PUCK – A1120279
Safe - 8-3-2017 Manhattan
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PUCK – A1120279
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, GRAY / BROWN, YORKSHIRE TERR / TIBETAN TERR, 1 yr, 1 mo
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD RELEASED Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/30/2017, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 08/02/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary 07/30/17 13:41 Microchip: negative, placed 981020019677378 Sex: intact male Age: appx 1-2yrs Mentation: BAR Eyes: clear Ears: clean, Nose: no d/c Teeth: ? If abnormal BCS: WNL 5/9 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: limited exam, did not like restraint Medication: N/A, preventatives given
Puck is estimated to be about one year old. He was found as a stray on 7/29/17 at 8pm. His finders stated he was shy initially but warmed up when they talked in soft voices and approached him slowly. He allowed them to pick him up and pet them and stayed with them over night until brought to ACC. His finders described him as sweet and shy.
Behavior during intake:
Puck backed away when approached initially; he had a tense body and showed whale eye and flinched when hands were extended. He pulled away from the leash as well. After some soft talking and slow movement he allowed me to pet him. He also leaned on my leg and stayed close. He allowed staff to pick him up and collar him. When collared he showed whale eye. When he was spoken to he also wagged his tail.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Summary: Puck is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging and snapping at the leash. He appears to be very fearful. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Puck is not a good candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Upon intake, Puck backed away and was tense. After a bit, he allowed a staff member to pick him up.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/30/17
During his initial medical exam, Puck allowed limited handling.
We have no history on Puck so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Puck 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: Puck 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: Puck is fearful at the care center and has allowed little handling. It is important to always go slow and give Puck the option to walk away from any social interaction. Puck should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Puck’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Puck 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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