MR VALENTINE – A1103697
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MR VALENTINE – A1103697
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, GRAY / Y BRINDLE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/14/2017, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 02/22/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scanned neg. intact male appox 2 years old. s/o; allows all handling–solicts attention. Initially reluctant to stand out of fear. overgrown nails–seems to affect balance. mild tartar. een: mild irritation au. no abnormalities of legs seem gait strange–back legs tend to slip out from under him but seem to be from nails being too long/not being used to slippery flooring–will monitor. a: generally healthy, mild otitis. P: otibiotic sid x 5d. good prognosis. trimmed nails
02/17/17 : S/O: BAR. M/S: amb x4 no CP deficits, no spinal pain, no lesions, no orthopedic instabilities detected in HLs, although mild “shuffling” of the HLs when walking- they do no slip out from beneath him, but look like they might – but seems to be less prominent than on intake. A: HL gait: r/o secondary slippery floors, congenital, neuro, other. P: ok to monitor.
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: 3. Dog head flips
Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips:
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Flank was used due to medical, Mr Valentine is very unsteady standing so picking up his front paw would be difficult for him. He appeared uncomfortable with having his flank touched, head flipping. He may have discomfort in this area.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Social: These dogs truly enjoy the company of other dogs. They generally get along with all other dogs and can tolerate even very rude or inappropriate behavior.
Mr Valentine is soft and appropriate with male and female dogs of all sizes. He typically engages in bouts of bouncy play. He arrived to the care center as a stray, so any in-home behaviors with other dogs are unknown. The behavior department feels that Mr Valentine could go to a home with another social, polite dog.
2/15: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Mr Valentine is interested in approaching and greeting. He follows the greeter dog with a soft body when she attempts to solicit play.
2/16: Mr Valentine bounces around playfully with a group of small dogs.
2/17: Mr Valentine bounces around the yard with male and female dogs. He is tolerant when mounted and does not offer correction.
During his initial medical exam Mr Valentine allowed all handling but was reluctant to stand
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to the discomfort Mr Valentine appears to have with having his hind end handled, a home without young children is recommended at this time.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity (Mr Valentine appeared to be uncomfortable when his hind end was handled on his assessment, flipping his head toward the assessor. It is important to always go slow and give Mr Valentine the option to walk away from any social interaction. Mr Valentine should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Mr Valentine’s choice to approach a new person or thing.)
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