POPPY – A1044288
Safe 7-24-2015 Manhattan
POPPY – A1044288 ***SAFER: AVERAGE HOME*** NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / TAN, CHIHUAHUA SH / PUG, 5 yrs OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWNER SICK Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/16/2015, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 07/23/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN Medical Summary MC 985121004541914 Neutered male BARH Mild to no staining on teeth Negative […]
POPPY – A1044288
***SAFER: AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / TAN, CHIHUAHUA SH / PUG, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/16/2015, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 07/23/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary MC 985121004541914 Neutered male BARH Mild to no staining on teeth Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Pyrantel given Some gait issues associated with body mass NOSF
A staff member writes: Meet Poppy! Poppy was brought by an owner who could no longer care for him in his situation. He is a little obese and uncomfortable in his situation her in the shelter. Please pull and help this little bugger!
BASIC INFO: Poppy’s owner got him 5 years ago from his previous owner when he was a puppy. He surrendered him because he’s receiving cancer treatment and is no longer able to care for him. He had cherry eye in the past which was treated. He has no known health problems now but is overweight.
SOCIALIZATION: Poppy is shy with new people. He sniffs dogs he meets outside. He’s relaxed with playful dogs but backs away and growls at tense/slowly approaching dogs. He’s never bit anyone.
BEHAVIOR: Poppy has no known behavior issues. He doesn’t mind storms. He’s friendly when held or woken up. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, bathes him, or brushes him. He barks at strangers that enter his home but doesn’t mind when strangers approach his owner.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Poppy’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, shy, mellow, and low energy. He spends all of his time close to his owner. He lived inside and slept on a dog bed. He ate dry Blue Buffalo food. He’s housetrained and doesn’t have accidents. He potties anywhere outside and will use wee-wee pads if he’s not walked. He’s well-behaved while home alone. He was crated when he was young but doesn’t need to be anymore. He knows “sit.” He went for slow walks and doesn’t pull on his leash. Off leash, he stays close to his owner.
INTAKE: Poppy had a soft body and was panting with his owner. He barked quietly when we got close to him and tried to climb into his owner’s lap. His owner collared him, scanned him (+), positioned him for pictures, picked him up, and put him in his kennel. He maintained a soft body while his owner handled him. Once inside his kennel, he repeatedly tried to jump back into his owner’s arms.
When we took Poppy out of his kennel, he approached and stood next to us with a soft body while we pet him. He allowed us to pick him up and put him in the transport van.
Poppy walks calmly on leash. He may be house trained – toileted immediately when taken outside. Poppy was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Poppy was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was not interested in food, toys or rawhide. Poppy does not approach other dog, attempts to exit.
Poppy was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Poppy is shy with new people. He sniffs dogs he meets outside. He’s relaxed with playful dogs but backs away and growls at tense and slowly approaching dogs. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food, treat or toys”. According to the owner Poppy is a bit uncomfortable around other dogs. Poppy did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average 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: 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: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
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.
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