CHIQUITO – 27882
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CHIQUITO – 27882
Location: Brooklyn; Intake Date: 5/12/18; Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue; Sex: Male; Age: 13 years; Weight: 13 lbs; Zip Code: 10467
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 10-13 yrs based on pe; Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake. History : Was left by O with a friend for 1 week. O did not come back. Surrendered by friend of O with Princess 27883 ; Subjective / Observed Behavior – QAR, shaking during exam. Tense. allowed all handling. Objective ; BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: dc 2/5 pd 2/5 ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: unilateral abdominal cryptorchid ; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, grade 4 patellar luxation. skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment ; geriatric; patellar luxation, bilateral. dental disease ; overweight ; Prognosis: good. Plan: weight management; routine daily dental care once adopted / placed. SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Chiquito is a white and brown small mixed breed dog. He was brought in as a stray. He lived with his finder for one week.
Previously lived with: Unknown
How is this dog around strangers? Chiquito is shy and friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Chiquito is playful around children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Chiquito previously lived with a small female dog. He was very affectionate and playful with her.
How is this dog around cats? Chiquito lived with a female cat. He was friendly and playful with her.
Resource guarding: Chiquito isn’t bothered if his food, treats and toys are touched while hes eating or playing.
Bite history: Chiquito has never bitten a person or an animal
Energy level/descriptors: High energy level, friendly
Other Notes: Chiquito isn’t bothered if hes pulled off furniture, disturbed while sleeping, or bathed. He is friendly when hes held. He is afraid of having his nails cut. He’s friendly when people enter the house, but nips at their ankles when they’re leaving the house.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes; Upon intake, Chiquito has no medical issues.
For a New Family to Know
Chiquito was kept as an indoors only dog while he lived with his finder. He followed his finder around the house, He liked to play chase and chew on squeaky toys. He was trained to use a wee-wee pad. He is well behaved when left alone. He was free fed dry food. He knew the cue for “sit.” He pulled lightly on his leash and stayed by his finders side if he was taken off the leash.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake, Chiquito had a tense body. He had his tail tucked under his body. He allowed me to collar him and take a photo but froze once I tried to walk with him to the back. He allowed me to pick him up and put him in a kennel.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment:14-May-2018
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:3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1:2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy:1. No interest.
Summary:Chiquito did not approach the assessor and moved away when the assessor approached him. He was very tense and trembling throughout the assessment and attempted to flee during tag.
Summary (1):5/13-16: When introduced off leash to dogs, Chiquito keeps mostly to self. At times he does approach and display interest in greeting housemate “Princess”.
Summary (2):5/17: Chiquito greets other dogs politely.
Date of intake:12-May-2018
Summary:Chiquito had a tense body, tucked tail, and froze.
Date of initial:13-May-2018
Summary:Chiquito was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:Chiquito is described as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations:No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:No children: Due to how uncomfortable Chiquito is currently with touch and novel stimuli, as well as that he is reported to nip people’s ankles when they leave the home, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges:Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: In Chiquito’s previous home, he was reported to nip at peoples’ ankles when they were leaving. At the care center, he appears very fearful. It is important to always go slow and give Chiquito the option to walk away from any social interaction. Chiquito should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Chiquitoâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Chiquito would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. If this behavior presents an issue in his new home, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended.
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