BLUE aka CLUE aka CLANCY – 18348 (ALT ID – A1049926)
Safe - 1-25-2018 Staten Island
BLUE aka CLUE aka CLANCY – 18348 (ALT ID – A1049926)
***RETURNED AGAIN 01/14/18***
Intake Date: 01/14/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Neutered
Age: 3 years 11 months
Weight: 71 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 4 years History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no
Objective : BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: grade 1-2/4 lameness left hindlimb, crepitus and thickening at stifle, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment : left hindlimb lameness- R/O chronic cruciate rupture vs other
Prognosis: fair Plan: start Rimadyl 75 mg PO BID x 5 days recommend radiographs and consult with orthopedic surgery specialist
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Client’s son is being deployed to military in Africa and no one is available to take care of the dog.
Previously lived with: 3 adults
How is this dog around strangers? Blue is friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children? According to the owner’s mother, Blue is good around children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Unknown
How is this dog around cats? Unknown
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: Unknown
Other Notes: Profile was unavailable during intake due to client’s not being able to focus on the questions that I was attempting to ask.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know Unknown
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 17-Jan-2018
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. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Blue displayed no behavior concerns during his handling assessment.
Summary: The notes below are from blue’s previous stay at our Staten Island Care Center. Due to his current medical condition and limited exercise, he is not yet going into playgroup during his current stay.
PLAY GROUP September/October 2015
Blue is a social group greeter and helper dog, he offers multiple play bows and will often engage in play. Blue will offer appropriate corrections as well as taking well to corrections offered by other dogs. He enjoys the doggy pool! Blue engages in rough/ rowdy and gentle / dainty play with both male and female dogs.
11/3 – 11/4/15 update : Blue continues to be a social group greeter and helper dog.
11/5 – 11/6/15 update : Blue is social when off leash in a large group of male and female dogs.
11/7/15 update : Blue continues to be social and often offers multiple play bows to male and female dogs.
11/10 – 11/11/15 update : Blue continues to be very social with both male and female dogs. He often engages in play and does not offer corrections to pushy dogs.
11/12 – 11/13/15 update : Blue continues to be a social group greeter and helper dog.
11/17/15 update : Blue continues to engage in play with both male and female dogs.
11/18 – 11/20/15 update : Blue takes well to corrections for sexual behavior, he engages in rough and rowdy play.
11/24/15 update : Blue continues to exhibit these behaviors when off leash with other dogs.
11/25/15 update : Blue appeared to be a bit overwhelmed in a large group. When interacting in a group of three dogs, Blue appeared more comfortable and engaged in play as well as offering multiple play bows.
11/27/15 update : Blue continues to engage in rough and rowdy play.
11/28/15 update : Blue engages in play, offers multiple play bows and responds well to corrections.
12/2/15 update : Blue continues to exhibit these behaviors when off leash with other dogs.
Date of intake: 14-Jan-2018
Summary: During intake, Blue was calm and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 14-Jan-2018
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Blue was social/friendly and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have limited history on Blue so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Blue is a social, enthusiastic dog who will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Destructive behavior
Potential challenges comments: Previous owners have reported Blue was chewing on household items when left alone. Due to Blue’s current limited profile, we have no way of knowing whether this past behavior has subsided.
We advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating, appropriate chew toys to keep Blue occupied when left alone.
BLUE aka CLUE aka CLANCY – A1049926
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 8 mos
RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/27/2015, From NY 10308, DueOut Date10/27/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: scan positive #985112003826209 Sex: neutered male Age: 1 year, 8 months old Mentation: BARH Eyes: slightly red, no ocular discharge Ears: clean Nose: normal, no nasal discharge Teeth: mild tartar BCS: 3/5 Skin: wnl, no fleas seen Hair Coat: wnl Behavior: friendly, allowed all handling
CLUE aka BLUE – A1049926
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 7 mos
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/01/2015, From NY 10314, DueOut Date 09/01/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Neutered~1yr EENT:WNL No fleas seen Nosf
VET CHECK – CHECK EYES (MILD INFLAMMATION ON INTIAL); BAR. EATING WITH GOOD APPETITE. BCS 5/9; NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHAGE, NO CONJUNCTIVITIS NOTED, EYES WNL OU; A: APPARENTLY HEALTHY; P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
Profile (Previous Name Clancy) 10/27/15
Clancy is a 1yr old neutered male Pit Bull that has no medical issues that the owner is aware of.
Social Life & Personality:
Clancy has been around children and interacts with them in a somewhat rough manner due to his size(Not aggressive). He has also been around other dogs and he interacted with them in a somewhat rough manner as well. Clancy has also been around cats and he is friendly with them but he is rough when engaging in play with them. Clancy is an indoor only dog that is house broken. Clancy is describe to be friendly, playful, excitable, anxious, and affectionate with a very high activity level.
Clancy has never bitten a person or another animal according to the owner. Clancy does have destructive issues and he likes to destroy house hold items as well as other items. Although the majority of the time Clancy is house broken there are times where he relieve himself in the home. The owner stated this only occurs when someone is home, never when Clancy is left alone. Clancy doesn’t have any guarding issues. This applies to food, treats, and toys. These items can be given and taken away with no issues. The owner has never tried to bath or trim Clancy’s nails. However he does enjoy having his coat brushed.
For a New Family to Know:
Clancy knows a few basic commands like sit, down, and give paw according to the owner. Clancy went for slow walks on a leash and let out into the yard for daily exercise. He enjoys all sorts of dog toys and its suggested that you get him very very durable toys. Clancy has been crated but doesn’t do well and will bark or try and break free from the crate. When in the home Clancy is the type to follow you around seeking attention or be in the same room. When left alone in the yard Clancy is destructive and need to be supervised while in the yard. Clancy was brought up eating both wet/dry food and the brands the owner gave were Beniful & Pedigree.
Behavior: Experienced No Child Home
On 10/27/2015 Clue came to us as a returned adoption. According to the owner, Clue was displaying “destructive behavior” chewing on various items inside and outside the home. The owner further describes Clue as “friendly, playful, excitable, anxious, and affectionate with a very high activity level”; no bite history. The Assistant’s observations: Friendly and walks well to the assessment area. During the assessment, Clue appeared to be calm, but not overly friendly. He allowed the Assessor to perform all tactile assessment items and accepted handling. During the “toy” assessment item, Clue relinquished the toy. No behavior issues; no aggression noted. According to the owner surrendering Clue he kept as an “indoor only” dog, which may account for the chewing behavior. Although Clue did well during the assessment, the claimed chewing issues and the rough play with children must be taken into consideration. It is the opinion of the Behavior department Clue may be adopted by an experienced owner with no children who will provide him with daily stimulation and exercise. This should include (but not limited to) brisk walks. Clue may benefit from a behavior modification plan to address the chewing issues.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands twice and then allowed the Assessor to cup his face.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash. A bit distracted.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you
Dog to Dog: social in large groups of males and females, engages in play, doesn’t offer any corrections.
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