TINY – A1112076
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TINY – A1112076
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/18/2017, From NY 11422, DueOut Date 05/18/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam 5/19/17 Estimated age: ~6yrs, male Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Owner surrender due to not having enough time Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. Nervous, retreats from handler, allowed to be picked up and examined with slow approach, starting growling, showing teeth and snapping during vaccinations, needed towel for restraint. Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar, mild gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dermatitis along entrire ventrum, worst at neck, minimal pre-scrotally, dermatitis at face and ears CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Dermatitis, mild dental disease Plan: Rec allergy testing and dental prophylaxis with placement Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Tiny A1112076 is a 6 year old male brown Chihuahua. The previous owner surrendered tiny due to no time.
Around strangers Tiny is initially shy however after a few minutes he warms up and he’s relaxed and playful. Tiny lived with children ages 8 and 2 and got along well with them. Tiny plays gently with stranger’s adults and children. Tiny has lived in a home with another dog. Tiny was respectful and relaxed with the dog.
Tiny has never bitten anyone or animal. During storms and fireworks tiny is fearful. Tiny is tolerant of getting bathes and being brushed. When the Family touches Tiny’s food bowl he may growl however once the previous owner removed it he was fine. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house Tiny will bark but upon entering will smell and greet them.
For the new family to know
Tiny was described as playful, and friendly with a high activity level. When home with tiny he follows you around seeking attention. Tiny is mostly house trained and will sometimes have an accident when excited. Tiny is well behaved when left in the house alone. Tiny knows the commands sit and laydown. For exercise Tiny enjoys slow walks on the leash. When off leash Tiny stays close by. Tiny eats both wet and dry food twice a day and chicken a couple of times a week.
Behavior during intake
During intake Tiny was relaxed and quiet. Tiny allowed all handling. Scanned negative.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the biting and underlying anxiety.
_X_Resource guarding: Tiny’s previous owner notes that he may growl when his food bowl is approached. We recommend that Tiny be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Tiny’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
_X_Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Tiny’s to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Tiny to new and unfamiliar situations.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered Male, Owner surrender (Length in previous home)
Previously lived with: Adults, another dog and children(ages 2 and 8 years old)
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first but becomes relaxed and playful after a few minutes.
Behavior toward children: He got along well with them.
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful and relaxed.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Yes, he would growl when he food bowl is touched.
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: yes, but will have an accident only when excited.
Energy level/descriptors: The owner stated Tiny displays a high activity level in the household.
Other notes: Upon intake Tiny was relaxed and quiet, he allowed all handling.
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is 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 between his legs, body a bit tense with his mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 5. Dog lip raise and growls.
Toy: 1.: No interest.
Summary: Tiny was a bit fearful but became social with a slow approach.
According to Tiny’s previous guardian, Tiny has lived in a home with another dog. Tiny was respectful and relaxed with the dog. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Tiny mostly keeps to himself in a group of male and female dogs. He is tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings.
According to Tiny’s previous guardian, Tiny has lived in a home with another dog. Tiny was respectful and relaxed with the dog.
5/20: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Tiny mostly keeps to himself in a group of male and female dogs. He is tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings.
5/19/17: During his medical examination, Tiny was nervous, starting growling, showing teeth and snapping.
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