KALANI – 10540
Safe - 11-4-2017 Staten Island
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KALANI – 10540
Location: Staten Island; Intake Date: 10/23/17; Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green; Age: 2 years; Sex: Female; Weight: 58 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 2 years ; History : owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior -friendly; Objective ; BCS 5/9; EET: Eyes clear, AU-mild brown debris, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild dental calc; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FI; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, a few healing scratches at top of head; papules in inguinal area and hindlimbs; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; mild dermatitis- R/O underlying atopy vs food allergy vs other; Prognosis:good; Plan: start simplicef 200 mg PO SID x 10 days; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Basic Information:Kalani is a 2 year old female that has no current or previous medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Kalani for 3 months but had to surrender due to pet conflict.
Previously lived with:2 Adults, 1 child
How is this dog around strangers?Around strangers, Kalani is shy at first and will bark but once comfortable plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around children?Owner had a 5 year old child and stated that Kalani was always relaxed and respectful around the child.
How is this dog around other dogs?Owner had another large breed female dog in the home and stated that Kalani was relaxed and respectful around the other dog but has resource guarding with food and has bit the other dog several times breaking skin but not in the last 10 days.
How is this dog around cats?Owner did not have a cat in the home but when Kalani would see cats outside, she would try to chase them.
Resource guarding:Kalani would growl and bit the other dog when food was around but was not bothered by having her food, treats or toys taken away by the owner or the 5 year old child.
Bite history:Kalani has bit the other dog in the home several times but not in the last 10 days.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?No
For a New Family to KnowKalani is described as friendly ,affectionate and playful. She has a high activity level and likes to play with balls and rope toys. In the home, she was the type to follow the owner around from room to room. She was fed dry food only brand Purina. Kalani was kept mostly indoors and is house trained. When left alone in the home, Kalani was well behaved. Owner has tried to crate train her before and stated that she would bark and whine. She knows the cues sit, stay and get back. For exercise, Kalani was taken on brisk walks on the leash. When on the leash, she tends to pull very hard. Owner has never tried to walk her off leash as she would run away.
Behavior Notes:Behavior during intake: Kalani had a soft and wiggly body during intake. She started jumping on the counselor giving kisses. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture without any issues.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):Owner surrender (in previous home for 3 months)
Previously lived with:2 adults, a 5 year old child, similarly sized dog
Behavior toward strangers:Initially shy but warms up
Behavior toward children:Relaxed, respectful
Behavior toward dogs:Relaxed and respectful with other resident dog but bit in the past over sharing food
Behavior toward cats:Unknown
Resource guarding:Kalani did not show any concerns when food, toys, or treats were taken away by the people in the home, but would growl and has bitten the other resident dog when they were sharing food.
Bite history:Kalani bit other resident dog, conflict has always been while sharing food.
Housetrained:YesEnergy level/descriptors:Kalani is described as friendly,affectionate and playful with a high level of energy.
Other Notes:She pulls hard on leash.
Date of assessment:26-Oct-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 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:Kalani showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports she enjoys balls and rope toys.She displayed no behavior concerns during her handling assessment.
Summary (1):10/24: When off leash with other dogs, Kalani was soft when greeting a female through the gate, tail wagging. When in the yard off leash, Kalani was tolerant of mounting behaviors, briefly solicited play and often solicited handlers attention. Kalani explore the yard with the company of a female dog.
Date of intake:23-Oct-2017
Summary:During intake, Kalani allowed all handling.
Date of initial:23-Oct-2017
Summary:During her initial medical exam, Kalani allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:Her owner describes Kalani as having a high activity level. In the care center, Kalani displayed a medium level of activity. She is a young, social, enthusiastic dog who will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend exercise and play.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)Behavior AsilomarTM – Treatable-ManageablePotential challenges:Resource guardingPotential challenges comments:Owner reports Kalani will give warning when uncomfortable sharing food with other resident dog. We recommend feeding any dogs that reside together separately, as well as give quick 1-2 bite treats instead of long lasting chews to decrease the possibility of possessiveness.
RecommendationsAdoption Recommendations:Comments:Suitability With Children:Other:Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience)
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