QUEENIE aka DEZZY- 15681
Gone - 3-29-2018 Brooklyn
QUEENIE aka DEZZY – 15681
Intake Date: 3/16/18; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Spayed Age: 2 years
Weight: 37.6 lbs
DVM Intake Exam: Estimated age:2. Microchip noted on Intake?y Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :return 3 months Subjective:head tilt to right Observed Behavior -allows exam, tail down. Objective: T = P =60 R =wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam:clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G:spayed MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment: head tilt (torticollis) to right, unknown significance (no other signs of horners disease). Prognosis:good Plan:monitor head tilt, consider baytril treatment if signs worsen
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Queenie is approximately a 2 year old, medium mixed breed female who was spayed prior to being returned to the shelter. She has no known health issues or injuries and last saw a vet in December. She was adopted from BACC in December and returned due to behavior concerns with other animals.
Previously lived with: Owner, children
How is this dog around strangers? Queenie will growl and bark when people first enter the home. She will stand in the door of her crate, and needs a few minutes to warm up. Once the guests acknowledge her, she will approach to sniff them and then relaxes. She then allows them to pet her and enjoys the attention.
How is this dog around children? Queenie has lived with young children in her previous home and is typically relaxed and tolerant around them. She is reactive to toys that make a lot of noise, such as trucks and cars, and will snap at the hands playing with the toys. She would do best in a home with older or no children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Queenie is highly dog reactive and will growl snap and lunge at dogs on the street.
How is this dog around cats? Queenie has not lived with cats but has chased and tried to go after cats she has seen on the street.
Resource guarding: Queenie is protective of her space while in a crate. She does not growl if you approach her but she will not let you take objects out of it, and ignores the owner when she is in there. The owner stated once Queenie goes in her crate she cannot get her out.
Bite history: Queenie nipped a neighbors dog one time. The bite did not leave any puncture marks but scraped the skin.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other Notes: Queenie is not bothered by loud noises and allows her owner to remove objects from her mouth. She is not bothered by being pushed off the furniture or disturbed while sleeping. She allows her owner to bathe and groom her with ease, but she has not trimmed her nails.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know : Queenie is described as being friendly (once she gets to know you), affectionate and playful. She usually stays in her favorite spot most of the day but will come seek attention when she wants to play. She likes to play with all kinds of toys and games, and has been an indoor dog. She sleeps in her crate and eats both wet and dry food. She is house trained to go outside on any surface and is well behaved when left alone in the house. She knows the commands sit, come, down, stay, high give. Queenie walks both on and off leash and will stay by your side.
Behavior Notes: Queenie was slightly anxious during intake but did jump on counselors lap and allowed her to pet her. Owner had to collar her as she was displaying whale eyes at counselor.
Intake Date: 12/8/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Yellow Sex: Female Age: 2 years
Weight: 31.8 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2 Microchip noted on Intake? no History : stray Subjective: bar Observed Behavior – unpredictable, initially very friendly and wants attention, but fearful during exam, esp around mouth, slow with handling Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : T = P = 120 R = wnl
BCS 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild to mod tarter max k9’s PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: fi MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, patchy alopecia on lateral thorax, abdo, and hind end CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: na Assessment: 2 yr fi pit alopecia – nutritional vs parasites Prognosis: excellent
Plan: skin scrape (-), sx and further behavioral assessment SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 12-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. 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, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Dezzy came into the room calm and relaxed, she was social towards the handler but still a bit timid.
In December Queenie was tolerant but uncomfortable around other dogs. She would flinch when they sniff her and would spend most of her session avoiding them. Queenie’s previous owner, stated she is reactive on leash and recently nip another dog when they were near her.
3/17: When off leash at the Care Centers, Queenie avoids interacting with the male helper dog. The greeter dog’s leash is held to give her a chance to approach, but Queenie chooses to keep to herself and never approaches the greeter dog.
Date of intake: 8-Dec-2017
Summary: Growled when collared
Date of initial: 9-Dec-2017
Summary: Initially friendly though became fearful upon handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Dezzy displays a low to medium activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Dezzy is currently with some touching sensitivity and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Dezzy may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog and sometimes shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Dezzy to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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