SAM – A1080378
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SAM – A1080378
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, SHIH TZU, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/08/2016, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 07/08/2016,
MEDICAL: scan: positive (985112005973317); sex: male neutered; est age: 8yrs; S/O: Dog is BARH, attempts to bite; BCS 6/9; EENT – appear wnl; Grade 1-2/4 dental dz; Heart/lungs auscult wnl; Unable to palpate abdomen; Amb x 4; Coat wnl; A: Mild-moderate dental dz; P: Recommend dental prophy on placement; PROGNOSIS: Good Weight 13.3
Sam is a eight year old neutered tan and white shih tzu. He was surrendered by his owner due to owner moving into a facility that does not accept pets. He is brought from a pet store and has been with his owner since he was a couple months old.
Sam is described as friendly and outgoing with strangers and will engage in gentle play with adults. He has lived with two adults and children ages four and eleven. He will engage in gentle play with the children. He has spent time with other dogs and is described as relaxed and playful. He has never been around cats.
Sam does not mind when his food is touched while eating or when a treat is taken away. He will bark when his toys are touched and will try to play according to owner. He is not bothered when he is bathed or when his nails are trimmed. He will bark when a stranger approaches his home and will continue to bark while they are in the home.
Sam is described as friendly, affectionate and anxious. Owner stated his activity level is low in the home and he likes to lounge and has been kept mostly indoors. He likes to play with balls and chew bones and enjoys playing tug. He is housetrained and is walked three times a day. He will pull lightly while on leash and likes to use the bathroom on grass and newspaper in the home.
Upon intake Sam was nervous and retreated when counselor approached for scanning. He was tense but allowed all handling, cousnelor was able to collar, scan(positive) and photograph.
SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME
Sam previously lived with 2 adults and children ages 4 and 11 years old. The owner stated Sam is friendly and playful towards strangers, adults and children. The owner mentioned Sam lived with other dogs and was described as relaxed and playful with each other. The owner describes Sam as friendly, affectionate and anxious. It was reported by the owner Sam is house trained with a low activity level.
At intake it was reported Sam was nervous and tense, but allowed all handling. During SAFER Sam came into the assessment room shy and nervous, he was social towards the assessor but with a lot of coaxing. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Sam was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Sam was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Sam has been showing fearful behavior and avoids interaction in the care center. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Sam is more comfortable and settled in a home environment. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Sam be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense his tail is low and not moving. 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. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw, but a bit uncomfortable
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Sam greets other dogs appropriately but mostly keeps to himself. He is tolerant of solicitation and pushy behavior.
Sam’s previous owner reported that he is relaxed and playful around other dogs.
7/10- 7/12: When off leash with other dogs, Sam greets other dogs appropriately but mostly keeps to himself. He is tolerant of solicitation and pushy behavior.
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