ROMAN aka SHAQ aka ROCKY – A1022464
Safe 4-22-2015 Manhattan
SAFE – 04/22/15
My name is ROMAN aka SHAQ aka ROCKY. My Animal ID # is A1022464.
*** RETURNED 4/2/15 – “BITE PEOPLE” *** RELEASED FROM DOH HOLD FOR NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY 04/14/15 ***
I am a neutered male black and white chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 04/02/2015 from NY 10466, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/19/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.6 LBS.
REWT 13.6 from 12.6lb
04/02/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/02/15 21:24 BASIC INFO Roman came to AC&C as a stray in Dec. 2014. He was adopted but his family returned him because he bit them. PEOPLE Roman lived with 4 adults and a 5 year old visited them often. He tried to avoid the child and bit him when he tried to pet him. He bit some of the adults. Some bites occurred when they first brought him home and were putting on his e-collar. He growls and snaps and won’t allow them to put his leash/collar on still. Other bites occurred when they were trying to put him in his room, enter his room when he was there alone, or bathe him. The bites usually broke skin. ANIMALS Roman was around parakeets and killed one of them (Jan. 2015). PERSONALITY Roman’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, and high activity. He follows his primary caretaker everywhere. He plays fetch and likes squeaky toys and ropes. HABITS Roman lived inside and slept on his owner’s large closet. He ate science diet wet food and got people food as a treat. TRAINING Roman potties on wee wee pads and doesn’t have accidents on the floor. He hasn’t been crated or left home alone. BEHAVIOR Roman is afraid of crowded/loud places (eg subways) and dark places. He’s anxious and cries when there. He’s also fearful of going outside and pulls back inside when his owners try to take him out. He chews his owner’s clothes and shoes if they’re left out. He plays when someone takes his bone/toy. He enjoys being brushed and held and is friendly when woken up. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food or moves him off furniture. He bites when someone bathes and dries him. He barks at strangers that come over and barks and growls when they approach his family. INTAKE Roman walked out of his cage and approached and sniffed me and another staff member with soft body and wagging tail. We pet him and put his leash on quickly. He didn’t react. Afterwards, he jumped onto my leg and sat close against my abdomen. The other staff member started to collar him but he growled, so she didn’t finish.
12/14/2014 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Little Shaq was found as a stray. He lost his livelihood when he found himself alone in the street, teared away from his home and family. Shaq is a cute Chi, an ebony little knight with semi long hair, well nourished and healthy beside a thin halo of missing hair around his eyes. He is not Mister Congeniality and looks a bit wary in his kennel. Shaq really needs a calm place to live and mostly a warm lap or inviting arms to settle in, to be happy. I open his door and secure him against my chest. It is cold outside and a jacket is in order. Shaq walks very nicely on the leash and is most likely house trained. He marks a little his territory. He meets other little or big dogs with interest but no fear or aggression. Free in a pen, he likes to explore the premises but prefers to jump on the bench for more bonding time….Shaq is a very cute “little dog”, a typical Chihuahua, a bit worried, shaking, needy and yearning to belong to his new person and home he promises to be loyal to and loving like the respectable Chihuahua he is. Shaq is at the Manhattan Care Center hoping to be yours soon.
12/07/2014 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
On 12/5/2014 Shaq came to us as a stray. The Assistant noted Shaq jumped out of his kennel and into the Assistant’s arms and walked well on leash to the assessment room. During the assessment, Shaq appeared tense and anxious constantly trying to jump onto the Assessor. Although Shaq allowed the Assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items he was trembling and actively climbing up on the Assessor. No other behavior issues; no aggression noted. Shaq’s anxious behavior may be a result of the shelter environment. It is the recommendation of the Behavior Department Shaq may be adopted by an experienced owner who will allow Shaq time to become comfortable with a new owner and surroundings. Helper: A1022377 Look: 2 Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2 Dog is active and focused on the Assessor Tag: 2 Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched Squeeze 1: 1 Dog does not respond at all for three seconds Squeeze 2: 1 Dog does not respond at all for three seconds Food: No interest Toy: 1 No interest. Rawhide: 1 No interest. Dog-to-dog: 1 Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/03/2015 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH Neutered Male Scan Positive: 985112004420527 Moderate Dental Staining and Tartar Gave Dewormer Gave Activyl He was able to be handled but growled NOSF
12/06/2014 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S/O: BAR, EATING, BITING DURING EXAM OF HEAD EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS LUNGS: CLEAR ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 5/9 (OR 3/5) DANDER ON BACK SLIGHT ALOPECIA AROUND EYES NONPRUITIC NS: APPROPRIATE PLN: NSF GU: MI A: GERIATRIC, STABLE POSSIBLE ALLERGIC DERMATITIS/ PYODERMA, MILD P: NO TRATMENTS AT THIS TIME
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