TIGER – A1069456
Safe - 4-11-2016 Manhattan
TIGER – A1069456
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, YELLOW, POMERANIAN / ITAL GREYHOUND, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/05/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 04/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative neutered male heavy dental tartar clean EEN clean coat NOSF
04/06/16 : Bar. severe dental disease confirmed with tooth loss. dental procedure with extractions needed; overall mouth typical for small breed dog wo has not had dental care.heart and lungs wnl; epiphora noted OS>OD–no eye treatment for now; clavamox 62.5 1/2 tab bid x 14 days for teeth
Tiger is a 7 year old Pomeranian / Italian Greyhound mix. His family got him when he was a puppy as a gift from a friend whose dog had puppies.
Tiger is friendly/outgoing with new people. When children visited, he was nervous around them and tried to stay out of their personal space. He lived with a large female dog who would initiate rough play with him. He would walk away, sometimes growling first. He’s never bit anyone.
Tiger doesn’t mind storms. He looks up and continues eating if someone tries to take his food or treat. He doesn’t mind if someone takes his toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, wakes him up, bathes him, or brushes him. He doesn’t mind when strangers approach his owners. He barks when strangers first come into his home but soon becomes friendly with them.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Tiger’s family describes him as friendly, timid, affectionate, mellow, and low-medium energy. He follows his family around and prefers to sit in their laps all of the time. He sleeps on the bed or couch. He ate dry Pedigree food. He’s housetrained and will potty in dirt and grass if walked. If kept inside without walks, he potties on wee-wee pads ½ of the time and on the floor ½ of the time. He doesn’t have accidents when he’s walked regularly. Tiger barks when his family first leaves the home but is otherwise well-behaved while left alone. He sits, comes, and lies down when asked. He goes for slow walks and doesn’t pull on his leash. Off-leash, he stays close to his owner.
Tiger had a low body and tail while during intake-both while interacting with his owner and with me. He often stood by his owner’s feet. He often stood up with his front paws on her until she picked him up and held him in her lap. After she left, he put his front paws on me, and allowed me to pet him, pick him up, scan him (-), collar him, and position him for pictures. He sat in my lap while I worked and was quiet. He sometimes looked around when he heard noises outside the room. He appeared alert and a little tense throughout intake, ears changing positions often. While on the floor, he followed and stayed close to me, looking up at me.
Tiger came into our center as an owner surrender. It is reported he would avoid any children that visited the home. Owner reports Tiger lived with a large female dog who would initiate rough play with him, so Tiger would walk away, sometimes growling. Owner reports Tiger is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. Owner reports Tiger is housetrained to go outside on grass or dirt if walked, or on wee wee pads indoors but sometimes misses. He is described as friendly, timid, affectionate, and mellow, preferring to be on Family’s laps. During intake, Tiger had a low body and tail, often standing up with front paws on owner to initiate being picked up and placed on lap. He allowed all handling. Tiger was hesitant to approach assessor upon entering SAFER assessment room, interested in handler. He held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, relaxed. Tiger stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, lip lick, a bit tense. He was uncomfortable during Tag game, repeatedly spinning towards hand, but approached assessor at end. Tiger pulled his paw back and held it up away from assessor on first Squeeze attempt, did not pull back on second, body a bit tense. He showed no interest in Toy. When off leash with other dogs, Tiger allows greeting and mostly roams the yard. The Behavior Team feels Tiger would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children. He may initially benefit from a calm, quiet, structured environment so he can relax and know what to expect.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick.
Tag 3 . Dog repeatedly spins toward the touch, approaches at end
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog pulls back paw and holds it up/away from assessor
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, a bit tense
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Tiger allows greeting and mostly roams the yard.
4/9 update: Tiger greets and solicits, and will give dogs space once they offer correction.
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