STARR – A1049373
STARR – A1049373
***SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY***
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / BLACK, SHIH TZU MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/27/2015, From NY 11201, DueOut Date 08/27/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan: pos (985121013215114) sex: female spayed S/O: Dog is BAR, BCS 6/9, Grade 1/4 dental dz, dark debris AU, coat unkempt A: Dog is overconditioned and has mild dental dz, otherwise apparently healthy P: Gave 1.6cc Pyrantel and applied 1cc Activyl between shoulder blades; needs grooming including ear pluck and cleaning PROGNOSIS: Excellent
Starr is a 5 yrs. old white and black female Shi Tzu who was surrendered at ACC today by her owner. Starr is spayed and appears healthy but will undergo a full physical health exam. Starr is described as being playful and affectionate.
Starr has been socialized with children and dogs but not cats. Starr is described as being respectful tolerant relaxed and playful around children and dogs. She will interact with them in a gentle respectful well behaved manner. She is an indoor house trained dog who will spend time in the yard on occassion. Whether inside or outside she is well behaved in both environments. She is described as being plyful confident affectionate mellow independent and friendly. She has a high activity level and is nervous when she hears fireworks or loud noises. She also knows the commands sit stay and come.
Starr is not bothered when people place their hands by her food or take her toys or treats away from her. She is also not bothered when she is given a bath or having her fur brushed. She is not bothered when she is being held back or restrained or when she is disturbed from her sleep. She will bark and become alert when anyone approaches her family or home. She has never had her nails trimmed and she is not allowed on the furniture. She likes to go for slow walks and will walk off of her leash on occassion. She will use the bathroom on cement or grass. She likes to play with balls and will play fetch. She eats wet food twice a day but cannot have wet food with any gravy as it will make her sick.
Starr likes to stay in the same room with her owner and will follow her around the house on occassion. Starr likes to stay in the living room and will sleep anywhere in the house. She was calm and well behaved during the Intake process. She allowed herself to be handled collared and photographed with minimal effort. She allowed herself to be walked by various staff and showed no negative behavior.
SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY
Starr is reported to be playful with children and dogs, and has not been around cats. Her previous owner describes her as “playful, confident, affectionate, mellow, independent, and friendly.” She was calm at intake and easy to handle during her initial medical examination.
Starr was fearful during the SAFER handling items, becoming more tense and more reactive as the items progressed. She allowed Look and Sensitivity, but was stiff and fearful throughout. She spun repeatedly toward the assessor during the Tag item, and snapped when her paw was squeezed. Starr froze over the food bowl and did not engage with the toy or the rawhide. In playgroup, Starr greets other dogs politely but does not engage in play, and may respond defensively when approached by other dogs.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff 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, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly spins toward the touch. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff. Squeeze 1: 5. Dog snaps at Assessor’s hand.
Food: 4. Dog freezes.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs Starr greets politely but is more interested in exploring her surroundings.
8/29 update: Starr is a bit nervous and may become defensive when approached.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://information.urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues/
If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or [email protected]
Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.
*We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.*
For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please read here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions/
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see:http://information.urgentpodr.org/frequently-asked-questions/
You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2015-08