FIRE LILY – A1043737
Safe 7-20-2015 Manhattan
FIRE LILY – A1043737
***SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME NO CHILDREN***
FEMALE, BLACK, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 12 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 07/12/2015, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 07/15/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-022616.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Negative MC Intact female BARH Moderate tartar on teeth, poor alignment Possible lipoma under right armpit Opacity to eyes Overgrown nails, trimmed Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Pyrantel given NOSF Tense but allowed all handling
Meet Fire Lily: Fire Lily is a nervous but lovely dog. She may be timid at first but she will make a great addition to your family once she’s had enough time to adjust to her new home. She tolerates handling well and is social with other dogs. We recommend Fire Lily goes to an experienced home with no young children.
A Staff member writes: Did someone order a burrito??!!! She is soooo cute and makes herself a little nest out of her bed. A bit timid but very sweet and friendly! Police were called to the apartment building and were told that the tenants in the apartment have not been back for the dogs. The police state that the super of the building was not cooperating with them, so they went in and took the dogs.
Behavior during intake: Boom Boom and Fire Lily were fearful inside of the carriers but once out, they were friendly. They allowed all handling-scanning(-), collaring, and photographs, and allowed to pet. Fire lily approached with a tucked tail, but when spoken to in a high pitched voice, her tail began to wag and her body was low. She allowed me to pet her body and she liked the attention. Boom Boom had an open mouth and wagging tail.
RE-EXAM: Moderate tartar; Nuclear sclerosis OU; Noral H/L; Obese; o/w wnl
BEHAVIOR – Experience, No Young Children:
Fire Lily came to our center with another small dog after they were both abandoned in a vacant apartment. She was fearful inside the carrier upon entering the center, but once out warmed up and became friendly when spoken to in a high pitched voice. Fire Lily knows how to walk on leash, and although she does not come to the front of the kennel, once leashed she is cooperative and ready to walk, no pulling. Fire Lily was cautious and nervous throughout the SAFER assessment. She allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, giving whale eye, tail low wagging. Fire Lily accepted the touch with a cautious body during Sensitivity item, mouth closed, lip long. She was low and fearful during Tag game, not following the leash by the third pass. Fire Lily did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts, lip licking, body fearful. She had no interest in Food or Toy, and minimal interest in Rawhide. When off leash with other dogs, Fire Lily is social and greets other dogs politely. Due to her cautiousness, the Behavior Team feels Fire Lily would do best with an Experienced adopter with no young children. She may benefit from a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can know what to expect and warm up in her new home.
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 back.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched, body low and fearful, whale eye.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Food. No interest.
Toy 1. No interest.
Rawhide 1. Minimal interest.
Dog-to-Dog: When off leash with other dogs, Fire Lily is social and greets other dogs politely.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs, Fire Lily is social and greets other dogs politely.
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