LUCIOUS – A0852010
Safe - 8-21-2016 Manhattan
LUCIOUS – A0852010
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, WHITE, GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ABANDON
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 08/03/2016, From NY 10034, DueOut Date08/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 985121006898471 Sex: intact male Age: reported 8y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear, no signs of n.scler Ears: clean, appears deaf (no response to squeaky toy or sound behind head until object enters peripheral vision) Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining, good for age If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no; reported hx of seizure activity when in shelter, surrendering family knew hx but did not see seizures in history of knowing animal Behavior: friendly, allowed all handling, sweet Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Don’t tell Lucious he’s considered a ‘senior’ as he’ll never believe you, and if I didn’t know his actual age I wouldn’t believe it either! He’s a stunning boy, happy to make new friends, great on leash and wags his tail as we walk to the park. Going potty was his first priority once outside, and when that was out of the way it was all about making new friends, snuggling and sitting together watching the park activities unfold. Lucious has been beautifully taken care of and rejoins us after many years as his owner moved and left him behind. He lived with two adults, is described as “calm and friendly, and likes to play fetch”, gets along with other dogs, is active, housetrained, crate trained, knows ‘sit’ and ‘lie down’, and ‘paw’. Lucious sat in front of me and gave me his paws one right after the other in rapid succession and looked as proud of himself as I was of him! He’s awesome! We’re told he may have some hearing problems, and our vets think he may be deaf but he’s compensated so well for any hearing loss it’s not noticeable at all. When I stopped petting him he nudged my hand to carry on, and when scratched under the chin he raises his head like a cat giving me better access. So cute! Draping himself over my lap for some kisses, Lucious then settles at my feet as we sit together like two old buddies watching the world go by in our park. He’s awesome, he’s special, he’s a delight, he’ll make the most wonderful companion. And again, remember not to refer to him as a senior as no one will ever believe you. He’s the best, and waiting to prove it to you.
DOG INFORMATION SHEET
Where did this dog come from? Family member’s Home
ORIGINAL SOURCE Adopted / Shelter Name: ACC
Does this dog have a microchip? Yes
Animal’s Name: Lucious
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Original owner moved and left Lucious behind
RELATIONSHIP I’ve owned him a few years
Lives with 2 adults, 0 teenagers, 0 children, 0 seniors
Does he get along with children?
Does he get along with strangers? Yes
Has he ever bitten anyone? No
Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No
Describe his behavior:
Very calm and friendly. Also, likes to fetch
Has lived with dogs
How did they get along? Got along with other dogs
Loves to play, is very active
Eats both, Eats 3x/day
Knows “sit”, “lie down”, Walks well on leash, Pulls leash, Crate trained, Is housebroken
Does this dog have any medical problems that you’re aware of? If yes,
please provide as much detail as possible. Has possible hearing problems. Also, a history of seizures
What kind of home do you think would be best for this dog? Any type of home would be suited for him. Overall, he gets along with everybody.
Lucious walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Lucious was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was not interested in toys. Lucious did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
8/9: When off leash with other dogs, Lucious greets politely, then engages in play with intent to mount. His previous owner cites that he gets along with other dogs, however not much further detail was provided. Lucious should have a pre-adoption interaction, to ensure compatibility with any potential resident dogs.
8/11: Lucious greets a male dog through the fence with soft body and wagging tail.
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