LULU – 8964
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LULU – 8964
Intake Date: 10/5/17
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 6 years
[LVT Intake Exam]Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020025103580; Observed Behavior: dull and shut down but will respond to handler, quiet; Sex: intact female; Estimated Age: 6-7y; Subjective: no history given outside of “leg pain,” animal is painful to stand and has LHL toe touching lameness and slight swelling over tarsus, hairloss at medial aspect (old scars?); umbilical hernia and distended abdomen; unsteady in hinds with slight sway
Eyes: clear; Ears: clean; Oral Exam: mild to moderate staining, head shy and hard to examine; Heart: HR WNL
Lungs: RR WNL; Abdomen: distended and taut; Musculoskeletal: weakness in hinds, underweight 4/9
Mentation: dull; Preliminary Assessment: painful but stable; Plan: will consult DVM about pain medication overnight, monitor in kennels, DVM intake
A volunteer writes: What do you do when you see a dog who’s obviously uncomfortable, but looks at you shyly as you walk by? If you’re me, you stop, open her kennel and make friends. Thus began my relationship with Lulu who was surrendered by her person for ‘personal reasons’. She comes with lovely comments from her former owner, such as she’s friendly with strangers after a brief warm up period, doesn’t guard her things, is friendly and respectful with other dogs, is housetrained and is described as both energetic and shy/mellow, is crate trained and well behaved when left home alone. Lulu has an injury to her back leg which prevents her from walking far, but she’s a trooper and gave it her all, twice. As we sit in front of the building, she’s alert to the activities of both people and other dogs, enjoys some treats which she takes so gently, and enjoys the love I give to her. Lulu is a beauty, soft, sweet, gentle and shy, and from time to time it’s clear her leg bothers her and while she flips her head to let me know it’s never with any aggression. Lulu allowed me to carry her in and out of her kennel, and once inside sits down to watch the activities go by. I know we’re not seeing the complete dimension of this adorable little girl, but considering how uncomfortable she is, her quiet demeanor and sweet personality won my heart. She needs to get that leg looked at by a vet so that she can live her life with love and play as she’s meant to. Who’s going to be her hero?
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
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Animal ID: 8964
Animal Name: Lulu
Breed: Large Terrier Cross
This animal came from: Friend
Date of Intake 5-Oct-2017
Spay/Neuter Status Not Applicable
Basic Information: Lulu is a white female, large breed dog that is estimated to be 5 years old. His owner recived him from a friend that was moving away when Lulu was a puppy. The owner was unable to keep her due to personal reasons.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
How is this dog around strangers? Lulu is friendly around strangers after a few minutes and will approach them.
How is this dog around children? There were no children in Lulu’s previous home
How is this dog around other dogs? Lulu is friendly and respectful with other dogs, She will bark at dogs that walk by the home.
How is this dog around cats? Lulu has never been around cats before.
Resource guarding: Lulu does not mind people touching her food or toys.
Bite history: Lulu has no history of ever having bitten another person or animal.
Energy level/descriptors: High Energy, Shy, Mellow
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes Lulu has trouble getting up and her back legs seem to give her trouble.
For a New Family to Know Lulu is a very mellow dog that enjoys lying around she is used to being indoors and she enjoys squeaky toys and is very well behaved when left alone at home. She is crate trained and does not pull on a leash.
Lulu was very loose bodied she sniffed around and allowed me to collar her. She was very hesitant to follow me away from her owner and once he was out of sight she refused to move. I had the owner help me walk her to the back so there would be less strain on her legs, She went right to his side.
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