ROSCO – A1111582
Safe - 5-16-2017 Manhattan
My name is ROSCO. My Animal ID # is A1111582.
I am a male brown belg malinois mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/09/2017 from NY 11210, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
05/14/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1111582 Rosco is At Risk for New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/14/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 71.8 LBS.
Waiting for results from Idexx resp PCR mild serous nasal discharge, no sneezing or coughing noted
PET PROFILE MEMO
No Pet Profile Memo
05/11/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Shepherd lovers…we have what you are looking for, right here at the Manhattan Care Center. A young Shepie named Rosco, tall, healthy, well dressed and friendly too. Rosco was on the scared side when he came in but the next day, I found him laying calmly on his kennel floor. Treats anyone? Rosco came right away to his door, sampled the duck jerky and waited patiently for more. Of course. Rosco seemed comfortable with me, got leashed in an instant and out the door we went. He is quite a good walker, not really a marker, and we met a number of other dogs in which he was vaguely interested. Rosco is really gorgeous, bright looking, noble, well mannered, a good sitter and not ravenous for treats. He is fine with caresses and even leans on my side for more, and some bonding. He poses beautifully for the pictures. He is the perfect model for a slow camera. Rosco won my heart, and I hope he will win yours. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center. Another volunteer writes: Why, hellllooo handsome! Up front in his kennel and so handsome I couldn’t resist, Rosco was my next walk. Going potty the moment we’re out the door tells me he’s likely housetrained, and he pulls hard on the leash in his happiness at a walk. When we stop for some photos he shows off his sit as soon as he sees a treat in my hand, and garnered a couple of compliments on his good looks from passersby as we took some photos. Rosco can be a little mouthy in his happiness at being close to his person as he leans and rolls in for some cuddling. He’s been beautifully cared for, and it’s obvious in his lush, nicely groomed coat. His amber eyes are bright, he takes treats gently and his tail wags with some good conversation. Fun and friendly, he needs an experienced lover of the breed to channel his affectionate energy.
05/11/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 5/9/17 Unaltered Male,Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/11/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. 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 closed. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game with coaxing. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 5. Dog snaps. Summary: Rosco became uncomfortable with some handling, stiffening when his leg was touched for squeeze. When in possession of the toy, he snapped when the touched it. PLAYGROUP: 5/11: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Rosco is initially tense upon greeting. Rosco’s body language softens post-greeting, and he shows brief interest in reciprocating play. Slow, supervised introductions are recommended between Rosco and other dogs in the future. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/9/17 During his initial medical exam Rosco was tense and snapped. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Roscoe so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to the potential for resource guarding, we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Rosco snapped on his assessment when in possession of the toy. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Rosco up for success in a future adoptive home Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Roscoe snapped on his assessment when he was in possession of the toy and the hand touched it. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Roscoe’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Rosco has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times. It is important to always go slow and give dog the option to walk away from any social interaction. Rosco should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Rosco’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Rosco may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
05/11/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
5/11: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Rosco is initially tense upon greeting. Rosco’s body language softens post-greeting, and he shows brief interest in reciprocating play. Slow, supervised introductions are recommended between Rosco and other dogs in the future.
05/10/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:1-2 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – tail down. allows touch but tense, sidelong glances. muzzled. very fearful once muzzled Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 80 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal 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: 2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: no exam Assessment: healthy Plan neuter Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
05/12/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating NH ONLY
Hx: Nasal discharge reported Pt has mild serous nasal discharge. No cough or sneezing. Pt arrived at ACC on 5/9/17, which would be a max incubation period of 3 days if pt had shelter-acquired resp illness – unusually short for our viruses and bacteria Swab for resp pathogens, but my index of suspicion is low enough that I do not recommend moving to isolation or starting doxycycline at this time. 1088
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