REMY aka JULIET – 11835
Safe - 12-4-2017 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Remy. My animal id is #11835. I am a desexed female brown dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 3 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 05-Nov-2017.
Remy is at risk for behavior concerns (Adult Only determination). Although Remy remains social with both dogs and her human caretakers out of her kennel, she is hard barking, lunging and snapping at dogs and humans when they pass or stand in front of her kennel.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Every time I pass Remy’s kennel she’s curled up in a tight ball, back paws touching her face, seemingly attempting to shut out the smells and noises surrounding her. So you can imagine my surprise when I finally had the chance to walk her and a playful, fun-loving dog quickly emerged outside! Remy is an athlete at heart! She loves to play fetch and after a few rounds of drop and retrieve climbs up onto the bench to softly bat the ball between her paws and admire it. She is a fiend for treats, and once she learns what you expect her to do for them, will repeat the behavior over and over so she keeps getting them. In playgroup she can be rough and rowdy, and can ignore other dogs signals, but she’s proven to be tolerant and even gentle at times. Remy’s former owner says she has a high activity level, knows the cues sit, come, still and paw, and likes to follow her person around the home. Remy is ready for a new home for the holidays now. Ask to meet her today.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 51.1 lbs
Barh Scan negative Female ~ 2 years old Ambx4 EENT: wnl Nervous , body tense but allowed to handle. Nosf
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly but play bites; very active Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no vaginal discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment appears healthy Prognosis: good Plan: SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Subjective: pre=spay exam Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no vaginal discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment appears healthy Plan: spay today
Urinalysis results: pH 9 LEU 25 PRO neg GLU neg KET neg UBG norm BIL neg BLD 250 hematuria, slight pyuria- R/O UTI vs urolithiasis vs other start clavamox 375 mg PO BID x 7 days
Subjective: ACO observed blood in the urine today Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, no oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Tense, not deeply palpated U/G: FS MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, incision site- intact, no swelling or discharge CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment hematuria- R/O UTI vs urolithiasis vs other Plan: urinalysis strip on free catch sample
Reported to have eaten possible bone on walk this morning. S/O: BAR. No csvd. Good appetite. EENT: No nasal or ocular d/c L: Eupneic A: Hx UTI-last day of clavamox 11/21 Ate possible bone P: Monitor for v/d tomorrow Good prognosis
Reported to have eaten possible bone on walk 11/21 S/O: BAR. No csvd. Good appetite. EENT: No nasal or ocular d/c L: Eupneic A: Apparently healthy Hx UTI-resolved P: CTM as needed while at BACC Good prognosis
PE:wnl Exam & surgery performed by Dr. 1385 Canine spay Anesthesia – 0.55 mL Telazol induction. Intubated. Isoflurane/O2 maint. Pre-medication: 2.2 mL Rimadyl Inj. and 1.3 mL Hydromorphone Inj. for pain management. Sx. – Routine canine ovariohysterectomy. Used PDS to ligate the ovarian pedicles and uterine stump with Miller’s knots. Used PDS to close the linea alba (simple continuous), the subcutaneous, and intradermal layers. Applied surgical glue to the skin. Green linear tattoo placed later to incision
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior during intake: Animal had a loose and wiggly body during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture without any issues.
Basic Information:: Remy is a 1 year old spayed female that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Remy for a year but had to surrender due to animal being too energetic.
Previously lived with:: 3 Adults, 3 Children
How is this dog around strangers?: Around strangers, Remy is friendly and outgoing
How is this dog around children?: Owner had children ages 6 and 11 and stated that Remy was always relaxed and respectful around the children and would love to play with them
How is this dog around other dogs?: Owner did not have any dogs in the home so behavior is unknown but when Remy was walked outside and would see another dog, she would ignore them.
How is this dog around cats?: Owner did not have any cats in the home so behavior is unknown
Resource guarding:: When someone would try to take away Remy’s food or treats, she would growl. Owner stated that one time she had a bone by her and fell asleep, owner approached her and put her face by Remy. Remy woke up and air snapped at the owner almost making contact with the face.
