MIDNIGHT – 16891
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Hello, my name is Midnight. My animal id is #16891. I am a male brown brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 25-Dec-2017.
Midnight is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Midnight will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. Midnight has no behavior concerns at this time, average determination.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: There is something about Midnight that makes me like him…He is a little guy, middle aged, assertive like a new kid on the block, determined to leave his scents wherever he dwells, savvy and yet, there is in his look and attitude with me, some neediness and sweetness that makes me find him quite endearing. It was much too dark to video him in action but Midnight comes when called and sits perfectly well on command and for treats. If a box of cookies lays around, like in our waiting room under the Christmas tree, Midnight will have no shame to sample on his own a few milk bones. He shows some interest in the tennis ball but does not pursue. He played a little with me with a toy. Midnight is a small guy , shiny dark brindle with a greying muzzle. He pulls a little on the leash and sometimes barks at other pooches. He met only females in playgroups and was polite and even playful with them as long as they were respectful. Midnight is a cute gent, a bit independent but sociable, friendly and even affectionate. I bet that he is quite playful too in the right circumstances. A home sweet home is what he needs and dreams of…. Come and meet our Midnight at the Manhattan Care Center. I know he will bright up your life for many years to come.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 43 lbs
BARH negative for MC male intact tensed, nervous mod tartar appx 5 yrs old clean EEN clean coat BCS 5/9 NOSF
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4-7 years based on dentition Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on intake – MC placed during LVT exam History : Stray, no health hx available Subjective: Alert, energetic Observed Behavior – Allows all handling. Watching the cats in the room. Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate tartar and staining, mild attrition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Reverse sneezing during exam. Lungs clear. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: Dental disease Prognosis: Good Plan: Recommend dental cleaning and daily tooth brushing SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
How is this dog around strangers?: as per the officer the dog is very friendly. The dog was shaking its tail and sniffing around at the time of intake
Date of intake:: 12/25/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 12/26/2017
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
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. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary:: Midnight approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He was social, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1):: 12/26: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Midnight is initially a bit tense upon greeting, softens a bit once acclimated. He reciprocates when gentle play is solicited. Midnight offers correction when jumped on during play, and does not seek to continue play afterward.
Summary (2):: 12/27: Midnight greets politely and wanders the pen, occasionally checking in with the other dog.
Date of intake:: 12/25/2017
Summary:: Midnight appeared friendly.
Date of initial:: 12/25/2017
Summary:: Midnight was tense.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Smasher so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H -HEALTHY
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