CARL – 21584
Safe - 3-3-2018 Staten Island
CARL – 21584
Care Center Location: Staten Island, ZIP Code From: 10302, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 3 years, Sex: Male, Weight: 64 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3 years; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior – tense; Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild dental calc; wound at right mandibular buccal mucosa with necrotic tissue; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, some alopecia at dorsal tail; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; oral necrotic wound; Prognosis: good; Plan: sedated with telazol 0.6 mls IV; flushed and debrided wound; gave rimadyl 2.5 mls SQ (x); gave convenia 2.8 mls SQ (x); SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A staff member writes: Carl came to us as a stray a week after the finder kept him for the week. The finder wanted to keep Carl but because of landlord issues, he was not able to. He stated that Carl was energetic and affectionate. As per ACC staff, he is timid for a short time and becomes outgoing and social.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Found Stray
Date of Intake: 24-Feb-2018
Basic Information: Client stated that he found the dog as a stray. He attempted to keep the dog but he is not allowed to keep him as per building management.
Previously lived with: 1 senior & 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers? Carl is friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children? There were no children in the finder’s home so behavior is unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs? There were no other dogs in the finder’s home so behavior is unknown.
How is this dog around cats? There were no other cats in the finder’s home so behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: High energy
Other Notes: Carl is described as friendly, affectionate, excitable, and playful.
For a New Family to Know: Carl was kept indoors and was fed dry & wet dog food. . Carl knows command to sit. For exercise, he enjoyed brisk walks with finder. On the leash, Carl can pull hard especially if he saw another animal and when he would be off the leash, he would wander but come when finder called.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 26-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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Carl displayed brief bouts of playful enthusiasm with Toy, but quickly lost interest.
Summary (1): Carl was initially inquisitive at the gate, upon seeing a large male dog, rushing forward with vocalization he responded with barking and some fence chasing. The new dog was removed immediately so as not to escalate the interaction any further.
2/27: Carl becomes tense at the gate, barking at a similarly escalated female – there was no further introduction.
Date of intake: 24-Feb-2018
Summary: During intake, Carl allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 24-Feb-2018
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Carl was tense but allowed some handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Finder describes Carl as having a high energy level, which matches what we have seen in the care center. He displays as a young, social, enthusiastic dog who will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend walks, runs, exercise, and play.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: In the care center, is initially a bit timid with new people, once warmed up he is social and interactive with handlers.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home
Recommendations comments: Single Pet Home: Carl has been reactive to both large and small dogs in the center, may pull hard on leash with vocalizing, as well as hard bark when passing dogs in their kennels. He may do best as an only pet.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Carl is a bit timid with new people and environments. He does best with a slow approach, and should be permitted to greet new people at his own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person) so he has time to adjust and become comfortable before he is handled. He should be spoken to softly and gently.
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