Bite history:: Remy does not have a bite history.
Energy level/descriptors:: High
For a New Family to Know: Remy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. She has a high activity level and likes to play with balls and bones. In the home, she was the type to follow the owner around from room to room. Remy was kept mostly indoors and is partially house trained. Owner stated that they did not have her on a set walking schedule so she would have accidents every so often in the home where she would urinate or defecate. When left alone in the home, Remy would chew on household items such as the couch or the sometimes the wall. She knows the cues sit, come, stand still and paw. For exercise, she was taken on brisk walks on the leash. When on the leash, Remy tends to pull very hard. Owner has never tried to walk her off leash as she would run away.
Date of intake:: 11/5/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 11/8/2017
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:: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
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:: 4. Dog freezes and/or growls.
Summary:: Remy will often crinkle her muzzle, as well as mouth without pressure. She rushed forward during Toy item, froze with mouth on hand but not escalating further when adhering to the warning.
Summary:: 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.
Summary (1):: Remy solicits and engages in high energy play with male and female dogs. She may persistently solicit play, ignoring other dog’s body language and corrections. She displayed a high tolerance for sexually motivated behaviors as well as sloppy play styles. Remy was brought in as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Remy be placed in a home with resident dogs that are tolerant and match her play style. 11/18: Remy greets a similarly sized female at the gate with tail above spine level. They meet on leash and circle each other several times quickly, at times Remy may T the other dog’s shoulders, tail high and flagging. When off leash with a female dog, she is pushy and will solicit play nonstop even if the other dog does not fully reciprocate the pace and enthusiasm. She displays high energy and movement, twirls and paw slaps, but remains soft throughout. 11/19: Remy engaged in gentle play with a variety of male and female dogs. She may become a little pushy, paw slaps and jumping on their backs, but takes breaks and is easy to slow down. 11/20: Remy engages in rough, rowdy play with a very pushy dog. She is tolerant of his behavior and takes clear breaks when he needs to be slowed down. 11/21: Remy attempts to solicit play, with play mounts and muzzle punches. She ignores the other dog’s body language. 11/26- 11/29: Remy engages in rough play with a large, high energy male dog. She tolerates his body slams and corrects him when he mounts her.
Date of intake:: 11/5/2017
Summary:: During intake, Juliet allowed all handling.
Date of initial:: 11/5/2017
Summary:: During her initial medical exam, Juliet was active and playfully mouthing.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Remy so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Remy displays a medium to high level of energy. She will benefit from daily walks and runs to keep her engaged and exercised.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 11/27/17: Remy’s kennel presence has begun deteriorating due to the stress and frustration of being in a kennel environment. Although Remy remains social with both dogs and her human caretakers out of her kennel, she is hard barking, lunging and snapping at dogs and humans when they pass or stand in front of her kennel.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,Basic manners/poor impulse control,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Resource Guarding: Remy has shown signs of potential possessiveness with toys and long lasting chews. We recommend that Juliet be left alone while eating and when she has toys in her mouth, and should be given quick 1-2 bite chews instead of longer lasting treats like kongs and nylabones. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Remy’s mouth, she should be taught the cue ‘drop’ or engage in trade up games to encourage relinquishing items. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended as more aversive methods will potentially make the problem worse. Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Remy may mouth when excited or unsure. Little pressure is applies, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished as it can frighten people. We recommend stopping play immediately and walking away if Remy puts teeth on skin, and praising with love and pets when she seeks attention in alternate ways. Basic Manners: Remy may jump up when excited or engaged in play. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. Barrier frustration: Remy has displayed reactivity- hard barking, lunging- when other dogs or people pass by or approach her kennel. We can not be certain if this behavior will appear in a home environment (eg. when on a leash) but recommend that force-free, reward based training only is recommended as more aversive methods will potentially make the problem worse.
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