RUBY – A1060052
Safe 12-18-2015 Manhattan
My name is RUBY. My Animal ID # is A1060052.
I am a female tan and white chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 12 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/09/2015 from NY 10472, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/09/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 15.5 LBS.
Gave 1.6 ml pyrantel during exam 1088
12/09/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/9/15 15:32 Basic information: Ruby is a 12 yr. old Chihuahua sh mix. The Owner got her from a friend; she has owned Ruby for over 12 yrs. Ruby was surrendered because she is not getting along with the owners children. Ruby has no health problems & has not been taken to a vet in 3 yrs. Socialization: Around strangers Ruby is very fearful & does not like to be around people (She may lung & try to snap at the person if the stranger comes close). Ruby has lived with 2 children but does not like to be around them and will bark growl at them if they are too loud or too rough with her. Ruby has lived with her two puppies (now 2 yr old adults), Ruby is relaxed around them & usually plays well but may get into a fight with them if they play to rough. Ruby does not usually play with other dogs outside. Ruby has bitten the owner’s 21 year old son on the hand because he tried to pet Ruby without her knowing, the incident happened over a year ago & no other bites have happened after that. Behavior: The owner stats that Ruby does not let anyone move her food or treats while she is eating, take her toys away or disturb her while sleeping (she may snap and bite the person touching her belongings). Ruby does not like to be brushed, given bathes & has never had his nails trimmed because he snaps at the owner when she tries. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or her home she will bark and growl at the person & if approached will lung and snap at them. The owner says that Ruby does loud noises such as storms or fireworks she will bark at the noise until it stops. For a new family to know: The owner describes Ruby as fearful & anxious with a high activity level. His favorite activity is to run around the house. In the home Ruby tends to follow the owner around the house & is kept mainly indoors. Ruby sleeps in in a doge crate in the home’s hallway. Ruby was fed Beniful dry & wet dog food two times a day. He is house trained & rarely has had an accident in the home, when outside she goes to the bathroom on or around trees & grass. Ruby does not know any commands. For exercise Ruby is used to brisk walks on the leash & twice a day and does not pull on the leash. Ruby has never been walked off the leash. Behavior during intake: Ruby was tense with stiff body, when approached by staff sher growled at the staff member but allowed slow approach, we were able to scanned (-), collared, Photographed and place in dog kennel.
No Web Memo
12/12/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Ruby came to us as an owner surrender on 12/09/15. According to the owner Ruby does not get along with strangers, or children and will growl, bark, snap or try to bite them when she is either fearful or someone is too rough with her. She does come to us with a bite history of biting the owner’s son when he tried to pet her without her knowing. In addition, the owner reported that Ruby will not let her toys, food or treats be moved from her while in her possession. She will either growl, snap or bite the person touching her belongings. Ruby was fearful when entering the behavior room with tense and trembling body language. It took a few moments for Ruby to warm up to the assessor. She allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression. However, Ruby did have stiff, trembling, and fearful body language throughout the assessment but did not escalate to more concerning behaviors. She showed no interest in the toy item on this portion of the assessment. Ruby has shown some concerning behavior over multiple resource items in the home, and for that reason we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address this guarding behavior and can extensively counsel potential adopters before placement into a permanent home. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff Flank squeeze 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff Toy: 1. No interest. When off leash with other dogs Ruby greets well but is more interested in exploring her surroundings. 12/11 update: Ruby again greets politley before going off to explore the yard.
12/10/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Ruby greets well but is more interested in exploring her surroundings. 12/11 update: Ruby again greets politley before going off to explore the yard.
12/09/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Sex: Female Scan: Negative Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Nervous, wide eyes, growled prior to exam, muzzled for exam, tolerated all handling but resisted vaccinations O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Moderate tartar and gingivitis. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No lesions noted. UG: Female A: Dental disease Short-term prognosis: Excellent P: 1. Gave 1.6 ml pyrantel during exam 2. Long-term veterinary care should include dental cleaning 1088
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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