RED MAXWELL – 25041
Safe - 5-3-2018 Manhattan
RED MAXWELL – 25041
Intake Date: 4/12/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow Sex: Neutered Age: 11 years
Weight: 53 pounds
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 11yrs old based on O hx. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive by LVT on intake. MC # 985121008081174 History : surrendered by O; bit toddler in the home. Subjective / Observed Behavior – QAR, shaking on physical. Allowed all handling. Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective : BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: dental calculus 2/5; unable to fully evaluate due to muzzle on P
PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, walking plantar and palmargrade in all 4 limbs. skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal on visual exam. Assessment : plantar & palmargrade stance in all limbs – r/o congenital, nutritional, metabolic disorder dental calculus periodontal disease
dehydration <5% Prognosis: fair Plan: CBC / chem / T4 DOH hold SURGERY: already neutered
CBC / chemistry — unremarkable. mild dehydration as evidenced by increased globulins and RBC
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: I met Red Maxwell as he was coming back from a walk. He was perched on the shoulder of a staff as he did not want to walk anymore.Talk about VIP service! I wish I had my camera ! He looked so comfortable, so cozy. Red Maxwell is a cute fox, dressed in a luxurious flame coat. I like his one ear up, his copper eyes still bright and his slightly greying muzzle. 11 looks quite good on him ! He appears a bit serious but do not be mistaken….Red Maxwell loves to play and enjoys chewing on a tennis ball(preferably a squeaky one) while being caressed and bathing in the spring sun. A treat is always welcome, of course. Red Maxwell is quite polite sampling dry liver nuggets. I think that he could stay for hours by his caretaker’s side, just chilling, being out and in company. Red Maxwell has seen many seasons in the capacity of family dog. He was owned since early puppyhood, was friendly to strangers , kids and little dogs but cats were not his cup of tea. Red Maxwell dreams to belong again and be the cherished pet a new owner will want to care for and love. Will you be the one to open your heart and home to this elder? Red Maxwell is at the Manhattan Care Center.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Red Maxwell is a older large mixed breed. There are no injuries or health concerns owner is aware about. He saw a vet a few months ago.
How is this dog around strangers? Red Maxwell is friendly and outgoing with strangers and allows pets from all of them.
How is this dog around children? He lived with a young child and was relaxed with the child. He played gentle with the child.
How is this dog around other dogs? He has been around small dogs and is relaxed and very tolerant with them. He does not get along with large dogs.
How is this dog around cats? He does not get along with cats.
Resource guarding: He will growl when taking a toy or a bone out his mouth.
Bite history: There is a bite history please see notes for more information
Energy level/descriptors: low
Other Notes: He isnt bothered with touching of food, holding or restraining, bath time, brushing of coat. He will bark if an unfamiliar person approaches the house or family. He will destroy furniture inside the home and is anxious when left alone. He is nervous during storms.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes : Previous owner stated that Red Maxwell has pain on his paws. He stated that is unsure if it is because of the long nails or joint pain however he knows the dog does not like his paws touched and will struggle and be afraid.
For a New Family to Know : Owner described him as friendly, affectionate, shy, and mellow. He likes to play with balls and plays fetch. He eats wet food alpo two times a day. When left alone in the house he will destroy furniture. He doesnt do well while being crate trained. He knows sit, come, down, stay, and roll over. He goes on a walk 3x a day. He doesnt pull on leash.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 12-Apr-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and a child (age 1)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and tolerant with small dogs, does not get along with large dogs
Behavior toward cats: Does not get along with them
Resource guarding: Yes, he will growl if a bone or toy is taken from his mouth.
Bite history: Yes, Red Maxwell bit the one year old child in the home when he climbed on his. He nipped the child’s head, causing three small punctures.
Energy level/descriptors: Owner described him as friendly, affectionate, shy, and mellow with a low level of activity.
Date of assessment: 19-Apr-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog sits, mouth open or lip long.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog sits, mouth open or lip long.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: Red Maxwell approached the assessor with a soft body. He was social during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors. Flank was used due to medical.
Date of intake: 12-Apr-2018
Summary: Red Maxwell was tense, trembling, and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 13-Apr-2018
Summary: Red Maxwell was trembling but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Red Maxwell’s previous owner described him as having a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13), No cats
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Red Maxwell’s bite to a child that was climbing on him, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Red Maxwell is reported to growl if a bone or toy is taken out of his mouth. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from Red Maxwell’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Red Maxwell bit the one year old child in the home who was climbing on him. We recommend that this type of heavy handling does not occur with Red Maxwell in the future.
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