BRANDY – 27818
Safe - 6-14-2018 Brooklyn
BRANDY – 27818
Intake Date: 5/12/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Spayed Age: 6 years
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age:6 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – walked in opening and inquisitively. became nervous with exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective : T = P = 70 R = BCS 7/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: left upper I3 is abscessed, mild gingivitis overall PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Overweight; Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spayed female, small mammary glands, non-developed vulva MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dirty hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: clean on external exam Assessment:overweight, dental disease- moderated grade III, spayed female Prognosis: good Plan: bathe tomorrow follow up with adopters to get maxillary L I3 extracted and other dental work
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: My heart swells at the thought of Brandy — what a sweet dumpling of a girl!! Her world was pretty small before joining us (she mostly lived in a yard), but we’re told she was gentle and relaxed around the resident children, friendly when strangers approached, and that she loved to sunbathe. On our first few walks together, she was unsure and wary of the outside world, but sought comfort by getting closer whenever I stopped petting her, offered bashful tail wags, and made sweet eye contact. She’s now a much braver Brandy and her sweet little shallow tail wags are on the verge of being all out wiggles! She props her paws up for attention, nuzzles my hands for pets, and has even surprised me by getting the zoomies and playing fetch. Although she was raised with another dog and got along very well with him, she was not socialized with unfamiliar ones. She is quiet as a mouse in her kennel, super easy to walk on leash, very treat motivated, and though she isn’t formally housebroken (she’s not accustumed to living in a house, after all!) she keeps her cage clean and “goes” right away outside. She might need to warm up to things at her own pace, but I think she’s a really special girl that takes being a BFF seriously. She’s looking for someone to help her navigate the big wide world and introduce her to a place called “home”… come meet her at Brooklyn ACC and see if that might be you!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Brandy is a brown and white, female altered that is 6years old. The owner bred brandy. The owner is surrendering Brandy and another dog due to a personal problem with the property they live in.
Previously lived with: 3 adults and 2 children
How is this dog around strangers? When strangers come over into the backyard where she spends most of the day. The dogs sniffs and appears relaxed. Since Brandy lives outdoor she does not interact with people that come over but is friendly when approached.
How is this dog around children? Brandy lived in a home full of children of various age. She has lived with a newborn and 13 year old. Brandy is gentle and relaxed around the children. She sniffs them and allows to be pet.
How is this dog around other dogs? Brandy was raised with another large dog. they lived in the backyard together and share a large dog house. The dogs play and interact outside.
How is this dog around cats? Brandy has never lived with dogs. However she chase and barks at the stray cats in the neighborhood.
Resource guarding: She allows her food bowl touched while eating, removing toys from her mouth and bones. She has no guarding resources.
Bite history: She has never has a bite or scratch history.
Energy level/descriptors: low to medium
Other Notes: She is bathed outside in the summer mostly. She has never had her nails trimmed or her coat brushed. She lives outside in the backyard and has a dog house. They come into the house for short period of time.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : No known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know : The family describes mellow, friendly and relaxed. She likes to sun bathed outside and sleep. She likes the company of the other dog. She does not care much for dog toys. She knows the command sit, stay and come.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 15-May-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Brady came into the assessment room calm and quiet, she was friendly and mellow towards the handlers.
PLAY GROUP :
Brandy was raised with another large dog. They lived in the backyard and shared a large dog house and their guardian reported that they played together.
5/13: When off leash at the Care Center, Brandy approaches the novel male helper dog for a gate greet slowly with a stiff, high stance. She immediately bares her teeth, barks and lunges towards him. Due to this behavior we did not introduce her off leash.
5/24: Brandy was paired with a familiar male dog today. The two met face to face at the gate, briefly sniffed then he walked away to explore the yard. The gate was opened so that they could interact with one another and they mostly ignored each other, exploring the yard. Brandy checked in with him a few times, sniffed his genital area, then wandered away.
Date of intake: 12-May-2018
Summary: Relaxed, mellow, sought attention, allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 14-May-2018
Summary: Inquisitive, a little nervous during examination.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5), No cats
No cats: While Brandy has not lived with cats and we are unaware of her behavior with a cat in a home environment, due to her previous owner’s reports of chasing stray cats, our primary recommendation is a home without cats. We recommend an abundance of caution if placing Brandy into a home with cats. She should be conditioned to use a muzzle to prevent injury to cats, all interactions must be supervised, and cats should always be provided with a safe escape.
No young children: Due to Brandy’s response to some of the SAFER handling items (paw squeeze), we feel she may be intimidated by small children.
Potential challenges: Handling/touch sensitivity
Potential challenges comments:
Handling/touch sensitivity: Brandy 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 Brandy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Brandy should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Brandy’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Brandy may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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