
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: Fifi came into the room nervous and fearful, she was a bit social towards the handlers with a slow approach and a lot of coaxing.
Fifi is extremely fearful around other dogs but did show bouts of sociability. She displays a soft posture around both male and female dogs. She lived with her brother in her previous home and their interactions are scattered. Most of the time they co-existed well, but her owner reported incidents where play time they became over-aroused and would fight. She has not interacted with any other dogs but will bark and growl at ones he passes on the street when being walked.
11/07: When off leash at the Care Center, Fifi is extremely nervous and does not interact with the helper dog at all. She stands at the gate, whining with a tucked posture.
11/09: Today, Fifi is social with her sibling, in a group of calm dogs. She explored the pens, and briefly mounts her sibling.
11/10-11: Fifi briefly greets the group of calm dogs before exploring the pens.
Date of intake: 6-Nov-2017
Summary: No handling done during intake.
Date of initial: 6-Nov-2017
Summary: Fifi was timid, and frightened, but allows handling.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
No children (under 13)
No children: – Due to how uncomfortable Fifi is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: House soiling, Resource guarding, Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Resource Guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Fifi was observed to growl and snap when engaged with items. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Fifi’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment.
Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Fifi to approach her potential new adopters at her own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Fifi to new and unfamiliar situations.
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