CHARO – A1118189
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My name is CHARO. My Animal ID # is A1118189.
I am a neutered male brown and black chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/11/2017 from NY 11220, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
07/16/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Charo A1118189 is at-risk for a New Hope Only determination. In addition to his known history of aggression, Charo has remained highly fearful in the care center and continues to display distance increasing behaviors; he is unable to receive an assessment at this time.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/15/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 14.0 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
07/11/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/11/17 15:38 Charo is a 2 year old small brown and black dog who was surrendered by his owner due to behavior concerns. The owner stated that she has had him since he was 7 months old and she rescued him from an abusive home. The owner stated that Charo has no known medical issues. Owner stated that when around stranger Charo is fearful, aggressive and will bark growl and snap. Charo has spent time around children and he is fearful and aggressive. If the child gets too close to him he will growl, snap and may possibly bite. The owner stated that when playing with adults Charo will play for about 5 minute then he becomes overstimulated and may snap and bite. Charo does not play with children due to his behavior concerns. Owner stated that Charo has be4en around another dog who is 11 years old and Charo plays extremely ruff with him and sometimes bite drawing blood. Charo is very tolerant of the cat that he spent time with in the home. Charo has bitten a person before and the last time was in January. He has also bitten the dog in his home several times during rough play. Owner stated that Charo barks constantly threw out the day and he is aggressive toward people and sometimes other animals. During loud noises and fireworks he will hide. If someone touches his food treats or toys he will growl snap and may bite. If Charo is restrained or pushed off the couch he will growl and bite his owner. It is unknown what will happen if Charo is disturbed while he is sleeping. When being bathed or brushed Charo will growl and try to bite. He also will growl and try to bite if someone tries to cut his nails. When someone unfamiliar approaches his house or family member he will growl and bark. Owner described Charo as Pushy fearful and anxious with a medium activity level. When at home he will follow his owner around. He likes to play with balls stuffed and squeaky toys. He has been kept mostly indoors and eats both wet and dry food. Charo is very much house trained. When using the bathroom outside he will go on the grass. When left alone in the house Charo will destroy and small items left on the floor. Charo has never been crated so it is unknown how he will react. If a leash and collar is put on Charo he will growl and bite.
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07/13/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 07/11/17 Intact male, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, cat, dog Behavior toward strangers: Fearful; barks, growls and snaps Behavior toward children: Growls, snaps Behavior toward dogs: Rough Behavior toward cats: Tolerant Resource guarding: Growls, snaps Bite history: Yes; Charo has bitten the other resident dog in home several times during rough play, drawing blood. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Pushy, fearful and anxious with a medium activity level Other notes: Charo rapidly escalates to snapping/biting when overstimulated; too much petting, nail trims, baths. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 07/12/17 Summary: Charo was fearful, trembling upon entering the assessment room. Upon direct touch, Charo flinches and yelps. Out of concern for his stress level, Charo is not an appropriate candidate for an assessment at this time. PLAYGROUP: According to Charo’s previous guardian, Charo has been around another dog that is 11 years old and Charo plays extremely rough with him and sometimes bite drawing blood. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Charo initially keeps to himself in a group of small male and female dogs. He becomes slightly more social as the session continues, slowly approaching to sniff them. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 07/12/17 During his initial medical examination, Charo snapped ENERGY LEVEL: Charo is reported to have a medium energy level in the home
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_ No dog parks: Due to Charo’s previous guardian reporting that he may bite hard enough to draw blood while playing, the Behavior Department recommends that he only be socialized in a more controlled setting. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Charo be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Charo to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Charo to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Charo presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Charo’s previous owner notes that he may growl/snap when his food bowl is approached. We recommend that Charo be left along 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 Charo’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_Handling/touch sensitivity _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression: Charo has a multiple-bite history and escalates quickly to snapping and biting, so this is an established behavior that he offers when he feels threatened. Charo needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Charo as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
07/12/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Charo’s previous guardian, Charo has been around another dog that is 11 years old and Charo plays extremely rough with him and sometimes bite drawing blood. 7/12-7/14: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Charo initially keeps to himself in a group of small male and female dogs. He becomes slightly more social as the session continues, slowly approaching to sniff them.
07/12/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1-2 Microchip noted on Intake? positive History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – snaps –needed to be muzzled for exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 50 R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited. front teeth clean PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact, 2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: neuter Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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