POOFY aka POOPY – A1092768
Gone - 10-14-2016 Manhattan
POOFY aka POOPY – A1092768
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
MALE, TAN / CREAM, POMERANIAN MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason HOUSE SOIL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/08/2016, From NY 10031, DueOut Date 10/08/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Intact male Age~ Approx- 10 yrs Geriatric dog BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Severe dental tartar and some are missed BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Behavior: Growling, try to bite and not allow handling during exam NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Poofy is a cute little lion, all puffy and well groomed in his very seasonal pumpkin color coat. He is a bit wary, observing quietly his surroundings and sits at the back of his kennel. I leash him and extracts him carefully from his den and off we go for a walk around the block. He strolls very nicely through the streets and in the park, tail up and happy and I am quite surprised when I read that Poofy did not go usually on walks with his previous owners. He does his business with slight marking and is not a pigeon or squirrel chaser.. Poofy was surrendered to us for soiling off his wee wee pad. After snacking politely on a few treats, Poofy sat for a thorough petting session that he seemed to enjoy very much. The eye of the camera intimidated him a little and i heard a slight rumble in his throat. Poofy seems to have led a very secluded life and is described as sometimes friendly and at times grumpy. He would prefer to stay by himself and is known to guard his food. As days go by, we see another side of Poofy who appears to appreciate the company of the volunteers taking him out. He might be 10 year old but it is never too late to learn and adopt a new lifestyle…May be this is the path Poofy is willing to take in experienced and loving hands. Poofy is at the Manhattan Care Center hoping to start his life again, with you.
Unaltered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults only
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Tolerant
FG/RG: Poofy will snap if someone attempts to take away food, toys, treats
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Low
Other notes: Previous owner stated that Poofy is sometimes friendly around strangers but will sometimes bark and growl.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is a bit stiff; 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, body a bit stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1/2: 3. Dog closes mouth, a bit stiff.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Poofy was a bit uncomfortable through the assessment though displayed some social behavior towards the end.
When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Poofy is persistently sexually motivated and attempts to mount. He does not cease with handler interruption.
During his initial medical examination, Poofy was growling and tolerated minimal handling; attempted to snap.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience Adult Home Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Poofy has been observed to display fearful behavior during his stay at our care centers; at times will avoid interaction and shy away from direct-touch. Poofy easily startles and is made uncomfortable by loud noises and sudden movement and will display proper warning signals as well as increase distance from anything that may present a threat. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of his environment. A period of decompression is advised before introduction or exposure to new and unfamiliar situations. Force-free, reward based training is advised.)
_X_Resource guarding (Poofy may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address this food guarding behavior. In addition to food behavior modification protocol we recommend teaching Poofy “Drop It” and trade-up games.)
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