KING – 15937
Urgent - Manhattan
SUPER URGENT 12/26/17
KING – 15937
Intake Date: 12/12/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender,
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 1 year, Sex: Male,
Weight: 42 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:1; Microchip noted on Intake? n; History : o surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior -wags tail, accepts treats. did growl when getting shots after muzzle applied; Objective T =; P =60; R =wnl; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: 2 testes; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: healthy; Prognosis:excellent; Plan:neuter; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: So handsome, so ready to come out for a walk, and sooooo housetrained (as advised by his former owner). Business taken care of, the King and I are off to the park, King doing nicely on leash, his tail wagging away looking up at everyone we pass with a ‘how do you do’, and especially sweet to a bunch of kids passing on their way to school. So soft. Dogs of all sizes in the park are tail wag worthy, and you can feel the purr in King’s throat through the leash. In playgroup he’s described as “highly social, playful and tolerant”. King joined us when his person became ill and we’re told that he’s friendly and playful with all (check), playful and relaxed with dogs (check), affectionate (check – paws in my lap for some hugs and kisses), and energetic (he wasn’t thrilled with ice and snow on his sweet paws). King can be a bit nervous on the street, First Avenue has loud trucks, horns blasting, the street cleaner came perilously close, so for a brief moment he stops and tucks his tail. But a King has a standard to uphold, a stature to maintain, and he soldiers on, courage in hand (paw), and with a couple of encouraging words from me we move along. He’s young, he’s gorgeous, he’s smart, he’s affectionate and he’s ready to be yours.
Another volunteer writes: Always up front and ready to go, King has a new sign on his kennel which reads: Staff Pick of the Week. Well allrighty, let’s see about this handsome dude! So handsome, easily leashed he makes a beeline for the door to go potty. Business done it’s stand up hugs and kisses, lots of tail wags, making new friends enroute to the park with more tail wags and hugs. Back in the building a puppy on a retractable leash ran over and King graciously extended his ‘how do you do’ with an easy tail wag. Off leash, King loves greeting other dogs through the fence with play bows and tail wags, gives me more kisses, plays with toys and gets a mild case of the zoomies as the weather had warmed and it was fun to be out. A big smile adorns his face as we play, run and hug, and it’s clear that King would love nothing more than a new person to cherish. He’s such a gorgeous dog, his coat shines with care, he’s social and balanced and all that’s missing from his life is you.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Animal ID: 15937
Animal Name: King
Age: 1 Year 5 Months
Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Gender: Neutered Male
Behavior Assessment Date: 12/14/2017
Date of intake: 12-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 9 months)
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Playful and relaxed
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: King is described as affectionate and excitable with a high level of activity.
Date of assessment: 14-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
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: King approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He allowed all handling, was social, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): 12/14: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, King is social, playful and highly tolerant of rambunctious play.
Summary (2): 12/15: King engages in bouncy play with a playful female dog. When play slows down he repeatedly attempts to mount, continuing despite the female dog’s corrections.
Summary (3): 12/17-18: King engages in play with intent to mount female dogs.
Summary (4): 1/6: King engages in running play with a playful female dog.
Summary (5): 1/11: King engages in brief play.
Summary (6): 1/12-13: King continues to engage in bouncy, running play.
Summary (7): 1/16: King engages in exuberant play with a female dog.
Date of intake: 12-Dec-2017
Summary: King was barking and jumping up but allowed handling and had a loose body,
Date of initial: 12-Dec-2017
Summary: King wagged his tail and was social but growled while getting shots.
King’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. 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: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: King is a bit fearful at the care center when being removed from his kennel, but appears to be relaxed and social once outside of his kennel. It is important to always go slow and give King the option to walk away from any social interaction. King should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Kingâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. King would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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