ISHMAEL – A1043390
Safe 7-12-2015 Manhattan
ISHMAEL – A1043390
***SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY***
MALE, WHITE, BICHON FRISE MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/09/2015, From NY 11368, DueOut Date 07/12/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation: GREEN
Medical Summary: *NOTE* As per owner/memo animal had fell from a desk at 7 months of age and now has seizures in which last about 15 seconds. Will be placing a seizure watch sign on kennel card. Also animal has a history of being snappy/biting,but this behavior was not displayed during initial examination. Inconclusion,med beh is”green”. Scan negative , Barh ,Has moderate-heavy dental staining. Has discoloration of fur within facial region, Semi matted coat ,Flea comb negative,but Activyl was applied(Topical preventative), Was matted within back side region- shaved, Had long nails,trimmed, Gender:male intact, Nosf
Basic Info: Ishmael is a 9 year old male dog. He fell off a desk about 7 months ago and since then will appear to have seizures that last for about 15 seconds and he will have difficulty using his back legs.
Social life and Personality: He has not been around any children or cats so his behaviors are unknown. He is fearful of other dogs and will retreat, snap, and bark at them. He is not house trained and will have accidents daily.
Behaviors: He has a history or biting and snapping at people but none of his bites have broken skin. When he is given a bath he will try to escape and will snap at hands. He has the same behavior when owner tried to take food or toys away from him. Owner did not try to brush the dog due to his consistent snapping and when unfamiliar people approach the house or family he will growl and snap.
New Family Info: He is used to brisk walks on leash and was fed both wet and dry food.
Intake Behavior: During intake he would retreat from extended hand and attempt to snap at it. When scanned for a microchip he was negative for one. When touched had stiff body and would attempt to snap at hand.
Ishmael walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Ishmael was calm and relaxed when playing tag with assessor. He was not interested in food, toys or rawhide. Ishmael does not approach other dog, attempts to exit.
Ishmael was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he has not been around any children or cats so his behaviors are unknown. He is fearful of other dogs and will retreat, snap, and bark at them. He has a history or biting and snapping at people but none of his bites have broken skin. He has the same behavior when owner tried to take food or toys away from him”. During intake staff member stated that he would retreat from extended hand and attempt to snap at it”. Because of his owner profile the behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home.
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, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, wagging tail, open mouth.
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.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog. Turns body to side in relation to other dog, or exits.
A volunteer writes: All 5 pounds of this little guy was up front in his kennel giving me the ‘eye’. I unlatched his door and he literally flew into my arms burying his head in my neck. Outside he trots by my side nicely, wagging his little tail as we go. We stop to talk to some people and their large dog and he seems uninterested in the dog or the people, content to stay by my side. We’re told by his family that he’s not terribly social and will snap at people and other dogs, so he is best in an experienced home who can monitor his behavior. All 5 pounds of Ishmael is looking for a new home.
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