PENNY – 12364
Safe - 5-18-2018 Manhattan
PENNY – 12364
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER HOME**
Intake Date: 11/12/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: — Age: 6 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 56 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: ~6yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Stray Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – Complaint for exam, nervous, does better w/ less restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective : T = DNP P = WNL R = WNL BCS 6/9 EENT: OD mild hyperemia, OS WNL, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate staining, 1-2/4 tartar, full adult dentition PLN: Prescapular and popliteal LNs mildly enlarged bilat- soft; submandibular LNs WNL H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Spayed female (previously at shelter) MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, several small crusts / healing lesions on body CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: DNP Assessment: adult FS dog, mild lymphadenopathy (popliteals, prescaps- ddx 2o to skin, reactive vs. neoplasia; healing skin lesions Prognosis: good Plan: ok for placement SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to already spayed.
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Who needs a stuffed toy animal or an aromatherapy pillow when one owns a pooch like Penny ? She is a sweet lady, a bit shy as she is new to us but quickly gets into the mood of being the warm and loving pet she most likely was just yesterday. She hops on the bench, gives paw, shelters herself in your arms and gets hugged and kissed. A therapy dog….Penny seems to have been well cared for. She is close to middle age, healthy, the perfect weight and wears the most beautiful , well groomed and thick golden brown coat. She walks very well on the leash, is likely house trained , meets politely her peers, big and small and sits upon requested without treats. She is sociable and welcomes with a wagging tail visitors to our pen even forgetting all about me to make friends with a new comer….I am looking forward to see her again very soon as she is such a sweetheart but I would be even more happy to see her leaving us with a new owner or family. Come and meet Penny at the Manhattan Care Center. She is a feel good pet sure to bring you sunshine in the winter months…
Another volunteer writes: Penny is gentle and sweet. When we sat on a bench, she licked my face and pressed up against me in an affectionate gesture. She is also well-behaved on the leash, just pulling a bit. Overall, a laid-back and friendly dog, nice to be around.
A Foster Writes: Penny is precious and is the color of a copper penny. She is a simple dog who likes to eat, play and sleep. She is not in a hurry to go out in the morning which is convenient to getting up and having coffee before taking her out for her first walk. That could be anywhere between 8 and 10 am. After a walk around the reservoir she has breakfast and takes a nap or has a game of tug of war or fetch before a nap. She prefers to sleep next to me on the couch but will go over to “her chair” or her bed when asked a few times. I like to tuck her in with one of her many soft blankets. When she first arrived she barked quite a bit at the slightest noise outside our door on the first floor but that has decreased by about 80%. She is a big mush especially if she thinks you have a treat. She goes out at least 3 times a day 5 or 6 hrs apart but can go out more. She does not like to go out in the rain and wants to get home when she is done. Then she is ready for “get the toy” and will play tug of war. We also play “get the ball” and have been working on “drop it” which happens quite well especially if you have treats. She gets her paws wiped after each walk and have been practicing “give me your paw”. This is getting better, front paws more so than the back. She is not a fan of getting her back paws wiped but tolerates and never growls. Sometimes she will roll over on her back for belly rubs and has the softest chest, like some ultra luxurious suede. Penny was getting a can of food in the morning and a can in the evening but she always seems to be looking for more. Recently she has been getting and additional half can after her last walk. She does not get any table food. If she needs to go out she gets up and starts sniffing the floor, this is something i have just recently noticed. Depending on our schedule she will go out at 8am, 2pm and 8pm but this is pretty flexible with another walk sometimes in between. I think Penny is a perfect dog except when she sees comes unexpectedly upon another dog, as she will pull and lunge towards them. It is only when we are unprepared that it is an issue. When we see them coming we prepare and get out of the way. Penny will not relieve herself right outside no matter how badly she has to go. She will only go on dirt or leaves.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 13-Nov-2017
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Penny approached the assessor quickly in the assessment room with a soft body. She rubbed up against the assessor in a social manner. She allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Proximity Sensitive: These dogs have had a poor history of social experience with other dogs or could be extremely fearful in the shelter environment. They are socially shy and may exhibit fearful body posturing, defensive posturing, or physically avoid/ignore other dogs.
Penny has appeared fearful and uncomfortable when introduced to dogs in the care center. Due to arriving as a stray, history around dogs is unknown. The behavior department recommends that any future introductions to be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs. Penny should never be forced to interact with other dogs in situations where she appears uncomfortable.
Summary (1): 11/12: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Penny is fearful and actively avoids approach.
Summary (2): 11/15: Penny is tense, uncomfortable, and offers a hard bark when approached.
Summary (3): 11/17: Penny will allow approach but stiffens for prolonged face to face greeting. She then avoids interaction and seeks handler attention.
Date of initial: 11-Nov-2017
Summary: Penny was quiet and allowed handling.
We have no history on Penny so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:
Penny remains calm in the shelter environment and social with handlers. She will engage with her care takers, taking treats and soliciting attention.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
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