CYPHER – 11978
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 11/08/17
CYPHER – 11978
Owner Surrender, 11 Years Old, Male, Black/White Large Breed Mix 71 lbs.
Medical Behavior: Blue
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~11yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. nervous but allowed all handling. Struggled against light restraint; Objective ; P = WNL; R =WNL; BCS 6/9; EENT: Slight nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Mild dental staining, wear; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, callous at elbows; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Geriatric; Prognosis: Good; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Cypher is a 11 year old unaltered male, he came to his home as a gift from a friend as was surrendered due to him showing behavior concerns.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults , 8 dogs
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers Cypher is friendly but sometimes get tense if the person approaches her suddenly.
How is this dog around children? Cypher is playful and exuberant, around the children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Around the two Large dog in the home Cypher is playful and exuberant. However Cypher does bark and growl whenever the male dogs approach him.
How is this dog around cats? He has never been around cats.
Resource guarding: Cypher isn’t bothered when a people try to come near his food, but will growl whenever one of the dogs approach him. Cypher is friendly during a bath and is friendly when an unfamiliar person approaches the home.
Bite history: Cypher has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: high activity level
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know : Cypher was described as friendly, Excitable, and playful. Cypher is feed dry and wet food of the dog chow brand 2 times a day. He is housetrained and goes on the grass and cement. When left home alone he was is well-behaved and known command sit and come. Cypher is always walked on leash.
Upon intake Cypher was very friendly, and approached the counselor multiple times solicting attention he allowed the counselor to collar him with no issue.
Details on my behavior are…
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 8 dogs
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly though may become tense if startled
Behavior toward children: Playful, exuberant
Behavior toward dogs: Playful though barks/growls when male dog approaches
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Cypher is reported to only guard items from other dogs
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, excitable, and playful with a high activity level
Date of assessment: 9-Nov-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Cypher came into the room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and very playful towards the handlers.
Cypher mostly keeps to himself but occasionally engages in sexually motivated behavior and attempts to mount the female dogs. According to Cypherâ€™s previous owner, around the two Large dog in the home Cypher is playful and exuberant. However Cypher does bark and growl whenever the male dogs approach him. He also displays resource guarding behavior with the other dogs; he will growl at them if they approach his food. The Behavior Department recommends that Cypher be placed with female dogs that match his calm sociability.
11/8: When off leash at the Care Center, Cypher is sexually motivated- displaying wide eyes and high vibrating tail. He solicits cooperative play, before exploring the pens.
11/9: Cypher mostly kept to himself when introduced to a calm dog. He occasionally checks in with the other dog.
11/10-13: Cypher attempts to mount a nervous female, but walks away when interrupted. He spends the rest of his session exploring the yard.
Date of intake: 7-Nov-2017
Summary: Very social, allowed all handling
Date of initial: 7-Nov-2017
Summary: Tense though allowed all handling
EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Cypher is reported to guard from the other dogs in the home. According to the owner, this is not translated to humans and appears to be specific to other dogs only so we are recommending appropriate management.
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Came in With
- STORM - 11977
TO BE DESTROYED 11/22/17 - A volunteer writes: Storm is a puppy in old lady clothes!! It's hard to believe she's hit the double digits, but even harder to believe how completely SWEET she is. She wags her tail at the prospect of any and every thing, and with those pretty white-lashed peepers of hers, she sees a new friend in every stranger's face. She pulls a little on leash, but always looks up at me to marvel at the adventure we're on together, and sometimes can't help but jump up to sneak a hug in (and yes, her tail is a blur the entire time!). She is still full of energy and is a fetching machine (and a master at cuddling with the ball in her mouth!). She has previously lived with both large and small dogs, is reported to be well-behaved when left alone, and we're told she's playful and exuberant with children. She loves treats, loves being talked to, and a combo of the two is enough for her to bust out the helicopter tail and do a tap dance with her front paws. She is truly a doll, and I can only imagine that even on your very worst days, coming home to Storm will instantly make everything all right. Please come meet this special lady at Brooklyn ACC!
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