MAX – A1120520
Safe - 8-8-2017 Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 08/08/17
MAX – A1120520
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
MALE, TAN, PEKINGESE MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/01/2017, From NY 11365, DueOut Date 08/04/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 9 years Microchip noted on Intake? no. O surrender, QAR, hydrated, a little anxious on lead, frightened during exam, showed a little lip curl, but did well with minimal restraint. T = P = 120 R = 20 BCS: 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: unable to do full oral exam, mild tartar seen on canines and premolars PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, matted hair coat in areas, thin over spine and ribs. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: 9 yo male intact mixed breed. Thin, but otherwise in apparent good health. Plan rabies dh2ppc microchip placed pyrantel heartworm test flea tx Prognosis: good SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited profile
Unaltered Male, Owner surrender (1 month in the previous home)
Previously lived with:
Behavior toward strangers: bark and growl
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Summary: Max is difficult to remove from the kennel, head flipping and snapping at the leash. He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Max is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home.
Max was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Max greets a group of small male and female dogs, with a high tail, and repeatedly attempts to mount them, even after he is given an appropriate correction.
8/02-05: When off leash at the Care Center, Max greets a group of small male and female dogs, with a high tail, and repeatedly attempts to mount them, even after he is given an appropriate correction. He bares his teeth when a medium size female greets him.
Upon intake Max growled at the counselor, he allowed limited handling.
During his medical examination, Max was fearful, lip curled and allowed minimal restraint.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner- Max has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression- Max has attempted to bite during his stay in our care centers when uncomfortable; guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Max to new and unfamiliar situations.
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