SEBASTIAN – A1095064
Safe - 11-10-2016 Manhattan
SEBASTIAN – A1095064
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR OWNER DIED Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/28/2016, From NY 10021, DueOut Date 10/31/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned positive QARH Moderate dental tartar Little tense and happy growling Neutered Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
BEHAVIOR: 10/28/16 20:01
Sebastian is an approximate 8 year old neutered Shih Tzu. He is here because his owner passed away. Surrendering party is the walker of this dog. She works as a dog walker and walks many dogs from the building the owner lived in. Sebastian spent time with all kinds of dogs. He is playful and tolerant with the dogs. Finder stated he is house-trained and growls when petted or gets excited. He does a happy growl. Finder stated he knows commands like sit, stay, come, and others. No signs of aggression were ever displayed while under the care of finder.
Behavior during Intake
Sebastian tolerated all handling. He ate treats from my hand and sat on command. NO signs of aggression were displayed during the intake procedure.
KNOWN HISTORY: Owner died, he was surrendered by his dog walker
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Playful/tolerant
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Unknown
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/30/2016
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture, happy growls. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth, happy growls.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed, happy growls
Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold, body a bit stiff, relinquished easily when returning to kennel
Summary: Play growling throughout, eyes and body remained consistently soft, tail fast wagging. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of the shelter environment; force-free, reward based training is advised.
11/1: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Sebastian greets politely, then wanders.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/29/16
During his initial medical exam Sebastian was a little tense but allowed handling.
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