JACK – 16245
Safe - 12-21-2017 Manhattan
RTO SAFE 12/21/17
JACK – 16245
Intake Date: 12/16/17; Intake Type: Owner surrender; Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 9 years; Sex: Male; Weight: 58 lbs
LVT intake: Microchip Scan: negative, placed .Observed Behavior: allowed all handling, sweet and friendly Sex: intact male Estimated Age: reported 9y Subjective: small abraded areas to to of head (fresh, seem like the dog “walked into” something, superficial, cleaned with novalsan), seemingly healthy older dog Eyes: clear. Ears: slightly thickened pinnae with waxy debris, easily cleaned. Oral Exam: moderate staining, good for age. Heart: WNL. Lungs: WNL. Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9 Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy older dog. Plan: DVM intake
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Is someone beating a drum as I walk into this room? Oh wait, that’s Jack’s tail against his kennel as he sees me approach! He’s upfront in his kennel, smiling, tail wagging, clearly ready for some company and the chance to be outside to go potty. Jumpin’ Jack Flash I think to myself as I leash him and out we go. Jack joined us when his person moved into an apartment where he’s not welcome and he comes with the excellent resume of a great companion. He’s friendly to all, loves to be pet, is friendly and playful with children, is good with dogs of all sizes, playful with cats, doesn’t guard his things, is housetrained, doesn’t mind being bathed, but doesn’t like being restrained. He loves to run and play with squeaky toys, and is well behaved when left home alone. What his former owner didn’t tell us is what a love bug Jack is, preferring to sit on or as close to a person as possible, he loves to give kisses, is lovely on leash with a nice spry walk, and is just a lover boy! I see Jack happily curled up next to his person binge watching Netflix, or Animal Planet, and having pithy conversations about which contestant should win The Voice. His tail never stops wagging as he shows how happy he is to make new friends. An absolute delight, Jack should be spending his retirement on a soft bed, in a warm and loving home. Be sure to ask for him when you visit, he’s ready to complete your world.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake16-Dec-2017
Basic Information:Jack is a 9 year old male brown brindle and white large mixed breed dog. Jack lived with previous owner for a year and was surrendered because previous owner was moving into an apartment that did not allow pets. Jack has no injuries or health problems and was last taken to the vet 4 months ago for a general check up.
Previously lived with:Jack previously lived with 1 adult.
How is this dog around strangers?Jack is friendly and outgoing around strangers. Jack will approach strangers with a wagging tail and will allow to be petted.
How is this dog around children? Jack has previously interacted with children ages 5 and older. Jack is friendly and playful with children. Jack will allow children to approach him and pet him.
How is this dog around other dogs? Jack has interacted with both small and large dogs. Jack is friendly and respectful of both and is also playful.
How is this dog around cats? Jack has interacted with cats before and was described by previous owner as being playful.
Resource guarding: Jack is not bothered when his food bowl is touched or moved. When a toy, treat or bone is taken away from him, Jack will start to tug and believes it is time to play.
Bite history: Jack has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors:Jack has a high energy level Other Notes:Jack is friendly when being pushed or pulled of the furniture. Jack is also friendly when being bathed, when his paws are touched and when an unfamiliar approaches him and his owner. Jack is bothered when being held or restrained and will growl.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?No
Medical NotesJack has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to KnowJack is a friendly, affectionate, playful, and sometimes anxious dog. Jack loves to run around outside and likes to play with squeaky toys and play tug. When at home, Jack will follow you around and likes to be in the same room as you. Jack was kept as an indoors only dog and was feed both wet and dry food 3 times a day. Jack is house trained and usually goes potty outside on the grass. When left alone in the house, Jack is well-behaved. Jack has never been crate-trained but knows basic commands such as sit and stay. For exercise, Jack is used to slow walks on the leash and will pull lightly. When walked off the leash, Jack will wander some but comes when called.
Upon intake, Jack would begin to wag his tail when approached. Jack allowed me to collar him and pet him and he would jump up onto me as I continued to pet him. Jack sat on command and would begin to howl when I took his picture. Jack went into his kennel on his own.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 17-Dec-2017
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Jack appeared anxious in the assessment room, panting and howling when not being pet. He was social throughout the assessment and allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 12/17: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Jack engages in play with intent to mount.
Summary (2): 12/18: Jack continues to display this behavior.
Date of intake: 16-Dec-2017
Summary: Jack was social and allowed handling. He howled when left alone.
Date of initial: 16-Dec-2017
Summary: Jack was social and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Jack’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: Anxiety
Potential challenges comments: Anxiety: Jack’s previous owner described him as a somewhat anxious dog. At the care center, he displays signs of anxiety, panting, pacing, and howling, especially when no one is interacting with him. We recommend giving Jack puzzle toys, going on long walks, and giving him other things to do to relieve his anxiety. Positive reinforcement, reward based training only should be used.
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