BENJI – 10910
Safe - 11-2-2017 Manhattan
BENJI – 10910
Location: Manhattan Intake Date: 10/27/17. Intake Type: Owner Surrender Medical Behavior: Blue. Sex: Male. Age: 10 years. Weight: 16 lbs
L V T Notes: 2:14 AM – [LVT Intake Exam] Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020021294306 Observed Behavior: allowed handling but tense and nervous
Sex: intact male. Estimated Age: reported 10y Subjective: no history given, geriatric dog with small, immobile, hard mass 1/3 down tail on left side, possible otitis (thick d/c and head shaking when touched, easily cleaned) Eyes: slight opacity Ears: see above Oral Exam: mild to moderate staining for age Heart: WNL Lungs: WNL Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: WNL 5/9 BCS. Mentation: QARH Preliminary Assessment: older dog, possible otitis. Plan: DVM intake
Benji is a small, white colored male dog that came in with his brother Beau. They were surrendered by owner for personal reasons. Benji and his brother have been in the family since they were puppies. Benji has no signs of illness or injuries
Previously lived with: His brother Beau and two cats
How is this dog around strangers? He is friendly and outgoing around strangers
How is this dog around children? Did not spend time with children
How is this dog around other dogs? He is relaxed and playful
How is this dog around cats? He lived and spent time with two 10 year old cats and was relaxed playful and respectful around them.
Resource guarding: He is friendly if you touch his food bowl or take his treat or toy away or push off furniture or restrain him. He is friendly if given baths or brushed or his feet touched. He is isn’t bothered if unfamiliar faces approached home or family member
Bite history: He has never bitten a human or another animal.
Energy level/descriptors: Very high
Other Notes: Benji is generally well behaved and isn’t bothered by loud noises
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know:
Benji is friendly, affectionate and playful. He loves to play with cats and kiss humans. He would follow you around and be in the same room and loves to play with balls and squeaky toys. He was kept mostly indoors and fed wet and dry dog food twice daily. He is house trained, doesn’t have accidents and goes potty on grass when outdoors. He is well behaved if left alone at home and was never crated. He understands the commands sit, come and quiet. He goes on slow walks on a leash, pulls lightly on the leash and stays close by your side.
Benji had a soft body, allowed to be picked up and collard. He wagged his tail while posing for photographs and allowed to be placed in a kennel
Behavior Assessment Date: 10/29/2017; Date of intake: 27-Oct-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 10 years)
Previously lived with: An adult, a dog, and two cats
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, playful, and respectful\
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Benji is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful and a very high level of activity.
Date of assessment: 29-Oct-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Benji approached the assessor in the assessment room. He was aloof during the assessment, focusing on the exit of the room, but allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): 10/28: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Benji greets politely and wanders the pen.
10/30: Benji follows and attempts to mount female dogs.
10/31: Benji continues to attempt to mount other dogs.
Date of intake: 27-Oct-2017
Summary: Benji had a soft body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 27-Oct-2017
Summary: Benji was calm and easy to handle.
ENERGY LEVEL: Benji’s previous owner reported that he has a very high level of activity. In the care center, he displays a medium activity level.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
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