MIA – A1078056
Safe - 7-11-2016 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is MIA. My Animal ID # is A1078056.
I am a spayed female black chinese sharpei and pug mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/19/2016 from NY 10304, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/03/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 42.0 LBS.
reweigh: 42 lbs
06/19/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/19/16 15:57 Basic information Mia is a 6 year old female Chinese sharpie with no known medical conditions. Owners have had Mia for 6 years and are surrendering because of Owner health and behavior reasons. Socialization Mia has lived with teenage children and got along very well with them. Mia plays gently with the children and adults. Around strangers Mia is shy for about a half an hour but when she warms up to you she is very affectionate. Mia has not lived with dogs but is respectful and shy around dogs outside. Mia has lived with a cat and was relaxed and respectful with the cat. Behavior Mia isn’t bothered when having her food bowl touched while eating or having toys and treats taken away. During storms and fireworks Mia is relaxed. Mia does not like the water and is fearful of the hose but will let you bathe her if you use a cup. Mia also is fearful of having her nails trimmed. Mia does not go on furniture in the house. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house Mia will bark but once they enter she will hide. After about a half an hour Mia will slowly approach and sniff the visitor. For the new family to Know Mia was described as shy, friendly, affectionate, loving, and mellow with a medium activity level. When home with Mia she will follow you around seeking attention. Mia enjoys playing with nylon bones and playing tug. Mia is house trained and well behaved when left in the house or yard alone. For exercise Mia usually plays in the yard. Mia knows the commands sit and stay. Mia eats wellness dry food once a day. When Mia goes on walks she is usually fearful, stays right by you and walks low to the ground. Mia is use to going to the bathroom on cement. Previous owner believes Mia will do well in an adult home or a family home with older teenagers.
No Web Memo
07/01/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Mia is not thriving in the shelter environment and remains fearful of her surroundings. We have established that Mia may bite out of fear, based upon an incident in the care center, and we feel that it is in her best interest to leave this environment and move into a stable home. She may need some reward-based training and behavior modification to address her responses to novel or fear-inducing situations to prevent future bite incidents. We recommend a home with experienced adopters and without children under age 13. 6/29 SAFER assessment: Mia came into our center as an owner surrender. Owner reports Mia is nervous around strangers and needs time to warm up. It is reported she lived with 1 teenager and recently attempted to bite a newborn, as well as bit a stranger who attempted to leash her too quickly. She reportedly lived with 3 cats, slept with them, and 4 dogs, got along well with them. Mia also reportedly lived with a bird and 2 lizards. Owner states Mia is housebroken and crate trained. Mia walked well on leash for her relief walk, no pulling. She allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. Mia stood still during Sensitivity item, a bit cautious, ears back. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, soft. Mia was uncomfortable during positioning for Squeeze item, not wanting to get too close, but once positioned, she gently pulled her paw back, moved body away on second Squeeze. She showed brief bouts of interest in Toy, but did not fully engage. Mia investigated the helper dog, then turned away. Mia would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children. She would benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction as well as going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment where she can relax and know what to expect in her new home. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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, ears back, mouth closed Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently pulls back Squeeze 2: 3. Dog gently pulls back, is soft in body and eye, and moves her legs/body away Toy 1. Brief bouts of interest, does not fully engage Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog slowly, investigates and then turns away
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive – 4A30074254 S; 10 yo; 43.2 lb Very scared; tail tucked and backing up; fear but no sggression shown during exam; no growling, lip-curling or snap attepmts during exam Geriatric Eyes cloudy Teeth dark and worn Gums dark Some areas of alopecia on legs; possible dermatitis Ears clear BARH
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