POOKIE aka TANNER – 17597
Safe - 3-16-2018 Staten Island
POOKIE aka TANNER – 17597
Intake Date : 2/26/18 Intake Type: Return
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 year , Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 55 lbs
LVT intake; Microchip: Positive ; Sex: Spayed; Age: 2YRS; Mentation: WNL; Eyes: WNL; Ears: WNL; Nose: WNL; Teeth: little teeth tartar; If abnormal BCS: WNL 5/9; Skin: WNL; Hair Coat: WNL; Declawed: NO; Any injuries: NO; Behavior: FRIENDLY,ALLOWED HANDLING; NSF
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Basic Information: Pookie is a 2 year old spayed black and tan large mixed breed. She was adopted about 6 weeks ago and is bring returned because is is chewing on the furniture when left alone.
Previously lived with: 2 adults and 2 children
How is this dog around strangers? Pookie is very outgoing when meeting new people. She had a loose body and will often jump on people.
How is this dog around children? Pookie lived with an 8 and 9 year old. She was very friendly and tolerate of the children and their play. She was exuberant and was somewhat rough when playing with the children (she does not know her size and would jump on them).
How is this dog around other dogs? Pookie has not spent time with other dogs while in her home but the owner stated that Pookie would pull very hard on the leash when she saw other dogs on walks outside. Her ears would be up, soft body, and she would cry when see saw other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? It is unknown how Pookie is around cats.
Resource guarding: The owner reports that Pookie would growl sometimes when she had a bone but they never saw her snap or bite. The owners were told at the time of adoption not to touch Pookie when she was eating because she did not like so the family always left her alone.
Bite history: She does not have a bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Very High
Other Notes: Pookie is not bothered by loud noises such as storms or fire alarms. She is friendly and wants to play if you take her toys from her. If she is removed from the furniture she will jump back on. She is not bothered when held or restrained. She is friendly when give a bath or when she has her nails trimmed. She may bark at people outside her home but she is quite and very friendly when the enter her home or approach her family.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : She has no known health problems or injures.
For a New Family to Know : Pookie is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy, excitable, independent, and anxious when left alone. She loves receiving attention. She always follows her family around the home. She likes to play with all kinds of toys but will tear apart soft toys. She loves fetch, chase, and tug. She was kept indoors but taken outside for 3 walks a day each walk was 45-60 mins. She was also let into the yard to play several times a day. She likes to sleep on the sofa if allowed. She is fed Blue Buffalo dry dog food. She is fed one bowl twice a day. She was also fed Blue Buffalo dog biscuits. She is house trained but had a couple accidents when first adopted but was good after adjusting to the families schedule. When Pookie is left alone in the home she will chew the couch, computer chair, china cabinet, molding, and children’s toys. She is well behaved when she is left in the yard. She has not been crate trained. She knows the commands sit and paw. She is learning down (guiding her down with a treat in her hand.) She usually pulls hard on the leash when walked.
Intake Date: 1/3/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Female
Weight: 52 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~2 years; Microchip noted on Intake? negative; History : stray ; Subjective: BARH. Vomited a large amount of what appeared to be uncooked chicken in the cage on intake; Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures; Objective ; P = wnl ; R = eupneic ; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Apparently healthy; Vomited once on intake; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; LRS SQ 20ml/kg once on intake; Cerenia 1mg/kg SQ once on intake; Monitor for vomiting while in shelter; Prognosis: Excellent; SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 5-Jan-2018 (first stay)
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: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff.
Summary: Pookie allowed handling, but was a bit tense during the sensitivity item. She engaged in play with the assessor, but takes away the toy with a tense posture.
PLAY GROUP :
Pookie was initially a bit interested, slight play bow to a large male through gate. When greeting a different male, Pookie became reactive when the male dog barked with hackles raised.
Date of intake: 3-Jan-2018
Summary: Loose-bodied, allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 3-Jan-2018
Summary: Social, easy to handle.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Pookie so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. Pookie displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:
EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: Due to potential possessive behavior in the care center, Pookie gave an appropriate warning of her discomfort (tense, takes away) but we feel that young children may not know to respect this warning. Older, dog savvy children can be considered as long as the adults feel confident that Pookie can be left alone while eating long lasting chews/bones so she does not need to escalate her warnings.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Destructive behavior
Potential challenges comments:
Pookie is reported to become (tense, takes away quickly) with toy resources. It is important to leave Pookie alone while she is eating and never to take anything directly from her mouth. When she is asked to drop something she should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward Pookie for relinquishing the item she has.
Destructive behavior: Pookie is reported to chew on household items when left alone. Pookie may benefit from crate training when home alone to decrease any chewing of household items as previously reported. She should always be left with durable, long-lasting chews and other engaging toys when she is left alone, to avoid chewing of inappropriate items. Examples are Kongs and Nylabones. The environment should also be managed by keeping items in locations where Pookie does not have access, so she cannot destroy household items in her new home.
Pookie is social and soliciting attention in the yard. At times he may be slightly cautious with new people, but warms up quickly when spoken to softly and gently and offered treats. Pookie wanders the yard, engages in play by herself and also with staff that tosses a rubber toy.
Pookie was interactive with guests in the lobby, but may enthusiastically jump up when soliciting attention. Pookie is treat motivated and will easily stop jumping up if you hold a treat closer to her face level when all four paws are on the floor. She will follow anywhere you place the treat, and lick/nibble at it gently.
In the yard, Pookie was playful and excitable, chasing a ball, running the yard, a bit mouthy if play became too exuberant, but will settle easily for a treat.
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