JERRY – A1097953
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My name is JERRY. My Animal ID # is A1097953.
I am a neutered male white maltese mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/26/2016 from NY 11106, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/27/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, LBS.
No Final Exam
11/26/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/26/16 14:35 Jerry’s previous owner says that he is shy when it comes to meeting new people. He would growl when new people approached his previous home and owner. However, Jerry has spent time and lived with kids of all ages and was relaxed and playful with them. He also plays gently with adults. Jerry is usually fearful of other dogs but his previous owner states that recently he has looked like he wants to play but when it comes to sniff each other will back away. He lived with one other cat and was very tolerant of it, they never went near each other in the home. Jerry has never bitten a human or animal. During loud noises such as fireworks, Jerry tries to escape the noise and is nervous. His previous owner says that he was never bothered when she would take his food bowl away or wake him while he’s sleeping, but would growl and follow her around when taking away a treat or toy. Jerry never went onto furniture unless his previous owner asked him to so it is unknown how he would act if one tried pushing him off of it. Jerry enjoys getting baths and being brushed but his previous owners never cut his nails so it’s also unknown how he’d react to it. His previous owner describes him as affectionate, shy, mellow, and independent. Her favorite thing about him was how laid back he is. His activity level is medium but when playful enjoys being chased with the ball in his mouth. He also likes playing with squeaky and chew toys. When in his previous home, one could usually find him in his owner’s granddaughters’ room where he would also sleep. He has mostly been kept indoors and is very house-trained. He likes going to the bathroom on cement and has never been crate-trained. When left alone in the house he usually sleeps and would await his previous owners return. Jerry knows come and stop and enjoys brisk walks outdoors for exercise. He will pull lightly if something excites him. Jerry enjoys 3/4 cup dry food (especially Beneful for puppies) twice a day and likes anything sausage flavored for treats. On intake, Jerry barked during the whole surrender period. He growled when I went to take off his sweater and leash him so I was not able to get the sweater off on my own. A holder had to hold Jerry down for vaccinations since he was growling and snapping a little. I could not collar him but was able to get the sweater off with scissors and eventually photograph him.
No Web Memo
11/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Altered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children of all ages, a cat Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Fearful of them Behavior toward cats: Tolerant FG/RG: Will growl if toys or treats are taken away from him Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, shy, mellow, and independent with a medium activity level. Other notes: Growls when new people approach his home. Upon intake Jerry growled when the counselor attempted to remove his sweater and was barking throughout the surrender period. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/27/2016 Look: 1. Eyes averted, open mouth pant, body neutral Sensitivity: 5. Dog freezes, growls or tries to bite. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, sniffs toy and turns away Summary: Jerry came into the room with soft body, approached assessor with tail wagging. During assessment, Jerry remained focused on the exit, barking — Jerry appeared to become uncomfortable with any forms of direct touch. We recommend Jerry be placed with a rescue group who can further assess this behavior in a stable environment. PLAYGROUP: 11/28: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Jerry avoids approach and offers correction when approached face-to-face. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/27/16 During his initial medical exam Jerry appeared tense and nervous and snapped when his face was touched. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Jerry would benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue group who can further assess this behavior in a stable environment) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Jerry has been observed to snap when frightened/stressed. It is recommended that Jerry be allowed a proper time to decompress to aid in acclimating him to a new environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Jerry to new and unfamiliar situations.) _X_Resource guarding (See known history; we recommend using positive based behavior modification should any potential guarding present itself in a new home environment.)
11/28/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
11/28: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Jerry avoids approach and offers correction when approached face-to-face.
11/27/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 985112003237535 Sex: neutered male although palpation cut short due to temperment Age: reported 6y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear, some alopecia around eyes but possibly pattern of fur Ears: could not do thorough exam but pinnae are clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: overweight Skin: WNL Hair Coat: unkempt but WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: tense and nervous, would not rise from cage bed, at first allowed handling but then would snap if face/genital area was touched, whale eyed otherwise Medication: N/A, preventatives given
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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