LUCY – 20953
RTO SAFE 02/28/18
LUCY – 20953
Intake Date : 2/17/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow Age: 1.5 years Sex: Female
Weight: 55 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 1y5m Microchip noted on Intake? Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : O surrender Subjective: BARH. Noted to barking and growling in kennel. In examine room, very nervous. Muzzled. Ok for PE, had to go slow and gentle, p watches you, very tense. Does not like rear end being touched. Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = P = wnl R = eup BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: not examined. muzzled PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: F, suspect intact, no spay scar felt. No MGTs. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NE Assessment : apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan: plan for OHE SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Lucy is a 1 year 5 month old brown brindle and white female dog. she was surrendered by her owner due to tenant/landlord issues. The owner stated that he has had Lucy since she was 2 months old and he got her from someone who was giving puppies away.
Previously lived with: Owner
How is this dog around strangers? Owner stated that when around strangers Lucy is shy for a few minutes but will warm up. When playing with adults she is exuberant.
How is this dog around children? Lucy has spent time in the home around children. When around them she is relaxed and affectionate. when playing with children she is exuberant.
How is this dog around other dogs? Lucy has not spent time in the home around other dogs so it is unknown how she will react.
How is this dog around cats? Lucy has not spent time in the home around cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Resource guarding: Lucy isn’t bothered if someone was to touch her food treats and toys. If someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member she will bark.
Bite history: Lucy has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: High
Other Notes: Lucy isn’t bothered by loud noises and fireworks. She isn’t bothered if she is pushed off the couch, disturbed while she sleeps or is restrained. Lucy will tolerate being bathed and having her nails trimmed. She enjoys being brushed. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play tug and fetch with her owner. Her favorite toys are ropes and balls. She has
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : No reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know : Lucy’s owner described her as friendly affectionate and playful. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play tug and fetch with her owner. Her favorite toys are ropes and balls. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry dog food. When using the bathroom she will go outside on the grass or cement. When left alone in the home she might chew thing left on the floor. When left in the yard she might dig holes. She has been crated and does well for up to 8 hours. Lucy is used brisk walks on the leash and playing in the yard. When on the leash she does pull. When off the leash she will wander but will come back when called.
Behavior Notes: During intake Lucy allowed the counselor to take a picture but was whale eyeing the counselor with her tail tucked so she was not able to be collared.
My medical notes are…
22-Feb-2018 Pre-Op Exam Vet Notes:
Pre-surgery exam : S/O: BARH. Tense and nervous. No csvd. EENT: eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl HL: NMA, RR, Lungs C&E ABD: SNP, NMP INTEG: GHC, no ectos noted MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: FI, serosanguineous vulvar d/c, no MGTs NEURO: A&A A: Apparently healthy In heat P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for surgery tomorrow Excellent prognosis
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 21-Feb-2018
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Lucy was fearful and tense during her assessment; keeping her distance from the assessor. She would pull away, and remained wary with her head low.
PLAY GROUP :
During Lucy stay here, Lucy engage in social interactions with both male and female dogs. She participates in running chase play with a group that matches her play style, and tolerates mounting from sexually motivated males. Lucy’s previous guardian reported that she has not spent time around other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Lucy be placed in a home with resident dogs that match her play style.
2/19: When off leash at the Care Center, Lucy immediately play bows at the gate with a loose, wiggly body. Once the gate is opened she briefly greets and solicits again with another bow. She engages in running chase play for much of the session, taking breaks regularly.
2/21: Lucy engages in bouts of play with both male and female dogs. She tolerates a sexually motivated male dog’s mounting behavior.
2/22: In a group of playful male and female dogs, Lucy engages in bouts of running chase play and bouncy stop/ starts. She takes appropriate breaks, throughout the session.
Date of intake: 17-Feb-2018
Summary: Whale eyed, tail tucked
Date of initial: 17-Feb-2018
Summary: Extremely tense though tolerated handling with a very slow approach
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owner describes Lucy as an affectionate, exuberant dog. She has displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Lucy has been extremely timid and hesitant to interact during her time at the care center. Lucy will be most comfortable and most likely to thrive in an adult-only home.
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Lucy gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Lucy, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Lucy to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
You may know me from such films as…
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2018-02