ROXIE – A1080582
Safe - 7-16-2016 Manhattan
ROXIE – A1080582
***SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY***
SPAYED FEMALE, SABLE, PUG / BEAGLE, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/09/2016, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 07/09/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: spayed Age 8 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: slight cloudy OU Ears: clear Nose: clear Teeth: moderate tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: APH Declawed: No Any injuries: None present Behavior: tense Medication: none present NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Basic Info:Roxie A1080582 is an 8yr old spayed female sable Puggle who was given to the owner after her & her family were displaced during Hurricane Sandy 4yrs ago and is being surrendered due to family issues. Roxie was last seen by a veterinarian in 2013 and currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Roxie is friendly/outgoing. She’s spent time with a 10month old and was gentle with them; she would sit and let them pet her. Roxie was exuberant/playful with the adults & teenager in the home. Roxie hasn’t lived with or been around other animals but during walks she ignores them or barks to say “hi”. She hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Roxie isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being held/restrained or if someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member. Roxie hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting. Roxie will initially struggle to get away during baths and nails trimming.
For A New Family To Know:
Roxie is described as friendly, affectionate, playful & mellow with a medium-high (during play) activity level. She enjoys playing. When the owner is home Roxie follows them around. She enjoys ball, squeaky & stuffed toys. Roxie is a mostly indoor only dog who’s walked 3x a day. When walked she doesn’t pull on her leash. Roxie sleeps with the adult or on her bed. She eats Purina dog chow food 3x a day and her known command is “sit”.
Roxie allowed all handling. She allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of. Roxie was then walked back to her kennel where she stayed alongside me and hopped into the kennel with ease on her own.
Roxie is reported to be friendly with strangers, gentle with a 10-month-old child she spent time with, and playful with the adults and teenager in her previous home. She is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow, with a medium activity level.
Roxie was easy to handle at intake, a bit tense during her initial medical examination but she allowed all handling. The shelter environment seems to be stressful for Roxie and she is not acclimating well. She has shown anxious behaviors during playgroup and also during her behavior assessment. In the SAFER room she gave constant sharp howl/barks. She was not social toward the assessor and needed constant coaxing to even approach. She was difficult to position, showing no aggression but signs of distinct discomfort that increased as the assessment continued. She howled, head flipped, and/or moved away each time the assessor tried to hold her collar. She would not allow positioning for Look or for Paw Squeeze, though the assessor was able to complete Sensitivity (without collar hold) and Tag. Roxie did not engage with the toy.
While her owner profile describes a playful and affectionate dog, her anxiety level in the care center is high and Roxie does not seek comfort from her caretakers or in other dogs. Due to her anxiety level and increasing discomfort during SAFER, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can get her into a stable home environment and re-evaluate behavior before placement into a permanent home.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with loose body posture. Dog’s mouth is open.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Dog-dog: Roxie greets other calm dogs. She then becomes increasingly anxious and seeks to exit.
7/11: Roxie is tolerant and approaches and sniffs dogs, however corrects when solicited with play.
7/12: Roxie greets other calm dogs. She then becomes increasingly anxious and seeks to exit.
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