LUCY – A1122624
Safe - 9-22-2017 Manhattan
LUCY – A1122624
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER 09/15/17**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, ANATOL SHEPHERD, 7 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/20/2017, From NY 10469, DueOut Date 08/20/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 5-6 mo based on size and bcs Microchip noted on Intake? neg on LVT intake History : surrendered Subjective: BARH, timid, muzzled for PE Objective BCS: 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears have minimal dirt, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not done d/t muzzle PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2 Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense, Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female, no mamary gland development, no d/c MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: grossly normal Assessment: 5-6 MO FI Lab mix 1. Apparently healthy Plan 1. no medical treatment indicated Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: Is it true blondes have more fun? Let’s ask our resident blonde, Miss Lucy! Woof, she says….I love to have fun! Gorgeous and sleek, shy at times, affectionate and adorable, Miss Lucy is a gorgeous pup who joined us when her person lost her home. We’re told she spent time with kids and two cats and was gentle, relaxed, playful and respectful of all, doesn’t guard her things, loves baths, is housetrained, loves to play with toys, and knows ‘sit’ and ‘stay’. What a brilliant pup!! Lucy is puppy lively and fun, showed off her housetraining skills on our way to the park, wants to meet all dogs we pass, and never stops wagging her tail. Showing off her sit for a treat she takes it gently. I stepped away from Lucy for a few moments to video another dog, and she watched quietly and then greeted me like a long lost friend who had been gone for hours when I came back. So cute!! I can imagine coming home after a day of work to this awesome, fun, gorgeous pup, and getting an incredible welcome like there is no more important person in the world. Come meet Miss Lucy today!
Lucy A1122624 is a young female light tan/white medium size breed mix who was purchased from someone selling puppies a month ago & is being surrendered due to the owner being evicted. She hasn’t been seen by a vet & currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Lucy is shy for a few minutes with strangers. She’s spent time with a couple of pre-teens, two cats & was gentle, exuberant, relaxed/playful, affectionate & respectful of them and the adults. Lucy hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Lucy isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved or being moved off of furniture. She hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting. Lucy loves baths. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member Lucy will bark at them from afar then approach slowly (at times) and hasn’t had her nails trimmed.
For A New Family to Know:
Lucy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful (at times) & mellow (at times) with a medium activity level. Lucy enjoys eating & playing. Lucy enjoys ball, squeaky, stuffed, rope toys & games of tug & chase, sleeps outside under a tarp, eats dry Pedigree dog food 2x a day, is housebroken & is brought inside when it rains. Lucy is walked 2x a day and her known commands are “sit” & “stay”.
Lucy allowed all handling. She allowed to be collared & taken pictures of. Lucy walked alongside me to her kennel where she went in on her own after her food.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for one month)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (pre-teens), and two cats
Behavior toward strangers: Shy
Behavior toward children: Gentle, exuberant, relaxed, and respectful around pre-teens
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Gentle, exuberant, relaxed, and respectful
Resource guarding: Nine reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Lucy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful (at times), and mellow (at times) with a medium activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Lucy displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Lucy has displayed social, playful behavior toward dogs in the care center. In home behavior around dogs is unknown. Based on observation in the care center, the behavior department feels Lucy may be most compatible with other dogs who are social or tolerant of play behavior.
8/21: When introduced off leash to dogs, Lucy is initially cautious of approach. She quickly opens up and becomes playful. When no longer being engaged in play, Lucy is anxious and seeks to exit the yard.
8/22: Lucy engages in bouncy play, quickly becomes anxious, seeks exit.
9/17: Lucy engages in running play with male and female dogs.
Upon intake, Lucy allowed all handling.
During her initial medical exam, Lucy was slightly tense.
Lucy’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_ Fearful: Lucy has been fearful at the care center, growling at people while in her kennel and having a tense body when she first meets people. It is important to always go slow and give Lucy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Lucy should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Lucy’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Lucy would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
_X_ Kennel presence: Lucy has been observed to growl at people while she is in her kennel. While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Lucy may show behavior similar to what she is currently demonstrating in her kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
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