LEMON – A1110989
RTO SAFE 06/05/17
LEMON – A1110989
*** RETURNED 05/26/17 – DOH HOLD – B ***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 1 yr
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/26/2017, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 05/26/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age:1yr Microchip noted on Intake? yes. Returned by owner. Energetic, no aggression, a little mouthy at play P = 90 R = 24 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: pink gums PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: grossly normal MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: apparently healthy Plan ok for adoptions Prognosis: good SURGERY: n/a, already neutered
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/04/2017, From NY 11433, DueOut Date 05/07/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age:1 Microchip noted on Intake? y History : stray, submissive, seeks attention P = 120 R = 24 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal 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: intact female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan-OHE Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Volunteer writes :
Lemon looks quite serious in her pictures and it took me a while to bring a smile on her face. Lemon is no. ..lemon but a beautiful young girl dressed in the warmest and most perfect chocolate coat. I love her pretty white shoes.. She is at the edges of puppy hood, has already acquired a number of skills and is just waiting …for you to put the finishing touches to her upbringing. Lemon is a good walker. She is a tinsy winsy shy but walks tail happy through the noisy streets, curious of her peers and hinting at wanting to chase the squirrels. She poses for pictures, even sits for them, jumps for treats and will roll in submission at my feet for belly rubs. She owns the cutest pout..She is such a girl……I did not have a chance to play in the yard with her but as we wrestled gently on a bench in the park, I saw a sparkle in her eyes, her mouth opening in excitement(a little of mouthy ness too) and happiness coming to her face…Lemon is most likely a very lively young gal who needs a new home and a loving family to fully come out of her shell and be the gem you have been waiting for. Lemon is at the Manhattan Care Center. Come and meet her soon.
Another volunteer writes: What time is it? It’s Belly Rub O’clock says Miss Lemon, as she flops over for yet another belly rub! Beyond adorable as she prances down the street in her gorgeous milk chocolate color coat, her tail wagging at every person and dog we pass, and all of a sudden flopping over for a belly rub! If you’ve never rubbed a dogs belly on busy First Avenue, just wait for the crowd you attract and oh’s and ah’s you’ll hear. Lemon is all puppy, a bit mouthy in her happiness, her gorgeous white teeth betraying her youth, and testifying to her good care. Climbing into the lap of a volunteer, she likes to swing and contort herself into funny positions, and we laughed and said she reminded us of play doh. Fun, friendly, affectionate, and the perfect antidote to any bad day (you’ll never have one with her by your side), “When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade!” She’s waiting for you to take her home.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is low wagging, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans in and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, a bit fearful mid game and requires gentle coaxing to complete game.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure, rolls onto ground playfully.
Toy 1. Dog playfully engages, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Lemon showed no concerning behavior during her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs.
Lemon engages playfully with male dogs in the care center. Lemon may be selective when interacting and has displayed tense, uncomfortable behavior around other female dogs. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Lemon and playful or tolerant male dogs at this time.
5/6: When off leash with another dog, Lemon engages in bouncy, running play.
5/7: Lemon engages in bouncy play with other dogs. She becomes uncomfortable with and alert barks, offers defensive correction when solicited by a larger, vocal female dog.
5/8: Lemon engages in high intensity chase play. When approached by a playful female, Lemon tenses, vocalizes, while following after her. She is removed from the pen.
During her initial medical exam Lemon allowed handling.
We have no history on Lemon so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home. In the care center, Lemon displayed a medium activity level. She will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend food puzzles and hide and seek games, along with physical activity, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
_X_ No dog parks: Lemon may be selective when interacting and may be most compatible with respectful, male dogs.
_X_ Mouthiness/Poor Bite Inhibition: Lemon has shown some typical puppy mouthiness when excited during play and also during Squeeze item. This is likely an attention seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior. Force-free, reward based training is advised.
_X_ Fearful – Lemon has shown good coping skills when uncomfortable, shying away from quick movements or loud noises. Use of treats and other rewards will help make new experiences positive.
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