STARBURST – A1123106
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 9/15/17
STARBURST – A1123106
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 2 yrs
RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/15/2017, From NY 11436, DueOut Date 09/15/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? positive History : o/s. Adopted from ACC 9/17 Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – Very loose and friendly. Wags her tail and did well for PE Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FS, spay scar and tattoo present, no vulvar d/c, no MGTs MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no external parasites seen, healthy haircoat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment- Apparently healthy Plan: CTM while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: spayed
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/23/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 08/26/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 2-4 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – wags tails pulls at leash, playful P = 80 R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: no SS seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4,legs and neck have possible scars and healing pyoderma type lesions CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment-pyoderma Plan: cephalesin 500 mg bid x 10d Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: Starburst is unexplainably sweet! She is seriously cute, and has her “worried face” down pat (really, if you tell her all of your woes and include lots of infection in your voice, you’ll feel like the most concerned, attentive therapist is listening to your every word!). Being a young gal, she has a fair amount of energy, but is full of fun ways to burn it off! She loves to explore on walks, and absolutely LOVES toys. Whether it’s a tennis ball or a plushy, she gallivants around with them, re-positions them in her mouth using my leg as an aide, and even throws them for herself! She is super friendly and does tend to excitedly jump up for attention (I’m told she created her own slapstick comedy act when she met someone wearing a dress, but I have no doubt that any embarrassment felt by her new friend was dwarfed by her delight at meeting Starburst!), but she very eagerly sits for treats and with some guidance will be a lady in no time! She has some housetraining, enjoys cuddle breaks as much as playtime, and is just sweet as sugar! She hopes to meet you at Brooklyn ACC!
KNOWN HISTORY: None reported
Unaltered female, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Starburst was social towards the assessor, she allowed all handling. Starburst showed no concerns during the handling assessment.
When off leash at the Care Center, Starburst is assertive and attempts mount the other dogs when introduced to a calm group. After handlers interrupt her, she explores her surroundings. Starburst was brought in as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Starburst be placed in a home with resident dogs that will tolerate her assertive behavior. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision.
8/24:Starburst greets the novel male dog with whines and assertive posturing. She leans on the other dog, and then attempts to mount him. After she is interrupted by handlers, she investigates the yard and its smells.
8/25: Starburst continues to display assertive posturing with a novel female dog. She positions herself near her flank, and attempts to mount her. She explores her surroundings after handlers interrupt her.
8/26- 8/29: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Starburst is assertive and attempts to mount. She listens to the handlers when they interrupt her, and explores the yard. As further socialization sessions occur, Starburst becomes less assertive and is able to engage in loose, bouncy bouts of play with other dogs.
At intake Starburst allowed all handling.
During the initial examination Starburst wags his tail, and pulls at leash, playful.
We have no history on Starburst so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment.
Starburst displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment.
Starburst will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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