JAMISON – 12958
Safe - 11-27-2017 Manhattan
JAMISON – 12958
Location: Manhattan; Intake Date: 11/18/17; Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Orange; Age: 1 year; Sex: Male; Weight: 15 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 1-2y; Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior -growled in cage, tries to escape. head down, eyes averted; Objective ; T =; P =80; R =wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean teeth (only incisors seen); PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 2 testes; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: healthy; Prognosis:excellent; Plan:neuter; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Behavior Assessment Date: 11/20/2017
Date of intake: 18-Nov-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 20-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: 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.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Jamison cautiously approached the assessor in the assessment room after a few minutes. He was tense and appeared fearful during the assessment, quickly spinning towards the assessor when touched during tag.
Summary (1): 11/19: When introduced off leash to dogs, Jamison is fearful upon entering the yard, and keeps to himself while trembling.
Summary (2): 11/20: Jamison opens up and approaches, sniffs the other dogs. 11/21: Jamison engages in bouncy play.
Date of intake: 18-Nov-2017
Summary: Jamison was growling and attempted to flee.
Date of initial: 18-Nov-2017
Summary: Jamison was tense and snapped when touched.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Jamison so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center , he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
No children: Due to how uncomfortable Jamison is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Jamison is fearful at the care center and has at times growled and snapped. It is important to always go slow and give Jamison the option to walk away from any social interaction. Jamison should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Jamisonâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Jamison would 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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