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**EXPERIENCED/NO YOUNG CHILD**
MALE, BLACK / BROWN, CHIHUAHUA SH / DACHSHUND, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 05/09/2016, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 05/09/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative tense and nervous geriatric mod tartar occular d/c ear infection male intact NOSF
RE-EXAM: Hx: Geriatric exam; S: Very nervous, stiff, barks at handler. Muzzled for exam.; O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist; EENT: Both ears have lichenified pinnae, mild waxy discharge, erythematous canals. AD pinna has thickening and cartilagenous reorganization from old aural hematoma. Moderate epiphora and periocular erythema OU. Moderate tartar and gingivitis.; PLNs: Not enlarged.; H/L: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds.; Abd: Tense, no masses palpated; M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted.; UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. A:; Chronic otitis externa – R/O allergies to environment or food vs. other; Epiphora and periocular erythema – R/O allergic conjunctivitis vs. other; Moderate dental disease; Short-term prognosis: Good; P: Cleaned ears during exam; clean q3 days x3 additional cleanings; Otibiotic AU BID x10 days; Benadryl 12.5 mg PO BID x7 days; Long-term health care should include management of otitis, dental disease and likely allergies
A volunteer writes;
I am a little guy housed in a big kennel…I keep a low profile ’cause I’m a bit scared of all the big dogs barking all around me. Take me out and you will see that I’m so worth it and a real love bug. Do not ask Caoba twice to go for a walk. He is so ready when you are….He is a proud little pal trotting valliantly, tail up by my side, marking his territory to make sure he is remembered… He might have been kept exclusively indoors by his former family but he certainly likes to meet people and other dogs, particularly the ladies of all kinds, shapes and sizes. He is a real peacock and starves for “meet and greet”. Caoba , an elderly gentlema in tip top shape has been well cared for by his former masters who relinquished him to us as they were moving to a place not allowing dogs. Caoba comes with excellent recommendations . We were told that he is a little shy but ” Camp MACC” made sure to bring the socialite out of Caoba… Caoba can be met in our adoption quarters. He so dreams to start his life again with you.
Caoba is a 10 year old male Chihuahua mixed with dachshund. His previous owner got him from the person who owned him prior. He was surrendered because his owner is moving and isn’t allowed pets in her new home. He has no known injuries and has never been to the vet.
Around strangers Caoba is shy for a few minutes and when he plays with adults he is exuberant. He has not been around any children, cats or other dogs.
Caoba has attempted to bite a person but did not draw blood. He has never attempted to bite an animal. His previous owners have never attempted to touch his food bowl or treat while eating or touch his toy while playing. He isn’t bothered if he is given a bath or held. He isn’t bothered if he is disturbed while sleeping. He isn’t bothered if his nails are trimmed or if an unfamiliar person approached his previous owner. If an unfamiliar person approached his previous home he was afraid and barked
For a New Family to Know:
Caoba is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, mellow and excitable. He has a medium activity level. The two things his previous owner liked most about him were; he likes to cuddle and likes to be held. When his previous owner was home he would tend to follow him around. He liked to play with balls and his favorite game is fetch. He was kept indoors only and at night he slept on his dog bed. He ate human food. He is house trained and rarely had accidents. He used wee wee pads. He is well behaved when left alone indoors. He knows how to come. He has never been outside for walks.
Behavior during intake:
Coaba flinched when i tried to pet him but relaxed afterwards. He had a wagging tail. He allowed me to pet him and collar him. He showed no signs of aggression.
Caoba came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. It is reported Caoba has not been around children, dogs, or cats. Owner reports Caoba is shy for a few minutes but then warms up. It is reported Caoba is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. Owner reports Caoba is housetrained to wee wee pads. He has reportedly never been outside for walks. During intake, Coaba flinched when approached but relaxed afterwards with wagging tail and allowed all handling. Caoba is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, mellow, and excitable. Caoba walked well on leash for his relief walk, no pulling. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, body tense/stiff. He accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, ears and tail neutral. He was fearful and uncomfortable during Tag game, spun on 2nd pass. Caoba did not pull his paw back on first Squeeze attempt, gently pulled back on second. Caoba showed minimally interest in Toy, mouthing but then quickly losing focus and relinquishing. This may be due to environment as owner reports he likes to play with balls and his favorite game is fetch. When off leash with other dogs, Caoba greets and sniffs, then roams. The Behavior Team feels Caoba would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have very young children. He would benefit initially from a slow approach/slow introduction as well as going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment so he can relax and know what to expect.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag 3 . Dog spins toward the touch on 2nd pass, fearful and tense.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog mouths, then relinquishes
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Caoba greets and sniffs, then roams.
When off leash with other dogs, Caoba greets and sniffs, then roams. He mounts male dogs.
Caoba engages in play with a male dog, mounting during.
Caoba is a bit sexually motivated, takes correction, eventually greets and sniffs.
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