PAPICHULO – A1109508
Urgent - Manhattan
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PAPICHULO – A1109508
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/20/2017, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 04/23/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative, placed 981020021214157 Sex: intact male Age: appx 8y Mentation: QARH Eyes: slight opacity Ears: some dry waxy d/c, easily cleaned, dog is head shy Nose: no d/c, some debris on nares, easily removed Teeth: heavy wear on teeth esp canines, heavy tartar and staining If abnormal BCS: WNL 5/9 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: some dander, WNL Declawed: N/A, overgrown, trimmed Any injuries: no; slightly arthritic gait Behavior: allows handling but tense and does not engage with handler, eyes down and tail sometimes tucked Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: I love the seniors. The calm, the acceptance, the gentle spirit of a dog who has experienced much, and has learned that life is best served with quiet and good will. Papichulo is the ambassador of that philosophy, quiet in his kennel, happy to step out for a chance to go potty and a walk to enjoy the cool spring afternoon. Loosely translated, Papichulo means “cool daddy”, “hot stuff”, and yes, that’s our Papichulo. His leash manners are lovely, and although his eyes are a bit cloudy he doesn’t miss a thing, from the squirrels in the park, to kids playing ball, to other dogs passing by. Not a fan of being tethered for photos, I snap quickly so as not to stress him, and then cuddle him close for a hug which he accepts graciously. Papichulo didn’t like either of my treats, turning up his nose in a polite “no, thank you”. At times seeming a bit confused as to exactly what has changed in his life to bring him to this new place, he’s nonetheless gentle and determined to make the best of it. He won my heart with his dignity, gentle manner and brave acceptance of things he can’t change. But, we can change it for him. Meet him today and I guarantee you’ll want to take him home for his golden years. He deserves it and you deserve him.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense, 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 down, body stiff, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low, and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Papichulo appeared a bit fearful during his assessment, keeping his body tense and trembling at times. However, he did approach the assessor and allowed all handling.
When greeting a dog on leash, Papichulo is stiff bodied abd displays a whale eye. With lingering greeting, he displays a high tail wag and whine.
During his initial medical exam, Papichulo was tense and had a tucked tail but allowed handling.
We have no history on Papichulo so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Fearful: Papichulo is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Papichulo the option to walk away from any social interaction. Papichulo should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Papichulo’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Papichulo would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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