PAPAS – A1040736
Safe 6-30-2015 Manhattan
PAPAS – A1040736 ***SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY*** MALE, CREAM, POMERANIAN / CHIHUAHUA LH, 1 yr OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/19/2015, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 06/19/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior Medical Summary : SCAN NEGATIVE; BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED; PHYSICAL EXAM-INTACT MALE. YOUNG DOG. EYES, […]
PAPAS – A1040736
***SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY***
MALE, CREAM, POMERANIAN / CHIHUAHUA LH, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/19/2015, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 06/19/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary : SCAN NEGATIVE; BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED; PHYSICAL EXAM-INTACT MALE. YOUNG DOG. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL; AMB X 4; APPLIED ACTIVYL. NO PAIN ON PALPATION AT ABDOMEN. VERY NERVOUS & TENSE. STRUGGLING WHEN RESTRAINED; TRY TO BITE. NOSF
eating O/N ; PHYSICAL EXAM-INTACT MALE. H/L wnl; NO PAIN ON PALPATION AT ABDOMEN. VERY NERVOUS & TENSE. STRUGGLING WHEN RESTRAINED; TRY TO BITE. amb x 4
P: ok to move out of medical today
Papas is an approximately 1 year old pom/chichihua mix. He is being surrendered because the owner cannot care for him anymore. She said that Papas has been showing signs of illness but when they took him to the vet 6 months ago, the vet told them he was fine. She says that he has gotten worse.
Around Strangers, He is shy. He plays well with kids but has not had him around other dogs or cats. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal. He only snaps because the owner feels that he is defensive because he is not feeling well.
The owner says that he has really yellow urine, is drooling, and is barely eating. She says that when they give him chicken, he gets very ill so they stopped. They have been feeding him white rice and steak because he does not like eating dog food.
For a new family to know
The owner describes him as playful, friendly, and affectionate. He is fearful and shy around strangers. He is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treat or toy away from him. He enjoys baths, nail trims, or brushing. He does not like grooming clippers/noise. He barks when someone unfamiliar approaches. He has a high activity level. He follows the owner around and sleeps in the owners sister’s bed. He rolls around for attention and likes belly rubs. He plays with his squeaky and stuffed toys. He is well behaved when left alone at home.
Behavior during intake
During intake, he was scratching at his carrier. When a staff member took him out but he growled when approached. He was shy and fearful. He tried to bite the scanner and the rope. He attacked the towel and did not want to be carried. He allowed photographs, and scanning (negative) but not collaring.
Owner states that they took Papas have very yellow urine, is drooling, and shows signs of stomach pain. Whimpers when they touch his stomach and tries to snap.
Papas was difficult to remove from his kennel, with a stiff body language and showing teeth. Once he was out he walks calmly on leash. He was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. He became stiff and uncomfortable snapping at the assessor hand during the look item. The behavior team decided to skip the handling part of the assessment for safety reasons. During the resources, Papa was not interested in food, toy or rawhide. Papas was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful.
Papas was surrender to us. According to his previous owner papas is fearful and shy around strangers. He plays well with kids but he never been around other dogs or cats. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal. He only snaps because the owner feels that he is defensive because he is not feeling well. He is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treat or toy away from him”. 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: 5. Dog freezes and snap.
Food 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog – dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful.
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