COCONUT aka STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE – 21442
Safe - 3-6-2018 Manhattan
COCONUT aka STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE – 21442
Intake Date: 2/22/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Female Age: 9 years
Weight: 54 lbs
LVT Intake ; Estimated age: 4 to 5 years old ; Microchip noted on Intake? Yes; History : Animal came in with dart; Dart wound on ventral chest, shaved and cleaned area; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate tarter; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Possibly spayed, added ACR for DVM exam to confirm spay scar
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Just her name conjures up the start of summer, time outdoors, barbeques and great summertime desserts like Strawberry Shortcake. How appropriate that I met this beauty on an unusually warm winter day, as both our thoughts turned to summer. Berry (for short) is a gorgeous girl with a big smile, wagging tail, lush clean coat and a perfect figure. Easily leashed we head outdoors where going potty was Berry’s first priority and then we’re off to the park. Berry shows off lovely leash manners, doesn’t mind being tethered for photos, loves to give kisses and snuggle her head into my chest. She gets excited when she sees other dogs in the park, and in her first playgroup didn’t appreciate being mounted by a boy. While birds are fun to chase, Berry is easily redirected and we continue our walk. Off leash in a pen she loves chasing a toy, we play a brief game of tug, shows off her sit for a treat,and comes in for more snuggles. An absolute delight, time spent with her conjures up thoughts of warmer days spent with loved ones. She’s ready to be counted as a ‘loved one’, so be sure to ask to meet her when you visit.
A staff member writes: Poor Strawberry Shortcake has found herself at the Manhattan Care Center because unfortunately her owner passed away. She’s a super cute senior gal who deserves a loving, relaxing retirement home! She was previously at ACC and based on those records is around 9 years old.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 25-Feb-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
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: Strawberry Shortcake quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She appeared a bit anxious, panting, whining, and pacing, and displayed a high level of activity and movement. She was social throughout and allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 2/23: When introduced off leash to a male dog, Strawberry Shortcake allows greeting then offers a very hard correction for attempted mounting.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Strawberry Shortcake so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, 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: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: Anxiety
Potential challenges comments: Anxiety: Strawberry Shortcake appears a bit anxious at the care center, panting, barking, whining, and pacing a lot. We have no history on her in a home, so we do not know if this behavior will be present outside of the care center. If it does occur, we recommend giving her puzzle toys, long walks, and things to do to relieve her anxiety. Positive reinforcement, reward based training only should be used.
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Came in With
- CHANEL aka CHEESECAKE - 21443
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