KOKO – 16222
Safe - 1-19-2018 Staten Island
KOKO – 16222
Location: Staten Island, Intake Date: 1/10/18, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Sex: Spayed, Age: 1 year, Weight: 43.5 lbs, Original Location: 10309
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 1 year; History : stray; Subjective:; Observed Behavior – friendly; Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean adult teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FS, tattoo seen; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, intermittent abnormal gait with hindlimbs, no abnormalities or pain elicited on; palpation/manipulation of hindlimbs, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; intermittent abnormal gait with hindlimbs- R/O normal for dog vs hip dyslasia vs luxating patellas vs other; Plan: Prognosis: good; monitor for any lameness and consider radiographs if persistent
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Found Stray
Date of Intake 10-Jan-2018
Spay/Neuter Status Spayed
Koko was brought in by a transporting NYPD unit that did not have any information about where she was found.
How is this dog around strangers? Koko is friendly around strangers. She greets strangers by smelling, licking, and, wagging her tail in a happy manner.
My medical notes are…
Barh; Spayed ~ 1 years old; Scan positive ( 981020017381662 ) Ambx4; EENT: wnl; Friendly and easy to handle. Nosf. Pyrantel given 2.15 ml
Details on my behavior are…
AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Training Day 2 Session 1-Koko took small quick-bite treats in the lobby, both from handler’s hand and tossed on the floor. She preferred the 2-3 bite frozen peanut butter cubes, and would ignore small treat. Koko left a PB cube for another PB cube, and was encouraged with ‘leave it’ and ‘good leave it’. She took nibbles off the PB cube from handler’s hand, half way through cube was taken away and Koko had no reaction but watched for the next cube, calm and polite. She sat on cue for PB cube. After the last cube, she ate small quick bite training treats again.
Staff will continue drive by treating throughout the weekend. Koko does not always show interest when treats are tossed in kennel, and will often leave them uneaten.
Session 2 – Koko first took quick bite treats, but was more interested in toys once they were presented. She traded toys enthusiastically, most of the time dropping one before going for the other. Rarely she brought the toy with her and then dropped right next to the other toy. When she took one toy away she did not have issue with me picking up and tossing the other. One short, playful vocalization mid-game. At conclusion, someone was at the door, Koko had no reaction to the person and allowed leashing easily, relinquishing the toy but picking back up afterwards and walking into the yard with toy in mouth, body soft, tail wagging. Koko lost interest in toy after some yard play, dropping it unprompted. She leashed easily and went back into the kennel without issue.
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10474, Intake Date: 12/16/17
Intake Type: Stray, Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 1 year, Sex: Female, Weight: 43 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 1yr; Microchip noted on Intake? Yes’ History : stray, client brought to vet and she had rabies, waiting for record; Subjective: BAR; Observed Behavior – attention seeking, compliant for exam; Objective ; T = DNP; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Clean adult dentition; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Mild mammary development, prominent vulva, suspect intact female; small amt serous vulvar discharge; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: DNP; Assessment: apparently healthy 1y FI mixed breed, suspect had litter in recent past; Prognosis: excellent Plan: ok for placement and surgery. SURGERY: Okay for surgery.
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: She has tiny little white chin whiskers just like my Aunt Lotte; I had to meet this sweet girl! Koko is a tiny little girl, her coat a lush, deep, deep brown with bronze highlights, her weight perfect for her size, her little chiclet teeth showing slightly when she smiles. Happy to be leashed for a walk as she waited up front in her kennel, she pottied outside (and may be curb trained as she hopped off the sidewalk to do her ‘big business’), but per the person who found her, she may need some positive reinforcement on her housetraining skills. Her leash manners are lovely as her little butt gets all wiggly, greeting both new and old friends, her tail gently wagging. A sweater against the cold morning air, she’s easy to handle and snuggles close as we dress. Off leash, Koko liked to stay close before venturing off to explore the pen, play with some toys, and enjoy a game of tug with me. Koko -1, Volunteer -0. Koko deftly hops up on the bench (I was impressed as us short girls find heights challenging) for some on-lap cuddles before hopping down to greet staff walking a small dog. She’s a quiet little girl, loving company, a bit of playtime and lots of cuddles. Shouldn’t she be yours?
Details on my behavior are…
Animal ID: 16222
Animal Name: Koko Age: 1 Year
Tag Number: Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Gender: Female Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date: 12/17/2017
Next Test Date:
Date of intake: 16-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray (With finder for one week)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Koko is described as having A very high level of activity.
Other Notes: Koko approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She solicited attention by nudging the assessor, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Date of assessment: 17-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 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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary (1): 12/17: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Koko is uncomfortable and offers a lip curl when approached directly.
Summary (2): 12/18: Koko displays conflicted behavior, offering playful bows, then lip curling and retreating. She begins to engage in more play once comfortable
Date of intake: 16-Dec-2017
Summary: Koko was social and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 16-Dec-2017
Summary: Koko was attention seeking and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Koko is described as having a very high level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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