SCOOBY – A1091833
Safe - 10-8-2016 Manhattan
SCOOBY – A1091833
MALE, BROWN, POMERANIAN MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/30/2016, From NY 10462, DueOut Date 10/03/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Geriatric Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 19 years — as per owner Mentation: BARH Eyes: cloudy ou Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: moderate / severe tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: wnl Hair Coat: aph Declawed: no Any injuries: none physically Behavior: social and relax Medication: none nosf
RE EXAM: 10/1/16
on vet check for overall geriatric health check. Dog appears significantly younger than 19. Possibly 8 years old
PE: very tense abdomen and slightly hunched stance. No elicitable back pain, gait is normal.
no other changes from prior PE; plan to monitor appetite and gait. Recheck vetcheck in 2 days, evaluate t12-L3 pain
A volunteer writes:
Scooby is an eye catching little guy with a fluffy apricot coat and a mane that makes him look like a mini Lion. He has been beautifully cared for by his previous owners and is with us because of housing issues. Scooby is friendly to strangers and has been around children of all ages. He is very active and playful, papertrained, well behaved when left alone in the house and respectful of other dogs. He would not like to be disturbed while eating. Here at the care center, Scooby is a little lost but goes with the flow. He is certainly glad to be out and do his business outside his den. He walks nicely and meets properly other small dogs. He takes treats very politely and sits by me, very calmly, accepting caresses all over his body. Scooby owns quite beautiful clear eyes who seem to ask..When am I going home ? I so would love to answer very soon….Just come and meet him. You might just fall in love with this lovely Pompom Scooby is…
PROFILE: 09/30/16 19:22
Scooby is calm around strangers and is used to being around children of all ages and although he is not playful he is calm and used to having an excess of people in his presence. Around other dogs he is playful and respectful.
Scooby is house trained to use the bathroom on newspaper and does not destroy anything in the house. If you touch or take scooby’s food he will growl at you. If you touch or take his other belongings he does not mind. He is not bothered by being groomed, washed or having nail trims. He growls if someone approaches his owner.
Scooby has a high level of activity at home and tends to stay in his favorite spot in the house. He likes to play with balls. He kows the commands stay and no. He can be walked off leash and will stay by your side. He sleeps in a doggy bed or under his owner’s bed. He is fed kibbles dry food twice a day.
Scooby entered the shelter very calm and relaxed. Scooby allows all handling from councilor and is generally relaxed and aloof towards councilor.
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Calm
Behavior toward dogs: Playful/respectful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: Will growl if his food is touched
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Goes on newspaper
Energy level/descriptors: High activity level
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/2/16
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, 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 down, body tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back.
Tag 3. Dog repeatedly spins toward the touch. Dog is crouching, mouth closed, body tense
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells toy.
Dog/dog: 2. When greeting another dog on leash, Scooby approaches slowly, tail above spine level, body not tense.
Summary: Fearful throughout assessment; Scooby displayed no social behavior
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/30/16
During his initial medical exam Scooby appeared social and relaxed.
_X_No young children (under 13)
_X_Fearful (Scooby has displayed little social behavior during his stay in shelter and increases his distance when attempts to interact have been made, though has been observed to do better upon a slow/soft approach. Given the fearful behavior displayed in shelter, we cannot be certain how this will translate into a new home environment. A period of decompression is recommended to allow to Scooby to acclimate more comfortably; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing/exposing Scooby to new and unfamiliar situations.)
_X_ Resource guarding (See known history; Scooby has been observed in home to potentially guard his food; growl upon approach. Scooby may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address this behavior. Force-free, reward based training only is advised.)
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