NINA – 22255
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NINA – 22255
Intake Date : 3/6/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 12 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 73 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~12yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? No; History : Owner surrender; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Calm, attention seeking, allows all handling; Objective ; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 7/9; EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar, 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, <0.5cm darkly pigmented raised round mass left of ventral midline at region of umbilicus, raised scabby mass >0.5cm at right side of ventral mandible, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Overweight; Prognosis: Good; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Nina is a spayed 12 year old brown and white large breed mix. owner has had Nina for 10 years and is surrendering because of personal health.
Previously lived with: 1 Adult
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers Nina is friendly and outgoing. Nina played gently with adults.
How is this dog around children? nina has not lived with children but has been around children the ages of 7 and 8. Around the children Nina was playful and played gently.
How is this dog around other dogs? Nina has lived with a dog 9 years ago that was her puppy. Around dogs outside nina will bark and previous owner did not let Nina interact with other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Nina has not lived with or interacted with cats
Resource guarding: Previous owner never tried to take bones or treats away or touch her food bowl while eating. Nina isnt bothered when getting a bath and enjoys being brushed. When Nina sees you she will automatically get down off the furniture. Nina isnt bothered when being held or restrained. when someone unfamiliar approaches the house Nina will bark. When someone unfamiliar approaches the owner or a family member Nina isnt bothered.
Bite history: Owner stated that Nina grabbed another dog once but did not bite down or break skin.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: During storms and fireworks Nina will bark and then go sit by the owner.
Medical Notes Nina has been sneezing and coughing for the last year.
For a New Family to Know: Nina was described as friendly and approachable. Nina enjoys playing with chew bones and toys and knows how to play fetch. When home with Nina she likes to stay in a favorite sport of hers. Nina eats any Dry food once a day about 3 cups. Nina is mostly house trained but as she get older if she isnt taken out within 4 to 5 hours she will have an accident in the house. Nina goes outside in the yard often and goes on one walk a night. Nina pulls hard on the leash and has never been let off the leash outside. When left in the house alone Nina is well behaved. When left in the yard alone Nina will bark and dig towards the neighbors fence. Nina knows the commands sit. come and go to bed. When its time for bed Nina likes to sleep on her dog bed.
Behavior Notes:During intake Nina walked around the lobby. Nina wagged her tail when counselor approached. Nina allowed to be scanned and collared with no problem. Nina did not want to go in the kennel and allowed counselor to pick her up and put her in.
Nina has lived with a dog 9 years ago that was her puppy. Around dogs outside Nina will bark and previous owner did not let Nina interact with other dogs.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 8-Mar-2018
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 stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Nina was aloof, and allowed handling. No concerns were seen during the handling assessment.
Summary (1): Nina has lived with a dog 9 years ago that was her puppy. Around dogs outside Nina will bark and previous owner did not let Nina interact with other dogs.
3/7-8: When off leash at the Care Center, Nina approaches the novel male helper dog slowly, with a tense posture. She briefly greets him then moves away and explores the yard. Each time he approaches her, Nina becomes stiff and her hackles raise.
Date of intake: 6-Mar-2018
Summary: Nina was described as friendly and approachable
Date of initial: 7-Mar-2018
Summary: Calm, attention seeking, allows all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owner describes Nina as an friendly, tolerant dog.
Nina displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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