LUCKY – A1070798
Safe - 4-30-2016 Brooklyn
LUCKY – A1070798
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH / DACHSHUND, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/19/2016, From NY 11358, DueOut Date 04/19/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scan positive: AVID 033 865 812 BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling neutered~7yrs mild gingivitis/tartar long nails, clipped EENT:WNL No fleas seen Nosf
BASIC INFORMATION: Lucky is a Chihuahua/Daschund mix, 7yrs old, neutered male. Lucky was purchased from a pet store and has no known health issues. Lucky was given to ACC due to owners residential move to a home that does not allow pets.
SOCIALIZATION: Lucky is shy around strangers. He will display whale eyes & will growl when a stranger suddenly approaches him. Lucky did not reside with children, owners stated Lucky would do best in a single person home. Lucky plays gently with owner. lucky has not been exposed to cats or other small animals. When lucky is exposed to dogs, he will bark & mat at times growl & lunge. Lucky does not play with other dogs. Lucky has not bitten or scratched anyone within the past 10 days.
BEHAVIOR: Lucky allows owner to come near him while he is eating & also allows owner to remove object from mouth with ease. Owner allows bathing and grooming. Lucky needs socialization, he is very fearful & shy around animals & strangers.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Lucky is best described as an affectionate, shy & fearful dog. Lucky’ s activity level is very high, he loves to run around and play. When owner comes home, he will follow owner around the home. Lucky enjoys playing with stuffed toys. He also plays fetch & tug with his toys. Lucky has been kept mostly indoors & sleeps with the owner. Lucky eats home cooked food and does not like eating dog food. He enjoys eating chicken and rice. For treats, Lucky enjoys beggin strips. Lucky is wee-wee pad trained & also house trained. Lucky is well behaved when left alone in the home, he has never been crate trained . Lucky is familiar with the following commands, sit, come, stay & down. Lucky enjoys taking brisk walks on leash, he prefers grass to go potty.
Lucky previously lived with 2 adults. The owner stated Lucky is shy around strangers, he will display whale eyes and will growl when a stranger suddenly approaches him. The owner mentioned Lucky is house trained, has a high activity level and well behaved when home alone. The owner describes Lucky as affectionate, shy, and fearful. It was reported by the owner Lucky eats home cooked food and does not like eating dog food. The owner also stated when lucky is around other dogs, he will bark, growl and lunge at them.
At intake it was reported Lucky growl at the counselor and allowed minimal handling. During SAFER Lucky came into the assessment room nervous and timid, he was a bit social towards the assessor with a slow approach. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Lucky follows but unresponsive when touch and is fearful during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Lucky was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Lucky has been showing fearful behavior and avoids interaction in the care center. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Lucky is more comfortable and settled in a home environment. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Lucky be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching, and lip licks.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Lucky approaches and greets with a lowered body, but softly. He is tolerant of some pushy behavior but does not solicit play. Instead he spends most of the time exploring the yard.
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For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please read here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions/
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You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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