WHISPER – A1023579
Safe 5-25-2015 Brooklyn
SAFE – 05/25/15
WHISPER – A1023579
***RETURNED 05/16/15*** EXPERIENCED HOME – NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / CREAM, PATTERDALE TERR / CHIHUAHUA SH, 2 yrs, 5 mos
RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/16/2015, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 05/16/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary PATIENT ADOPTED YESTERDAY. OWNERS OBSERVED PATIENT HACKING/COUGHING MULTIPLE TIMES. BROUGHT PATIENT BACK TO ACC TODAY FOR EXAM. BAR, NO NASO-OCULAR DISCHARGE, INDUCED DRY HACKING COUGH MULTIPLE TIMES RECOMMEND Dispensed Doxycycline 100mg 1 tablet SID x 10 days
OWNER PROFILE 5/16: 5/16/15 at 5:07pm
Basic Information: Whisper is a 2 year old neutered male Patterdale / Chihuahua mix. Whisper was adopted from AC&C in December. Whisper is up to date with vaccinations and appears to be in good health. Owner had to surrender Whisper due to new born in the home and he barks very loud and he not fully house trained.
Social and Personality: Whisper lived with two adults, a teenager, and a new born. Whisper is relaxed, affectionate and tolerant towards everyone in the household. Owner states Whisper gets along with other dogs he sees outside on walks and interacts with. Whisper lived with a cat for the past 6 months. Whisper is respectful and tolerant towards the cat. Owner stated Whisper activity level is very high and he can be playful, excitable, affectionate and friendly.
Behavior Issues: Owner stated Whisper is urinate and defecates indoors when home alone and after being taking out for a walk. This has been going on since owner adopted him she stated. Whisper never bite or scratched anyone to owner knowledge. Owner stated Whisper barks too much when he hears noise in the hallway or when someone knocks on the door. Whisper allows owner to touch his food bowl while eating but will growl if a toy or treats being taking away from his mouth. Whisper likes to takes baths and be brushed. Whisper will bark at first if unfamiliar people approach the house or family member but will sniff and lick them afterwards.
For new family to know: Owner stated Whisper is mostly house trained. Whisper will goes for walks on a leash twice a day and come back in the house and use the bathroom not on piddle pads. Whisper knows commands such as sit, come, and stop. Whisper likes to play with balls, stuffed and teddy bears. Whisper has never been crate-trained. Owner stated whisper likes to be in his favorite spot which is his bed that’s located close by owners room. Whisper eats wet food called Pedigree twice a day.
Behavior upon Intake: Whisper was whining and pacing back and forth. He scanned positive for a microchip and allowed all handing.
SAFER: EXPERINECED HOME, NO CHILDREN
Whisper previously lived with two adults, a teenager, and a new born. Whisper is relaxed, affectionate and tolerant towards everyone in the household. Owner states Whisper gets along with other dogs he sees outside on walks and interacts with, he lived with a cat for the past 6 months. Whisper is respectful and tolerant towards the cat. Owner stated Whisper activity level is very high and he can be playful, excitable, affectionate and friendly. Owner also reported Whisper is mostly house trained.
Upon intake he was whining and pacing back and forth in the admission office but allowed all handing. During SAFER Whisper came into the assessment room with high energy and with his mouth opened, sensitivity he had soft posture with his mouth open, tag-interaction he joins the game jumping on the assessor at the end. When both paw squeezes was attempted he gently pulled back his paw licking the assessor hand showing no signs of aggression, food item he ceases eating moving his head out of the food bowl without applying pressure to his cheek. Whisper shows potential for possessive behavior over the toy and rawhide items as he growled when the assessor tried to remove the items with the assess-a-hand. Due to the behavior displayed during the assessment the department feels Whisper can go to an experience adopter with no children.
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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Dog licks hand. Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push him out. Toy 1: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff and growls. Rawhide: 3. Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff and growls. Dog-to-dog: When off leash with other dogs Whisper is interested in engaging with other dogs and will offer appropriate corrections to pushy, forward dogs.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs, Whisper is tolerant and will explore the yard with a number of different dogs
5/20 Update: Whisper is interested in engaging with other dogs and will offer appropriate corrections to pushy, forward dogs.
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