YI-YI – A1036293
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YI-YI – A1036293
***SAFER : EXPERIENCE/NO CHILDREN***
MALE, WHITE, MALTESE / POODLE MIN, 10 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR OWNER DIED Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/14/2015, From NY 10312, DueOut Date05/21/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Scan negative bARH AMBx4 Aggressive, did not allow much handling Male~10yrs Cataracts OU Severely matted, shaved down and gave bath Mild gingivitis/tartar No fleas seen Nosf
A staff member writes : Yi-Yi is a very sweet little guy however, does MUCH better being out of the kennel environment and going for walks with volunteers and staff. As per the owner’s niece, Yi-Yi lived with other dogs, housebroken and friendly with people.
BAR. GROWLING, TRYING TO BITE DURING INITIAL EXAM, SEVERELY MATTED OVER LIMBS, HIND END AND FACE; FEW MATTS OVER DORSUM AND VENTRUM, LARGE AMOUNT OF FECAL MATERIAL AT HIND END AND DISTAL LIMBS, NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION, AMBULATORY X 4, SEDATED WITH TELAZOL 0.25ML IM FOR SHAVE DOWN AND VACCINE ADMINISTRATION, SHAVED SEVERELY MATTED AREAS UNDER ISOFLURANE, MODERATE DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, IMMATURE CATARACTS OU, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL, NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULATION, INTACT MALE, NORMAL RECOVERY FROM ANESTHESIA, RECOMMEND FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT AND FULL GROOMING, CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC. GOOD SHORT TERM PROGNOSIS
DOG INFORMATION SHEET
Where did this dog come from? Dog was brought from owner’s home.
ORIGINAL SOURCE Owner bought dog at a pet store.
Does this dog have a microchip? No
Animal’s Name: Yi-Yi
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Owner has passed away.
RELATIONSHIP Owner had the dog for 2 yrs.
PEOPLE Dog lived with owner only. (1 adult)
Does he get along with children? Niece of deceased owner does not know how dog does around children.
Does he get along with strangers? Niece stated that the dog is very friendly.
Has he ever bitten anyone? No
Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No
Describe his behavior: Niece described dog to be sweet and calm.
OTHER ANIMALS Dog lived with 5 other dogs and they lived well together. Niece stated dog was relaxed, playful, gentle, respectful, and very tolerant of the other dogs.
PERSONALITY Dog was described to be playful, affectionate, mellow, and friendly.
HABITS Dog eats both wet and dry food.
TRAINING Niece stated dog is mostly house-trained.
Safer – Experienced No Child home
Yi-Yi walked cautiously into assessment area. She appeared nervous but allowed assessor to conduct tactile portions of assessment with no aggression. Yi-yi allowed head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, soft eyes and body. She held gaze briefly before averting her eyes.Yi-yi accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, standing still with her tail down and her body slightly cautious. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag item, body soft and settling at end of game. Yi-yi had no response to both Squeeze attempts on her front paw. She sniffed at Food dish and Toy before turning away. Yi-yi had no interest in rawhide at all. She approached the helper dog with head low and tail down. It should be noted that although Yi-yi allowed assessor to handle, she was nervous and this was done at a slow pace. She was aggressive during intake and her initial medical exam, not allowing much handling. She also attempted to bite a male staff member who took her out of the kennel. At other times she is very tolerant and allows handling, each time this was done by a female staff member. The Behavior Team cannot be certain if this behavior is a result of the shelter environment, and may change when Yi-yi is more comfortable and settled into a calm, structured home. Based on his nervousness and various circumstances in which Yi-yi tried to bite, the Behavior Team feels Yi-yi would do best with an Experienced adopter without children where he can warm up and approach at his own pace.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail neutral. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body cautious, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Food: 1. Minimal interest in food, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper dog submissively head low, tail low, ears back, lip long.
When off leash with other dogs, Yi-Yi shows no interest in interacting but allows to be greeted. He tends to over correct when play is offered past the initial greeting. Appears to just coexist, keeps to himself.
5/21 Update YiYi allowed to be greeted by male dogs. He was very tolerant today but did not engage in any play. He did not offer correction to a pushy male.
5/22 Update Yiyi is beginning to show interest in interacting with other dogs, by approaching and politely greeting.
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