ROCKY – A1114855
Safe - 6-28-2017 Manhattan
My name is ROCKY. My Animal ID # is A1114855.
I am a neutered male black and brown yorkshire terr and schnauzer min mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/10/2017 from NY 10451, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
06/14/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Rocky A1114855 is at risk due to a New Hope Only behavior determination. He has allowed minimal handling in the care center and displayed a low threshold for arousal. We were unable to complete a handling assessment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/13/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 14.2 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. RX:Rimadyl 25mg 1 tablet SID X 3 days.(For pain management).
06/10/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/10/17 09:53 Basic Information: Rocky is a small breed unaltered dog. He appears to be 2 years old and no signs of healthy issues owner stated. He was given to owner 9 months ago by a an employee. Owner surrenders Rocky due to behavior increased in the home. Social Life and Personality: Rocky lived with 7 adults and a 13 year old. Owner stated Rocky was friendly for the first three months then started to jump, lunge and bark at everyone. When owner takes him on walks he jumps at people barking owner stated. He plays with male and female owner in the household however he will go to lunge at them and growl. Rocky lived with another small breed dog and plays rough. His behavior is unknown towards cats. He’s indoors only and activity level is high. Owner describes as pushy, fearful, and independent. Behavior: Rocky has never bitten or scratched another person but has showed other behavior issues (in behavior memo). He growls and snaps when someone touches his food bowl or takes toys or treats away. He’s afraid of taking baths and being groomed but will allow it depending who it is. He barks when someone knocks on the door or approaches owner. For a New Family to Know: Rocky is trained to use the bathroom outdoors on a leash that pulls lightly twice a day. He likes to follow owner around the house and play with balls and ropes. He likes to eat and dry food called Pedigree/ Purina mix once a day. He knows commands such as sit and stay. He was never crate trained and is well behaved when home alone. Intake Behavior: Upon intake Rocky was loose body walking on leash in admissions room. He allowed being collared but when it was time for photo he didn’t want to be on backdrop. He scanned negative for a microchip. After owner left his body was tense but still came up and gave kisses. He growled when touched on head. He was toweled when put in cage.
No Web Memo
06/12/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 6/10/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for nine months) Previously lived with: Seven Adults, a child (age thirteen), and another small dog Behavior toward strangers: Lunges, barks, and growls at them Behavior toward children: Rocky was social for first few months but began jumping, lunging, and barking. Behavior toward dogs: Plays rough with other resident dog Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Will growl and snap if his food bowl, treats, or toys are taken away. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Rocky is described as pushy, fearful, and independent. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 6/12/2017 Toy: 1. Minimal interest: Dog reacts to squeak sound, but does not fully engage. He relinquishes toy easily. Summary: Rocky allows minimal handling from caretakers at the center. He displays a low threshold for arousal as he escalated fairly quickly while attempting to leash and collar for his handling assessment. Out of concern for his stress levels, the up close handling portions of the assessment were skipped. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in a previous home. PLAYGROUP: Summary INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Rocky was tense but allowed handling. He growled when his head was touched. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of Initial 6/10/2017 Rocky growled during his initial medical exam. ENERGY LEVEL: 6/10/17 In the care center, Rocky displays with a medium activity level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope _X_No children (under 13) – Due to how uncomfortable Rocky is 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 – Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, as well as allowing only minimal handling since intake, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Rocky to acclimate comfortably to his new environment. It is important to make sure Rocky stays under threshold and is not pushed to escalate further to a bite. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding – Previous owner reports Rocky will growl and snap if any food/toys/treats are touched. We recommend that Rocky be left alone while eating to prevent rehearsal of the warning as well as to prevent escalation. We advise only quick treats that last one or two bites as opposed to longer lasting chews to decrease any possessiveness. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity – Rocky has growled and snapped when handled. It is important to be cautious when touching Rocky as we do not know where he has sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Rocky to be more comfortable with this. Rocky should never be forced to submit to handling or petting when he is uncomfortable.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/10/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan neg, 2 yo MI , muzzled for exam S/O: BARH mm pink growling EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS LUNGS: CLEAR ABD: tense MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 5/9 (OR 3/5) NS: APPROPRIATE PLN: NSF GU: Mi A: A: P: P: GU: A: P:
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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