ROCKY – A1073848
Safe - 5-26-2016 Manhattan
My name is ROCKY. My Animal ID # is A1073848.
I am a male black and tan chihuahua sh and toy fox terrier mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/15/2016 from NY 10025,Due Out 05/15/2016 owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/16/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 6.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/15/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
Rocky is a 9.5 year old Chihuahua mix. His owner got him from a family member and had to surrender him due to his declining health. Rocky is timid but friendly w/ adult strangers. He has spent time w/ a child around 7 years old. He initially hid from and avoided her and growled if she approached. After a few minutes, he allowed her to pet him and hold him in her lap. He is timid but friendly with older children. He lived w/ 5 dogs in the past, all sizes and sexes, and has spent time at the dog park. He was relaxed, playful, tolerant, and played exuberantly w/ other dogs. A cat visited him and he was relaxed around her and sniffed her. When he was young, Rocky bit a groomer who was trimming his nails and his owner while he held him for the vet to take his temperature (via rectum). Neither bite broke skin. His owner now muzzles him when he goes to the groomer or vet. Rocky doesn’t mind storms. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food or non-food toy, but will growl when his owner takes his bones (e.g. marrow bones). He doesn’t mind when someone moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, wakes him up, brushes him, or cleans him w/ dry shampoo. He is nervous but tolerant during baths. He barks when someone comes to the door. If he is familiar w/ them, he’s friendly when they come inside. If they are a stranger, he continues barking at them for a few minutes and then sniffs them and becomes friendly w/ them. He doesn’t mind when strangers approach his owner. Rocky’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, and medium-high energy. He follows his owner and loves cuddling. He likes to be close to and touching his owner but doesn’t demand his attention. He will rest when his owner rests and go hiking and run around at the park when he takes him there. He often looks to his owner and is eager to please. He plays w/ stuffed and rope toys and plays fetch, chase, and tug. He also throws his toys around by himself. He slept in his open crate. He ate Stella and Chewy’s soft dog patties. He potties anywhere outside and doesn’t have accidents while his owner is home. While home alone, he would have accidents (#1 and #2) on the floor, so he’s kept in a medium-sized pop-up crate then; he doesn’t potty there. He doesn’t chew on things besides his toys. He sits, lies down, comes, stays, and rolls-over when asked (he demonstrated). He goes for slow or brisk walks and pulls a little. Off leash, he comes when called.
No Web Memo
05/17/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rocky is fearful of the shelter environment he was difficult to remove from his kennel showing teeth in the back of the kennel with a fearful body language. Once the behavior team safety removed him with a towel he walks with a low and fearful body language. He was fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. He became uncomfortable with handling and snap at the assessor. The behavior team decided to skip the handling part of the assessment for safety reasons. During the resources Rocky was not interested in toys. Rocky does not approach other dog, attempts to exit. Rocky was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he is friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, and medium-high energy. Rocky is timid but friendly w/ adult strangers. He has spent time w/ a child around 7 years old. He initially hid from and avoided her and growled if she approached. After a few minutes, he allowed her to pet him and hold him in her lap. He is timid but friendly with older children. He lived w/ 5 dogs in the past, all sizes and sexes, and has spent time at the dog park. He was relaxed, playful, tolerant, and played exuberantly w/ other dogs. A cat visited him and he was relaxed around her and sniffed her”. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Look: 5. snap Toy 1: No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog. Turns body to side in relation to other dog, or exits. Helper:A1073637
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/16/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative male intact heavy tartar clean EENT clean coat very nervous, tried to bite NOSF
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