STELLA aka LILY BLOSSOM aka BRUCE – A1116515
Safe - 7-8-2017 Brooklyn
STELLA aka LILY BLOSSOM aka BRUCE – A1116515
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / BROWN, GERM SHEPHERD MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/25/2017, From NY 11434, DueOut Date 06/28/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age: 9-10 years Microchip noted on Intake? no. Found stray, no medical history. QAR, euhydrated, nervous. Muzzled for exam. Allowed most handling but did resist restraint. BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited exam due to temperament. Extensive wear of all incisors (mandibular incisors practically gone) and some wear to canines. Moderate dental tartar of cheek teeth. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female, no mammary development, small scar MSI: Grade 3/5 lame RH, symmetrically muscle wasted in the hind limbs. Unable to perform full orthopedic exam due to temperament. Both stifles palpate symmetric with no effusion or buttress. Fur matted on hind end with feces. Attempted to brush out – dog did not tolerate that for long. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: geriatric dog with probable hip osteoarthritis, matting Plan: Attempt to clip mats quickly tomorrow morning. No other treatments indicated at this time. Adopters should consult their veterinarian for information on long-term arthritis management. Prognosis: good
A volunteer writes: Lily Blossom is a grand dame full of experience and wisdom, and is the epitome of grace. She loves her walks–taking in the scent of everything she can, checking out her surroundings, wholly content to enjoy the beautiful day, my company, and just chill. She is calm and collected, but loves to interact as well. She readily accepted my offer of a puppy massage, rapidly wagging her gorgeous plume of a tail to signal her pleasure! She has a beautiful sense of style with her very pretty caramel brown eyes and a gorgeous Shepherd coat. Dame Helen Mirren herself could learn a thing or two from Lily Blossom! She has so much love to give. I have no doubt that Lily Blossom will be an awesome addition to someone’s family!!
Behavior while with finder:
Bruce was friendly when his finder put a collar around him to bring him into ACC. Bruce likes being pet and did not show any signs of aggression.
Bruce allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression. Bruce had a loose body and a wagging tail during intake and enjoyed being pet by staff.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Lily Blossom was very friendly and affectionate towards the assessor.
Lily Blossom was surrendered as a stray so her previous behaviors around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Lily Blossom displays a soft body with a high tail, when exchanging sniffs, with a group of calm male and female dogs. She explores her surroundings, while occasionally checking in on the other dog.
6/26: When off leash at the Care Center, Lily Blossom displayed soft body language as she is introduced to a novel female dog. She is social and checks in on the greeter while she wanders around the pens.
6/27: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Lily Blossom displays a soft body with a high tail, when exchanging sniffs. She explores her surroundings, while occasionally checking in on the other dog.
6/28: Lily Blossom displays assertive posturing when greeting a group of nervous dogs. She offers a waning (growling) when a male attempts to mount her.
Upon intake Lily Blossom was friendly with her tail wagging, she allowed all handling.
During her medical examination, Lily Blossom was nervous and need a muzzle, she allowed most handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Lily Blossom so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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