SYRUS – A0936461
Safe - 12-7-2016 Manhattan
SYRUS – A0936461
***RETURNED 12/03/16***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / BLACK, BOXER, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/03/2016, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 12/03/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 12/03/16 10:41 chip positive approx 12-13 yo MN Boxer X S: owner surrendered this morning, very sweet energetic old dog, owner reports that their vet suspected hypothyrodism in Syrus (no records provided) O: AU: dry discharge, slightly hypertrophic canals OU: red sclera, no discharge, lenticular sclerosis Oral: dental tartar, maloclusion consistent with boxer breed standard Int: multiple areas of hypotrichosis to alopecia and hyperpigmentation on dorsum, multiple crusting at r and l lateral thorax, interdigital raised erythema and crusting on dorsal paw of LFL, pruritic Lnn: WNL CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm Resp: lungs clear x4, panting Abd: SNP Repro: neutered male MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 9/9, mild to moderate mm wasing in hindlimbs Neuro: PLRs, menace & mentation WNL, CPs WNL, no ataxia A: dermatitis (allergic vs inx vs other) otitis externa geriatric healthy P: Woods Lamp negative 750 mg Cephalexin PO BID x 14d Otomax AU BID x 7d px: good
A volunteer writes: Syrus reminds me of my Uncle George…..a frosted face, a warm heart, easy to be with, and as comfortable as a worn in pair of shoes. The person you want to relax with, entrust your secrets to, and snuggle up to when you need a friend. Syrus was surrendered to our care when his family moved where he isn’t welcome. We’re told he’s housetrained (check), well behaved when left home alone, knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘go home’ (to your bed), ‘let’s go’ and ‘grab your ball’, he likes to play with toys, lived nicely with young
children, doesn’t guard his stuff, is anxious during fireworks, and doesn’t mind getting dressed in clothes!! Awwwww :). Syrus and I enjoyed a leisurely walk to the park, his leash manners are lovely, and when I needed him to pose for some pictures he did so without complaint. In the outside pen he gently greeted other dogs through the fence but we’re told that as he’s aged he’s become less tolerant of other dogs. Syrus may have a thyroid condition causing him to lose patches of fur so should see a vet for a firm diagnosis and course of treatment. This senior boy is move in ready, and like my Uncle George will capture your heart in no time. There’s nothing better than an undemanding, comfortable friend by your side.
MALE, BROWN / BLACK, BOXER, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 06/21/2012, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 06/21/2012
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN POS#490E624D6C BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM mild tartar male intact docked tail nosf
Syrus is a 9.5 year old neutered Boxer. His family got him from a pet store as a puppy and are rehoming him because their new home doesn’t allow pets. For the past 2 months, they’ve been paying rent in their old home and visiting him there to care for him but can no longer afford this. Syrus is losing spots of fur and the vet suspects he has a thyroid issue.
Syrus is friendly/outgoing w/ most strangers. He becomes tense and stares and barks at some men, especially in dark shadows, but he hasn’t escalated from there. Syrus grew up w/ a child from 0-8 and is relaxed, playful, and tolerant w/ him. His family reports that he loves spending time around children. Syrus plays exuberantly w/ people. He attended obedience class when he was under 1 year old and he went to the dog park until he was 5 years old. He would play exuberantly with small dogs and often retreated from large dogs. A small female dog visited him and he growled, barked, and snapped towards her. His owner has been keeping him from meeting other dogs. He barks at them now. Syrus hasn’t bit anyone.
Syrus is anxious/ restless during fireworks. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/retrains him, wakes him up, dresses him in clothes, bathes him, brushes him, or trims his nails. When strangers visit, he sometimes greets them and is friendly, and he sometimes continues to rest in his bed; he doesn’t bark and doesn’t mind if they approach his family. Outside, he is friendly w/ most strangers that approach his owner but may bark at some men.
Syrus’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, and medium energy. He sometimes follows his family and sometimes rests in his bed. He plays w/ balls, stuffed toys, chew toys, and ropes. He plays fetch, chase, and tug. He lived inside and slept on a dog bed. He ate dry Royal Canin food for Boxers and wet Natural Balance food. He appreciates any human food treats and his owner gave him snacks such as turkey. He’s housetrained, potties anywhere outside, and doesn’t have accidents inside. Syrus is well-behaved while free-roaming in the house alone. He was crated as a puppy and doesn’t need to be anymore. He knows the following cues: sit, stay, go home (to your bed), let’s go, and grab your ball. He went for slow-brisk walks at his family’s pace. He always carries a toy on his walk. He sometimes pulls lightly on his leash but responds when his family asks him to slow down
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/four year old child.
Behavior toward children: Friendly
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Bite history: None reported
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Syrus appeared a bit anxious but displayed no behavioral concerns on his assessment.
When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Syrus becomes slightly tense when approached.
During his initial medical exam Syrus appeared friendly and allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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