KAREN – 10178
Safe - 12-28-2017 Manhattan
KAREN – 10178
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
Intake Date: 10/19/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Female Age: 5 years
Weight: 49.6 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 4-7 years old Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on intake History : Stray, no hx available Subjective: Quiet, eyes wide, moves slowly Observed Behavior – Allows all handling. Slight lip lifting when I examined teeth. Pt was muzzled for the rest of the exam but there were no further signs of aggression. Objective BAR-H, MMs pink, BCS 5/9 EENT: Cropped ears, clean canals. Eyes clear, no ocular discharge noted. Moist nose. Oral Exam: Mild tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, no spay scar visible or palpable. Slightly pendulous mammary glands. 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: 1. Dental disease Prognosis: Good Plan: Recommend dental cleaning SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
The Foster Writes: Don’t let Karen’s initial stand-off behavior fool you. She is actually very warm and cuddly. Give this girl a day or two and Karen’s you will find that her heart warms just wanting to love and be loved. She will be very loyal if you let her following her around your home and sleeping by your side and keeping you company on your weekend errands. She is also okay with staying home alone and having some down time and love chewing a good knuckle bone and won’t chew anything else or at least, she didn’t at her foster mama’s home. This sweetheart with the amber eyes is just looking for her forever home, will you be it?
A volunteer writes: The first time we approached Karen she was sound asleep snoring on her bed so we came back for her. This time she was up front, ready to be leashed and come out for a walk. She’s a pleasantly plump low rider, a little cocoa dumpling who looks like she’s been a mom a couple of times. She’s shy but friendly, her amber eyes reflect some confusion as to where she is, but she’s shyly willing to make new friends. Great on leash, she motors along on her short legs, enjoys some treats when we stop for a break and then surveys her new area. You can almost see the wheels turning in her head as she figures out new people and this new area. I think we’ll see some more Karen emerge a she settles in; as of this writing she’s only been with us a day. Her coat is clean and groomed, her cropped ears clean, and her softly rounded figure indicate that she was well cared for. When our time together was over she hopped right back into her kennel and onto her bed, laying down for a nap. Our little dumpling is ready to be your little dumpling, so come meet her today.
Another volunteer writes: Usually found lounging on her bed, Karen is always up for a walk when a person with a leash approaches. So very housetrained, her business is her first priority and then a leisurely walk is a joy. Mellow? Absolutely! This little pleasantly plump peanut warms up to her friends, giving gentle tail wags and sweet kisses. Karen won’t kiss on the first date, and maybe not even on the second, but as she feels the love she’ll give it right back. Don’t let her serious face fool you – she’s a mush! She’s the perfect couch potato ready to spend her time cuddled by your side.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
10/23/17 : BLD- 2+ BIL- neg UBG- normal KET- neg GLU- neg PRO- trace LEU- neg pH- 6 SG greater than 1.050
Urine is bright yellow in color and is cloudy. Does not have a strong odor
10/24/17 : Stranguria noted on 10/22. This morning, there was frank blood in the kennel. Urinalysis shows blood, no WBC. R/O in heat vs. bladder stones vs. TCC vs. other
Re-exam tomorrow, if no signs of heat cycle, consider abd rads.
10/25/17 : Pt is most definitely in heat. Small spots of dried bloody discharge all over the kennel, and vulva is enlarged and edematous.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 22-Oct-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull 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: Karen did not approach the assessor in the assessment room. She was fearful and focused on the exit. The assessor was able to approach her and she allowed all handling but displayed no social behavior and remained focused on leaving the room.
Summary (1): 10/20: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Karen is tense and cautious upon approach. With lingering greeting, Karen offers a hard correction.
Date of intake: 19-Oct-2017
Summary: Karen was tense and had a low body.
Date of initial: 20-Oct-2017
Summary: Karen allowed handling but raised her lip when her teeth were checked.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Karen 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: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Karen may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Karen appears fearful and shut down at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Karen the option to walk away from any social interaction. Karen should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Karenâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Karen would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
You may know me from such films as…
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2017-12