MINDY – 17145
Safe - 1-12-2018 Brooklyn
MINDY – 17145
Location: Brooklyn; Intake Date: 12/28/17; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue; Sex: Spayed; Age: 8 Years; Weight: 72 lbs
Original Location: 11207
Vet Notes: 6:15 PM: DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: ~8yrs Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 985121009220764 History : Owner surrender. Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – Tense, tail tucked, soft muzzle placed for exam, allowed all handling Objective: P = WNL R = WNL BCS 7/9. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: Teeth in good condition, minimal staining, pink mm. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Spayed
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Geriatric, overweight Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Rec weight loss plan with placement
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Relative
Date of Intake 21-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter Status; Spayed
Mindy is a large white and brown mixed breed. She came to the center as a surrender due to NYCHA housing problems. The owner has had Mindy since she was 6 months old.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, she is very friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children? Mindy has lived with children, ages newborn â€“ 10 years, and is reportedly gentle and tolerant of them. The children often used Mindy as a pillow.
How is this dog around other dogs? Mindy has not lived with dogs but goes to Petco playgroup and dog parks and was very relaxed, playful, and tolerant.
How is this dog around cats? Mindy has not lived with cats so her behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Mindy has no known behavioral issues.
Bite history: Mindy has not bitten a person or another animal.
Energy level/descriptors: High
Medical Notes; No known medical problems or injuries
For a New Family to Know
She has shown no resource guarding behavior and allows her food bowl to be touched and items removed from her mouth. She is not bothered by being bathed, brushed, or having her paws touched.She is wee wee pad trained and will use the bathroom outdoors on grass.She is never left alone in the yard.She is crate trained and does well for up to 8 hours.She knows sit, come, stay, and paw.
She loves to go on slow walks but may pull when she needs to use the bathroom fast.
She has never walked her off leash outside.
During intake, Mindy was a bit shy but when present with treats, Mindy’s body became loose and her tail started to wag. She allowed all handling during intake.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 12/30/2017
Date of intake: 28-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, and children (ages newborn-10 years old).
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing.
Behavior toward children: Mindy is gentle and tolerant of them.
Behavior toward dogs: Mindy is very relaxed, playful, and tolerant.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Energy level/descriptors: She is crate trained and does well for up to 8 hours; she loves to go on slow walks. Mindy is described as friendly with a high energy.
Date of assessment: 30-Dec-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Mindy was nervous, and did not readily approach the assessor. She was tense with stare/sensitivity items; a bit aloof during tag, and uncomfortable with paw squeeze. Although Mindy remained tense the assessment was completed.
According to Mindyâ€™s previous owner, Mindy went to playgroup and dog parks and was relaxed, playful, and tolerant.
12/29: When off leash at the Care Center, Mindy greets the male helper dog with a neutral posture. She explores the pens, mostly keeping to herself.
Date of intake: 28-Dec-2017
Summary: During intake, Mindy was a bit shy but when present with treats, Mindy’s body became loose and her t
Date of initial: 28-Dec-2017
Summary: Tense, tail tucked, soft muzzle placed for exam, allowed all handling
Her previous owner describes Mindy as a friendly, relaxed, tolerant dog.
Mindy displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
While Mindy lived with children previously, she has shown fear of strangers and interaction avoidance in the care center. We feel she may be intimidated by very young children. We recommend adopters prepared to go slowly with Mindy and allow her to warm up to her new home and new family at her own pace.
Potential challenges comments:
Handling sensitivity: Mindy has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over her. It is important to always go slow and give Mindy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Mindy should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Mindyâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Mindy may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
fearful: Mindy takes some time to warm up to new people, though she shows good coping skills when uncomfortable. Her previous owner also notes that she shies away from quick movements. We feel she will do best with an adopter prepared to allow her to warm up to new people and new environments slowly. Use of treats and other rewards will help to make new experiences positive.
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