SCRUFFY – A1074549
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My name is SCRUFFY. My Animal ID # is A1074549.
I am a neutered male white and black shih tzu and poodle min mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/01/2016 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was ALLERGIES.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/02/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 23.2 LBS.
2.3ml pyrantel and activyl 14-22
10/01/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/01/16 15:11 BASIC INFO Scruffy is a 6 year old neutered Shih Tzu / Miniature Poodle mix. His family got him from a pet store when he was 6 months old and surrendered him because a baby in the home is sick and allergic to him. Scruffy has had cherry eye in both eyes for 3-4 years. This becomes worse when his hair is long. SOCIALIZATION Scruffy is friendly/outgoing with new people. He lived with 4 children ages 6 and older plus a baby from 0-6 months old. Scruffy is relaxed, playful, and tolerant with children, including the baby. He plays exuberantly with people. On walks, Scruffy is playful with small dogs. He barks at large dogs from a distance but is playful when he gets close to them. He is relaxed, playful, tolerant, and plays exuberantly with dogs of all sizes while loose at the dog park. Scruffy lived with a male Shih Tzu and was relaxed, playful, tolerant, and played exuberantly with him. When Scruffy’s family first got him, he was severely matted. They were using a clipper to shave him and he bit his owner’s hand, drawing blood. This was his only bite. BEHAVIOR Scruffy barks during fireworks and thunder. He enjoys baths. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, wakes him up, or brushes him. He snaps when his ears are cleaned. Now that he isn’t matted, he doesn’t mind having his hair cut or shaved. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Scruffy’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, and medium energy. He follows them and sits in their laps. He plays chase and tug and likes balls and squeaky toys. He lived inside and slept with his owner or on a dog bed. He ate dry Eukanuba food and enjoyed dog treats. He potties outside in grass and dirt every time he’s walked. During the day, he’s alone for 8 hours and usually has 1 accident by the door (#1). His family thinks he cannot hold it until they get home. They haven’t tried using wee-wee pads. Scruffy was crated and would bark a lot before falling asleep. His family doesn’t crate him anymore. He sits and comes when asked. He went for slow walks and pulls on the leash. Off-leash, he stays close to his owner. INTAKE Scruffy was tense in Admissions. He licked his lips while I pet him, scanned him (+), collared him, picked him up, and took his pictures.
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10/03/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Altered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/young children Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful, and tolerant. Behavior toward dogs: Playful with small dogs; will bark at large dogs in the distance but is playful once they are close. Behavior toward cats:Unknown FG/RG: None reported Bite history: Bit his owner’s hand and drew blood when owner was using a clipper to shave him after they first got him and he was severely matted. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and medium energy. Other notes: Snaps when his ears are cleaned. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/3/16 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth open Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back paw Toy 1: No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, relaxed Summary: Scruffy displayed no concern during his behavior assessment; does best with a slow approach. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/2/16 During his initial medical exam Scruffy appeared nervous and was unwilling to walk on leash; tolerating handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience Adult Only Home _X_No children (under 13) (See known history) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Because of Scruffy’s known history, we are aware that when highly uncomfortable/stressed, Scruffy may escalate to a bite. It has been observed in the care center that Scruffy requires a soft/slow approach in order to become more comfortable and display some social behavior. Scruffy appears to be highly sensitive to sudden movement, loud noises and his immediate response has been to panic. Until his behavior can be further assessed in a new home environment after a proper period of decompression, the behavior department advises against a home with children at this time. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing/exposing Scruffy to new and unfamiliar situations.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/02/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 981020017390021 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 6y Mentation: BARH Eyes: cherry eye OU Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate tartar and some mal.occl. If abnormal BCS: WNL, REWT 23.2 from 22.8 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: nervous and unwilling to walk once leashed but allows handling, seems cage aggressive (lunges at times) Medication: N/A, preventatives given, vx boostered
05/22/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
05/22/16 13:39 S/O BAR, nervous/reactive (mostly cage aggressive), use caution – exam limited MS/I: Unkempt/overgrown coat EENT: Cherry eye OU. LS OU. Mod ocular crusting OU. Limited oral – tartar accumuation throughout. NND. Limited aural exam – external canals clear AU H/L clear, nma, nsr A: 6 yo MN Shih tzu Cherry eye OU Unkempt coat P: Groom (already scheduled) If option, surgical repair of cherry eye Re-examine after grooming.
Generated on Oct 4 2016 6:00PM
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, SHIH TZU / POODLE MIN, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/21/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 05/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Limited initial due to nervousness Netutered male Scan negative for a microchip 6 years old according to the owner Cherry eye in OU–On a vet check Nose= No discharge Ears unable to fully assess. Will not tolerate ears being touched Teeth are misplaced with moderate tarter Coat is not groomed but clean with matts. Grooming recommended Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF Is cage aggressive. He will lunge and growl. During the initial he was calmer but was cautious and snapped when ears were touched. Most likely just very frightened
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