AVA – 23414
Safe - 4-5-2018 Manhattan
AVA – 23414
Intake Date: 3/22/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Female Age: 8 years
Weight: 45 lbs
DVM Intake ExamEstimated age: Reported 8 years old – exam is consistent with a dog 4-8 years old; Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative – MC placed during exam; History : Surrendered. No health problems reported.Subjective: Alert, energetic, running around exam room and pulling hard on leash; Observed Behavior – Energetic, appreciates affection but occasionally flinches or jumps away – when I am examining her ears, mouth or abd. Muzzled for the second half of the exam. Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 6/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Unable to examine due to muzzle/behavior; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, no spay scar palpated. Nipples prominent but not pendulous. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat with some greying. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: Geriatric, apparently healthy; Prognosis: Good Plan: Placement SURGERY:Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: With her ear to ear megawatt smile that lights up every room she walks into, Ms. Ava will warm your heart from the moment you meet her. Her tail never stops wagging, she never stops smiling, and she’s so happy to be cuddling her person; she’s a sweetheart who won my heart from the moment I met her. She’s a classic beauty, a la Eva Gabor, with the same spunk, smile and good cheer. Ava’s leash manners are lovely (although her former person reported she pulls), she’s happy for a walk, letting me put a coat on her against the morning chill. Surrendered to our care when her person moved away without her, we’re told she’s friendly with strangers and will try to lick their face, is housetrained (check!), doesn’t guard her food, didn’t have toys, and likes to play and run around playing chase. Our middle-aged beauty has a gorgeous grayish/bronze coat, beautiful facial markings, and that smile…the sun is always shining when Ava is around! Not used to kennel life, she’s ready to find her new person and spend her days shining her light. Who’s going to be the lucky one!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Ava is a female black and white medium breed dog that is estimated to be 8 years old. Her previous owner moved away and she stayed with their neighbors for the last month.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
How is this dog around strangers? Ava is friendly with strangers she will jump around and try to lick their face.
How is this dog around children? Ava was not around children in her previous home.
How is this dog around other dogs? Ava was not around dogs in her previous home.
How is this dog around cats? Ava was not around cats in her previous home.
Resource guarding: Ava is not bothered by people going near her food.
Bite history: Ava has no history of having bitten another person or animal.
Energy level/descriptors: High Energy, Excitable, Playful
Other Notes: Ava tends to be destructive at home scratching at walls and tearing clothing but did not have any toys where she was staying.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes Ava has been to the vet in the past month.
For a New Family to Know Ava is an excitable dog that enjoys the company of people. She likes to play and run around chasing people. When she at home she prefers to stay in her favorite spots around the house and will only follow people when she hungry or looking to play. She is used to being indoors all day and eats both wet and dry food. She is very house trained and never has accidents at home. She does tend to pull very hard on the leash when walking but will stop pulling when her name is called.
Behavior Notes: Ava was very loose bodied but when i approached her she was letting off a low growl and wagging her tail. She play bowed and jumped around me when i sat down she was rolling around and placing her head on my lap while i scratched her. She followed me on the leash and jumped right into the kennel and lied down.
Details on my behavior are…
PLAY GROUP :
3/23: When introduced off leash to a male greeter dog, Ava greets politely and engages excitedly with the male dog. After a minute she begins to repeatedly mount the male dog.
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