CASPER – A1108240
Safe - 4-12-2017 Manhattan
CASPER – A1108240
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE, BOXER MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/08/2017, From NY 10469, DueOut Date 04/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 04/08/17 15:55 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 8 years (as per previous owner) Microchip noted on Intake? positive History : owner surrender on 4/8/17 Subjective: Observed Behavior – nervous but sweet, allowed exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – no. Evidence of Trauma seen – no. Objective T = P = R = BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted, no CIRDC signs Oral Exam: adult dentition, moderate dental tartar; large (~6-8 cm) mass originating from left maxilla and invading the oral cavity PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male, neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, skin tags on medial hind legs CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment ~8 year old male neutered dog male neutered geriatric left maxillary mass: r/o acanthomatous ameloblastoma vs. peripheral odontogenic fibroma vs. fibrosarcoma vs. osteosarcoma vs. other Plan Prognosis: Fair – The mass in the left maxilla (upper jaw) would require surgical removal (partial maxillectomy). This mass may be benign or malignant – biopsy with histopathology would be required to determine long term prognosis. SURGERY: Already neutered.
A volunteer writes:
A white Boxer. I have not seen many and Casper, so rightly named is such a beautiful representative of the breed. I had to meet him at once as he stepped into the care center. Casper , left with us as his family is moving to a place not allowing pets, comes with such wonderful comments making him a very desirable dog to spend time with and own. Great with kids, good with his peers in the dog run, well mannered and trained, playful and affectionate…He even likes to be groomed.. A pampered pet…. I had the chance to take Casper out quite a number of times. He walks right at my pace, does his business without marking(he uses the curb) and meets his kind properly. Birds or squirrels do not trouble him. He is a good listener, sits on command and comes when called. He likes caresses and rests his head against my chest to be hugged…Casper is a middle aged gentleman, absolutely gorgeous, snow white and who has been so well cared for. It must be tough for him to find himself in a strange place filled with people and dogs he does not know and away from his family. Still, he managed to perform very well on his behavioral evaluation and is available for adoption. Casper is a real gem of a dog, gentle, well behaved and so unique. He will need veterinary attention , though as we discovered a growth in his mouth . Casper is so worth the care a new owner or foster will be willing to provide for him. Ask about Casper, come and see what a great dog he is and please , do open your home and heart this wonderful dog.
Casper is an 8 year old neutered Boxer that was adopted by their previous owner from a shelter. They had him for seven years but unfortunately they are moving and can no longer care for him. He is said to not have any injuries or health problems to their knowledge. He was last seen by a veterinarian in December.
Around strangers, Casper is initially shy for a few minutes and then greets with his nose on your leg. He has spent time with children (ages 7 and 10) and plays with them, jumping and licking their face. He has been taken to the dog park and interacted with dogs in a playful manner, chasing after them as well as being chased. He has never lived with a cat or interacted with one. He has never bitten anyone or any other animal.
Casper is said to not have any behavioral issues. During storms/fireworks, he hid under the table. He doesn’t react when you touch his food, bowl or bone. He will just stay right there until you leave it alone. However, if you take his toy he will get excited and jump to get it back. He likes to be held. He tends to jump into the tub when it’s time to take a bath. He likes to be brushed and during nail trims will lick your hand. If someone unfamiliar approaches the house or a family member and he can’t tell who it is, he will growl.
For a New Family to Know
Casper is said to be friendly, affectionate and playful. His activity level is described to be high. His favorite activities are to play and eat. At home, he will tend to follow you around. He likes to play with balls, stuffed animals but squeaky toys are his favorite. He likes to play fetch, chase, tug and likes to wrestle. He is used to sleeping on his owner’s bed. Casper is used to eating Purina dog chow and canned Iams, 3 cups of dry and 1/2 can twice a day. He is mostly house trained and may have an accident once a week. He goes potty on the dirt and cement outside. He is said to be well behaved when left alone at home. He runs around when he is left alone in the yard. He knows how to sit on command, as well as come, stay, lay down, shake and heel. For exercise, he likes brisk walks on leash and he doesn’t pull. When off leash, he stays close to your side.
Behavior during Intake
Casper allowed all handling and allowed counselor to photograph, collar and scan for a microchip (-). He loved butt scratches and brushed his muzzle against counselor’s leg.
Neutered, Owner Surrender (In previous home for seven years)
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first then warms up.
Behavior toward children: Playful, jumps on them.
Behavior toward dogs: Playful with dogs at the dog park.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Casper is described as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back and he 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, his eyes are averted, with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Casper displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
The previous owner of Casper describes him as having been “playful with dogs at the dog park”. In the care center, Casper has had limited interaciontion in the care center, though has been observed to take time to warm up when greeting other dogs. The behavior department recommends slow introductions to polite dogs in the future.
4/9: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Casper is a bit nervous upon approach. He displays a low, cautious body and turns his head away from greeting. He eventually becomes a bit more comfortable and allows approach,
During his initial medical exam, Casper allowed handling.
Casper’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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