NUNU – A1059298
Safe 12-3-2015 Manhattan
NUNU – A1059298 ***SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY*** MALE, BROWN, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 5 yrs OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER DIED Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/01/2015, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 12/04/2015 Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar clean EEN male intact nervous tense but […]
NUNU – A1059298
***SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY***
MALE, BROWN, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/01/2015, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 12/04/2015
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar clean EEN male intact nervous tense but allow handling 0.9cc pyrantel po activyl topical NOSF
Nunu (aka Baby) lived w/ his elderly owner until she passed away 2-3 months ago. Her granddaughter has been caring for Nunu since but cannot keep him because she has a baby and doesn’t have a lot of time to care for Nunu.
Nunu is shy w/ new people. If they sit down and talk softly to him, he may approach them and allow them to pet him. However, when strangers enter and exit his home, he runs after, lunges, and tries to bite them. Nunu has bit about 6 people (adults and children), causing bleeding but not requiring stitches. His last bite was about 3 weeks ago. Nunu is relaxed and playful w/ children in his extended family. He plays exuberantly-somewhat rough w/people. A small male dog visited and Nunu hid from him. He chased and lunged at Nunu as he exited, but he didn’t bite him.
Nunu is nervous during storms. He doesn’t mind when his family holds/restrains him or wakes him up. He doesn’t mind being bathed but bites when towel-dried. He sometimes bites when moved off furniture. Nunu bites when someone tries to take his food/treat/toy. He bites when new people enter/exit his home. He bites new or familiar people who approach one of his two primary owners. He will also bite if they try to pick up an article of clothing belonging to one of his two owners (the grandmother and granddaughter).
Nunu’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, and high energy. He follows them around. He follows his owners around. He plays with balls stuffed toys, and chew toys and plays fetch, chase, and tug. He lived inside and slept with his owner. He ate dry and wet Pedigree food. He enjoyed chicken and chicken-flavored treats. Nunu potties either on a wee-wee pad in the corner or in another corner on the floor. He also goes #2 when walked on cement. He’s otherwise well-behaved while home alone. He whines while crated while guests are over. He knows the following commands: sit, go pick it up, go to the paper, and go to the room. He went for occasional slow walks and didn’t pull on his leash. Off-leash, he stays close to his owners.
Nunu was tense and shivering and holding onto his owner’s shoulder as she held him, scanned him (-), collared him, and put him in his kennel. Nunu was tense, shivering, and cowering as we put his leash on and walked him onto the backdrop for his pictures. He was reluctant to walk. He was often at the end of his leash, but walked up to and looked up at a staff member for a few seconds. He didn’t vocalize.
Nunu is fearful of the shelter environment he walks with a low and fearful body language. He was fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. Nunu became fearful while playing tag. He was not interested in toys.
Nunu was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Nunu is shy with new people. If they sit down and talk softly to him, he may approach them and allow them to pet him. However, when strangers enter and exit his home, he runs after, lunges, and tries to bite them. The owner stated that Nunu sometimes bites when moved off furniture and if someone tries to take his food/treat/toy”. 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’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 accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, shy body language, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is 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 gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Nunu is nervous and avoidant of interaction.
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