ROCKO – A1101016
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ROCKO – A1101016
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLACK / GRAY, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 01/04/2017, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 01/11/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: 48420C004F Sex: intact male Age: reported 10y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: heavy calculus and staining If abnormal BCS: overweight, closer to 3.75 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A, overgrown, trimmed Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed handling, but tense and nervous throughout Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes:
Rocko A1101016 is a 10 year old Chihuahua Mix. He was a gift from family 5 years ago.
The main reason for surrender is that the dog is defecating/urinating in the home. Rocko does not have any health concerns.
Around strangers, Rocko is shy for a few minutes. He lived with a set of 1 month old twins and a year old and he stood away from them. Rocko does not play with anyone. He lived with a Pomeranian and a Min Pinscher and the other dogs did not get along with Rocko. Rocko has never bitten anyone.
The only behavior issue that Rocko has is he goes potty in the home. He allows you to take away his food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. He is not bothered if you push him off of furniture, restrain, or hold him. He allows you to bathe him. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway he barks.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Rocko is best described as shy, mellow and fearful. He has a low activity level. When home, he follows you around. He does not play games or with any toys. He has been kept mostly indoors. rocko is fed Beneful dry food. He is partially house trained and has accidents daily. When left home alone, he goes potty. He listens to the command down. He is exercised in the home.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Rocko was fearful, buta llowed handling and collaring, photos.
Unaltered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, young children, other small dogs
Behavior toward children: Stayed away from the children in the home.
Behavior toward dogs: The other dogs in the home did not get along with Rocko, no other details given.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: No, has daily accidents
Energy level/descriptors: Previous owner described Rocko as shy, mellow, and fearful with a low activity level.
Other notes: Upon intake Rocko appeared fearful but allowed all handling.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/6/2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Rocko was a bit tense upon entering room, but warmed up quickly. Once comfortable, Rocko was friendly and solicited petting. He may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Tolerant: These dogs are typically non-reactive on leash and will be either friendly or indifferent off leash. They can typically tolerate some rude behavior from other dogs and can be described as having a long fuse. They show relaxed, appropriate, easy-going body language around others.
When off leash with other dogs Rocko solicits play and attempts to mount a select female.
1/7: Rocko greets politely and then attempts to mount males and females.
1/8-11: Rocko greets politely then spends his time exploring the yard.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/4/17
During his initial medical exam Rocko appeared tense and nervous but allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_House soiling: Rocko is noted not to be house trained, and to have daily accidents. He will need guidance to learn appropriate spots to eliminate in his new home. We recommend frequent, consistent walks, a consistent feeding schedule, careful monitoring while inside, and rewards and praise for eliminating in desired areas. Crate training may also help, and the potential adopter may want to consider wee wee pad training based on size and age. Rocko should never be punished for accidents as this will set the house training back.
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