GOBLIN – 10184
Safe - 11-18-2017 Manhattan
GOBLIN – 10184
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
Intake Date: 10/19/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Male Age: 2 years
Weight: 54.8 lbs
Microchip: NEGATIVE- PLACED CHIP Sex:MALE INTACT Age 2 YEARS Eyes:WNL Ears:WNL Nose:NO NASAL DISCHARGE Teeth:NO DENTAL TARTAR If abnormal BCS: NORMAL 5/9 Hair Coat:FLEA COMB NEGAITVE- TREATED WITH PARADEFENSE Any injuries:NONE SEEN Behavior: TENSE, NERVOUS DURING EXAM Medication:N/A
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: We love this shy sweet dog! A gorgeous red head with soft quiet and thoughtful eyes, he looks up as I leash him ready for his walk. Using the ‘facilities’ as soon as we were outside indicates he’s likely housetrained, his leash manners are wonderful, and he’s as gentle as can be. In the park he chooses to sit on a volunteer’s lap in order to quietly watch the world go by as he ignores most dogs passing us, and play bows to others. In his first playgroup with a female he greets her with a soft tail wag. And speaking of tails, Goblin’s curls up into an 0, and as he walks in front of me with another volunteer, it wags gently as he sashays easily down the sidewalk. City noises, sirens, kids yelling, shopping carts don’t seem to bother him, although he can be a little hand shy if I move too quickly to pet him. Off leash in a pen he comes when called and after a brief exploration is happy to sit by my legs, leaning in for petting. Our handsome Goblin is getting the lay of the land in this place full of new sounds and people and is doing a great job. He softly and respectfully solicits affection from his humans and I love that. A great dog is ready to find his new person or family, are you the one?
Another volunteer writes: Goblin is love, is love is love. Have you ever walked into a room and just ‘felt’ another person? That instant connection, that inexplicable bond? That’s how I feel about shy, sweet Goblin. He’s so gentle, so great on leash, so shyly happy for affection, and after a few dates I finally got a kiss! Goblin has the cutest habit of gently backing into his person, to maybe hopefully end up sitting on a lap, or just sandwiched between legs, but the contact is made and he’s happy. Goblin sits, shakes paw, takes treats gently, seems housetrained, and always has a worried look on his face. Frown wrinkles that I like to kiss away with the promise of a new person or family to love. Come meet him, let it be you. It’s a decision you’ll never regret….ever.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 22-Oct-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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
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. No interest.
Summary: Goblin appeared a bit fearful in the assessment room, having a tense, low body. He approached the assessor and placed his head in the assessor’s lap. During the assessment, his body remained tense and low, but he allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP : Goblin is soft and polite when greeting dogs in the care center. He engages in brief bouts of gentle play. History around dogs is unknown due to arriving as a stray. Based on observation in our care, the behavior department feels Goblin would be most compatible with other dogs who are respectful and gently playful.
10/20: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Goblin is tolerant of polite approach and greets with a soft body, tail wag.
10/21: Goblin is polite and tolerant while greeting.
10/22: Goblin is soft and polite when greeting other dogs. He engages in brief bouncy play when solicited.
Date of intake: 19-Oct-2017
Summary: Goblin initially had a loose body but when the finder left tucked his tail and was tense.
Date of initial: 20-Oct-2017
Summary: Goblin was tense.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Goblin so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
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: Goblin is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Goblin the option to walk away from any social interaction. Goblin should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Goblinâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Goblin would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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