ROCKY – A1092556
Safe - 10-21-2016 Manhattan
ROCKY – A1092556
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/06/2016, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 10/06/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Very Tense and nervous, doesn’t allow to touch Neutered Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
Rocky loves his daily walks with volunteers. He is quick to come to his door and waits patiently to be leashed. He is so tiny in his big dog kennel…His favorite thing, though is to rest peacefully on his caretaker’s lap, be petted, kissed and give back all the love he has in his little Chihuahua ‘s heart…I brought last night a crocheted blanket I made myself for my sweet friend. I wanted him to feel home….Before I left, I found him fast asleep, dreaming of a cushy bed, a nice roasted chicken meal(Rocky loves that) and mostly the love of a master. Please, keep him in your thoughts.He will be , I promise, the best companion you can dream of…
Rocky A1092556 is a 9 year old Chihuahua shorthair mix. He was a gift to the owner from a friend 3 weeks ago. The main reason for surrender is that the owner has a newborn that is allergic to the dog. Rocky does not have any health concerns.
Rocky is very friendly with strangers. He has lived with a 9 month old baby and he was respectful of the child. He plays gentle with adults. Rocky has never lived with another animal. Rocky has never bitten anyone.
Rocky does not have any behavior issues. He does growl if you take away his food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. Rocky allows you to bathe him. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway, he barks.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Rocky is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a low activity level. When home he follows you around. He enjoys playing with any kind of dog toy. He sleeps on a doggy bed. He eats wet and dry Pedigree dry and wet food. He is house trained and goes on cement outside, and on wee-wee pads upstairs. For exercise she is walked on the leash.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Rocky allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
Neutered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/young child
Behavior toward children: Respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: He does growl if you take away his food bowl, water bowl, or toy away.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Rocky is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a low activity level.
Other notes: During intake, Rocky allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body is tense, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is tucked, body tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears l back, lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, sniffs, then turns away.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog, fearful, tries to exit to avoid.
Summary: Rocky was fearful throughout his behavior assessment, though tolerated all handling upon a slow/soft approach.
During his initial medical examination, Rocky appeared a bit tense and tolerated minimal handling.
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Rocky has been observed to display fearful behavior during his stay at our care centers; at times will avoid interaction and shy away from direct-touch. Rocky easily startles and is made uncomfortable by loud noises and sudden movement and will display proper warning signals as well as increase distance from anything that may present a threat. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of his environment. A period of decompression is advised before introduction or exposure to new and unfamiliar situations. Force-free, reward based training is advised.)
_X_Resource guarding (We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does.)
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