PAWS – A0779281
Safe - 4-28-2016 Brooklyn
PAWS – A0779281
**RETURNED 02/25/16**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE / BOXER, 7 yrs
STRAY – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/25/2016, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 02/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive – 4A3D2A4129 N; 7 YO; 98.2 LB Very relaxed and outgoing; calm; extremely sweet and seeks petting; no restraint required Otitis externa obs Rimadyl 100mg 1 tab BID x 5 days and Mometemax AU per 1173 Obese Skin and coat clear Eyes and nose clear BARH
A volunteer writes: You haven’t seen cute until you’ve seen Paws wagging and waddling his way down the street! He is a little older and a little portly, but just radiates love and positive energy. His likes include playing fetch and stuffy toys and his dislikes include being disturbed while he’s eating. He has proven to have a refined palate when I’ve hung out with him, but he’ll do “sit” and “down” for treats that are worth it. He is incredibly sweet and affectionate; he maintains soft eye contact, solicits petting, and diligently licks my hands in between scratches. He is described as having a low activity level and I can’t imagine better company to lounge around with! Come discover cute today at Brooklyn ACC!
3/1: VC: Last day of rimadyl, otitis externa. S/O: BARH, active, friendly. AU appear clean, no discharge. Minimal erythema, skin is thickened but much improved. A: Resolving chronic otitis externa. P: Ok to d/c rimadyl at this time, no reports of pain on ear cleaning and medcating ears. Continue mometamax. Adopters will need to monitor ears often and regular ear cleaning will be necessary to prevent recurring infections. Recommend ear cytology at private veterinary clinic during next wellness check.
03/03/16 : VC: Last day mometamax, otitis externa. S/O: BARH, active. NO ocular or nasal discharge. AD has mild light yellow waxy debris, AS very clean. AU, no erythema, swelling resolved. A: History of chronic otitis externa, infection resolved at this time. P: Will continue weekly ear cleanings while in shelter. Recommend regular ear cleanings to control reccurence of ear cleaniong, and follow-up at private veterinary clinic for ear cytology.
4/17: VC – PLEASE MONITOR FOR BLOOD IN STOOL — NOTED ON SYMPTOMS LOG. CLEAN RUN DURING ROUNDS (BAR, NO CONCERNS). S/O: Dog is BAR; No stool in cage. A: Not able to observe BM to see if bloody, nothing noted on symptoms checklist. P: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Paws is a 7 year old neutered Staffordshire with no known medical conditions. Owner has had Paws for 1 year and is surrendering because of no time.
Paws has not lived with children but has been socialized with them and got along well. Paws is respectful and playful towards them but Paws plays somewhat roughly because he likes to jump up. Paws is shy for a few minutes around strangers but warms up quickly. Paws plays somewhat roughly with adults too. Paws has lived with another dog and was relaxed around the dog. Paws was not socialized with cats.
Paws hides during storms and fireworks. Paws also has developed a new habit over the last 2 months of chewing furniture when the owner is not home. Paws enjoys getting bathes and being brushed. Paws will growl when someone approaches hi food bowl while eating or taking away treats. When someone unfamiliar approaches the home Paws will bark and hen when they enter walk away. Paws isn’t bothered by being pushed off furniture.
For the new family to know
Paws was described as friendly affectionate and confident with a low activity level. Paws loves to play with balls and stuffed toys and knows how to play fetch. Paws has never been crate trained and is not full house broken. Paws will go to the bathroom in the house daily. Paws gets walked 3 times a day and pulls lightly on the leash. Paws eats both wet and dry food and prefers the band Purina. Paws knows the commands sit, come, down and stay. Paws has recently started to be destructive in the house when left alone. When home with Paws he will follow you around seeking attention. Owner believes Paws will do well in a loving home.
Behavior during intake
Paws was curious during intake. Paws had a loose body and allowed counselor to scan collar and take a picture of him. Owner stated that Paws gets food and treat aggressive. Paws will growl when approached by anyone but owners have not tried to take away his things so they do not know his he will bite,
SAFER: EXEPERIENCED HOME, NO CHILDREN
Paws previously lived with 1 adult and have been around children. The owner stated Paws was playful and respectful towards children and adults, he also lived with another dog and was reported to be relaxed and playful. The owner mentioned Paws has developed a new habit over the last 2 months of chewing furniture when the owner is not home. It was reported by the owner Paws will growl when someone approaches his food bowl while eating or taking away treats. The owner describes Paws as friendly, affectionate and confident. The owner stated Paw is not fully house broken and has a low activity level.
At intake it was reported Paws was curious but maintain loose body posture, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Paws came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and affectionate towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Paws was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Paws was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some concerns stated from the previous owner Paws would growl when someone tries to touch his food bowl or take treats away. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
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 likely closed 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: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral.
Paws greets other dogs appropriately and with a relaxed posture. He does not seem interested in play but is tolerant of dogs soliciting. Due to his behavior in playgroup, the Behavior Department feels that Paws is suitable for a home with calm tempered female dogs who may engage in soft, gentle play if a proper introduction is conducted.
When off leash with other dogs, Paws approches and greets with a soft, loose body. He appears to be somewhat sexually motivated but is not pushy and quickly looses interest and explores the yard.
3/9 update: Paws greets with a loose, wiggly body and exchanges polite sniffs but does not engage in play.
3/13 update: Paws was anxious today, attention barking at the gate. Once he was able to meet the new dogs he relaxed and interacted with a soft body.
3/24-31 update: Paws was used as a greeter today. He interacts loosely with another dogs, wandering around the pen together and exploring. He is tolerant of her assertiveness. He becomes reactive when the other dog growls and lunges at the gate.
4/3-4/10 update: Paws greets with a loose, wiggly body. He tolerates a mount and growl by a female dog. He will correct for assertive behavior.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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