LUCKY LOU aka LUCKY – A1114548
Urgent - Manhattan
SUPER URGENT 06/07/2017
LUCKY LOU aka LUCKY – A1114548
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/07/2017, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 06/07/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: over 7 yr Microchip noted on Intake none. Owner moving out ofstate. Owner surrender, docile BARH P = wnl R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate dental staining , tartar carnassials PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat skin tag right ventral thorax, scabbing perineum thickened hocks CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment geriatric, stable Plan ok for adoption Prognosis: good SURGERY: neutered
A volunteer writes:
Get ready to thank your lucky stars. You’re about to meet Lucky Lou! With a Creamsicle coat and a smile brighter than the August sun, Lucky is the perfect companion with whom to spend the dogged days of summer. Worn out and weary from an endless day or week? Lucky’s is the face you’ll want to come home to, full of love, endless understanding, and ready to wash away your cares away with one lick of his pink tongue. At 11 years young Lucky is all about the 3 “R”s. Rest, relaxation, and reading! Well not really that third one. But he WILL be more than happy to lay contentedly at your feet as you turn the pages of the latest and greatest, tantalizing beach read. When I first meet Lucky he’s perfecting that second “R,” lounging sweetly in his kennel his legs draped loosely across his bed. One jiggle of my leash is all it takes for him perk straight up and pad to the front, flashing that infectious smile and giving me a happy wag. Out on our walk Lucky is quick to show off his terrific leash manners keeping perfectly in front of me without the slightest pull. Later in yard he sits politely for his treats, comes round for pets, and nudges my hand with his delicious nose the moment the petting stops. We’re told Lucky has spent time with children of all ages and was relaxed and playful with them. His former family notes he can be initially shy when meeting new people, has a low to medium activity level, and isn’t bothered when his food bowl is touched or when he’s moved off of furniture. Summer’s already underway and you’ll want to be sure to spend it with your new best friend. So get out of the heat and come on get Lucky! Lucky’s waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Another volunteer writes: If it were up to me I would change his name to Gentleman Lou. He’s so easy, so respectful and gentle, so delightful to spend time with, you’ll want to make him yours as soon as you meet him. Lou has found the fountain of youth, his eyes are bright and clear, he’s so lovely on leash, his coat is clean and perfect. He lets me know he needs a walk and potties as soon as we are out the door. Don’t tell Lou he’s considered a ‘senior’ as that’s just not in his vocabulary. He’s an awesome dog looking for his retirement home and a person to snuggle and enjoy leisurely walks with. Shouldn’t you treat yourself to Gentleman Lou?
Lucky is a large male dog who was surrendered due to his previous owner moving to out of state where animals are not allowed.
Around strangers Lucky is shy for a few minutes and plays exuberantly with adults and children. Lucky has spent time/lived with children of all ages and is relaxed and playful around them. Lucky has never been around any other cats or dogs so it is unknown how he will react to them.
Lucky has never bitten another person or animal and has not shown any concerning behavior while art home. Lucky is not bothered by loud sounds but will bark at fireworks. Lucky is friendly when someone touches his food/bowl while he is eating, takes a treat/toy away, pushes/pulls him off of the furniture, disturbs him while he is resting/sleeping, gives him a bath and brushes him. Lucky’s previous owner did not attempt to trim his nails so it is unknown how he will react to that event. Lucky needs to be introduced to people slowly because he can get nervous with new people in his home.
For a New family to Know:
Lucky is described as friendly, confident and excitable with a low to medium activity level. When at home Lucky will follow around his owner and was kept indoors. Lucky was fed both wet and dry food. Lucky is house trained and rarely has any accidents. Lucky is well behaved when left at home alone but will someone times get into the garbage if it is left open. Lucky knows the commands “bang bang”, sit, stay and down. Lucky likes slow walks on a leash and doesn’t pull. Lucky has never been walked without a leash so it is unknown how he will react to that event.
Lucky was a little timid but allowed staff to collar, can him for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Neutered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and children (all ages)
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and Social
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None Reported
Bite history: None Reported
Energy level/descriptors: Lucky is described as friendly, confident, and excitable with a low to medium activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 open.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Lucky displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment and nudged the assessor to be pet. Flank was used due to balance issues.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When greeting a female dog trough the fence, Lucky Lou growls. For this reason, he is muzzled. He greets the other dog but will growl with prolonged greeting.
Upon intake Lucky was a little timid but allowed staff to collar him, scan him for a microchip, and take pictures.
During his initial medical exam, Lucky allowed handling.
Lucky’s previous owner described him as having a low-medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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