Safe - 3-19-2018 Brooklyn
Care Center Location: Brooklyn; ZIP Code From: 11420;
Intake Type: Owner surrender; Medical Behavior: Blue; Age: 10 years
Sex: Female; Weight: 75 lbs
DVM Intake Exam:Estimated age: ~10yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Owner surrender. Subjective: QARH Observed Behavior – Tense, tail tucked, allowed soft muzzle to be placed. Objective: P = WNL R = WNL BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Minimal exam – incisors clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, prominent mammary glands 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 Prognosis: Good Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from:Breeder
Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable
Basic Information:Peggy is a 10 year old brown brindle and white female dog who was surrendered by her owner due to the fact he moved and can no longer have pets. The owner stated that he got Peggy from a breeder when she was 10 weeks old.
Previously lived with:Owner
How is this dog around strangers?Owner stated that when around strangers Peggy can be fearful at times and will bark and growl. When playing with adults Peggy is gentle.
How is this dog around children?Peggy has spent time in the home around a 10 year old child. When around the child Peggy is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children she is gentle.
How is this dog around other dogs?Peggy has spent time in the home around other dogs and she is relaxed and playful. When playing with other dogs she is gentle.
How is this dog around cats?Peggy has not spent time in the home around cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Resource guarding:Peggy isn’t bothered if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. Peggy will bark and might growl if someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member.
Bite history:Peggy has no bite history.
Other Notes:During loud noises and fireworks Peggy becomes nervous. Peggy will tolerate being bathed and enjoys being brushed. When having her nails trimmed she is afraid and she will growl and snap. Peggy also isn’t bothered if she is restrained pushed off the furniture or disturbed while she sleeps.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?No
For a New Family to KnowOwner described Peggy as friendly and affectionate. When at home she likes to be in the same room as her owner. Since Peggy has gotten older she does not care to play with toys. Peggy has been kept mostly indoors and eats both wet and dry food. When using the bathroom outside Peggy will go on the grass or cement. When left alone in the home or yard she is well behaved. Peggy has been crated before and does well for 6-8 hours. She also likes to sleep in her crate with the door open. Peggy knows how to sit and come when called. She is used to brisk walks on the leash and playing in the yard. When off the leash she will wander but comes when called.
Behavior Notes:During intake Peggy was hard barking and growling. No handling was done.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 11-Mar-2018
Summary (1): Peggy’s previous guardian reported that she is relaxed and playful around other dogs.
3/11: When off leash at the Care Center, Peggy enters the yard with a nervous, tucked posture. She very briefly greets a novel female by sniffing her rear-end, then moves away quickly and keeps her distance for the remainder of the session.
Date of intake: 10-Mar-2018
Summary: Hard barking, growling
Date of initial: 10-Mar-2018
ENERGY LEVEL: Peggy is reported to have a medium energy level in her previous home environment, in line with what has been observed in the care center.
Potential challenges: Handling/touch sensitivity; Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Handling sensitivity: Peggy is reported to growl/snap when handled in certain areas (paws for nail trimming), showing discomfort with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Peggy’s paws at this time and being cautious when touching her in other areas as we do not know where she may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Peggy to be more comfortable with this
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