LOUIE – 31394
Urgent - Staten Island
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LOUIE – 31394
Intake Date : 6/16/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 5 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 69 lbs
LVT intake; Scan positive; BARH; AMBx4; Very friendly, allowed handling; Neutered~5yrs; Otitis AU, waxy debris seen, erythema of pinnae; Areas of dermatitis, thickened, erythemic skin, Skin scrape (-); As per dr. 1088:Benedryl 75mg BIDx14 days; Simplicef 300mg SIDx14 days; Malaseb or chlorhex. shampoo 2x weekly; Feed Z/D
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Louie is a sweetheart, easy in and out of the kennel and very low key. He and I sat in the yard, and all he wanted was for me to pet him and show him affection, I was happy to oblige!! Louie currently has a skin condition which may be due to untreated food allergies. Louie seemed to like the other dogs we encountered on our walk. Louie is an all around good boy, and a volunteer and staff favorite. If you’re interested in giving Louie a loving permanent home, please come to the Staten Island Care Center to meet him.
A staff member writes: “Louie is mushy and in great need of tender love and care. He is a sweet boy and very easy going. He comes in and out of his kennel without a problem.”
Louie is such a sweetheart, but he does appear to have some skin issues. We believe it may be untreated food allergies, but he may need follow up care to determine which treatment may be best. He’s been incredibly gentle and has allowed all handling during his stay at the Staten Island Care Center, but he would be happiest in a home without young children because he’s shown a preference of keeping his toys to himself.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake; 16-Jun-2018
Spay/Neuter Status; Neutered
Basic Information: Louie is a 5 year old neutered male large breed mix that has skin allergies. Previous owner adopted Louie from SIACC about 4 yrs. ago but can longer him due to moving to a new home that doesnâ€™t allow bully breed dogs.
Previously lived with: 2 adults
How is this dog around strangers? Louie is friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children? Louie has never interacted with children so his behavior is unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs? Louie has lived with one other large dog and was respectful and playful and played in a gentle manner.
How is this dog around cats? Louie has lived with a cat and was very tolerant.
Resource guarding: Previous owners stated that Louie doesnâ€™t have any behavioral issues. Louie isnâ€™t bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her or when she is pushed or pulled off furniture. Louie enjoys having baths and isnâ€™t bothered by having her coat brushed or nails trimmed. Louie barks when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member.
Bite history: He has never bitten a person or another animal.
Energy level/descriptors: Low energy
Medical Notes: Louie is reported to have skin allergies.
For a New Family to Know: Louie is described as friendly, affectionate, and mellow. When in the home, Louie is the type to stay in his favorite spot. Louie likes chew bones but does not play. He prefers to sleep. Louie was kept mostly indoors and was fed Pedigree dry dog food. According to previous owner, Louie is house-trained and would rarely have any accidents. Louie usually goes to the bathroom on the grass or on the cement sidewalk. When left alone in the home, Louie would be well-behaved. Louie knows commands sit, come, stay, and heel. For exercise, she enjoyed slow walks with the previous owner. On the leash, Louie doesnâ€™t pull and he was never let off leash.
Behavior Notes: Behavior during intake: Louie appeared calm and relaxed. He allowed all handling.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 19-Jun-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff.
Summary: Louie was soft and attention seeking throughout his assessment, readily allowing handling. When assessor attempted to remove toy item from his possession, Louie quickly took the toy and walked away, his body tense.
Date of intake: 16-Jun-2018
Summary: Calm, relaxed, allowed all handling
Date of initial: 16-Jun-2018
Summary: Friendly, allowed all handling
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children (under 5): Because Louie has been observed to become to display some potential resource guarding, we believe he would be best set up to succeed in a home without young children as they may not know to respect his warning signals.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Louie has been observed to display appropriate warning signals when approached while engaged with toy items (becoming tense, moving away). We recommend that Louie be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Louie’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
Other: Experience (no young)
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