BRANDI – 12862
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BRANDI – 12862
Intake Date: 11/17/17 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Spayed Age: 12 years
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 12 reported; Microchip noted on Intake? ; History : o surrender, no details; Subjective: Observed Behavior -wags tail, allows exam; Objective ; T =; P =80; R =pant; BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: halitosis, mild/moderate dental dz; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, , Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated–did not palpated deeply; U/G: palpable suture rxn at spay site; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; healthy geriatric; Prognosis:good; Plan:no treatment
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: The Fountain of Youth. Brandi must have drank from it. She is such a spunky 12 year old! She has so much to offer. She is cute, very cute, very girly and those flying ears of hers have a way to make her even more naughty looking. She loves food and will demand with aplomb her due. She even stole from my goodies bag. She sits, stays, jumps. She is really full of beans and must have been such a presence, a true family member, more than a pet. Indeed, Brandi comes with outstanding comments from her long time owners who are moving to a place not allowing pets. I really wonder and I prefer not to think of how one could be in a position to part from such a gem like Brandi. She did live with kids and at some point with an elderly cat she shared a bed with. Brandi is usually resting in her kennel but is ready when you are. An amazing walker she is, a big tail wagger, likely house trained, super courteous with dogs met in the street and playful with both males and females in playgroups. She does not mind mingling with crowds, likes when people come to say hello, wags her tail while looking at a group of kids exiting the church and seems content, serene and comfortable wherever she is. I hope I have convinced you that Brandi is IT, the gem we all would love to have in our house as a friendly buddy with humor and loving companion. Brandi is waiting for you. Come and meet her soon.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Brandi is a 12 year old tan and white medium mixed breed female dog. Brandi lived with previous owner for about 12 years and was adopted from North Shore Animal League. Brandi was surrendered because previous owner was moving and could not take her. Brandi has no injuries or health problems and was taken to the vet 2 years ago.
Previously lived with: Brandi lived with one adult and 2 children.
How is this dog around strangers? Brandi is friendly and outgoing with strangers. Brandi will approach strangers and allow to be petted.
How is this dog around children? Brandi previously lived with children aged 3 years old and 7 years old. Brandi is relaxed, playful, and respectful of the two and would allow them to pet her.
How is this dog around other dogs? Brandi has only interacted with dogs at dog parks and is playful and friendly. Brandi will run away from dogs that are too assertive or pushy.
How is this dog around cats? Brandi previously lived with a male cat. Brandi was relaxed and respectful of the cat and would often sleep in the same bed with him.
Resource guarding: Brandi is not bothered when her food bowl is touched, a bone or treat is taken away from her, or when a toy is taken away from her.
Bite history: Brandi has never bitten another person or animal.
Energy level/descriptors: Brandi has a medium energy level
Other Notes: Brandi is friendly when she is pushed or told to get off of furniture and when she is held or restrained. Brandi is not bothered when being given a bath or when being bothered as she sleeps. Brandi whines when her paws are touched and owner has not tried triming her nails.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: Brandi has no known medical issues
For a New Family to Know
Brandi is a friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, excitable, independent and sometimes fearful dog. Brandi loves to run and play with stuffed animals. When at home, Brandi likes to stay in her favorite spot which is in her bed in the foyer. Brandi likes to play games such as tug and chase. Brandi is an indoors only dog and was free-fed dry food. Brandi is house-trained and usually goes potty on grass. Brandi is usually well behaved when left home alone but may sometimes dig in her bed causing the bed to break apart. Brandi has never been crate-trained and knows basic commands such as sit, come, down, stay and give paw. When taken for walks, Brandi was always walked off-leash and she would wander but would come when called.
Upon intake, Brandi allowed counselor to pet her and she approached counselor’s hand and sniffed. Brandi allowed to be collared but when put on a leash began pulling and owner noted that Brandi does not know how to walk on a leash.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 11/19/2017
Date of intake: 17-Nov-2017
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adult, 2 children (ages 3 & 7), cat
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly, outgoing
Behavior toward children: Friendly, playful
Behavior toward dogs: Playful, friendly
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, respectful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, excitable, independent with a medium activity level
Date of assessment: 19-Nov-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog stands with tail low and wagging, and comes toward the Assessor in a friendly manner when the Assessor ceases moving.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
PLAY GROUP :
Brandi was a bit distracted initially, though warmed up and displayed social behavior. She displayed no concern.
Summary (1): 11/18: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Brandi is soft and social.
Summary (2): 11/19: Brandi is polite when greeting other dogs.
Summary (3): 11/20: Brandi remains polite and gently playful.
Date of intake: 17-Nov-2017
Summary: Allowed handling
Date of initial: 17-Nov-2017
Summary: Wags, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Brandi is reported to have a medium activity level in line with what has been observed in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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