STAR – A1116999
Urgent - Brooklyn
STAR – A1116999
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, YORKSHIRE TERR MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/03/2017, From NY 11423, DueOut Date 07/09/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Microchip: Scanned negative Sex: Spayed Female Age ~ 7 years Mentation: appropriate Eyes: lightly cloudy Ears: clear Nose:clear Teeth: clear If abnormal BCS: Slightly stocky frame, but not considered overweight Skin: dry, no flea dirt or parasites noted Hair Coat: clean, hair a bit long but well groomed Declawed: No, nails medium Any injuries: no Behavior: dislikes lifting, may snap. Towel used for vaccines and bloodwork Medication: None
Basic Information: Star is a 7 year old spayed Black/ White Yorkie mix. She was given as a gift from a spouse and her owner needs to surrender because she is moving into an apartment complex that doesn’t accept animals. Star has no known health problems or injuries; her last Vet visit was June 3rd 2017.
Socialization: Around strangers Star is friendly and outgoing; she has no living history with children. Her owner informed me that star can become a bit nippy when children over stimulate by petting her for too long or rough. When playing with adults, Star is gentle. Star has lived with a cat; she is relaxed, respectful, and playful. She is also relaxed, respectful, and playful when spending time with other dogs. Star has no bite history.
Behavior: During Storms or fireworks Star isn’t bothered. She isn’t bothered if food bowl is touched, however if her treat is being taken away she will growl. Star isn’t bothered when a toy, is being taken away, pushed/pulled off of furniture, held or restrained, or if disturbed while sleeping. She enjoys baths, and having her coat brushed; star usually has her nails trimmed by a groomer or the vet. When an unfamiliar person comes towards the home Star will bark.
For a New Family to Know: Star’s family would describe her as friendly, playful, and pushy. She has a medium level activity, she likes to run and play chase. When you’re at home she likes to follow you around; her favorite toys are balls with bells on them and squeaky toys. Games star likes to engage in are tug and chase; she is kept mostly indoors and sleeps in her bed or her owner’s bed. Star eats dry/wet food twice a day (Purina Chunky style); her favorite treats are pup-peroni or small dog bones. Star is wee-wee pad trained, when left at home alone she is well behaved. Star has been crate trained and can do well up to 6 hours. She knows commands come, stay, and down; for exercise she likes long walks. On leash Star may pull lightly, and her owner has never taken her off leash outside.
Behavior during intake
Star was a little nervous during intake. She sniffed counselors hand and allowed to be scanned and collared with no problem but remained shy. Star allowed all handling.
Spayed, owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, cat
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly, outgoing
Behavior toward children: Nippy if children are too rough
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, playful
Behavior toward cats: Respectful, playful
Resource guarding: Growls over food and treats
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Wee-wee pad trained
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, playful, and pushy
Look: 5. Dog growls
Summary: Star remained fearful throughout interaction, trembling; at times leaning in to handler. Upon starting the assessment, Star growled towards handler.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
According to Star’s previous guardian, Star is relaxed, respectful, and playful when spending time with other dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Star keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs. When a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level, Star offers appropriate correction by lip curling and growling, indicating that she does not wish to interact.
7/5-7/6: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Star keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs. When a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level, Star offers appropriate correction by lip curling and growling, indicating that she does not wish to interact.
Upon intake, Star was tense though allowed all handling
During her initial medical examination, Star tolerated handling though snapped when being lifted
Star displays a low energy level in the care center. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Star has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though she has improved during her stay at our care centers, Star continues to give all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior displayed in shelter, the behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only until she can acclimate to her new home environment for the behavior to be further assessed. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised; force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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