SAHARA – 14999
Safe - 3-16-2018 Manhattan
SAHARA – 14999
Intake Date : 2/27/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 8 years, Sex: Spayed Female, Weight: 73 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:8 y reported; Microchip noted on Intake? yes; History :return 3 months; Subjective: Observed Behavior -nervous. wags tail but gives whale eye; Objective T = P =50; R =wnl; BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam:front teeth clean; 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: overweight; Prognosis:good; Plan:weight loss
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 30-Nov-2017
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 8 years)
Previously lived with: Adults and a dog
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward dogs: Playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Sahara is described as affectionate and playful with a high level of activity.
Date of assessment: 3-Dec-2017
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 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: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Sahara quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): 12/1: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Sahara is soft and social with all dogs and will engage in very brief bouts of play.
Summary (2): 12/2: Sahara is soft and social with a group of male and female dogs.
Summary (3): 12/3: Sahara is anxious and mostly seeks exit today.
Summary (4): 3/2: Sahara greets male dogs politely and wanders the pen, seeking handler attention.
Summary (5): 3/3: Sahara is soft and bouncy when off leash with other dogs but does not engage in greeting or play.
Summary (6): 3/4: Sahara is soft and bouncy when off leash with other playful dogs, at times engaging in play.
Date of intake: 30-Nov-2017
Summary: Sahara was playful and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 30-Nov-2017
Summary: Sahara was social.
ENERGY LEVEL: Sahara’s previous owner described her as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Sahara has been highly social with her human caretakers in the shelter environment. She has been soft and social throughout all her interactions with staff and volunteers.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar; H – Healthy
RTO – 12/04/2017
Sex: Female, Age: 8 years old, Is Vaccinated: Yes, Primary Color: White, Weight: 73 lbs.
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Like a big white marshmallow, Sahara is in her kennel, up front looking for a human with a leash. That would be me!! She’s absolutely lovely and as we walked down the street. A stranger stopped us asking about her and saying, “Someone is going to be so lucky to adopt her”, and we couldn’t agree more. She’s gorgeous, Rubenesque, tail waggy, affectionate, sweet and easy. Surrendered with her brother, Nomad 14998, when their humans moved someplace where dogs aren’t welcome, we’re told Sahara is friendly and outgoing to all, is very attached to her sibling Nomad, doesn’t guard her things, is energetic and playful, enjoys baths and being brushed, panics at loud noises, is crate trained, “very” housetrained, and loves playing tug of war. Sahara is a big soft mush, head in my lap for petting, tail wagging, easy girl who has the best smile and an adorable waddle as she walks. Her coat is soft and clean, she’s clearly been fed with love, and cuddling is a specialty. Sahara is at that perfect age where the puppy and adolescent crazies are long over, easy playtime is appreciated, and cuddling and naps are a requirement. Considering that she lost her home, her family and her brother all at once, she’s doing remarkably well, the sign of a well balanced pup. A new family for the Holidays will be the greatest gift of all for this sweet girl.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Sahara is a female white large breed dog that is estimated to be 8 years old. She was bred at home and lived with her previous owner for the last 8 years until they moved into a location that did not allow pets.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 1 Adult Dog
How is this dog around strangers? Sahara is friendly and outgoing with strangers at home and ones that approach her on the street.
How is this dog around children? Sahara was not around children in her previous home.
How is this dog around other dogs? Sahara lived with another dog that was a siblings for the last 8 years and was very attached they would always play and lay around.
How is this dog around cats? Sahara was not around cats in her previous home.
Resource guarding: Sahara is not bothered by people going near her food or toys.
Bite history: Sahara has no history of of having bitten another person or animal.
Energy level/descriptors: High Energy, Affectionate, Playful
Other Notes: Sahara enjoys baths and being brushed. She tends to get upset at loud noises and will bark and runaround the house panicked. She is not bothered by having her nails clipped or being pushed off furniture.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know : Sahara is a large playful dog that enjoys playing tug-of-war with rope toys. She will follow you around the house and is used to being indoors. She is crate trained and can be left in there for up to 8 hrs while people are not at home. She is very house trained and never has accidents inside the house. Sahara tends to pull hard on the leash and runs quickly but if you call her she stops.
Behavior Notes: : Sahara was very loose bodied she allowed up to collar and take her picture. She wanted to stay by her owners side or her sibling. When we pointed into the kennel she jumped right in and let us pick her up to help her jump into the transport vehicle.
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