SOPHIE – 16312
Safe - 12-23-2017 Manhattan
SOPHIE – 16312
Intake Date: 12/17/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 3 years Sex: Female
Weight: 56 lbs
LVT intake : BARH, scan negative, female intact, very nervous, hyper, appx 3 yrs old, mild tartar, clean EEN, reddish skin on face, head, neck, abrasion on left side of chest
clean coat, BCS 5/9, NOSF
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Oo la la! The name Sophie (my favorite name) is French in origin and means ‘wisdom’. So, in addition to being elegant and beautiful which is how I generally think of French women, Sophie is also smart! Surrendered by her family due to allergies, we’re told that Sophie played with the family cat but knew when to give the cat space. I sure call that smart! She was also relaxed and gently playful with the children and the small dog in the home, is housetrained both for outside (check) and on wee wee pads, friendly towards strangers, doesn’t guard her things, and doesn’t mind a bath. Sophie is stunning in her caramel and white coat, and so elegant looking. She has the cutest pink nose, an ever wagging tail, and a coat as soft as the finest velvet. Joining me on the bench for some soft kisses and hugs, she takes treats gently, makes soft eye contact with her gorgeous amber eyes, and gives me the softest smile as we chat. Sophie is adjusting to this big change in her life, to being without the family she loves, and is making new friends daily. Her former family says she’s family oriented, protective and loves children. I look forward to spending more time with her, but mostly I look forward to watching her wag her tail out the door with her new family. She has so much love to give a new family, shouldn’t it be yours?
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Sophie is a 3 year old, large breed female, white and tan dog. Sophie’s previous owner got her two years ago from someone that was giving her away. Sophie’s owner could no longer take care of her due to dog allergies.
Previously lived with: 1 adult, 2 children (age 3, age 16), 1 adult small breed dog, 1 cat
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Sophie is friendly/outgoing.
How is this dog around children? Around children, Sophie is relaxed/playful. Sophie previously lived with a 3 year old child with whom she was very friendly, and, played gently.
How is this dog around other dogs? Around other dogs, Sophie is relaxed, playful, and, very tolerant. Sophie previously lived with a 4 year old, smaller breed dog with whom she was excitable at play.
How is this dog around cats? Around cats, Sophie is relaxed, playful, and, very tolerant. Sophie previously lived with a cat. Sophie played exuberantly with the cat, but, knew when to giver her space.
Resource guarding: Sophie would react in a friendly manner if someone where to touch her food or bowl; take a treat from her, or, take an object from her.
Bite history: Sophie has not had an incident where she has bitten a person, or, another animal
Energy level/descriptors: Energetic
Other Notes: When someone tries to push/pull Sophie off the furniture, holds/restrains her, disturbs her while she is sleeping/resting, gives her a bath, brushes her she reacts in a
friendly manner, and, is not bothered. When someone tries to trim Sophie’s nails/touches her feet, or when someone unfamiliar approaches the house/yard/family member she reacts by barking and being frightful.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes Sophie does not have any diagnosed health problems.
For a New Family to Know Sophie’s favorite activities are running, playing fetch, and, retrieving objects/toys. When home, Sophie will follow you around, and, be in the same room with you. Sophie likes balls, and, Frisbee. Sophie likes to fetch, and, chase, and guarding. In her previous home, Sophie would sleep next to the door of the children’s bedroom. In her previous home, Sophie would be fed both dry, and, wet food, of the Pedigree brand. Sophie’s favorite treats are milk bones. Sophie is mostly house-trained. Sophie usually goes to the bathroom in the grass, or, on wee-wee/training pads. Sophie’s previous owners mostly kept her outdoors, and, she rarely has any “accidents”. When left alone in the home, Sophie is well-behaved, but, barks for the first couple of minutes. Sophie has never been crate-trained. Sophie knows the commands sit and stay. For exercise,
Sophie runs, jogs, and plays in the yard. On the leash, Sophie pulls very hard for the first couple of minutes, and, while heading out, but, then walks more calmly after a couple of minutes. When off leash, Sophie wanders but comes when called, and, will also stay close by your side at times. Sophie is described by her previous owner as friendly, affectionate, playful, and, excitable. Sophie is known to be by her previous owner as family-oriented, protective, and, loves children.
Behavior Notes: Sophie wags her tail. Sophie jumps on people when approached. Sophie gets excited when presented with a toy, or, hears the squeak of the toy. Sophie pulls hard on a leash. Sophie licks people. Sophie whines when put in a crate. Sophie analyzes her surrounded when in an unfamiliar setting by perking her ears, and, looking around.
My medical notes are…
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3y; Microchip noted on Intake? y; History : owner surrender; Subjective:bar; Observed Behavior – very friendly and hyper, but seeks attention; Objective T =; P = 110; R = wnl; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mod tarter; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: fi; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, alopecia forehead area, left ventrolateral to 3rd of 4th mg on abdomen 11/2 x 1 cm area of alopecia and mild inflammation; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Assessment: alopecia and focal skin irritation; r/o wound vs allergy vs other; Prognosis: excellent; Plan: bath and clean ears ; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 19-Dec-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Sophie 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): 12/18: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Sophie engages in bouncy play.
Summary (2): 12/19: Sophie plays exuberantly with other dogs.
Summary (3): 12/20: Sophie engages in bouts of play with a female dog. When no longer interested, Sophie offers correction for continuous solicitation.
Date of intake: 17-Dec-2017
Summary: Sophie was excited and friendly.
Date of initial: 17-Dec-2017
Summary: Sophie was tense and active.
ENERGY LEVEL: Sophie’s previous owner described her as energetic. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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