TIGGER – 8909
Safe - 7-28-2018 Manhattan
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TIGGER – 8909
**RETURNED 05/21/18**DOH HOLD RELEASED 06/01/18**
Intake Date : 5/21/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 6 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 60 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: Reported 6 years and 7 months per our previous records Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned POSITIVE Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985112003171779 History : Surrendered. Hx concern for vision – was never diagnosed with any particular disease. Subjective: Alert, walks well on leash
Observed Behavior – Slightly tense and stares at examiner. Muzzled as a precaution. Allows all handling. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None
Objective : BAR-H, MMs pink, BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, normal retinal vessels, could not view optic nerve due to pt movement. Pt did track objects with his eyes, and he had a menace response OU. Ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Soft, non painful, not distended, no masses palpated U/G: Male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: Dental disease, slightly overweight Prognosis: Good Plan: Recommend weight loss of ~5 lbs, daily tooth brushing and regular dental cleanings
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: “The wonderful thing about tiggers, is tiggers are wonderful things.” Right away I’m taken with 6 year-old Tigger, a tiny tiger in a hazelnut coat. Right up front in his kennel with endless wags and a million smiles, he lets me know he’s ready to see the world, or at least start with a walk to the park. He is easily leashed and gets right to strutting his stuff, bouncily leading the way. And while he does pull a bit on leash, he also appears to be quite housebroken, so I for one am more than understanding of our initially quick pace. Now Tigger is not quite as springy as his namesake. While he does jump up once or twice at the prospect of a treat, he is largely a well-mannered and contented boy, happy to take his cues from you. We’re told Tigger previously lived with young children, small dogs, and three cats at varying times. Quite the social butterfly is our brindled boy! He has also enjoyed the company of larger dogs at the shelter, proving this tiny tiger truly is the toast of the town. “The wonderful thing about tiggers, is tiggers are wonderful things.” And the most wonderful thing about this tigger in particular is that he can be yours today. Tigger is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
The Foster Writes: Although Tigger generally has a low energy level, the prospect of a walk gets his tail wagging and his feet dancing. He walks well on leash and doesn’t pull at all once fitted with a front clip harness. He’s eager to say hello to other dogs on the street and will sometimes pull towards them, but will follow you away from them if asked. He greets politely and doesn’t mind sharing our home with a large male adolescent dog. Our cat even approved, as he was calm and uninterested when he saw her. But Tigger’s one true love is people and affection. He adores back scratches, lives for cuddles, and just melts sitting at your feet. He happily meets strangers and doesn’t show any toy or food guarding. He’s a gentle soul who blossomed as soon as we brought him to our home. Dog friendly, cat friendly, people friendly – your new little spoon is waiting to meet you.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Tigger is a 6 years old and 7 month old large mixed breed dog that was originally adopted from ACC 4 years ago. Due to an incident in which the youngest daughter was scratched, Child Services told them they had to surrender.
Previously lived with: 3 adults, 5 children
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers he is known to be friendly/outgoing and plays gentle with them.
How is this dog around children? Around children he is known to be respectful and playful and also plays gentle with them. He has lived with children from newborns to teenagers.
How is this dog around other dogs? Tigger is friendly and playful around dogs. He has lived with two small breed dogs in his life and was very tolerant and friendly with them. He allowed the small dogs to jump on his back while he lays down.
How is this dog around cats? Tigger is relaxed and respectful around cats. He has lived with three different cats in the past.
Resource guarding: Tigger has no history of resource guarding and allows anyone to take his food, treats, or toys away from him.
Bite history: Tigger has no bite history, but he did scratch a child on the face on 5/15/18 to the point that blood was drawn.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other Notes: Tigger is not bothered by loud sounds or storms. He will bark when the doorbell rings but is not bothered if a strangers enters his home or approaches his owner. He is not bothered while being held or restrained. He allowed the 4 year old in the home to bathe and brush him. He is not bothered if disturbed while sleeping or resting. He allows his paws to be touched.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know : Tigger is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, somewhat excitable, mellow, confident and somewhat independent. When his owners are home, he likes to be in the same room as them. He does not need to follow them around closely to be happy. He likes to play with Kong balls stuffed with peanut butter. He plays fetch and chase. He has been kept mainly indoors and would go for walks about twice a day. He will pull lightly on the leash. He is only let off leash when at dog parks. He will come back when called. He knows the commands sit and come. He is used to eating dry and wet food twice a day. His owner would also cook him some rice to mix in with the food. His favorite treats are Milkbones. He is fully house-trained and never has accidents. He will use all surfaces outside when using the bathroom. When left home alone, he is well behaved. He has been crate trained and can stay in the crate for 5-7 hours. Tigger’s favorite thing to do is play with people and be affectionate with them. The owner’s favorite thing about Tigger is how affectionate and loving he is.
Behavior Notes: While in the intake room Tigger was very affectionate and gentle. He approached counselor and placed his head under their hand to be petted. He allowed counselor to rub his head and body. He then sat by counselors legs and remained there until it was time to leave.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 30-May-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
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. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Tigger approached the assessor with a soft body. During tag, he became a bit fearful, tensing. He allowed all handling and displayed social behavior during the assessment.
PLAY GROUP :
6/1: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Tigger greets politely and attempts to solicit play.
6/2-4: Tigger engages in bouncy play with a female dog.
6/5: Tigger engages in exuberant play with a female dog, then becomes fixated on the male dog in a neighboring pen.
6/6: Tigger plays exuberantly with a select female dog.
Date of intake: 21-May-2018
Summary: Tigger was affectionate and gentle.
Date of initial: 23-May-2018
Summary: Tigger was a bit tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Tigger is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
No young children: Due to knocking over a young child in his previous home and scratching the child’s face, we recommend a home without young children.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Tigger is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Tigger the option to walk away from any social interaction. Tigger should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Tiggerâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Tigger 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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