LINDA – 20463
Safe - 2-20-2018 Manhattan
LINDA – 20463
Intake Date : 2/11/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 3 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 43 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 3y Microchip noted on Intake? yes History :owner surrender Subjective:bar Observed Behavior – amenable to all aspects of handling, but tense, scared, muzzled as a precaution Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5-6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, but overtly wnl PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: fs MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, 2 large scars over right hip area from old skin injury CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:ne Assessment: overtly healthy fs medium mixed-breed dog Prognosis:excellent Plan:adoption
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Linda is a shy gal here at the care center. We were told, though, that she was quite outgoing and friendly in her former home. I have only good things to report from my encounter with Linda. She was a moment of peace and sweetness in my afternoon at the care center from the time I picked her up in her kennel to when I brought her back. Linda was easy to leash, walked at a nice pace, did her business quickly as we hit the street, and neared properly other dogs, big and small. Leash free in the yard, she made at once her way to my lap as I sat on a bench, and we enjoyed caresses, kisses and hugs for quite a long time. She had no intention to move and go away. Linda took treats nicely from my hand, sat on command and came right away at the call of her name. Linda is with us as her family lost their home. She comes with lovely comments, was good with other dogs and even cats. Her favorite treat was…banana pound cake. Linda is a cute ebony, mid-sized girl, healthy, well dressed and well nourished, very sweet and affectionate, who dreams to once again be part of a family and be loved. Linda is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting to meet you.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Linda is a 3 year old, spayed, medium mixed breed dog. Previous owner got Linda from a friend when she was a puppy. Unfortunately he has to surrender due to being homeless. She has no known health issues and was last seen by a vet in August of 2017
Previously lived with: 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers? Linda is friendly and outgoing with strangers. She plays gently with adults. She doesn’t like when people argue. She starts barking and gets anxious.
How is this dog around children? Linda has never spent time around children. Behavior is unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs? Linda is relaxed and playful around dogs. She plays gently with them
How is this dog around cats? Linda is relaxed and respectful around cats. She does not play with them.
Resource guarding: Linda does not resource guard her food, treats, or toys.
Bite history: Linda has never bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Linda has no behavior issues. She isn’t bothered by fireworks or thunderstorms but she does not like arguing. She isn’t bothered when held or restrained, given a bath, or brushed. She may growl when disturbed while sleeping. She barks when someone knocks on the door and is friendly when someone comes up to stranger in street.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : Linda has no known medical issues upon intake.
For a New Family to Know : Linda is a friendly, affectionate, playful dog. She loves to play with toys and her favorite toys are balls, rope toys and stuffed toys. She likes to play tug and fetch. She is mostly indoors with 3 walks a day. She sleeps with owner and eats human food. Her favorite treat is banana cakes. She is house trained and may only have accidents if not taken for a walk in time. She loves to use the grass and is well behaved when left alone in the home. She has never been crate trained and knows how to sit, stay, come and give paw. She may pull on leash lightly and will wander some but come when called when walked off leash.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Linda had a relaxed body and allowed counselor to pet, collar and take picture. She knows how to sit and will jump on you for affection.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 13-Feb-2018
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. No interest.
Summary: Linda approached the assessor in the assessment room. She was a bit tense in the room and remained tense during the assessment but she stayed close to the assessor and allowed all handling.
Based on history and observation made in our care, the behavior department recommends slow introductions between Linda and respectful, well socialized dogs. The previous owner of Linda describes her behavior around dogs as “relaxed and playful”.
2/12: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Linda keeps mostly to herself, and offers brief polite greeting to nearby dogs.
2/13: Linda keeps mostly to herself.
2/14: Linda is polite when greeting male and female dogs. Linda engages in soft play when solicited.
2/15: Linda is tense when greeting other dogs. She follows with a hard stare and raised hackles, and is interrupted by handler.
2/16: Linda greets all dogs politely but will avoid any playful behavior.
2/17: Linda greets politely and engages in bouncy play with a select male dog. She avoids other dogs.
Date of intake: 11-Feb-2018
Summary: Linda had a relaxed body and was affectionate.
Date of initial: 11-Feb-2018
Summary: Linda was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Linda’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Linda is consistently social with handlers while in the shelter environment. Though she may not solicit attention, she allows touch and remains soft and neutral when interacting with handlers.
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 Linda 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. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Linda is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Linda the option to walk away from any social interaction. Linda should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Linda’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Linda would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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