PRINCESS – A1092875
Safe - 10-16-2016 Manhattan
My name is PRINCESS. My Animal ID # is A1092875.
I am a spayed female brown chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/08/2016 from NY 10466, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/09/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.3 LBS.
No Final Exam
10/08/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/08/16 19:34 Princess is shy around strangers but starts to warm up after a few minutes. She is relaxed around children aafter a few minutes. She has not been around other animals. Princess is house trained and does not destroy household items. If you touch or take her food or treats she will growl or bite. She is not bothered by being bathed , brushed or having her nails trimmed. She has a high level of activity at home and follows her owner around the house. She is well bejaved when left alone and knows the command come. She pulls lightly on the leash and is fed dry food science diet. Princeess tries to bite councilor and does not allow councilor to touch her. Owner had to handle for intake.
10/12/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Princess is an adorable sight in her kennel, so girly in her pink and white polka dots outfit. She welcomes me at first with a, “What do you want from me?” “I am your new friend, sweetheart. Wanna go out, have fun, try new treats, meet people and other dogs?” Princess softens at once. I open her door and she is in my arms in no time, one needy little mouse. She feels so soft, is so relaxed tucked under my arm and loves caresses. She is so tiny and chunky too. Princess walks fast on the leash and does her business at once while on the ground. She nears other dogs uneventfully. We sit on the side walk. Princess hops on my lap for a bonding session. She is a true sweetheart. We are told that Princess is a little shy around strangers and needs time to warm up. Same with children with whom she feels relaxed after a few minutes. She would be housetrained, well behaved when alone in the house. Princess is a typical Chihuahua. You either love them or you don’t. I am part of the first group, and Princess is right up my alley. I hope that just like me, you will fall in love. Princess is at the Manhattan Care Center waiting…just for you.
10/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Spayed, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward children: Relaxed Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: She will growl/bite if you touch or take her food/treats . Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Medium Other notes: Princess is shy around strangers but starts to warm up after a few minutes. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/11/16 Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 5. Dog attempts to bite Dog/dog: 2. Dog does not approach Summary: While all handling was conducted without issue, Princess displayed concern over the toy item of the assessment. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL Behavior: 10/08/16 During her initial medical examination, Princess appeared tense though tolerated all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) (See known history/potential challenges) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Princess did display some concern during the resource portion of the assessment. Her body was stiff when approached; she then vocalized and snapped then attempted to bite the hand. Because of the severity of this behavior observed in shelter as well in a home environment, the department believes Princess would benefit best from a New Hope placement partner who can provide an experienced foster home where she is allowed decompression before any introduction to new and unfamiliar situations. Force-free, reward based training is advised.) Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding (Princess may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address this food guarding behavior. In addition to food behavior modification protocol we recommend teaching Princess “Drop It” and trade-up games.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/08/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: spayed Age 5 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clen Nose: clear Teeth: modeate tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: wnl Hair Coat: aph Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: tense / fearful / growling — best method for handling towel Medication: none nosf
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