BUDDY – 20332
Safe - 4-7-2018 Manhattan
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BUDDY – 20332
Care Center Location: Manhattan; ZIP Code From: 10459
Intake Type: Owner surrender; Medical Behavior: Green; Age: 2 years
Sex: Neutered male; Weight: 24 lbs
DVM Intake Exam: Estimated age: young adult, ~ 2 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative Microchip Number (If Applicable): place on intake History : owner surrender, cannot care for. Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – friendly, calm, allowed handling; tail wagging. Objective: P/R = wnl BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: underbite, nosf PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: nsf; NSR, NMA, CRT < 2; Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: soft, non-painful, no masses palpated, allowed palpation U/G: neutered (green tattoo and no palp. testicles) MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted; mod. matted coat around head, extremities and hind end, needs grooming CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: loose stool/diarrhea observed, externally normal Assessment: diarrhea, matted coat, overweight – nosf Prognosis: good Plan: Metronidazole 1/2 of a 250 mg tab PO BID x 7 days and monitor/recheck. SURGERY: neutered
Behavior Assessment Date: 2/11/2018. Date of intake: 10-Feb-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 8 months)
Previously lived with: Adults. a dog, and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Can be either aloof or friendly, will sometimes bark and growl at men
Behavior toward children: Barks and growls when he first meets them
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly, does not play
Behavior toward cats: Ignores them
Resource guarding: Yes, Buddy will bark when his food, toys, or treats are taken.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Buddy is described as a friendly and laid back.
Date of assessment: 11-Feb-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 assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Buddy approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He was social during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Date of initial: 10-Feb-2018
Summary: Buddy was social, calm, and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Buddy’s previous owner described him as laid back.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to his previous owner reporting that Buddy barks and growls at children, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: House soiling Resource guarding Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
Potential challenges comments: House soiling: Buddy is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Buddy is reported to bark and growl at men and children. In the care center, he has not displayed this behavior. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Buddy to new and unfamiliar situations.
Resource guarding: Buddy is reported to bark and growl when his food, treats, or toys are taken. We recommend that Buddy be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Buddy’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
Basic Information: Owners are not sure of Buddy’s age since owner’s daughter found him and brought him home. He has been in their home since May 2017. Buddy is a neutered small mix breed dog.
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 dog, 1 cat
How is this dog around strangers? Buddy is somewhere between aloof and friendly. He will not sprint to see a stranger, but he does enjoy positive attention that he gets from them. He can be a bit suspicious of men, which leads to barking and growling. He does tend to warm up though. Buddy does not like to play with adults or other dogs.
How is this dog around children? Buddy can be suspicious of children by barking and growling, but again, he tends to warm up as soon as he receives positive attention. Buddy has been around children aged 1-8 years old and acts the same around children as he does adults.
How is this dog around other dogs? Buddy is friendly with other dogs, but does not like to play. He enjoys being outside but did not like going to the dog park since he doesn’t like to play. He is companionable, just not playful. He would rather just walk around and enjoy the outdoors.
How is this dog around cats? Buddy lives with one cat whom he mainly ignores. The cat reciprocates and ignores Buddy in turn. There have not been any conflicts with the cat.
Resource guarding: Buddy will bark when his food, toys, or treats are taken, but he never tries to bite. Once he is done barking, he moves on and does something else.
Bite history: There is no known bite history for Buddy.
Energy level/descriptors: Laid back, go with the flow
Other Notes: Buddy only urinates or defecates inside if his owners do not take him outside in a timely fashion. He seems to try and hold it for as long as he can. Buddy will not use pee pads.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes: As of this morning 2/10/18, Buddy has been attempting to defecate but only light colored blood has come out. Owners say that he ingested a chicken bone once and had a similar thing happen as a consequence. In December or January, Buddy seems to have had two seizures in one day (several hours apart). The owner described him as shaking and thrashing on the ground briefly, then not moving, then upon standing up stumbling about. He then acted normal before a similar episode took place again.
For a New Family to Know: Buddy is described as a friendly, laid back kind of dog. He is low energy and not interested in play. He likes to nap and wander around outside. It appears that he would like a yard or easy access to the outdoors to just wander and enjoy the fresh air. He is fine around other dogs and cats and primarily acts disinterested or aloof with them. Buddy sometimes understands the commands “sit” and “down.” Buddy slept under his owner’s bed since the other dog did not allow him on top of the bed. Owners have not attempted to crate Buddy since he always behaves pretty well when left alone to free roam the house. Buddy’s most recent owners never left him alone in a yard. Buddy will bark when left alone, but he will also go to sleep and relax. Buddy is used to slow walks on the leash. When unleashed, Buddy walks nearby to you. If he walks ahead, he has always returned to his owner. Buddy is described as pulling lightly on his lead. Buddy has been groomed and had his nails trimmed at a groomers. His groomers did not describe him as being difficult. Buddy is comfortable with his owners brushing his coat.
Behavior Notes: Buddy is a very laid back dog. He wags his tail often and seems to enjoy people and other dogs. He is not big on play and seems to just ignore animals that try to engage in play. He is friendly and affectionate and overall a low maintenance little guy.
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