MAGOO aka MAGOOLAGHAN – A1109139
Safe - 9-10-2017 Manhattan
MAGOO aka MAGOOLAGHAN – A1109139
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NEUTERED MALE, TAN, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/17/2017, From NY 10027, DueOut Date 04/20/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam intact male Estimated age: 4 years of age Microchip noted on Intake? Negative Stray patient. Having skin problems Maler intact adult dog with possible allergies and dermatitis QAR, Not reactive T =Not taken P = 120 bpm R = 28bpm BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes – periorbital dermatitis, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Not examined PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dry hair coat, dry skin, some superficial lesions under the mandible, scrotum, pelvic area and paws ( interdigital) CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment Allergies and dermatitis Plan 500 mg cephalexin BID PO for 10 days 50 mg diphenhydramine BID PO for 10 days. Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes:
A gentleman with a fancy and mysterious name…..Magoolaghan. He is calm in his kennel and all happy to be out, tail wagging , enjoying a walk around the block , getting to know his neighborhood and be in company. He is not a pigeon chaser, does not care to run a marathon and seems fine nearing other dogs. Magoo likes to be leash free in the yard. He explores, comes when called at once, sits occasionally on command and jumps high for treats. Yep, he loves to eat and with a little reminder, takes duck jerkies quite politely from my hand. He is quite a dear character with his dark velvety eyes animating his pale and thin coat and his greying muzzle.He likes to be petted, scratched on the head and squeezes gently against me to get all the love and comfort he can get…I bet Magoolaghan would love to know a pampered life and may be, his stay with us is the prelude to a new and happy life…with you. Come and meet Magoo at the Manhattan Care Center. He is waiting for you.
Another volunteer writes: Run, don’t walk, to meet and adopt this sweet, gentle, calm and no frills boy. Easy on the leash, volunteers love to walk him, respectful, unassuming, good in playgroup with the ladies, he’s an oasis in the midst of the storm. He’s the quiet kid in school that no one notices, but give him a chance and you’ll be wowed. It’s no surprise that he rocked his behavior assessment indicating he’ll be a good fit in just about any home with average dog experience. He needs a little TLC for his coat, better food perhaps than what he ate before joining us. He’s lovely, he’s the best, come meet him today.
A volunteer adds: One word to describe Magoolaghan, the gent with the mysterious name: AWESOME! He is quite comfortable at the care center and could be anywhere. Magoo is a greeter dog in playgroup with his peers and is also a ladies man with tact, and has collected quite a number of girlfriends during his stay with us. He is very sociable, super friendly, well mannered and a pleasure to spend time with. A great companion he will be if you give him a chance and offer him your home and your heart!!
Behavior Team writes: This dog is amazing by every definition of the word. He’s super sweet, with a very sunshiny personality and medium-low energy level. When he gets excited, he wiggles his whole body and it’s the best thing to see. He is a playgroup helper dog and does great with males and females of all sizes. One of the best we’ve ever had lately! He is polite and gently playful. Magoo is an event dog and I suggested him to attend a shelter fund raising event at a comedy club. He got rave reviews from everyone, as they were in awe of how well-mannered and sweet this dog truly is. He has an “Average” behavior rating! The downside to Magoo is his skin. He’s itchy and red, and the shelter is not a place for a dog with skin issues. Magoo’s adopter should be able to provide him with a good limited ingredient diet, medication for his allergy flare ups (currently is taking Benadryl), and baths as needed. To me, this is still just a small investment you need to make in exchange for the companionship of an absolutely incredible dog.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Magoolagan displayed no concerning behaviors and was calm throughout his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
4/18: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dogs, Magoolaghan displays a soft, wiggly body upon greeting. He engages in bouts of gentle, bouncy play. He attempts to mount when no longer engaging in play.
4/19: Magoolaghan maintains a soft, wiggly body while interacting with a group of female dogs. He engages in bouncy play and offers bows to solicit. Magoolaghan makes a few attempts to mount when play is no longer ongoing.
4/26: Magoolaghan remains soft and polite when greeting other dogs.
During his initial medical exam, Magoolaghan allowed handling
We have no history on Magoolaghan so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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