SKIPPY – A1097401
RTO SAFE 11/26/16
SKIPPY – A1097401
MALE, BLACK / TAN, ROTTWEILER MIX, 12 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DISASTER Reason FIRE
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 11/19/2016, From NY 11373, DueOut Date 11/26/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-082029.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative, owner stated dog was from ACC but no chip Sex: neutered male Age: reported 12y Mentation: BARH Eyes: some injection in sclera Ears: clean Nose: clear d/c Teeth: moderate staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL, some “fat pads” over waist Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no; some stiffness to gait especially when moving up and down stairs; owner reported that dog was in a house fire, brought to MACC for observation, no obvious injury from fire but watching for smoke inhalation (nasal d/c and some slightly harsh lung sounds at time of exam); owner reported that “the dog had surgery for cancer” but no further information was given Behavior: allowed all handling, nervous at times, but offered paw and warmed to handler Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Skippy and friend Kenneth, two elderly pooches, came to us as their family was caught in a fire. Both are of mixed breeds, the kinds we do not find usually in our neck of the woods. Skippy is a nice houndish gentleman who loves to sniff our premises and found his way to my goodies bag in no time. Skippy might have seen many seasons, but he is still up and about, climbing the stairs to the yard and doing laps actively. His hinds are a little stiff, but he does not seem to know about it. He sits on command for treats, of course, and does his business with only minimal marking. Skippy seems to have been well cared for. He is clearly an outdoor dog and is so much happier outside than in his kennel. He wears a thick and intact coat with attractive markings, and his face is quite gentle looking. His eyes are chesnut in color and still clear for a dog his age. His teeth appear in pretty good shape too. I was impressed by how well mannered and soft Skippy is. He likes to be caressed and looks very sweetly at me when I do. He even offered his paw to the veterinary staff. A really nice dog. I hope that the mature Skippy will soon find his way to a home sweet home and rest his lovely head in the lap of a forever owner. Wishing upon a star…
Came in With
- KENNETH – A1097402
Came in With
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