SAM – 11250
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SAM – 11250
Intake Date: 10/30/17 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: — Age: 7 years Sex: Male
Medical exam pending
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: “Sam, Sam, he’s our man, if he can’t do it no one can”. Sam’s a little grey hippo, snuggly, fun, likely housetrained, good on the leash, loves a good butt scratch and loves to play ball. A miniature tank, a low rider, a little bulldozer, he doesn’t care what you call him, as long as you do! He smiles, wags his tail, loved being out for a walk, but also loved hanging out in my lap in the backyard. He’s a treat sneak, as he tried to casually dig into my treat bag for more….cute! But, he settled for more cuddling as he lay across my lap. Once we put a ball in play his eyes sparkled, he sat to wait for a throw, gave chase and brought it back to settle down for a chomp. Sam’s a chill dude in a grey suit; he has age appropriate calluses on his pressure points, but other than that his coat is clean and groomed. When our time together was over Sam hopped back into his kennel, gave me a smile, drank some water and settled down on his bed. Our little hippo is waiting to meet his new family, so ask to meet him today!
Another volunteer writes: The more time I spend with Sam, the more I’m in love. His little bunny hops in his kennel as I open his door, his love of butt scratches and cuddling, his love of balls and toys, his gentle, calm and sweet personality are what dreams are made of. Dreaming of adding the most wonderful pup to your family, the pup who will sit quietly leaning into your legs and gently nudge you with his nose if you stop petting him? The pup who will put you first above all else? The pup with a megawatt smile and twinkling eyes? Run, don’t walk to meet this sweet boy today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of intake: 30-Oct-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender (in previous home for 2 years)
Behavior toward dogs: Owner reports Sam is more social with female dogs than male dogs.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 3-Nov-2017
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
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: 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: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Sam displayed no behavior concerns during his handling assessment.
10/31: When greeting another dog on leash, Sam displays a tense body and hard stare.
Date of intake: 30-Oct-2017
Summary: During intake, Sam allows all handling
Date of initial: 30-Oct-2017
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Sam allows all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have limited history on Sam so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Sam displays a medium to high level of energy. He will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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