SHADO – 12371
Safe - 11-19-2017 Manhattan
SHADO – 12371
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Intake Date: 11/12/17 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Male Age: 3 years
Weight: 40 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3yrs (reported); Microchip noted on Intake? N; History : owner surrender d/t eviction; Subjective: BAR- diarrhea before and after transportation; Observed Behavior – Nervous, skiddish, compliant for exam but did not tolerate blood draw- does NOT like restraint. No signs of aggression but will alligator roll. ; Objective ; T = DNP; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: full clean adult dentition; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Intact male- both testes symmetrical and in scrotum; MSI: Ambulatory; x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: DNP; Assessment: apparently healthy young adult intact male dog; Prognosis: good; Plan: ok for surgery and placement; treat diarrhea if persistent (ddx stress colitis)- start on I/d regardless ; SURGERY: Okay for surgery.
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Basic Information: Shado is a male balck and white medium breed dog that is estimated to be 3 years old. He was bought to the ACC when his previous owner moved into a home that did not allow animals. Does NOT like restraint. No signs of aggression but will alligator roll.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 1 Infant (2 Months Old)
How is this dog around strangers? Shado is very friendly with strangers and will jump up to greet them
How is this dog around children? Shado lived with an infant for the last 2 months she would lie down next to her and sniff her.
How is this dog around other dogs? Shado did not interact with dogs in his previous home
How is this dog around cats? Shado lived with an older cat for around a year they were very close and would play and eat together.
Resource guarding: Shado is not bothered by people going near his food or toys
Bite history: Shado has not history of having bitten another person or animal
Energy level/descriptors: High Energy, Playful, Excitable
Other Notes: Shado tends to bite people’s shoes and couch pillows if he does not have a bone to chew on. When hes left alone he will run around and whine for a few minutes lie in front of the door until someone comes home.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes; Shado has been to the vet in the last year.
For a New Family to Know : Shado is wee-wee pad trained and is not accustomed to being walked on a leash. He is very house trained and never has accidents off the wee-wee pads. He enjoys playing tug-of-war and will follow you around the house seeking attention. Shado is used to eating wet and dry food and being indoors all day he was not walked on a leash and when he was brought outside he was carried then told to sit when they arrived at the vets office.
Shado was very loose bodied and jumped up to greet me when I approached him. He allowed me to collar and take his picture. When i put a leash on him he was willing to follow me and was still loose bodied until we got to the kennel where he lowered his body to he ground and slowly approached the kennel where he let me pick him up and place him inside.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 14-Nov-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw.
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away.
Flank squeeze 2: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Shado approached the assessor in the assessment room and jumped up in a social manner. He became tense when handling began, jumping away and attempting to flee during the handling items.
11/13: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Shado is fearful and tenses when approached. He actively attempts to avoid interaction by turning his head and walking away.
Date of intake: 12-Nov-2017
Summary: Shado had a loose body and jumped up to greet the counselor.
Date of initial: 12-Nov-2017
Summary: Shado was tense and alligator rolled when restrained.
Shado’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. He 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. We recommend feeding with puzzle feeders and food-dispensing toys. And we recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Shado.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
No children (under 13)
No children: Due to how uncomfortable Shado is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: Handling/touch sensitivity, Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Handling/touch sensitivity: Shado has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him or restraining him. It is important to always go slow and give Shado the option to walk away from any social interaction. Shado should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Shadoâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Shado may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Shado may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Shado to interact at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing him to new/unfamiliar situations.
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