HORTON – A1111476
Safe - 5-18-2017 Manhattan
HORTON – A1111476
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, ORANGE / WHITE, JINDO / SHIBA INU, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 05/08/2017, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 05/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary BAR scan negative male intact appx 8 yrs old nervous, resisted handling, tried to bite geriatric heavy tartar cloudy eyes ear infection, ears cleaned dirty coat BCS 5/9 did not allow draw blood for HT NOSF
A volunteer writes: Horton enjoyed his stroll in the park. A little girl crossing our path said : “Look, Daddy, a big red Fox!”. She was so right. Horton does look like a Fox in his lush cream and rust thick coat. Horton was pretty nervous when he arrived at the care center but he fell back quickly on his four’s. After sampling a treat, he accepted my leash right away and off we left for the nearby park. Horton is a calm walker, marks a lot his territory and does quite a bit of sniffing. He is cool with other dogs met, minding his own business. He hints at chasing pigeons and squirrels but does not pursue. He sits after a lot of prompts and lets me clean his eyes without any problem. He is a bit aloof , I guess his Sheba Inu ‘s side but i think that once well acquainted with his person, he will be a very good friend. I appreciated very much my quiet time with Horton, a middle aged gentleman who would make a great companion to a new owner seeking calm while still lively pet. Horton is at the Manhattan Care Center hoping to meet you soon.
Another volunteer writes: Resting so quietly in his kennel, I just had to meet this gorgeous fluffball, so I asked him if he’d rather nap or walk and he stood up to let me know a walk would be grand. Stepping gently out of his kennel, with an emphasis on the ‘gently’, Horton is gentle and easy in everything that he does. His plume tail never stops ‘gently’ wagging , he walks ‘gently’ on leash, he ‘gently’ comes close for petting, and when I get that sweet spot, you know, the one that gets the leg going, he does it ‘gently’. As he quietly and ‘gently’ explores our pen, he returns for petting, his tail still wagging ‘gently. So, you get the theme of this sweet and easy boy who is looking forward to a lifetime of love, good food, easy walks, and more love. Let’s get this sweet and gentle boy home.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Dog is tense.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Horton was aloof during his assessment and appeared to be uncomfortable with some handling, tensing when his face and paw were handled.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
During his initial medical exam, Horton was tense and snapped.
We have no history on Horton so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he appears to have a low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_ No young children (under 5): Due to Horton’s response to some of the SAFER handling items, we feel he may be intimidated by small children.
_X_ Handling/touch sensitivity: Horton has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when his face and paw were touched. It is important to always go slow and give Horton the option to walk away from any social interaction. Horton should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Horton’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Horton may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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