WICKER aka SWEET FACE – 20103 (ALT ID – A1104959)
Safe - 3-1-2018 Manhattan
WICKER aka SWEET FACE – 20103 (ALT ID – A1104959)
Intake Date : 2/6/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 61 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age:2 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :owner surrender; was originally used as emotional support animal but owner’s housing management said he was too large Subjective:BAR Observed Behavior -appears docile and friendly, tenses up intermittently but overall allows handling Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : BCS 6.5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam:mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mild tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:grossly normal Assessment 1. Overweight, healthy otherwise Prognosis:good Plan: recommend weight loss through dietary management
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the handsomest of them all? No question there. With beautifully refined, hound-like features, the softest, most adorably floppy ears, and a pair of amber eyes that seem to have the world behind them, 2 year-old Wicker easily carries that crown. At approximately 60 pounds, with a healthy build and long, lanky legs, Wicker strolls easily ahead of my stride. Wicker comes to us as an owner surrender having lived with his prior family for one year. He is said to be friendly with other dogs large and small, and also to enjoy the company of children. Despite Wicker’s young age there’s a calm and maturity about him, and again, those eyes, as if he’s lived twice as many lives. Handsome Wicker would do best with a family with an average amount of dog experience.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information:Wicker’s owner adopted him from ACC 1 year ago and is surrendering because she can no longer care for him due to declining health.
Previously lived with:1 adult
How is this dog around strangers?Wicker is friendly with strangers. He lived with two adult woman.
How is this dog around children?He plays with children and lays down next to them.
How is this dog around other dogs?Wicker is friendly and playful and bows to dogs at the dog park. A small female dog is staying with him and they play together as well.
How is this dog around cats?A cat stayed with Wicker for a week and they chased each other playfully. Wicker caught mice.
Wicker hasn’t bit anyone.
Resource guarding:Wicker doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, or wakes him up.
Bite history:Wicker has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors:Medium, Friendly
Other Notes:Wicker is tense but tolerant during baths every Sunday. Wicker leans in when brushed. Wicker is friendly with strangers that approach his home/family.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?No
Medical NotesWicker has no known health issues.
For a New Family to KnowWicker’s family describes him as: friendly, affectionate, playful, smart, medium energy. Wicker lived inside and followed his owner closely. He slept at her feet. He likes squeaky toys and playing fetch. He ate dry and wet Pedigree food. He’s housetrained and potties outside only; he whines at the door when he has to go potty. On walks, Wicker pulls on the leash until he has gone potty and then walks at his owner’s side. Wicker is well-behaved while home alone. Wicker sits, gives high five, paw, other paw, and comes when asked.
Wicker had a loose body and waggy tail upon intake. After the client departed Wicker started whimpering. He was receptive to handling and allowed collaring. He sat nicely for picture. He went inside his kennel willfully.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment:7-Feb-2018
Look:1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
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:Wicker approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He was social during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
2/7: When introduced to a female dog, Wicker will initially keep to himself. He will eventually solicit play using paw slaps.
2/8: Wicker is initially tense. He begins to vocalize and becomes aroused with running play. When another dog becomes tense, he tenses and vocalizes in response.
Date of intake:6-Feb-2018
Summary:Wicker had a loose body and waggy tail upon intake.
Date of initial:6-Feb-2018
Summary:Wicker allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:Wicker’s previous owner described him as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/28/2017, From NY 11418, DueOut Date 03/03/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Stray, MN, ~1yr. BAR-H. Approachable easy to handle. BCS 3/5. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: Unremarkable. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Neutered. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Not performed. Assessment – P appears to be in good health. 48 LBS
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Other notes: Upon intake Sweet face was quiet and relaxed, he allowed all handling.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:2. Dog is anxious, easily aroused, barks and focus on exiting out the assessment room.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Sweet face was friendly towards the assessor but a bit aloof, he displayed no concerns.
Sweet Face was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sweet Face displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. He mostly keeps to himself as he explores the pen, tolerating the female’s persistent greetings.
Sweet Face was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown.
3/4: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sweet Face displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. He mostly keeps to himself as he explores the pen, tolerating the female’s persistent greetings.
During his medical examination, Sweet Face was approachable and allowed all handling.
We have no history on Sweet Face so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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