BRENDA – 17661
Safe - 1-31-2018 Brooklyn
BRENDA – 17661
Intake Date: 1/5/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Spayed Age: 7 years
Weight: 73.8 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 7yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History: O/S due to moved to apt that does not allow pets.
Subjective: Dog is BARH Observed Behavior – Readily approaches veterinarian and gives hug. Little restraint required for exam. Allows all body parts to be touched without signs of discomfort. Turns to humans for comfort and safety. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = NA P = 110 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Healthy adult dentition; Grade 1/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Slightly tense, non-painful, no masses palpated U/G: wnl MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, severe inguinal erythema CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:not performed Assessment: Inguinal erythema – suspect contact irritant from cold, Mild dental dz, Otherwise Apparently Healthy Prognosis: Good Plan: Apply thin layer of SSD for erythema SID x 3d; recheck in 2 days. Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue. SURGERY: Already spayed
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: What do you get when you take perfection and dress it up like a little cow? Brenda! This lady is an absolute delight to spend time with. She has been perfect on leash on all of our walks, always keeps her cage clean (she seems super housebroken), sits for treats like there’s no tomorrow, and is a STAR at playing fetch. She gets super excited whenever I show her a toy (and might even stray from her perfect manners and demand bark — SO excited) and always drops them in my lap or at my feet so she can chase it again. Not only is she playful and smart, Brenda is bursting at the seams with love to give! She stands on her tippy toes and paws at me so she can barrage me with kisses, says “I love you” with her eyes, and likes to challenge the size-limit for lap dogs (and has briefly succeeded!). To boot, she has an endearing habit of sitting in chairs like a little person. She is a ray of sunshine and would love to light up your life…come meet her at Brooklyn ACC!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Friend
Spay/Neuter Status Spayed
Basic Information: Brenda is a 5 year old white and black large spayed dog who was surrendered by his owner due to the fact he moved and can no longer have pets in the home. The owner stated that he got Brenda from a friend 3 years ago. Since he has had Brenda she has never seen a vet.
Previously lived with: Owner
How is this dog around strangers? Owner stated that when around strangers Brenda is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults she is gentle.
How is this dog around children? Brenda has not lived in the home with children but when the visit she is relaxed and playful.
How is this dog around other dogs? Brenda has spent time around other dogs when around them she is relaxed and affectionate. when playing with other dogs she is gentle.
How is this dog around cats? Brenda has not spent time in the home around cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Resource guarding: Brenda is friendly if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. She will bark if someone was to approach her house or family member.
Bite history: Brenda has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other Notes: Owner stated that Brenda isn’t bothered if she is restrained pushed off the couch or disturbed while she sleeps. Brenda will tolerate being bathed and she enjoys being brushed. Brenda has never had her nails trimmed by her owner so it is unknown how he will react.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: No reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know
Owner described Brenda as friendly affectionate and mellow. When at home she likes to be in the same room as her owner. Brenda likes squeaky toys and has been kept indoors and outdoors. She eats both wet and dry food. When using the bathroom she will go on the grass or cement. When left alone in the house or yard Brenda is well behaved. Brenda has never been crated so it is unknown how she will react. Brenda knows how to sit come and stay. She is used to brisk walks on the leash and playing in the yard. When on the leash she pulls lightly. When off the leash she might run away.
During intake Brenda had a loose body and was wagging her tail. She allowed the counselor to collar her and take her picture with no problems.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 10-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: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Brenda came into the room loose and wiggly, she was friendly and playful towards the handlers.
Summary (1): Brenda has spent time around other dogs, she is relaxed, affectionate and gentle.
1/8: When off leash at the Care Center, Brenda greets a novel male dog with a slightly tense posture. Her hackles remain raised throughout the session. Brenda tolerates his genital sniffs but raises her lip and growls when he licks her muzzle.
Date of intake: 5-Jan-2018
Summary: Loose, wagging tail
Date of initial: 5-Jan-2018
Summary: Allows all handling
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
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