MONTANA – A1116628
Safe - 7-8-2017 Brooklyn
MONTANA – A1116628
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN, CHOW CHOW MIX, 9 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/26/2017, From NY 11432, DueOut Date 06/29/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 9 yr Microchip noted on Intake none. Walking in street , stray, allows handling but was muzzled for vaccines- barked barh mm pink P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: nulcear opacity mild ou , ears slightly dirty, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: heavy dentla tartar periodontal erythema PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: 4/9 Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, heavy double coat, loose tufts removed overgrown nails CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment geriatric dental disease needs grooming Plan monitor rec blood work and dental at rescue/adoption Prognosis: good SURGERY:neutered
A volunteer writes: I swear that when I walked up to Montana at the Brooklyn ACC today, I thought we had our first stray fox! But I was soon assured, Montana is in fact a dog. This unique and most handsome gentleman seems to be housetrained, walks like a perfect angel on the leash, and is generally super chill and laidback. Montana learns his favorite staff quickly and is very happy to stop in the hallway and just follow them around (forget whatever other plans I had!). This quirky guy is affectionate, sweet, gentle, and marches to the beat of his own drum. Please come and see him at the Brooklyn ACC today– I promise he’ll charm you all the way home!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Neutered male, Stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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 open for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Montana was social and friendly towards the assessor. No concerns were seen during his handling assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Summary: When off leash at the Care Center, Montana briefly greets a novel female, before exploring the pen. He offers an appropriate warning (a loud growl) when the other dogs persistently greets him face to face.
6/27: When off leash at the Care Center, Montana briefly greets a novel female, before exploring the pen. He offers an appropriate warning (a loud growl) when the other dogs persistently greets him face to face.
6/28: Montana displays a neutral body posture, when greeting a novel male. He wanders the pen, mostly keeping to himself.
Montana had a loose body and a wagging tail, and was very friendly toward staff. Montana enjoyed being pet and leaning on staff.
Montana allows handling but was muzzled for vaccine.
We have no history on Montana so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
Montana displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment.
Montana will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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