PHEEBEE – A1110646
Safe - 5-12-2017 Brooklyn
PHEEBEE – A1110646
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / BROWN, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NEW BABY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/04/2017, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 05/04/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age: 8 yo Microchip noted on Intake: Negative Owner surrender BAR does not like to behandle, once on the exam table she tryes to bite, even with the muzzle she does not like to be restrained Hydrated; T =Not taken P = 240 R =36 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Severe heavy dental tartar, and gingivitis, all permanent teeth are present, MM Pink and moist, PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: Very marked NSR, +/- HM 1/6, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Spayed female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities (full neurologic exam not performed) Rectal: Not performed Assessment 1. Periodontal disease grade 3 2. Heart arrhythmia r/o Heart murmur 1/6 Plan/Treatment/Recommendations – Wt: 9.6 lb – HWT snap test (negative) – Vaccines (DAPP SQ RFL; Bordetella IN; Rabies SQ RHL) – Dewormed (Pyrantel) – Flea prevention treatment – Microchip place (Between shoulder blades):981020015108184 Prognosis: Good (needs a cardio evaluation and dental prophylaxis) Recommend NH placement
Detailed notes from owner:
Children interactions- Theebee runs to a corner and hides to avoid interaction. If children come too close she growls and barks and runs again.
Dog interaction history- When Theebee was first brought home she lived with a neutered Jack Russle terrier. With him she was affectionate and playful and gentle at play. She lived with him for 2 years.
Bite history- Theebee bit her previous owner’s sister 3 years ago. The owner was not around however, from what she can recall, her sister told her she and her boyfriend were sitting on the couch, “playing around”. Theebee sat in the boyfriends lap and her sister went to kiss him and Theebee jumped up, and bit her lip and let go. The bite drew blood and the sister went to the hospital and had to recieve stitiches. This is the only time Theebee bit anyone, owner stated they were more cautious around her after this.
Touching food- Theebee eats her food a couple of pebbles at a time. She takes the food from the bowl and moves it to another place. She ten hovers over her food with a tense body and growls if anyone comes close. If somone walks past her she will either eat it very fast or snap at the persons feet. Because of this her previous owners have never attempted to take food from her.
Bath time- When its time for Theebee to take a bath her family avoids saying “bath time” because she will run and hide. While in the bath she snaps and struggles to get away. So baths are either avoided or done very quickly.
Theebee is an 8 year old spayed Chihuahua mix. She was bought from a breeder when she was 2 months old. While with the breeder she lived with her mother and sibling. She is being surrendered because she is said to be aggressive with strangers and certain family members. She has no injuries or health issues and the last time she was seen by a vet was last year.
Around strangers Theebee is said to be aggressive. When out on walks she barks, lunges, and snaps and peoples legs. She has spent time with children and is said to be fearful. When she plays with adults she is said to be exuberant. Around other dogs Theebee is said to be aggressive and barks and lunges.
Theebee has never bitten an animal but has bitten a person. If anyone got close to Theebee’ s food she would growl, no one has ever attempted to take food away from her. She was playful if her toy was taken away from her. She isn’t bothered when taken off furniture. She enjoys being held and picked up. She isn’t bothered if she is disturbed while sleeping or if her coat is brushed. She is afraid of baths and struggles to get away. She barks if unfamiliar people approach her home. She growls and snaps if unfamiliar people approach her previous owner while outside but isn’t bothered if they are approached indoors.
For a New Family to Know:
Theebee is described as friendly, affectionate, confident, playful and excitable with a medium activity level. Her owner likes that she is very smart. When her previous owner was home she would tend to stay in her favorite spot (dog bed). She likes to play with balls and squeaky toys and her favorite game is fetch. She was kept indoors only and at night she slept either on her dog bed or previous owner’s bed. She ate dry Pedigree. Theebee is not house trained and uses the bathroom indoors daily. Her previous owners have not taken steps to correct this. When left alone indoors, Theebee is well behaved. She knows the cues; sit, come and “ready to go”- which means she’s going outside. She was taken on brisk walks 1x daily. On leash she pulls very hard.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Spayed, Owner surrender (Two months in the previous home)
Previously lived with: Adults, another dog and spent time around children
Behavior toward strangers: Reactive
Behavior toward children: Fearful
Behavior toward dogs: Playful and gentle with the dog she lived with but reactive towards other dogs.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Yes, she will growl if someone get close to her food.
Bite history: Yes, (see memo) Pheebee bit the owner sister 3 years ago. Pheebee sat on the boyfriend’s lap and her sister went to kiss him and Pheebee jumped up, and bit her lip and let go. The bite drew blood and the sister went to the hospital and had to receive stitches.
Energy level/descriptors: the owner stated Pheebee displays a medium activity level in the household.
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is tense and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff with his mouth closed.
Tag:2. Dog follows, but fearful and trembling.
Squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense.
Flank Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Body trembles.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Pheebee was fearful and timid towards the assessor.
According to Pheebee’s previous guardian, when Pheebee was first brought home she lived with a neutered Jack Russell terrier. With him she was affectionate and playful and gentle at play. She lived with him for 2 years.
5/6- 5/8: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Pheebee mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen in a group of small male and female dogs. She is initially tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings, but will offer an appropriate correction with pushy greeters.
During her medical examination, Pheebee does not like to be handled and tries to bite.
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owner reports a medium activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)- Due to how uncomfortable Pheebee is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
_X_Place with a New Hope partner- Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Pheebee 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 Pheebee to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Pheebee to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Pheebee presents with outside of the care centers.
_X_House soiling-Pheebee is noted to have occasional accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend ONLY force-free, reward-based, positive reinforcement training methods. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse.
_X_Resource guarding- The owner reports that Pheebee growls if someone get close to her food bowl. We recommend that Pheebee be left alone while eating to prevent rehearsal of the warning as well as to prevent escalation.
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