SHUSHU – 15969
Safe - 12-22-2017 Brooklyn
SHUSHU – 15969
Intake Date: 12/12/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender,
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 3 years, Sex: Female,
Weight: 43 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~3 yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? No; History : Owner surrender; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Nervous, tail tucked, warms up quickly and allows all handling; Objective ; P = WNL R = WNL BCS 6/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, patch of thin hair coat at top of head; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Overweight; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Recommend weight loss/management plan with placement; Prognosis: Excellent; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Shushu is a 3 year old unaltered female , white and brown brindle Medium dog. She was breed by the owner and was surrender due to the owner moving into an apartment that does not allow pets.
Previously lived with: 1 adult, 1 female cat and 1 female Medium dog
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers Shushu is shy but will still approach the individual and sniff them and allow them to pet her.
How is this dog around children? Shushu has lived with a n 8 year old and a 15 year old , with the children is playful but exuberant.
How is this dog around other dogs? Shushu has lived with an older female medium dog,that is her mother and is respectful, and gentle.
How is this dog around cats? Shushu has lived with a female cat and is respectful and and gentle.
Resource guarding: Shushu isn’t bothered with someone approaching her food bowl but will growl and snap if another dog comes close to her food. Shushu isn’t bothered when someone takes away a toy from her.
Bite history: Shushu has no Bit history.
Energy level/descriptors: very high activity level
Other Notes: Shushu is partially Trained but has accidents a few times week. Shushu has never been on leash and does not known how to walk on leash.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know
Shushu is described as friendly, Playful, and mellow. She loves to follow the family around the home. Shushu likes squeaky toys and plays with plastic bottles. Shushu is fed Dry and wet food and has uses the grass or cement. While left home alone Shushu is a very destructive and has torn the matteress, shoes, sheets and denrures. Shushu has never been crate-trained and plays in teh yard .
My medical notes are…
Monitor for CIRDC; S/O: Q/BAR – quieter than usual. Attention seeking. Appetite OK; EENT: Eyes clear, moderate seromucoid nasal dischage; HL: Mild dry cough today and yesterday, normal RR/RE; INTEG: WNL; MS: Ambulatory x 4; UG: Spayed; A: CIRDC; P: Rec doxycycline 200mg PO q24 x 14 days. Excellent prognosis
Details on my behavior are…
Energy level/descriptors: Shushu is described as friendly, Playful, and mellow with a very high activity level.
Date of assessment: 15-Dec-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.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Shushu came into the room calm but a bit timid, she was friendly and social towards the handlers with a slow approach.
PLAY GROUP :
Shushu is playful around other dogs, but is not fully confident with her play gestures. She offers appropriate corrections when the play becomes too rough for her. According to Shushuâ€™s previous owner, Shushu lived with an older female dog. She was respectful, and gentle around her. The Behavior Department recommends that Shushu be placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and match her gentle play style.
12/13: When off leash at the Care Center, Shushu greets the male helper with a nervous posture. After several minutes, Shushu begins to solicit play, with bounces and spins and low play bows. She engages in stop/starts and offers soft corrections when the other dog hovers over her or attempts to mount her.
12/14: Shushu offers subtle corrections when playing with another dog. As she continues to engage in play, she begins to air snap when the other dog becomes pushy. Shushu is respectful around a fearful female dog.
12/15: Due to Shushu social behavior, she was utilized as a greeter. She engages gentle play, with appropriate breaks. She offers corrections for inappropriate behaviors.
12/20: Shushu returned to group after recovering from surgery and met a calm, social male and female dog. She continues to engage in play with the group.
Date of intake: 12-Dec-2017
Summary: Shushu was timid with her head low.
Date of initial: 13-Dec-2017
Summary: Nervous, tail tucked, warms up quickly and allows all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Shushu displays a low to medium activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Shushu to approach her potential new adopters at her own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Shushu to new and unfamiliar situations.
Resource Guarding: Shushu reportedly would growl and snap at other resident dog if approached her food bowl. There is no report of this being directed onto humans. We recommend that Shushu be left alone while eating and nothing should ever be taken directly out of Shushu’s mouth. Appropriate management around other dogs is highly recommended. Behavior modification protocols for food guarding behavior can be found on aspcapro.org.
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