BLUEDOE – 24085
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BLUEDOE – 24085
Intake Date: 3/30/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow Sex: Male Age: 8 years
Weight: 58 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~8yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : Owner surrender; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Active, allowed some handling, soft muzzle placed as precaution, resisted handling at times; Objective ; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Moderate dental staining, pink mm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, callouses at elbows, hocks and paws, and along dorsal tail; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Geriatric; Prognosis: Good; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Although he may have been shy at first (from what I hear–not from what I saw!), I found Bluedoe to be a laid back, confident, and curious boy, exploring everything that crossed our path. He had no issues walking by other dogs on our walk, waited til we were outside to do his business (making me think he’s house-trained), and loooooves treats. This happy boy drools all over the place in the most adorable way (guess he just loves treats so much he can’t help it!). Bluedoe’s pretty eyes, confident stride, and gentle demeanor make him a great catch. Come and meet him at the Brooklyn ACC today!
A staff member writes: Bluedoe’s owner has had him since he was a puppy and now cannot keep him due to being evicted. The owner says he is a very friendly dog that loved to play with the young child he lived with and is well behaved when left alone. He is also crated trained. Here at ACC, Bluedoe seems a bit fearful, needing a slow approach and time to warm up.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Friend
Date of Intake: 30-Mar-2018
Basic Information: Bluedoe is a large grey and white mixed breed. His owner got him from a friend and has had him since he was a puppy. He is being surrendered due to his owner being homeless.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers? Bluedoe is reportedly very friendly with strangers.
How is this dog around children? Bluedoe has lived with a young child and is very friendly and tolerant of the young child.
How is this dog around other dogs? Bluedoe has not lived with other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Bluedoe has not lived with cats.
Resource guarding: Bluedoe has not displayed any resource guarding.
Bite history: Bluedoe has not bitten a person or another animal.
Energy level/descriptors: medium.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: Bluedoe has chronic ear infections.
For a New Family to Know:
Bluedoe is described as a friendly dog that loves to play with the young child and sleep. He was fed Iams dry food only. He is well behaved when left alone and is crate trained. He pulls hard on leash.
Behavior Notes: Bluedoe allowed no handling during intake.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 3-Apr-2018
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary:Bluedoe came into the assessment room loose and aware of his surroundings. He was social towards the handlers with a slow approach but distracted what was going on outside of the room.
Summary (1):According to Bluedoe’s previous owner, Bluedoe did not socialize with other dogs.
3/31: When off leash at the Care Centers, Bluedoe greets a novel female dog on tip toes. He tolerates the greeter’s solicitation, and spends most of his session licking her genitals.
4/2: Bluedoe greeted the female on his tip toes. He tolerated her solicitations but increasingly became more sexually motivated as the session continued. Handlers had to separate him from the female after he attempted to mount the female and he did not listen to her correction or handler interruptions.
Date of intake:30-Mar-2018
Summary:Became tense when handler approached
Date of initial:30-Mar-2018
Summary:Active, tolerated most handling
ENERGY LEVEL:Bluedoe displays a medium to high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Bluedoe may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. He should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace.
Potential challenges comments:Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Bluedoe to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Bluedoe to new and unfamiliar situations.
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