BEAUTY – A1108332
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BEAUTY – A1108332
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
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FEMALE, BLACK / TAN, GERM SHEPHERD MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/09/2017, From NY 11225, DueOut Date 04/09/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Intact female Estimated age: 1 years old ( could not examine mouth) Microchip noted on Intake? Owner surrender Female geriatric dog, with dermatitis and linchenification Do not tolerate hadling well. T = Not taken P = 120 bpm R =Not taken BCS 5/9 EENT: Dermatits around the eyes, ears inflammed, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Not examined PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, Linchenification of the skin, multiple scars, alopecia, pyoderma CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Diagnostics- ear cytoogy – negative Assessment Pyoderma Dermatitis otitis externa Plan HW- negative Pyrantel advantage vaccines Microchipped 500 mg cephalexin BID PO for 28 days 50 mg Diphenhydramine BI PO for 21 dats Prognosis: Fair Permanent waiver due to Geriatric.
Beauty is a 11 year old female Germ Shephard mix; she came to her family as a previous owner and was surrendered due to the owner’s health. Beauty has no known health issues or injures, and has not recently been seen by the vet.
When Beauty is approached by a stranger she is quiet and calm. She has been around children of ages 8, 9, and 12 and around the child she is playful and gentle. Whenever Beauty sees another dog she relaxed but does not interact. She has no bite history.
During Storms or fireworks, Beauty she is nervous and will run and hide. If an individual tries to touch Beauty’s food bowl she will growl and bark. During bathing and brushing Beauty is slightly tense but will allow individual to wash and brush her. Beauty will growl and snap if you try to trim her nails on touch her feet. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house Beauty remains quiet and is uninterested.
For a new family:
Beauty was described Affectionate, Mellow and friendly with a low activity level. . She likes to follow the family around the home. Beauty is feed dry and wet food 2-3 times a day, and she is house trained goes outside to use the bathroom twice a day in the grass, cement or newspaper when inside the home. Beauty has never been crate trained; and has been off leash in the dog park.
Intact female, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Calm
Behavior toward children: Playful, gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Growl, barks upon food being touched
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, mellow and friendly with a low activity level
Other notes: Beauty will growl and snap if you try to trim her nails on touch her feet
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: Skipped due to medical
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach). He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor
Flank 1: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away.
Flank 2: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away.
Toy: 1. No interest
Summary: Beauty was timid throughout her assessment though seemed interested in interaction as she was receptive to soft petting and treats, leaning in to touch. A limited assessment was conducted due to medical concerns; she displayed some signs of discomfort upon up close handling though we cannot be certain if this is a result of her medical condition.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
According to Beauty’s previous guardian, whenever Beauty sees another dog she relaxed but does not interact. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Beauty is nervous, greeting a novel male dog with a tucked tail. She keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerating face to face greetings but choosing to walk away. In a group of calm male and female dogs, Beauty displays soft body language as she keeps to herself.
During her initial medical examination, Beauty was uncomfortable and allowed minimal handling.
Beauty has displayed a low energy level during her stay in the care centers.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adult-only home (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below.)
_X_No children (under 13): Due to some handling sensitivities, we believe Beauty may benefit best from an adult-only home.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Beauty has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over her. It is important to always go slow and give Beauty the option to walk away from any social interaction. Beauty should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Beauty’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Beauty would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
_X_Resource guarding: We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does.
_X_Fearful: Beauty may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Beauty to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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