DOROTHY – 23089
Gone - 3-31-2018 Manhattan
DOROTHY – 23089
Intake Date : 3/17/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 7 years Sex: Female
Weight: 43 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 7yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray Subjective: BAR. Very sweet and friendly, well behaved. Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: nsf, very mild dental calculus PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, enlarged mammae, no MGTs, some blood spotting from vulva, swollen vulva MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment : swollen vulva, blood spotting — likely in heat Prognosis: good Plan: plan for OHE SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Dorothy is making sure to be noticed in her kennel. Lots of “woofs”, tail wagging and gripping bright eyes. Yes, little Dorothy is irresistible. She is a must to walk and spend time with. Dorothy is an adorable middle aged gal, petite and compact, lively and super friendly. She is an active walker, possibly house trained and happy to say hello to anyone who wants to meet her. A good lap dog she is, nestling her head against my chest for caresses and hugs. Dorothy has a most beautiful smile, always present and accompanying a perfect sit when she wants a treat. She is a man (woman)’s best friend and would likely prefer to be the one and only treasured pet in the house. Dorothy has a lot of love to give and plenty of fun to share with her new owner or family. Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center and take her home as your for ever best friend.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 18-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 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.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Dorothy approached the assessor in the assessment room and jumped up in a social manner. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
3/18: When introduced to the male helper dog through the gate, Dorothy is tense, hard barks, lunges, and snaps toward him. Due to this observed behavior in addition to observed reactivity, she may succeed best as the only resident dog.
Date of intake: 17-Mar-2018
Summary: Dorothy was whining and anxious
Date of initial: 17-Mar-2018
Summary: Dorothy was social and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Dorothy so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments: Single pet/no dog parks: Due to observed behavior toward the helper dog, in addition to observed reactivity, she may succeed best as the only resident dog.
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Dorothy has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Dorothy may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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