JOSEPH aka ESTEVEZ – A1069861
Safe - 6-22-2016 Brooklyn
JOSEPH aka ESTEVEZ – A1069861
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, BLACK, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/09/2016, From NY 11433, DueOut Date 04/09/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – very active, jumps up, gets overexcited very quickly. Allows all handling. M~ 3 years Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Healing multiple abrasions across bridge of nose. Teeth lightly stained, mild gingivitis. Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted. Ambx4 NOSF
RE EXAM: CONTINUES TO HAVE SOFT STOOL; FECAL EXAM 6/10/16 – NEGATIVE FOR PARASITES; REC PANACUR FOR 50# DOG. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC; GOOD PROGNOSIS; VET CHECK – MONITOR FOR DIARRHEA, ON I/D; BAR. SOFT STOOL.; A: SOFT STOOL, NOT RESOLVING; P: REC FECAL EXAM. CONTINUE WITH I/D. GOOD PROGNOSIS; 6/6/16; S/O: Vet check for continued episodes of diarrhea. Observation log listed diarrhea reported on 6/4 and 6/5.; 5/28: VET CHECK – MONITOR FOR DIARRHEA BAR, ACTIVE AND ATTENTION SEEKING. EATING WELL. DIARRHEA NOTED ON ROUNDS YESTERDAY, AND REPORTED BY ACO TODAY; A: DIARRHEA – RULE OUT STRESS COLITIS VS OTHER; P: REC METRONIDAZOLE 375MG PO Q12 X 5 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC; EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS; 5/4/16; LARGE PILES OF SOFT STOOL IN RUN, NO BLOOD OR MUCOUS NOTED Q-BAR. NO COUGHING OR NASAL DISCHARGE CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
A volunteer writes: First impressions aren’t always the lasting ones. When I first met Estevez, he was tethered to the wall while his kennel was being cleaned. Uncomfortable, and with pent up energy, he was barking, desperate to get someone’s attention. But once I took him out, I found out what a pleasure he is to be around. Estevez LOVES toys! He is a master ball player. He is a black blur racing across the yard to retrieve the ball, brings it back with about the same amount of gusto, and drops it on command. In a short amount of time I learned that he could “sit,” “lie down,” “roll over,” and “drop” the on command. I can only imagine the other things that he could be taught! Estevez’s previous owner’s notes indicate that he is great with dogs, good with children (although due to his size can play a bit rough), doesn’t like cats, loves to take baths, and is very housebroken. Estevez is eagerly waiting for an active family, ready to continue his training and provide him with lots of exercise. Ask to meet him today!
Another staff member writes: Having adopted a three-year-old Lab mix, I can tell you from experience that they make wonderful dogs. They love to run and play. And ball playing is always in season with them. They also like swimming. They make all around fun companions. Come join the fun. Meet Estevez. He might just be your new best friend.
Estevez is a 3 yr old dog that was surrendered because the owner has just lost his home. The client stated that the dog was given to him as a gift. The client stated that the dog has never had any health issues or injuries.
Estevez is a very hyper and friendly dog. Estevez has been around children ages newborn and up. Estevez can be a bit rough only because of the size difference between him and a child. Estevez is also very good with dogs. When Estevez is around dogs he attempts to run up and play. Estevez does not favor cats. When Estevez sees a cat he will attempt to chase it.
Estevez has never had any behavior issues that would be a problem inside a home. Estevez has no pervious bite history with anyone or animal. Estevez loves taking baths and water. Estevez does love to bark at door and sounds. Estevez is very sensitive to loud voices and any type of fighting within the home. When Estevez hears loud noises he will begin growl and bare-back.
For a new family to know
Estevez is a very protective and sweet dog. Estevez loves to sleep after he goes for a walk. Estevez eats twice a day and snacks during the day. Estevez enjoys balls and squeaky toys. Estevez is houses trained and has accidents when he isn’t walked. Estevez also drinks a lot of water.
Upon intake Estevez was friendly and jumpy. Estevez allowed all handling.
5/21/16 SAFER: Experience
Estevez came to us as an owner surrender due to the owner losing their home. According to the owner Estevez has been around children of varying ages of newborn and up. The owner reported that Estevez can sometimes be a bit rough when playing with the children but this is solely due to his size. Estevez is house trained and was said to be a dog with a high activity level. The owner did mention that Estevez doesn’t seem to get along with cats and whenever he sees them he will try and chase them. Additionally, Estevez was said to be very sensitive around loud noises or any type of fighting in the home. When hearing loud noises it will cause Estevez to growl and bare his teeth.
Upon intake it was reported that Estevez was friendly, jumpy, and allowed all handling. When entering the behavior room Estevez had loose and wiggly body language. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. He was a bit distracted during the tag interaction but did follow with soft body language. He proved easy to handle when chewing on the toy item as the assessor attempted to take it from him with the assess-a-hand. Due to Estevez’s behavior during playgroup and towards cats we recommend he go to a home with an experienced owner at this time. If going to a home with another dog a thorough interaction should be held.
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, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft but a bit distracted.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Estevez approaches the helper dog with a tense body posture and by jumping up on the gate with high energy. Once in the pen he is hyper-motivated to interact, and becomes intensely sexually motivated but does respond to interruptions.
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