LUNA – A1042300
Safe 7-14-2015 Brooklyn
LUNA – A1042300 ***DOH HOLD 07/01/15*** ***SAFER – EXPERIENCED HOME – NO CHILDREN*** FEMALE, CREAM, CAIRN TERRIER / POMERANIAN, 2 yrs, 6 mos OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-NHB Reason PETS CONFL Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/01/2015, From NY 11105, DueOut Date 07/11/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW Medical Summary scan negative intact female weight: 14lbs […]
LUNA – A1042300
***DOH HOLD 07/01/15***
***SAFER – EXPERIENCED HOME – NO CHILDREN***
FEMALE, CREAM, CAIRN TERRIER / POMERANIAN, 2 yrs, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-NHB Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/01/2015, From NY 11105, DueOut Date 07/11/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary scan negative intact female weight: 14lbs bright eyes clean ears clean coat slight staining to teeth nails down to kwick overall body condition is good tense and nervous – will bite if provoked APH BARH NOSF
BASIC INFORMATION: Luna is a female 2yr and 6 months old. She is a Cairn terrier and Pomeranian mix. Luna has no known health issues and was found as a stray over two years ago. Luna was surrendered to ACC due to pet conflict with dogs.
SOCIALIZATION: Luna is relaxed and playful with strangers. Luna may become timid when she is brought into an unfamiliar environment and may bark. Luna plays gently with adults and children. Luna has resided with two children 2 1/2 & 3 1/2 years old. Luna is very tolerant towards children and enjoys their company. Luna has resided with two other dog, a 10yr old Maltese and a 7yr old Maltese/Yorkie mix. Luna has been relaxed and playful with both dogs, but over the past couple of months has started to become very protective towards owner. Luna bit thev10 yr old Maltese when the owner greeted the Maltese first. This incident happened less than 10 days ago. When Luna is walked she does not tolerate the presence of other dogs. She will bark and growl. Luna has not been exposed to cats or other small animals.
BEHAVIOR: Luna allows grooming and nail trimming. Luna does not display aggressive behavior when food bowl is touched or toy is removed. Luna is territorial and protective of owner, she would do best in a single person home with no other pets. Luna may bite or attack another dog if she feels jealous or protective.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Luna is best described as a playful, affectionate & excitable dog. Her activity level is high & loves to run in the park. When owner is home, Luna will follow owner around & seek attention. Luna enjoys playing with balls, Luna plays fetch & tug. Luna has been kept mostly indoors, she enjoys eating dry food from the brand: Pedigree a half cup 2X per day. Luna is house trained & is also wee-wee pad trained. When Luna is left alone in the home, she is well behaved. Luna is familiar with the commands sit & come.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE: Upon intake Luna barked and growled at the counselor. When anyone came to close to owner, Luna would start to growl & display signs of aggressive behavior. Luna allowed minimal handling.
SAFER: EXPERINECED HOME, NO CHILDREN
Luna was reported to be relaxed and playful with strangers, but may become timid when she is brought into an unfamiliar environment. The owner stated Luna plays gently with adults and children, and has resided with two children 2 1/2 & 3 1/2 years old. Luna has also resided with two other dogs and has been relaxed and playful with both dogs, but over the past couple of months she has started to become very protective towards owner and recently bit one of the dogs in the household when guarding her owner. Luna was also reported to bark and growl at other dogs she sees on walks. The owner states Luna does not guard her food, toys or bones, and she was best described as a playful, affectionate, excitable, and her activity level is high.
Upon intake it was noted that Luna barked and growled at the counselor but allowed some handling. It was also noted that when anyone came to close to owner, Luna would start to growl. During SAFER Luna was very sociable towards the assessor. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue, and was playful during the tag interaction. During the resources portion of the assessment Luna only showed minimal interest in the food and toy items, and was not interested in the rawhides. During the dog-dog interaction Luna had stiff body language when approaching the helper dog. Due to the behavior concerns seen in the previous home the department recommends an experienced adopter with no children. It is also recommended that Luna go to a home with no other dogs.
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. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Food: 1. Minimal interest in food, dog sniffs, then turn away.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 3. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in with her tail high, stiff body, head tall, and ears erect.
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