SWEETY – 15678
RTO SAFE 12/15/17
SWEETY – 15678
14y Brown/White Female 63lbs. Intake: Owner Surrender 12/8/17
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: Reported to be 14 years old – exam is consistent with this; Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on intake; History : Surrendered; no medical problems reported; Subjective: Alert, walks around; Observed Behavior – Slightly tense but allows most handling. Flinches and jumps away from auscultation and exam of left armpit (and auscultation). Objective ; BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Moderate tartar and gingivitis; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, reported intact. No mammary masses or discharge noted. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. Ventrum has mild alopecia and hyperpigmentation. Stiff hind legs.; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: 1. Overweight; 2. Geriatric; 3. Dental disease; Prognosis: Fair Plan: 1.Recommend weight loss 2. Recommend dental cleaning and daily tooth brushing 3. Run CBC/chemistry; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to advanced age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes:
Sweety has been a family dog for …14 plus years and is with us as her landlord became unfriendly to pets, just like that…Sweety “does not get it”.. How could she at her age. She has been so well cared for, is well dressed, well fed, shows no callouses in sight, has lived with kids, cats and dogs…. She was a family member….Sweety is slow and compliant within our walls. Do this, do that…She does it. Of course, we are gentle as we understand that this elderly lady needs to be handled with care and respect. Do not think, though that her mind is not sharp. Family life must have kept her on her toes and although she is a bit “frozen” in our premises, she understands all what is sais to and asked from her. She is a peaceful walker, does her business on the way and nears politely other dogs. She ignored a large pooch barking loudly at us. Sweety deserves to spend her golden years well cared for, loved and respected…Will you consider her and off her your home and your heart? Sweety is at the Manhattan Care Center.
Another volunteer writes: Pleasantly plump, her lush coat and sweet face looking like she’s ready for a Venetian masquerade ball make her completely irresistible! Easily leashed and stepping gently and carefully down from her kennel we head out the door after Sweety allows me to put on a Mrs. Santa Claus dress. It’s small, and she’s round, but we work together to make it fit and she’s a great sport about it. Sweety is lovely on leash, staying nicely by my side as we navigate the ice on the sidewalk. Sweety joined us when her owners moved where she’s not welcome and comes with an excellent resume which includes that she’s relaxed and gentle with children and cats, doesn’t guard her things, can be shy with strangers for a few minutes, is housetrained and enjoys walks, and has been known to raid the fridge for food! Sweety is making the best out of this new place without everything she knows and loves, and is patiently and hopefully waiting to find her retirement home. She’s a mellow chilled out little girl ready to curl up by your side. Come meet her today and enjoy her senior years together.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Sweety is a 14 year old dog who was a gift and kept in the same home for 14 years. Unfortunately due to moving she could not be kept.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers she is described as shy for a few minutes and plays gentle.
How is this dog around children? Around children she is described as relaxed and plays gentle.
How is this dog around other dogs? Around dogs she is described as relaxed and plays gentle.
How is this dog around cats? Around cats she is described as relaxed and plays gentle.
Resource guarding: She has no known resource guarding issues.
Bite history: She has no known bite histories
Energy level/descriptors: low energy level
She is known to have no behavior issues and isn’t bothered with loud noises. She isn’t bothered with having her food or toys touched, being held or restrained, having her nails trimmed or when unfamiliar people approach her home or owner. She enjoys being brushed and being given a bath.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: She has no known medical issues
For a New Family to Know
She is described as friendly, affectionate, shy, confident, independent and mellow. She will follow you around when home, likes to play with balls and squeak toys, slept on her own bed and ate dry food Kibbles and Bits 2 times a day. She can get into the fridge and attempt to eat the food in there. Likes to be walked at least 1-3 times a day, doesn’t pull on leash and off leash will wander but come when she is called.
Upon intake she allowed all handling. She allowed being collared and was receptive to head and body touches. She allowed counselor to take her picture and place her in a kennel. She had a loose body during the intake and was calm and relaxed.
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 12/10/2017
Date of intake: 8-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 14 years)
Previously lived with: An adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first then gently playful
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and gently playful
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and gently playful
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and gently playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Sweety is described as friendly, affectionate, shy, confident, independent and mellow with a low level of activity.
Date of assessment: 10-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 5. Dog freezes, snaps, and/or tries to bite.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Sweety did not approach the assessor in the assessment room but allowed the assessor to approach her. She was aloof throughout the assessment, panting hard. During the second paw squeeze, she vocalized and snapped towards the assessor’s hand.
Summary (1): 12/10: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Sweety allows approach, then turns to offer brief greeting.
Date of intake: 8-Dec-2017
Summary: Upon intake, Sweety allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Sweety’s previous owner described her as having a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children: Due to the potential for handling sensitivity displayed at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges comments:
Handling/touch sensitivity: Sweety has growled and snapped when her paw was handled, showing discomfort with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Sweety’s paws at this time and to be cautious when touching him in other areas as we do not know where she may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Sweety to be more comfortable with this.
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