MARILU – A1085566
Safe - 8-27-2016 Manhattan
My name is MARILU. My Animal ID # is A1085566.
I am a female brown min pinscher and chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/16/2016 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/17/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 16.3 LBS.
08/16/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/16/16 14:20 Marilu A1085566 is a young female reddish brown perhaps Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix due to her being on the smaller side canine who was found in front of the finder’s home earlier this morning in the Bronx. They stated they’re afraid of dogs but felt bad for her as she seemed scared. They stated they approached her and she allowed them to pick up her leash and walk her to our receiving center. During intake Marilu was very nervous as she displayed “whale eye” and had a crouched body position along with her tail tucked tight underneath her. After spending some time with her on the floor she “army crawled” to me and placed her muzzle in my hand and allowed me to pet her. Her body was still a little tense but if I would move she would move with me and sometimes closer to me as well. Marilu allowed me to pick her up (her body still tense/stiff) and was placed into a kennel with ease. As I reentered the room she spotted me and began wagging her tail but was still trembling and flinched whenever I went to touch her.
08/23/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: A tiny deer hiding in a little dog kennel, delicate Marilu is a scared doe who wants to escape her den. I secure a leash around her neck (no growl, no teeth), pull her under my arm and off we are for the “great outdoors”. She does not really want to go to the street, but with a little coaxing, she accepts. Her tail is under her belly, her eyes are wide open and her mouth is open. Let’s go to a bench and rest. Marilu is totally “pickable” without problem and settles on my lap. She relaxes just a little under my caresses, often looking back at me, but still very shy. This little gal needs a home sweet home. A shelter environment is not at all to her liking. A very sensitive soul she has. Marilu will like to meet you very soon. Come to the Manhattan Care Center. A volunteer writes: Sitting upright in her kennel like a perfect lady, Marilu catches my eye every time I pass by. Succumbing to her charms, I open the door to her top kennel, leash her and easily lift her out. She trembles, but snuggles in close as I carry her outside. Once outside on the ground, she goes potty and nervously looks around. Like many small dogs, she’s a bit scared and needs to feel comfort in her place. We take a very short walk and finally settle on a bench where I lift Marilu onto my lap. She still trembles but finally relaxes, allowing me to caress and kiss her. She’s looking for a new and safe lap on which to snuggle….in a home where she will be allowed to find her balance at her own pace. Our gorgeous little girl hopes that will be with you.
08/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Marilu came into our center after a member of the public found her as a stray, behaviors in the home are unknown. She was nervous upon intake, gave whale eye to admissions counselor with crouched body, tail tucked. For her relief was, she pulled a bit. Once in the assessment room, Marilu appeared tense and nervous. For Look, she held the assessor’s gaze, tail tucked and trembling. She was whale eyed during Sensitivity trembling, body tense, tail tucked. For tag, she spun toward the assessor on the second and third pass, body tense, and did not follow. Her head and body were low for the first Squeeze attempt, lip long, and she quickly pulled back her paw. For the second Squeeze attempt, she vocalizes and tries to bite. She showed no interest in the Toy. When greeting another dog on leash, she approached with her tail down and seemed to warm up slightly. Marilu must be placed with a New Hope partner. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is tucked. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back. Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog is crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back paw, body tense. Flank squeeze 5. Dog vocalizes and tries to bite. Toy 1. No interest. Dog to Dog: When greeting another dog on leash, she approached with her tail down and seemed to warm up slightly.
08/18/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Marilu does nto approach other dogs, is anxious and seeks exit.
08/16/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- FEMALE MILD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 1.7 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. VERY NERVOUS & TENSE. ACTIVELY RESISTED BEING EXAMINED NOSF
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