MILFORD – A1112855
Safe - 6-4-2017 Manhattan
MILFORD – A1112855
**RETURNED 05/31/2017, SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/31/2017, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 06/03/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:1 Microchip noted on Intake? y History : return < 1 week Subjective: Observed Behavior – bar seeks attention Objective P = 100 R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: recent neuter, incsion cdi MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan no tx Prognosis: good
Admissions memo: 05/31/17 12:18
client returned milford due to roomate conflicts. the roomate knew she was bringing him home but did not interact. client stated her roomate has been texting her, calling her every day to return the dog. She feels really bad she had to do this. counselor explained appointments and the three possible outcomes of adoption, rescue, or pts for medical or behavior reasons
Profile: 05/31/17 12:26
Milford was with the adopter for one week and had to return due to personal problems. Milford was around a cat and was gentle and playful with the cat. he walked around dogs in the street and was calm with them. he allowed strangers to come to him when on walks. Upon intake, counselor was able to collar put leash on him and gave treats on command to sit.
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/22/2017, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 05/25/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH SCAN NEGATIVE MALE INTACT APPX A YR OLD TENSE BUT ALLOWS HANDLING CLEAN TEETH, EARS, EYES, NOSE CLEAN COAT BCS 5/9 NOSF
A volunteer writes: A little tan peanut with gorgeously made up eyes and looking like he’s been playing with his mom’s lipstick, Milford greets me with a tail wag and a smile. He’s a sweetheart, gentle, soft and very affectionate, happy to be out for a walk and a chance to potty. His leash manners are lovely, he’s sleek and elegant, clearly well taken care of before joining us. Off leash in a pen a little dog came to the gate to say hello, and Milford wagged his tail gently at the little one. He’s such a gentleman, low key and respectful, but so happy when his kisses are reciprocated! Happy to hang out in my lap and cuddle, he takes treats gently when offered and gives me a dazzling smile as I snap some photos. I see Mr. Milford happily snuggled on your lap or beside you on the couch, enjoying the contact, and exchanging viewpoints on the latest winners of Dancing with the Stars. He’s a fun, friendly, low key little guy waiting to meet you and find his happily ever after.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/24/17
Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, closed mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Jumps on assessor at end.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Summary: Milford jumped up a bit during his assessment but displayed no concerning behaviors. He was social throughout and allowed all handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
5/24: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Milford is soft bodied when greeting and engages in exuberant, mouthy play.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/22/17
During his initial medical exam, Milford was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Milford so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: Milford jumped up some during his assessment. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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