FIONA – 9248
Safe - 10-14-2017 Brooklyn
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FIONA – 9248
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Owner Surrender, 6 Years Old, Gray/White Small Breed Mix 10lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 6 years; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : stray; Subjective:BAR, hydrated; Observed Behavior – very friendly, easily examined and treated with minimal restraint. Objective P = 120
R = 20 BCS: 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild staining,; otherwise negative oral. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: female intact, no mgts or dc; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, matted hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment:
in good health; Prognosis: good; Plan: continue to monitor at ACC; SURGERY:Okay for surgery
Behavior Assessment Date: 10/11/2017
Date of intake:9-Oct-2017
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 11-Oct-2017
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.
1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
5. Dog growls, snaps, or tries to bite.
1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
During the assessment, Fiona was nervous, and wary. She did not readily approach the assessor, and during tag was sensitive to touch growling, head flips, and snapping.
Fiona was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
10/10-12: When off leash at the Care Center, Fiona displays a soft body when greeting a group of small male and female dogs. She explores her surroundings, mostly keeping to herself.
Date of intake:
Summary: Growls, and snaps when approached.
Date of initial: 9-Oct-2017
Summary: Allowed handling with minimal restraint
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
No children: Fiona appears to easily startle and become uncomfortable with up close handling, for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time.
Place with New hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in the care center environment, the behavior department recommends Fiona be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Fiona to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Fiona to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Fiona presents with outside of the care centers.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Handling/touch sensitivity: Fiona has growled and snapped when her paw were handled, showing a discomfort with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Fiona’s paws at this time and being cautious when touching her in other areas as we do not know where she may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Fiona to be more comfortable with this.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: On several occasions in the care center Fiona has escalated rapidly when being handled, and gives high-level warnings (growling, snapping, baring teeth).
Suitability With Children: No Children
Other: New hope only
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