LYLA – 14971
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LYLA – 14971
Intake Date: 11/29/17 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Female Age: 6 years
Weight: 57 lbs
LVT Intake Exam : Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020025022134 Evidence of Cruelty: no Observed Behavior: allowed all handling, sweet Sex: intact female Estimated Age: reported 6y Subjective: reported food allergies at private vet (no indication as to which food), patchy alopecia Eyes: clear Ears: clean Oral Exam: mild to moderate staining Heart: WNL Lungs: WNL Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5.5/9 Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: food allergies, seemingly healthy dog otherwise Plan: DVM Intake, Z/D only sign placed
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: We often do wonder what was a pet’s life before he or she came to us and very little were we told about Lyla, making it tough to decipher who she really is under her wariness. Her eyes widen as I stand by her kennel but she gets up from her bed, sits by her door and gives me a gentle look. She is easy to leash and off we leave for the park. Lyla pulls very hard, ignoring dogs, birds and squirrels. She seems to be house trained. I wonder if she ever stepped out of her house. The barbecue area seems to attract her and yes, Lyla loves food and treats… She clearly prefers the safety of the yard, its privacy, minimal noise and traffic of people and dogs. Little by little , she softens, relaxes, slides slowly onto the bench and squeezes against me. A massage is in order, a lullaby. It is really to Lyla’s like… Another dog came and she was all tail wagging, her face was less tense, she was at peace… This is one thing Lyla’s owner told us…She is fine with other dogs. In playgroups with her peers, Lyla acts politely and shy. So, yes, OUR Lyla is a bit lost and timid but i bet that once she becomes YOURs, the wall flower will come to life and embellish your days and nights with her loving presence. Come and meet Lyla at the Manhattan Care Center. She will make a wonderful friend.
A volunteer adds: Lyla had a smile today on her face. I took her to the yard and she zoomed through three open pens and played, played, played with a toy and a tennis ball. What energy! I could not believe it. She had come out of her shell. I was so happy for her and gave her my best treats. Lyla is a winner, the living proof that “blue moods” can be overcome, and an example of resilience to all of us. Lyla so deserves her chance at a good life with a great new owner or family. Please, make her wish and ours come true.
Another volunteer writes: I have some theories as to why staff and volunteer favorite, Miss Lyla is still not adopted. She’s too quiet in her kennel, never calling attention to herself other than she’s the dog not barking, but instead up front, looking up sweetly as people pass. She’s brown and white with no distinguishing markings, the kind of dog that if she were a person we would all say, she’s beautiful inside. And she is (as well as being beautiful outside)! She loves to play tug, she loves to snuggle, rolling in my lap for cuddles and belly rubs, inviting me to massage her gorgeously clean brown coat. She’s always serious in photos, like she was a born supermodel knowing that when the camera is pointed at her she mustn’t move an iota. Miss Lyla is a dream, friendly, affectionate, gentle, calm, respectful and so ready to find a family or person to love. Staff and volunteers can’t all be wrong. Miss Lyla is a superstar waiting to star in her award winning role as your bestie. Ask to meet her today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Owner says she is a calm dog and does not react to other dogs. He says she is playful. She was easy to handle, no pulling. A bit apprehensive to leave owner but she walked to the back with no problem.
My medical notes are…
11/30/17 Vet Notes: Friendly but nervous, eventually wagged her tail after talking to her but mostly tucked in between her legs, did not try lunge or bite, allowed physical exam no issues, muzzled just to be safe BAR Clear OU/AU, nndc OP not examined, muzzled PLN wnl H/L reg, initially thought grade 1/6 murmur but resolved once she calmed down, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic, no coughing or sneezing ABD snp MSK amb x 4 Integ generalized multifocal epidermal collarettes, no ectoparasites BCS 5/9 UG f/i, no obvious spay scar or tattoo Neuro alert and appropriate A:Suspect pyoderma Possible food allergies vs. environmental Otherwise apparently healthy P:Ok for surgery Clavamox 375 mg PO BID with food x 14 days Keep on Z/D food Recheck in 14 days Good prognosis
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 30-Nov-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Lyla appeared a bit fearful when she first entered the assessment room but then quickly warmed up and approached the assessor with a soft body. She was social and allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
11/30: When introduced off leash to the male helper dog, Lyla is fearful though allows brief sniffing before moving away.
12/1-2: Lyla allows brief greeting then moves away.
12/3: Lyla offers brief playful bows to a select dog.
Date of initial: 30-Nov-2017
Summary: Lyla was sweet and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Lyla so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Lyla has been timid in the shelter environment but will warm up and become social with handlers while engaging outside the kennel. She continues to be fearful of novice items and people, but will engage after a slow introduction.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Lyla is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Lyla the option to walk away from any social interaction. Lyla should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Lyla’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Lyla would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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