DROGO – A1110766
Safe - 5-4-2017 Brooklyn
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DROGO – A1110766
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, WHITE, DOGO ARGENTINO MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/02/2017, From NY 11358, DueOut Date 05/05/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 05/02/17 DVM exam. History – Stray dog, approached finder who kept him for several days. No medical concerns noted. Microchip scan neg. Age est 8 yrs. Observed behavior – Relaxed, very friendly and social. Allows all handling. Evidence of cruelty or trauma – No. O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=80, RR=pant. BCS=5/9. ORAL: Mild to mod calculus, gingivitis. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. AD – WNL. AS – mod. erythema, canal stenosis, pruritis, brown discharge. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. No coughing. ABD/UG: Soft, non-painful. No masses/organomegaly. Intact male, both testicles palpable. MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Calluses at both elbows, lat hocks, lat. metatarsus. NEURO: WNL. PLN: No enlargements noted. A: Age est 8 yrs old. Dental disease, otitis externa AS. P: Clean AS BID and apply Otibiotic BID x 7 days. Waiver from neuter surgery due to older age. Excellent prognosis.
A volunteer writes: Is that a beautiful, gallant white horse I see? Am I dreaming? No, it’s just Drogo, the gentle giant and rapidly rising star of the Brooklyn ACC. Drogo walks very well on a leash, seems to be housetrained, and LOVES treats. He seems curious about other dogs, remaining calm when they pass him by, but looking like he wouldn’t mind a little sniff. He’s quiet and calm in his cage, tail wagging furiously the second I get close. On our walks we get more than a few second looks (he’s practically bigger than I am), but Drogo walks slowly and patiently, and when we stop to take a break, he wanders over to me for ear scratches. Come and meet this friendly, gentle giant today at the Brooklyn ACC.
Drogo was found as a stray and stayed with his finder for five days before being brought to ACC.
Around strangers Drogo is friendly, outgoing and plays gently with adults and children. Drogo has spent time with children ages 1 through 7 and is relaxed and plays gently with them. While with his finder Drogo played gently with two large dogs that belonged to his finder’s neighbor. While with his finder Drogo was not around cats so it is unknown how he will react to being around them.
Drogo has never bitten another person or animal while with his finder and did not show any concerning behavior while with his finder. Drogo is not bothered by loud sounds. Drogo is friendly when somone touches his food/bowl while he is eating, takes a treat/toy away, pushes/pulls him off of the furniture, or holds/restrains him. Drogo’s finder did not attempt to give him a bath, brush his coat or trim his nails so it is unknown how he will react to those events.
For a New family to Know:
Drogo is described as friendly, affectionate, and confident with a medium activity level. Drogo enjoyed playing with balls and was fed dry food from the bran Iams. Drogo knows the commands sit, down and “don’t pull”. It is unknown if Drogo is house trained.
Drogo was mellow during his intake but became excited when he interacted with staff. Drogo had a loos body and a wagging tail.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Intact Male, Stray (5 days in the finder home)
Previously lived with: Adults, spent time with children(ages 1-7 years old) and other dogs
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Playful, gentle
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Drogo displays a medium activity level in the house-hold.
Other notes: Upon intake Drogo was excited, loose and wiggly, he allowed all handling.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/4/17
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He 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. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Drogo was friendly and affectionate towards the assessor, he showed no concerns.
PLAYGROUP: According to Drogo’s finder, Drogo played gently with two large dogs that belonged to his finder’s neighbor. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Drogo displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. He solicits and engages in gentle play and is tolerant of persist play solicitations. Drogo displays a tall body posture when greeting a neuter male. He persistently sniffs his genital area, before being interrupted. Afterwards, he engages in gentle running chase-play with both male and female in the group.
According to Drogo’s finder, Drogo played gently with two large dogs that belonged to his finder’s neighbor.
5/3: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Drogo displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. He solicits and engages in gentle play and is tolerant of persist play solicitations.
5/4: Drogo displays a tall body posture when greeting a neuter male. He persistently sniffs his genital area, before being interrupted. Afterwards, he engages in gentle running chase-play with both male and female in the group.
During his medical examination, Drogo was friendly and social, he allowed all handling.
His previous finder describes Drogo as an energetic/calm/moderately enthusiastic dog in line with what we have observed in the care center. We recommend providing Drogo with daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet to direct his energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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