HOLLY – A1046091
Safe 8-11-2015 Manhattan
HOLLY – A1046091
***SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME – NO CHILDREN***
FEMALE, WHITE / GRAY, SHIH TZU, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/31/2015, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 07/31/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A staff member writes: Meet Holly! Holly is a calm and friendly dog. Although she is 10 years old, she still knows how to have a good time and enjoys playing gently with humans and other furry companions. Give this older shih tzu the chance to prove to you she’s still young at heart!
MEDICAL: INTIAL EXAM (8/03/15): scan negative, heavy dental tartar, eyes clear, ears haired, no debris seen , no odor, ambulatory, overweight, thinner hair over back, possible endocrine/breed, permanent waiver for surgery
BASIC INFO: Holly’s family got her from her previous owner 5 months ago and surrendered her because they’re moving to a new home and because they don’t have time for her. Holly’s abdomen appears a little distended.
SOCIALIZATION: Holly is friendly/outgoing with strangers. She spent time with children and is respectful of them. She plays gently with adults. She lived with a small female dog and they were relaxed and played gently together, but they pushed each other out of their food bowl. Holly barks at dogs outside on walks. Holly hadn’t bit anyone until she nipped her owner’s hand 1 week ago when she tried to pick her up (no broken skin).
BEHAVIOR: Holly panics and scratches things in attempt to hide during storms. She doesn’t mind when someone moves her off furniture, wakes her up, or brushes her. When new people approach her home/family, she’s relaxed and doesn’t mind. She used to allow people to pick her up, bathe her, and trim her fur, but has begun nipping her owner when she tries to do these things 1 week ago. She may be in pain. She’s used to having her nails trimmed at the groomer. She snaps when someone takes her food/treat/toy.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Holly’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate, mellow, and low energy. She follows her family around. She plays fetch and likes balls. She lived inside and slept on a dog bed. She ate Pedigree dry food and got rice and beans for a treat. She’s trained to potty on wee-wee pads and doesn’t have accidents. She’s well-behaved while home alone. She knows sit. She went for slow walks.
INTAKE: Holly had soft body and eyes during handling-scan (-), collar, picking up, positioning for pictures, and putting in kennel. Her family moved in a rough manner while handling her, and she licked her lips.
BEHAVIOR—Experienced Home, No Children:
Holly walks calmly on leash. She may be house trained – toileted immediately when taken outside. Holly was calm and relaxed during handling. Holly was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She was not interested in food, toys or rawhide.
Holly was surrendered to us. According to her previous owner when new people approach her home/family, she’s relaxed. She had been around children she respectful of them. She plays gently with adults. She lived with a small female dog and they were relaxed and played gently together, but they pushed each other out of their food bowl. The owner mentioned that she will snap when someone takes her food/treat/toy”. Because of her owner profile the behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior. We also recommend a home without children.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have long lip or lip lick.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Food 1: No interest.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs Holly is nervous, but tolerant of interaction.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs Holly is nervous, but tolerant of interaction. 8/5 update: Holly greets politely and is more interested in exploring her surroundings.
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