MACKIE – A1064236
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MACKIE – A1064236
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/02/2016, From NY 10461, DueOut Date 02/02/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scanned positive #985121010551445 neutered male mod tartar bump on head clean EEN clean coat overweight NOSF
02/07/16 : recheck for v/d–none seen
02/03/16 : BARH mm pink, INT: AU mod discharge, face erythematous, 3 cm firm crusted dermal mass on dorsal cranium, brown staining of nail bases and interdigital erythema; EENT” muzzled for exam; CV/L; ABD: wnl; LN wnl; MS BCS 5/9 amb x5; CNS mentation wnl
A: 1) mass on head r/o benign v malignant 2) pododermatits, poss allergic etiology
P: recc FNA and or Bx/removal of mass &allergy workup. recc NH placement.
Mackie A1064236 is a black with an aging muzzle neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier mix who was found as a stray 4-5yrs ago and is being surrendered due to the owner moving to where pets aren’t allowed. Mackie’s last vet visit was in 2015. He currently has no known illness/injurie(s).
Mackie is friendly/outgoing with strangers especially if given treats. He’s spent time with children ages 2-5yrs old and is gentle, exuberant, relaxed/playful & respectful of them also with the adult and male Cocker Spaniel whom he lived with. Mackie & the Cocker Spaniel were bff’s and when he was given to a new owner Mackie was very sad. The Cocker Spaniel was the boss and put Mackie in his place when need be. Mackie lived with a couple of cats for a couple of months but the cats stayed away from him. When Mackie spots a dog on the street he barks and pulls towards them. The owner had never gotten him close enough to them so see how he would react. Mackie has never bitten/scratched any person or animal.
During storms Mackie will bark at times. He isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being given a bath or with being disturbed while sleeping/resting. Mackie gets his nails trimmed at the vets and the owner has gotten no negative reports on his behavior during. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home or family member Mackie is very “nosy” and wants the focus on him.
For A New Family to Know:
Mackie is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident & mellow/relaxed with a medium activity level. The owner likes everything about Mackie and Mackie enjoys being pet. When the owner is home Mackie follows them around. He doesn’t really play with toys and sleeps in his crate or on the floor. Mackie eats Pedigree dry dog food 1x a day and likes any kind of treats. He’s house broken and hasn’t had an accident in years. When left home alone Mackie is well behaved and can be kept in a crate for up to 10hrs. Mackie is walked 2x a day where he pulls on the leash when he spots another dog. His known commands are “sit” & “come”.
Mackie had a loose wiggly body when given treats and spoken to gently. He allowed all handling. Mackie allowed to be scanned (+), collared & taken pictures of where he posed like a pro. Mackie walked alongside me where he then hopped into the kennel on his own.
Mackie pulls a bit on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Mackie was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was not interested in toys.
Mackie was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Mackie is friendly and outgoing with strangers especially if given treats. He’s spent time with children ages 2-5yrs old and is gentle, exuberant, relaxed, playful and respectful of them also with a male Cocker Spaniel whom he lived with. Mackie lived with a couple of cats for a few of months but the cats stayed away from him. Mackie isn’t bothered by having his food, food bowl, toys, treats touched or moved”. Mackie did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs Mackie is stressed and distracted. He paces the yard, panting and after a few sniffs of the helper dog he seeks exit.
2/6 update: Mackie will briefly sniff the other dog then explore the pen. He ignores the other dog when she solicits play.
2/9 update: Mackie greets politely but when the other dog (male) offers appeasement behaviors he attempts to move away. When the other dog continues, Mackie barks and moves toward the other dog then stands above him when the other dog drops to the ground.
2/11 update: Mackie greets a calmer female but does maintain a tense body througout the interaction.
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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.
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