TONY – 12117
Safe - 11-11-2017 Manhattan
TONY – 12117
Intake Date: 11/8/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Male Age: 1 year
Weight: — lbs
LVT Intake : Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020017850731 Evidence of Cruelty: no Observed Behavior: timid and submissive, will shut down and lay in place when approached but slowly warms, submissive urination Sex: intact male Estimated Age: appx 1-2y Subjective: potbellied appearance but underlying frame is thin Eyes: clear Ears: waxy but easily cleaned Oral Exam: dietary debris, easily scraped off, no staining Heart: WNL Lungs: WNL Abdomen: potbellied and taut, non painful Musculoskeletal: 4-4.5/9 BCS Mentation: QARH Preliminary Assessment: fearful young dog, possibly has worms Plan: DVM intake
A Little Bit About Me…
Another volunteer writes: I think the Urban Dictionary definition of ‘Tony’ sums him up pretty succinctly: “Capable of making even the worst days better and cute enough to kiss.”. I couldn’t have said it better myself! This little peanut is shy but willing and ready to make friends. He rolls over for belly rubs, gives sweet kisses, loves to cuddle, enjoys treats and then, ‘more belly rubs please’. I put a coat on him and he pancaked, not willing to walk with this strange thing on him, so off came the coat and on came the scarf. He’s adorably tiny, adorably shy, and ready to make the “worst day better”. And he’s certainly “cute enough to kiss”. Come meet him and see for yourself!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 9-Nov-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Tony cautiously approached the assessor in the assessment room with a low body. He warmed up slowly to the assessor and became a bit social. Tony allowed all handling.
11/10: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Tony greets then mostly keeps to himself.
Date of intake: 8-Nov-2017
Summary: Tony was tense but warmed up and became social.
Date of initial: 8-Nov-2017
Summary: Tony was tense at first but warmed up with some time.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Tony has been timid in the shelter environment but will warm up and become social with handlers while engaging outside the kennel. He continues to be fearful of novice items and people, but will engage after a slow introduction.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Tony may need time to warm up to the handler as he initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Tony to interact at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing him to new/unfamiliar situations.
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