CASEY – A1113226
Urgent - Brooklyn
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CASEY – 1113226
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason TOO ACTIVE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/27/2017, From NY 11234, DueOut Date 05/27/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 4yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no O/S due to pregnancy and dog is too active. Dog is BARH, very hyper Readily approaches handler. Active and moving throughout entire exam, but did not fight restraint until paws touched. Quickly retracts paw from vet’s hand and tries to get away, no escalation to aggression, but also did not push examining paws thoroughly. T = NA P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Grade 0-1/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: wnl MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, appears to have color dilution alopecia (caudal thighs) and interdigital erythema (does not like paws touched) CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: Interdigital erythema/dermatitis Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior eval. Interdigital dermatitis does not appear severe enough to warrant oral abx at this time, but recommend monitoring; topical therapy (daily chlorhexidine shampoo or wipes) would be ideal, but not feasible in the shelter environment. Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Already spayed
A volunteer writes: This sweet girl was napping in her cage when I walked up to walk her today– but once she saw me getting close, that tail was wagging all over the place! Casey is sweet and gentle, loves people and dogs (although she sometimes takes a bit to get the hint when another dog is done playing with her), and knows how to sit and give paw for treats. She has lived with both adults and children and gotten along with them just fine. Casey is housetrained and super easy on a leash. She does have some separation anxiety when left at home alone and will need an adopter who’s willing to work on crate training and helping her adjust. Casey is at the Brooklyn ACC waiting for her forever home– come and see her today!
Another volunteer writes: Casey could be a supermodel! Her legs go on for days, her symmetrical, striped face is flawless, and like many models, her sleek body could stand to gain a few pounds. I can almost imagine her on the cat…err I mean, dogwalk! The only thing is, her goofy personality probably wouldn’t fit in too well with those serious models. Casey is super energetic and playful and loves, loves, loves her toys! When given one, she pranced around the yard, even stopping a few times to show the dog in the adjacent pen almost as if showing off: “Look what I got!” She’ll even carry it along with her on her walk. Casey seems very housetrained, and while she pulls a bit on the leash, she is often eager to get her “business” done. Her former owner described her as gentle with the 7 year old whom she lived with (even letting him crawl all over her!), good at the groomers and dog runs, and highly active. Casey is patiently waiting for you to meet her at the Brooklyn ACC!
Casey is a black and white 4 year old spayed dog. She was a gift for the family and theyhad her since she was 4 months old. Her family is surrendering her due to her being too active now. She has no injuries or health problems.
Around strangers, she is very outgoing and loves to jump on people and receive pets from them. She loves to run and jump but her play with adults is gentle. She has lived with a 7 year old and she loves for him to crawl all over her. She is use to going to enclosed dog runs in the parks and is very playful. Her owners warn that she may not understand other dog cues; she will continuosly play with a dog regardless if they want to stop. She has not spent time or lived with cats. She has not bitten a person or another animal.
Casey suffers from seperation anxiety and if she is left alone, she will chew up anything including banisters, fridge doors, and even her crate.During thunderstorms, she will whine and hide under a bed or seek human companionship. SHe is not bothered by having her food bowl touched or having items removed from her mouth. She is use to going to the groomer’s for baths and nails trims and the owners have no heard anything bad from them. SHe will bark at strangers when they approach the yard or house, but owners state its more of an excited greeting.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Spayed female, Owner surrender (Lived in previous home for 4 years)
Previously lived with: Adults, 1 children (age 7 years old)
Behavior toward strangers: Outgoing
Behavior toward children: Playful
Behavior toward dogs: Playful
Behavior toward cats:Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Other notes: Casey suffers from separation anxiety and if she is left alone, she will chew up anything including banisters, fridge doors, and even her crate.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Casey was relaxed and allowed. No concerns were seen during the handling assessment.
According to Casey’s previous guardian, Casey is use to going to enclosed dog runs in the parks and is very playful. Her owners warn that she may not understand other dog cues; she will continuously play with a dog regardless if they want to stop. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Casey greets a novel male dog by anxiously barking. She displays assertive posturing, standing tall behind the male, but responds well to handler interruptions and explores.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Casey displays assertive posturing -standing tall and chinning over- when interacting with calm male and female dogs. According to Casey’s previous guardian, Casey is use to going to enclosed dog runs in the parks and is very playful. Her owners warn that she may not understand other dog cues; she will continuously play with a dog regardless if they want to stop. The Behavior Department recommends that Casey be placed with well-socialized resident dogs that are tolerant of her mounting and pushy play behavior. All introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision.
Casey greets a novel male dog by anxiously barking. She displays assertive posturing, standing tall behind the male, but responds well to handler interruptions and explores.
When interacting with a female dog, Casey displays assertive posturing by standing tall and following her around the pen. She may place her chin over the other dog’s back. She responds well to handler interruptions and explores the pen.
Casey continues to display stiff and assertive posturing in a group of calm male and female dogs.
Casey displays soft body language when greeting a novel dog through the gate.
In a group of playful dogs, Casey is tolerant of play solicitations but does not engage. She occasionally mounts, but is easily interrupted by the handlers. When another dog begins running around the pen, she displays stiff body language as she chases him.
Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs.
Casey was calm, friendly, very interested in sniffing objects in the room. Allows all handling.
We have no history on Casey so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
Casey displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment.
Casey will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with
behaviors outlined below).
_x_ No dog parks: Due to Casey’s display of assertive behavior, and the propensity for that not to be received well by other dogs, along with the pushy play behavior reported by her previous guardian, the Behavior Department recommends that she only be socialized in a more controlled setting.
_X_Destructive behavior: Casey is reported to show destructive behavior in the home, such as chewing on furniture. We are unaware of what, if any, attempts were made to remedy this behavior but we suggest to future adopters that Casey will need to be provided with physical and mental stimulation and with a variety of appropriate and engaging chew toys so he can engage in necessary chewing behavior without damage to human objects.
_X_Separation anxiety: Casey is reported to experience separation anxiety in a home environment. When left alone he is destructive or household/personal items (Banister, Refrigerator door, and crate). We recommend that potential adopters feel comfortable with separation anxiety behaviors and prepared to manage and positively modify them should they appear in a home environment.
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