POOCHIE – A0802376
Urgent - Brooklyn
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POOCHIE – A0802376
**RETURNED 04/05/17**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 8 yrs OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2NYCHAIntake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/05/2017, From NY 11223, DueOut Date 04/05/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary ~8-9yrs, neutered male. Scan positive, owner surrender, BAR. Attention seeking. Allows all handling. P = wnl R = panting/normal BCS 4/9. EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar, mild gingivitis. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Neutered. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, skin mass at right medial hind limb near stifle and right proximal inguinal region. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment: Geriatric healthy. Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Good prognosis
RE EXAM: 04/20/17; Check soft mass under proximal to neck; S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling. BCS 4/9; EENT: Mild dental tartar, nuclear sclerosis, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl, PLN wnl (popliteal slightly prominent); HL: Normal thoracic auscultation; ABD: Soft, non tender; INTEG: Small skin tags at right medial stifle and right inguinal region; soft possible fluid filled mass under mandible, proximal to neck — FNA revealed small amount of very viscous serosanguinous fluid, ~5ml; MS: Ambulatory x 4; UG: Neutered; A: Geriatric, mass under mandible – rule out sialocele (salivary mucocele) vs, less likely, seroma vs lipoma vs other; P: Rec convenia 2.3ml sq. Recheck in 10 days. Patient not disburbed by mass at this time, conisder benign neglect vs surgical drain placed in future. Good prognosis
A volunteer writes: Poochie?! More like Smoochie! All this fine gentleman wants to do when I sit down with him is smother my face and kisses. And the feeling is mutual: I love him just as much as he loves me! Poochie’s got it all. He’s adorable-he’s a healthy weight (and has a healthy appetite to match), has pretty brindle coat, and a smile that will melt the coldest of hearts. His manners are impeccable: he knows how to sit, give paw and even lie down on command. Furthermore, he seems very housetrained, often holding it until he gets taken out for a walk. Poochie’s former owner indicated that he’s good with kids, strangers and small dogs. Here at the center, he has been playful and sociable with other calm small dogs. Poochie reportedly gets nervous with loud noises and likes to be comforted by having a blanket wrapped around him. Awww… The only thing it seems Poochie lacks, is YOU! Ask to meet him today!
Poochie is a 9 year old neutered Brown brindle mix; he came to the previous owner’s home from ACC and is being surrendered because his owner moved into a new apartment complex that does not allow dogs. Poochie has no known health issues or injures, and has recent vet history
When Poochie is approached by a stranger he is very friendly and outgoing, he licks and jumps to greet. He has lived with a newborn child and a 3 year old and around the children he is very friendly and gentle and likes to lay down with the children. Around small dogs Poochie will pull on leash and attempt seek other dog to engage in play but with larger dogs he tends to growl and bark when they approach him. . Poochie has no bite history.
Poochie does get anxious when he is left home alone and during thunder or any loud noises he becomes very nervous and will sometimes urinate. The owner than has to wrap him in a blanket to relax him. If an individual tries to put their hand in or touch Teddy’s food bowl he isn’t bothered and allows it to be removed. During bathing and brushing Poochie is slightly tense but he will allow the handling. Poochie also listen if you tell not to shake after a bath. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house Poochie will bark at first but after few minutes he tries to play. Poochie also does not like when he is in a room alone with the door closed, he barks and whines until he is let out.
For a new family:
Poochie was described as playful, affectionate, and excitable with a very high activity level by his previous family. He enjoys playing with bully sticks, and will through rope.. Poochie is feed dry food 2-3 times a day. He is house trained and goes outside to use the bathroom twice a day in the grass or cement. Poochie has never been crate trained. Poochie knows commands sit, down, shake and give me paw. When taking off Leash he wanders but will come back when called.
When the counselor approached Teddy, he showed a wiggly body with tail wagging. He allowed the counselor to pet him and he jump to greet the counselor with doggie kisses. .The counselor was able to scan him and a collar with no issue.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Neutered, Owner surrender (in previous home for 8 years)
Previously lived with: Adults and children (a newborn and 3 year old)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Friendly and gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Engage in play with small dogs, tends to growl at large dogs
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
Other notes: Upon intake Poochie was loose and wiggly, he allowed all handling.
Look:1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
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. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1&2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: Minimal interest in Toy, dog licks, then turns away.
Summary: Poochie was very friendly and social towards the assessor.
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.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Poochie solicits and engages in gentle play with male and female dogs. He offers correction when a dog mounts him. When greeting a male that is larger than him, Poochie is uncomfortable. He barks at the other dog as he is backing away. According to Poochie’s previous guardian, around small dogs Poochie will pull on leash and attempt seek other dog to engage in play but with larger dogs he tends to growl and bark when they approach him. The Behavior Department recommends that Poochie be placed with resident dogs that match his gentle play style and size.
04/06/17: Poochie is slightly nervous, greeting a novel female dog with pulled back ears and a leaned back body. He relaxes as the session continues and begins to solicit and engage in gentle play.
04/07/17: Poochie displays soft body language when greeting a novel male dog. He solicits and engages in body contact play. Poochie offers appropriate corrections when a dog mounts him, increasing his correction with persistent mounting. When greeting a male that is larger than him, Poochie is uncomfortable. He barks at the other dog as he is backing away. They are not introduced.
04/08/17: Poochie solicits and engages in high energy play with a playful male dog. He offers appropriate corrections when a dog mounts him and then mounts the other dog. When the play energy exceeds his comfort level he lays down and exposes his belly (self-handicap).
04/09/17: Poochie interacts in a group of small dogs mostly keeping to himself and respecting their space. He does reciprocate play with one of the small dogs when he begins to bounce and run around him.
04/10/17-04/15/17: Poochie engages in gentle chase play with a group of male and female dogs. He attempts to mount a smaller male dog several times but responds quickly to interruptors.
During his medical examination, Poochie loves attention and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: – Poochie displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Recommend no dog parks (Due to Poochie’s discomfort with larger dogs, it is recommended that he only be socialized in a more controlled setting.)
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