NITCA – A1044046
Safe 7-21-2015 Manhattan
NITCA – A1044046
***SAFER: EXPERIENCE HOME – NO CHILDREN***
MALE, CREAM, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/14/2015, From NY 11214, DueOut Date 07/17/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Small growth on forehead Eyes are clear Ears are clean Nose=No discharge Teeth=Tarter and dental disease Is put on a vet check Wet food only sign will placed with kennel card Intact male Scan negative for microchip Dewormed with Pyrantel in food Flea Treatment= Activyl NOSF
A staff member writes: Meet Nitca! Nitca is a sweet but shy dog. He’s very docile and open to handling, but would do well in a calm, quiet home. With a little love and attention, Nitca will make a great companion. We recommend Nitca goes to an experienced home with no young children.
s/o: oral exam difficult–not cooperative but can see extensive dental disease, heart and lungs wnl, small wart like growth on forehead-benign
P: needs dental
BEHAVIOR – Experience, No Young Children: Nitca was easy to remove from his kennel but remained aloof when entering the assessment; he would approach the assessor once coaxed with a neutral body. He became stiff, uncomfortable, and somewhat fearful during handling but did allow all handling to be completed without aggression. Between items Nitca would pace and spin in circles slowly. During tag, Nitca was distracted and focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag interaction. He was a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had neutral body language; he had no interest in toys or rawhide.
Nitca was brought to the care center as a stray; upon intake he had a medium/soft body and allowed all handling to be completed. Throughout the handling portion of the assessment, Nitca remained stiff and uncomfortable but allowed all handling to be completed and was easily picked up to be placed back inside his kennel. The Behavior Department recommends Nitca be placed in an experienced home with no young children that will allow him the time to warm up to new people and environments at his own pace.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1&2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw; body stiff.
Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body neutral. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
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