DASH – 19030
Safe - 2-8-2018 Staten Island
DASH – 19030
8 month male – 43lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 8 months; History : stray, found abandoned in a building; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly; Objective ; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean adult teeth; 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, mild interdigital erythema at front paws; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; appears healthy; Prognosis: good; Plan: SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: “PRECIOUS PUP”
I met Dash yesterday, what a sweet puppy, he gives the best puppy kisses and is just about as cute as can be. Dash seems to enjoy the company of other dogs and I think he would love to have a playmate in his new home. Click the Adopt Me Button if you’re interested in finding out more about Dash.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake: 24-Jan-2018
Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown
Basic Information: finder stated female puppy was found roaming the hallways of an apartment building. allowed handling by officer.
How is this dog around strangers? with officer and staff – allowed all handling, relaxed actively seeking attention, playing with staff.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 1-Feb-2018
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
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: Dash displayed no behavior concerns during his handling assessment.
1/24: When in the yard with litter-mates, Dash is playful but may attempt to mount at times.
1/28: Dash continues to display the same behaviors when off leash with his female litter-mates. He is soft, tolerant and attempts to mount at times. He often explores the yard and solicits handlers attention.
1/29: Dash continues to display the same behaviors when off leash with his litter mates.
Date of intake: 24-Jan-2018
Summary: During intake, Dash was social and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 24-Jan-2018
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Dash was social and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Dash so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Dash displays as a young, social, enthusiastic dog who will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: In the care center, Dash is social with all staff and with his litter mates. He may jump up lightly to solicit attention.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments: Basic Manners: Dash may jump up lightly to solicit attention. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, and “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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