GRIFFIN – A1089863
Safe - 9-23-2016 Brooklyn
GRIFFIN – A1089863
***SAFER – EXPERIENCED HOME – NO CHILDREN***
MALE, BROWN / GRAY, YORKSHIRE TERR MIX, 6 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/15/2016, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 09/18/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – aggressive stance, teeth bared and growling, snaps, will bite – large blanket and muzzle needed for exam. M~ 6 years Ears, nose, throat clear Eyes – slight cloudiness in right eye Teeth worn, mild to moderate tarter, gums slightly swollen and reddened. Coat dirty. Mild matting around face, hindquarters and feet. No flea dirt or parasites noted Nails medium Ambx4 NOSF
Griffin came into the shelter as a stray; his past behaviors in a home are unknown. Griffin was fearful and tense upon intake. When the counselor approached, Griffin began to tremble and snapped; he was not collared during intake due to his fearful behavior. Griffin did show some improvement in the shelter by Soliciting attention from staff.
When Griffin came into the assessment room he was a bit fearful he had a tense body posture when interacting with the assessor, he did solicit attention by rolling over on his back and muzzle nudging, he allowed all handling from the assessor. Griffin was relaxed during the tag interaction and during the resource portion of the assessment. Griffin was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Griffin appears to be sociable upon a slow approach. Griffen has displayed appropriate warning when uncomfortable (growl, snap, lunge); he has shown to be fairly sensitive towards sudden movements and loud noises. The behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only.
Look: 3. Dog consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body tense, and mouth closed, ears back.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched; he is wary and is crouching, lip lick.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Playgroup:When off leash at the care center, Griffin greets most of the other dogs appropriately but mostly wanders the pen exploring his surroundings.
PLAYGROUP: Griffin was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown.
9/16- 9/20: When off leash at the care center, Griffin greets most of the other dogs appropriately but mostly wanders the pen exploring his surroundings.
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