PRINCESS – 27883
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PRINCESS – 27883
Location: Brooklyn; Intake Date: 5/12/18; Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue; Sex: Female; Age: 10 years; Weight: 6 lbs; Zip Code: 10467
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 10-13yrs based on PE. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake. History : Was left with a friend for care, along with Chiquito 27882. Friend never came back for P; surrendered by friend. Subjective / Observed Behavior – QAR, tense and shaking during exam. Allowed all handling. Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear; nuclear sclerosis; ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: dc 5/5; pd 4/5 ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: 3/6 L systolic murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: intact female. no scar or tattoo present. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: grossly normal ; Assessment; geriatric ; heart murmur ; dental disease ; nuclear sclerosis ; Prognosis: good. Plan: adoption after hold ; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age , heart murmur
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 12-May-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray (With finder for one week)
Previously lived with: Adults, a dog, and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and aggressive
Behavior toward children: Fearful, runs away and snaps if they chase her
Behavior toward dogs: Affectionate with a dog she lived with
Behavior toward cats: Affectionate and playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Yes, Princess bit her finder when he attempted to cut her nails but she did not break skin
Energy level/descriptors: Princess is described as anxious and independent with a high level of activity.
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: 5. Dog freezes, growls, or tries to bite.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Princess did not approach the assessor and moved away when the assessor approached her. She was tense and trembling and snapped during sensitivity, so the rest of the handling portion of the assessment was not conducted.
Summary (1): 5/13-17: When introduced off leash to dogs, Princess offers correction for approach.
Date of intake: 12-May-2018
Summary: Princess had a tense body and tucked tail, she was not handled.
Date of initial: 13-May-2018
Summary: Princess was tense, struggled, and allowed minimal handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Princess is described as having a high level of activity. She displays a medium-low level of activity at the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:No children: Due to Princess’ history of snapping at children, we recommend an adult only home.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, as well as the fearful behavior she has displayed at the care center, the behavior department recommends Princess 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 Princess to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Princess to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Princess presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges:Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Princess was reported to avoid new people in her previous home and snap when handling was pushed on her. At the care center, she has displayed similar behavior to this. It is important to always go slow and give Princess the option to walk away from any social interaction. Princess should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Princessâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Princess would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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