TEDDY – A1108924
Urgent - Manhattan
SUPER URGENT 04/20/17
My name is TEDDY. My Animal ID # is A1108924.
I am a male white chihuahua lh and poodle min mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/15/2017 from NY 10452, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
04/19/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Teddy A1108924 is at risk due to New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/17/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 18.0 LBS.
Date: 04/17/17 Rabies Product Name: Nobivac 1 Rabies Serial Number#143933 Location of Vaccination:RHL Revaccination Date: 04/17/18 Exp:09/19/17 Veterinarian : Dr. 1355
04/15/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/15/17 17:54 Basic Info Teddy is a 2 year old chihuahua/poodle mix whose owner just did not have enough time to care for him. He has not been to a vet since last with his owner. Socialization When strangers come around teddy will bark at them and lunge forward but if they approach he backs away while barking. Around children he is tolerant and sometimes lpayful, when he plays he is gentle. Around other dogs he is calm and relaxed and curious but he has not been around other cats before. He has never bitten a person or animal before. Behavior Teddy does not have many bathroom acidents indoors.He barks a lot throughout the day at sounds that he hears. He does not destroy household items. He is not bothered by loud or startling sounds. He is not bothered by having is food or toys touched but barks if you try to take his bones. If you try to push him off the furniture he will bark. Teddy is afraid and resists when it is bath time but allows it. He is not bothered by being brushed but does not like having his nails clipped and will continue to pull them away until you give up. If someone unfamiliar approaches his home or owner he will bark. New Family Teddy is shy and has a high level of activity at home. He loves to be around his family memebrs and follow them around the house. He enjoys playing with balls and sleeps in his dog bed. He is fed dry food every three hours.He is mostly house trained to use weewee pads but has accidents off the weewee pad about twice a week. He is well behaved when left alone in the house or in the yard. He knows the commands sit and stay in spanish.He is used to off leash walks for excercise and will wander a bit then come back when called. He pulls lightly on the leash when being walked. Intake behavior Teddy had his head and ears erect and tail up and wagging. When counselor approached he barked and jumped and did not let counselor put hand too close for scanning. Owner had to do initial handling for Teddy. During Teddy’s intake children entered the shelter and he stopped barking and started wagging his tail and tried to run towards them and allowed them to get close without showing same behaviora he showed towards counselor.
No Web Memo
04/17/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 4/15/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (length of time in previous home) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Barks and lunges at them Behavior toward children: Tolerant and gently playful Behavior toward dogs: Calm and relaxed Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Barks if his bones are taken from him Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Goes on wee wee pads Energy level/descriptors: Teddy is described as shy with a high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/17/17 Look: 5. Bared teeth. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Teddy appeared fearful in the assessment room, avoiding the assessor. He allowed limited handling before the assessment began, but during positioning for look he bared teeth so the rest of the handling portions of the assessment were omitted. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/15/17 During his initial medical exam, Teddy was growling and snapping. ENERGY LEVEL: Teddy’s previous owner reported he has a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Teddy is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Teddy 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. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Teddy was observed to bark engaged with items . For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Teddy’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Teddy has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Teddy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Teddy should never be forced to approach anything that she/he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Teddy’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Teddy may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Teddy’s previous owner reported that he barks and lunges at strangers. At the care center, he has growled and snapped at people. Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed. _X_Kennel presence: Teddy barks and lunges at people approaching his kennel. When attempting to leash him, he growls and ducks away from the rope. While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Teddy may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/17/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Intact male Estimated age: 2 years old Microchip noted on Intake? positive 911002001291125 History : Owner surrender. Fractious and defensive. Subjective: Apparently healthy intact male dog Observed Behavior – Fractious. Tries to escape and to bite. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective T = Not taken P = 140 bpm R = not taken BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Not examined, Muzzled. Behavior is not appropriate. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male. Testicles present. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment Apparently healthy Behavior Plan Rabies vaccine given Needs training and socialization Prognosis: Excellent Caution sign is indicated. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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