PEACHES – A1113696
Safe - 6-5-2017 Manhattan
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PEACHES – A1113696
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, POMERANIAN MIX, 11 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/30/2017, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 05/30/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:11m Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – growling, lunging, trying to bite Objective P = 160 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited. seems wnl H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: presumed intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: apparently healthy Plan: neuter Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Basic Information: Peaches is a 11 month old female Pomeranian who was a gift from a family friend. She has been in the same home since she was just a month old but sadly was unable to stay in her home.
Socialization: Around strangers, Peaches is described as shy for a few minutes and will bark and growl at you until she feels more comfortable. She has been around children of ages 1, 2 and 5 and is described as very playful, respectful and relaxed around the children. She has not been socialized with other dogs and will bark and growl whenever she sees a dog.
Behavior: Peaches will often poop and pee indoors, barks consistently and will destroy toilet tissue if left alone at home. She isn’t bothered by storms or loud noises or being woken up or pushed off of furniture. She loves bath time and having her hair brushed and is fine when someone tries to touch her food, treats or toys while she’s eating. She will bark and growl when she is being restrained from something she wants and when someone unfamiliar approaches her or her home.
For a New Family to Know: Peaches is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, independent, pushy and very excitable. She has a very high activity level, loves to cuddle and play fetch and enjoys following you around and being in the same room as you when you’re home. She enjoys playing with balls, squeak toys, stuffed animals and chew bones and likes to play fetch, tug and chase after you back and forth. She has been kept indoors only, likes to sleep in her kennel and eats Beneful dry and wet food 2x a day. She is mostly house-trained and crate-trained, enjoys dancing, likes short walks outside on the leash and if she is left alone she likes the TV or radio on.
Intake: Upon intake Peaches was very tense and often growling and barking. When attempting to collar her she growled and ran away and kept barking. While taking her picture she barked at the camera and growled consistently until the camera was put away. She did not allow me to handle her, collar her or scan her for chip.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for ten months)
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and will sometimes bark and growl
Behavior toward children: Playful, respectful, and relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Barks and growls at them
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Peaches is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, independent, pushy and very excitable with a very high activity level.
Other notes: Barks a lot in the home
Summary: Peaches is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging and snapping at the leash. She appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. She has also allowed minimal handling from her caretakers. Out of concern for her stress levels and her response to restraint, we feel Snow White is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see her owner surrender profile for a full summary of her behavior in her previous home.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Upon intake, Peaches was tense, growling, and barking.
During her initial medical exam, Peaches was growling, lunging, and snapping.
Peaches previous owner described her as having a very high activity level. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_ No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Peaches is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
_X_ Place with a New Hope partner: Peaches 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: Peaches is very fearful at the care center and has snapped when afraid. Her previous owner reported she will growl at new people. It is important to always go slow and give Peaches the option to walk away from any social interaction. Peaches should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Peaches’ choice to approach a new person or thing. Peaches would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
_X_ On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Peaches’ previous owner reported that she will bark and growl at dogs and sometimes new people. Peaches may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs and novel stimuli that may startle her. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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