RICO – A1108693
Safe - 4-17-2017 Brooklyn
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RICO – A1108693
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
MALE, WHITE / TAN, CHIHUAHUA SH / JACK RUSS TERR, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/12/2017, From NY 11361, DueOut Date 04/15/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age: 3 YR Microchip noted on Intake?= none CAME IN AS A STRAY INTACT MALE DOG stray timid P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: ADULT DENTITION PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: SCROTAL TESTES MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NOT PERFORMED Assessment HEALTHY Plan OK FOR SURGERY AFTER STRAY WAIT OPEN SELECTION Prognosis: EXCELLENT SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact Male, Stray (Three days in the finder’s home)
Other notes: Upon intake Rico was uncomfortable and snapped at the counselor, the finder was able to collar him.
Toy: 4. Dog freezes when attempting to remove the toy away.
Summary: When attempting to remove Rico from his kennel, he would bare his teeth and snap at the leash. He would dodge his head away from the rope. Once Rico was in the assessment room, he continued to remain tense with his tail tucked and whale eyes. He bared his teeth when the handler approached him slowly. Therefore, the handling assessment was ended.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Rico is nervous, keeping to himself displaying a tucked tail as he wanders in a group of small male and female dogs.
04/14/17: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Rico is nervous, keeping to himself displaying a tucked tail as he wanders in a group of small male and female dogs.
During his medical examination, Rico was timid but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Rico so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. He can be reactive towards people in the shelter environment (bares teeth and snapping). We recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Rico.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)- Due to how uncomfortable Rico 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- Rico has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and does not tolerant 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- Rico has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because he is so uncomfortable, Rico does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to bite upon direct contact.
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