GORDA – A1098590
Safe - 12-7-2016 Brooklyn
GORDA – A1098590
FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/03/2016, From NY 11238, DueOut Date 12/03/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary microchip scan negative unaltered female 13 yrs old as per surrendering owner BARH otitis externa AU cloudy eyes, mild ocular discharge mild dental tartar severe dermatitis throughout body, skin scrape: negative 13.4lbs; BCS: 3/5 calm, allowed handling
Gorda is a friendly and outgoing pup to children, adults, and even strangers. She plays gently with all but has never lived or spent time with cats or dogs so it’s unknown how she would react around them. Gorda has never bitten another person or animal.
During loud noises such as storms and fireworks, Gorda becomes a little nervous but usually goes about her business. She isn’t bothered when her owner takes away her food and treats and believes she’s trying to play when her owner would take her toys. Gorda doesn’t mind being pushed off of furniture, held, or disturbed when sleeping. She also isn’t bothered by being bathed and brushed but she’s never had her nails clipped so it’s unknown how she’d react. She also doesn’t mind when new people approach her owner or her home.
Gorda’s owner describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. Her activity level is medium but when she’s ready to play she enjoys balls and squeaky toys. Gorda loves being chased and playing tug and spends most of her time indoors. When her owner is home, Gorda tends to follow her around but will sleep in his own bed at night. She is very house-trained and will only go potty on her wee-wee pads. When left alone, Gorda is well-behaved and spends most of the time quiet in her bed. She has never been crate-trained and the only command she knows is “go to your bed.” She enjoys slow walks on-leash and will only pull lightly. Gorda’s owner fed her Arpo dry and wet food, about a handful and half a can, two times a day. Her favorite treats are bones.
On intake, Gorda was shaking and had her tail between her legs. She allowed the counselor to pick her up and place her onto the counter. She stood still while the counselor collared her and took pictures of her. Before she left to go to the back, Gorda’s tail was in a normal position.
Gorda’s previous owner reported that she has not been around other dogs.
When off leash at the Care Center, Gorda greets the other small female and male dogs appropriately but mostly keeps to herself and wanders the yard.
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