LUCKY JACK – A1068324
Safe - 3-29-2016 Brooklyn
LUCKY JACK – A1068324
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***BLIND***
MALE, TAN / WHITE, MALTESE / YORKSHIRE TERR, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/23/2016, From NY 11375, DueOut Date 03/23/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative; QARH – tense, does not respond to attention, allows most handling; M~ 2 years; Ears, nose, throat clear; Teeth – mild tarter; Eyes – blind. Whites visible only. Vet dx corneal dystrphy OS, possible microopthalmia; Coat – very dry skin, heavy dandruff. Nails long – trimmed; NOSF
3/27: REJECTED FROM IN-HOUSE SX DUE TO CIRDC; S/O: Dog is Q/BAR; Serous nasal discharge; Sneezing; Coughs on tracheal palpation. A: CIRDC ; P: Move to ISO and start on doxy; recheck day 7 and 10
Lucky Jack is a blind 2 year old male mixed Maltese and Yorkie. He was rescued from a facility in North Carolina and has been in owners care for two years. Lucky Jack is being surrendered into our facility due to owner moving to private.
With stranger he is nervous and shakes; will begin to shake or pant. After he eats he is usually friendly after. He has no experience wit with interacting with children but occasionally would have a 9month old visit the home. Has no experience with other dogs or cats. There is no known history of him biting another animal or person.
When left alone he can pee in the home; only occurs when owner is leaving the home and he is left alone. During storm or fireworks he is nervous and will hide. You are able to touch his food bowl while he is eating and can take objects or treats away from him. He has experience with groomers, and having his nails trimmed. He loved having his coat brushed and being held. Isn’t bothered when unfamiliar people approach you or the home.
Lucky Jack is described as being friendly, playful and conscious with a medium activity level who will do well in a family home. He enjoys having outside time in an enclosed space having the fresh air in his face. When it’s time to eat he will stand on his back legs jump up and down or run in circles. When home he will be in the same room as you. Mostly kept indoors he eats both wet and dry food at least 3 times a day; Purina brand. He likes Beggin’ treats and Rawhides. Lucky Jack is house trained; not use to walking or being on leash due to being blind so he uses the training pads; accidents occur a few times a week. When left alone in the yard or balcony he is well behaved. He knows “let’s go outside” and “get” which means he is in the way and will run.
During intake Lucky Jack allowed all handling had a tense body when handled counselor was able to scan (negative), collar and photograph.
SAFER; AVERAGE HOME
Lucky Jack previously lived with 2 adults and has been exposed to a 9 month old child. The owner stated Lucky is nervous with strangers. The owner mentioned Lucky is house trained uses wee-wee pads, has a medium activity level and well behaved when home alone. The owner describes Lucky Jack as friendly and playful.
At intake it was reported Lucky Jack was tense but allowed all handling. During SAFER Lucky Jack came into the assessment room nervous and trembling, he was shy towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Lucky Jack was fearful and unresponsive during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Lucky was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Lucky Jack 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 Jack is more comfortable and settled in a home environment. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Lucky Jack be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adoption.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is fearful and trembles, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit 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: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Lucky Jack greets other dogs appropriately but mostly seeks the handler’s attention and explores the yard.
PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs, Lucky Jack greets other dogs appropriately but mostly seeks the handler’s attention and explores the yard.
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