SADIE – 25519
Safe - 7-3-2018 Manhattan
SADIE – 25519
Location: Manhattan, Intake Date: 6/12/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue, Sex: Spayed, Age: 7 years, Weight: — lbs
Original Location: 10458
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: reported 7 years, exam consistent with report; Microchip noted on Intake? scan positive; History : Owner surrender; Subjective: bright, alert, responsive; Observed Behavior – allowed all handling during exam but kept tail tucked between legs ; Objective ; BAR- H, MM pink and moist, BCS 6/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild-moderate calculus on premolars and molars ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, OVH 4/21 at MACC- green tattoo observed on ventral abdomen; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: normal externally; Assessment: Apparently healthy; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: Available for adoption
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Oh sweet, soulful Sadie. A gorgeous girl with a coat the color of steel but clearly not made of the same. Sadie is effortlessly soft and lovely both inside and out, a beautiful, elegant bird so out of place in a cage. Sadie comes to us after an initial visit in April, her owners unfortunately again unable to provide her with the care she needs. But while on that first visit Sadie was a bit timid and shy, this time around she gravitated to my side straight away and clung to me close, as if recognizing a warm, friendly face. Sadie is a beautiful walker and appears to be housebroken, tending to her business straight away. She can’t help but wag her tail excessively when a pup approaches out on our walk, and later in the grass, sits contentedly at my side, as I chat with a fellow volunteer. In those quiet moments Sadie seems completely at peace and it’s so easy to imagine her sitting that way at her new family’s side, happy to watch the world spin around her. And while Sadie is still a bit shy initially with strangers, she opens up beautifully once comfortable. Sweet and soulful, soft and lovely, a beautiful bird just awaiting new wings. And I can’t wait to see her soar. Sadie is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake; 18-Apr-2018
Basic Information: Sadie is a 7 1/2 year old female gray and white medium mixed breed dog. Sadie lived with previous owner since she was 3 months old and was bought at a pet shop. Sadie was surrendered because her owner could no longer care for her. Sadie has no injuries or health issues and was last taken to the vet on October 2017.
Previously lived with: Sadie previously lived with two adults and one dog.
How is this dog around strangers? Sadie will bark at strangers first and then approaches to sniff them. If Sadie feels comfortable, Sadie will stop barking and allow to be pet.
How is this dog around children? Sadie has previously interacted with children between the ages of 1 and 3 years old and children over 8 years old. Sadie is described as being friendly at first with younger children but will grunt and walk away if the younger children continue to pet her or bother her. Sadie is described as being more friendly and relaxed around children over 8 years old and will allow her belly to be rubbed.
How is this dog around other dogs? Sadie previously lived with a 6 1/2 year old female medium mixed breed dog. Sadie is described as being friendly and affectionate with the other dog. With dogs at the park, Sadie is described as being friendly and playful. Sadie will initially bark at dogs she does not know but will approach dogs to sniff them.
How is this dog around cats? Sadie has never interacted with cats.
Resource guarding: Sadie is not bothered when her food or bowl is touched while she is eating. Sadie is also not bothered when a toy, treat, or object is taken away from her.
Bite history: Sadie has never bitten another animal or human
Energy level/descriptors: Sadie has a medium energy level
Other Notes: Sadie has never been pushed or pulled off of furniture or held or restrain. Sadie is not bothered when being bathed and has never had her nails trimmed. Sadie is not bothered if her paws are touched. Sadie barks when an unfamiliar approaches her owner or a family member.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes; Sadie has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Sadie is an affectionate, playful, mellow and independent dog. When at home, Sadie likes to lay on her bed with the other dog at home. Sadie likes to play with rubber tire toys but destroys them pretty quickly. Sadie was kept mostly indoors and was fed Pedigree dry and wet food twice a day. Sadie is house trained and usually went potty outside on the grass. When left home alone, Sadie is well-behaved. For exercise, Sadie is used to slow walks on the leash twice a day and is sometimes allowed to be off the leash in the park. On the leash, Sadie pulls hard when she wants to enter the park.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Sadie approached counselor right away and allowed her to pet her and then collar her. Sadie walked well on the leash and walked into the kennel on her own.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 19-Apr-2018
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 follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Sadie approached the assessor with a soft body. She allowed all handling, was social, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary: Based on history and observation, Sadie may be most compatible with slow introductions to respectful dogss
Summary (1): 4/19: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Sadie is stiff when approached.
Summary (2): 4/20: Sadie greets female dogs politely, but becomes more stiff with prolonged face to face greeting.
Summary (3): 6/13-6/15: Sadie keeps only to herself, remains tense upon approach.
Summary (4): 6/17: Sadie allows polite approach. She offers correction for play.
Summary (5): 6/18-19: Sadie keeps only to herself.
Date of intake: 18-Apr-2018
Summary: Sadie approached and allowed handling but backed up when leashed.
Date of initial: 19-Apr-2018
Summary: Sadie was gentle and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Sade is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Sadie is reported to bark at new people until she is comfortable and warms up to them. It is important to always go slow and give Sadie the option to walk away from any social interaction. Sadie should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Sadie’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Sadie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
Location: Manhattan, Intake Date: 4/18/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue, Sex: Female, Age: 7 years, Weight: 57 lbs
Original Location: 10458
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 7; Microchip noted on Intake? n; History : OS; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – gentle, allowed for full PE; Objective ; T = -; P = 80; R = wnl; BCS – 6.5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Small part of nasal platum missing likely secondary to an old injury; Oral Exam: teeth in good cond; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Vulva pink, normal conformation. No spay scar seen – INTACT ; MSI: Skin tag on back of left hind leg, Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Externally normal ; Assessment: Healthy; Prognosis: Excellent ; Plan: OVH and complete intake; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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