SAMAIRA – 22245
Safe - 3-11-2018 Manhattan
SAMAIRA – 22245
Intake Date : 3/6/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 9 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 65 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: approx 8-9 years; Microchip noted on Intake? neg; History :client brought in a stray dog that ; Subjective:QAR; Observed Behavior -docile, approaches in a friendly manner; does tense a little with restraint but overall allows handling; Objective ; BCS 7/9; EENT: OU-lenticular sclerosis (age related changes), ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mm pk, sl tacky; CRT <2 sec; moderate to severe tartar and staining; PLN: No enlargements note; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: female, suspect spay; nipples and vulva small, suspect palpable spay scar; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal:grossly normal; Assessment; Geriatric, apparently healthy; Dental disease; Overweight; Prognosis:good; Plan: -recommend dental cleaning after placement; -recommend controlled weight loss through dietary management after placement; SURGERY:n/a
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: As winter falls back and spring moves forward we ready for calmer days. For slower walks, more sun-scattered skies, and that easy feeling spring sets on your shoulders. It’s the perfect time to meet a soul like Samaira. To crouch down at her kennel, look into her hazel eyes, and watch her fuzzy triangles, sitting plainly atop her head, move left and then right to the sound of your voice. 9 year-old Samaira is easily leashed and hops right to the ground even conquering the stairs with ease. She is made for slower walks. Ignoring each hurried pedestrian, and taking time to stop and smell every rose or, in this case, every urban nook and cranny. “Hurried” is behind Samaira. She’s known life, felt love, committed countless faces to memory. And sitting behind her on a bench, her soft, full frame resting easily on my shoes, I swirl my hand through her caramel coat and count her layers like a tree. Samaira comes to us a stray so much of her past is unknown. I know she’s happy to sit a while. That her manners are wonderful and her presence calm. That she feels like staying up much too late with a childhood friend where words aren’t called for at all. But don’t think our Samaira isn’t a bright and happy spirit bursting with life. Two things made our girl leap to her feet, her eyes and smile wide, her heart full with excitement. The first was a passing pup, fit snuggly inside a sweater. And the second was a child. Or children. One gripping his mother’s hand, two swaddled in strollers being quickly whisked away, then one slightly older toting a gym bag and shoes. Carrying the ball he’d just finished kicking. Eventually the chill gets to our wooly girl and we make plans to head back where the air is warm. And just as we gather ourselves to go, a man on a bicycle passes by his basket full of a stereo blaring a cheerful song. Samaira perks up again. “It’s music, Samaira. Happy music,” I want to say. But instead she turns round and blinks twice at me slowly. And I know words aren’t called for at all. Samaira is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 7-Mar-2018
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: 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: 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: Samaira approached the assessor in the assessment room when coaxed. She was calm during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): 3/7: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Samaira offers polite greeting and begins to engage in soft play. She offers small corrections when play becomes exuberant.
Date of intake: 6-Mar-2018
Summary: Samira had a relaxed body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 6-Mar-2018
Summary: Samira was docile and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Samaira so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar; H – Healthy
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