TIDUS – A1114897
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TIDUS – A1114897
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 06/13/2017, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 06/13/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary age: 8 months Microchip noted on Intake? none. O surrender, allows all handling, gentle temperment P = 120 R = 24 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, mild diffuse scabbing over pinnae, moderate ear canal stenosis- topical ears meds visible in canal no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: pink gums, adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, both testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat but patchy alopecia on forehead, mild periocular alopecia OU, patchy alopecia on tops of all four paws, skin beneath mildly erythematous CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment ear wounds and AU infection- on ear meds skin: patchy alopecia: r/o infection, allergy, ectoparasitic, other Plan Wood’s Lamp alopecic spots- negative requested skin scrape and report results cwsc Prognosis: good SURGERY: once skin scrape results are in, if negative for demodex can pursue sx
A volunteer writes: “Making a puppy face”. Just look at Tidus and you will see exactly what this sentence means. Naive, dependent, genuine. Tidus is of course a puppy, only eight months of age and is as sweet as can be, gentle and friendly, obedient and low key. He racks up many daily walks with staff and volunteers because he is just such a blessing, a quiet and happy moment in a busy day. Tidus is really cute, well made and well dressed in his cream and honey color coat. Some dermatitis affects his face and ears. He will need veterinary attention (that he is already getting at the care center) and possibly a special diet. Tidus is a very good walker and does his business as we stroll around the block. He has a healthy interest in his peers which he demonstrates in playgroups with males and females, bouncing happily through the yard. He is lively, jumping and running after tennis balls. He sits nicely on command and takes treats politely from my hand. He comes on the bench to smooch with me and likes to be caressed even on his head and ears. He is so very sweet and affectionate. Titus is an adorable youngster who will make a wonderful forever best friend, one to have fun with or to cuddle with. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
A volunteer adds: One week plus at the care center has not changed a bit my cute little friend Tidus. He is only 8 months of age but is not fussy, demanding, or short-fused. He is the same welcoming little guy, waiting at his door, his sweet eyes all on me, a gentle smile on his face. So, why has he not been adopted in a flash? Adopters understandably wish for a perfectly healthy pet from the get go…and, well, Tidus’ ears and face are affected by some kind of treatable dermatitis, getting as a matter of fact quite better since his arrival at the care center. Tidus is so worth your attention. He is an awesome youngster who is just hoping for your magic touch to make him the star of your life. Ask to meet him today. Tidus so wants to be your friend.
Tidus A1114897 is a young male tan & white mix breed dog who was given to the owner from the previous owner 2wks ago & is being surrendered due to pet conflict & pet health. His last vet visit is unknown & currently has some injuries to his ears and skin issues.
Tidus is friendly/outgoing with strangers. He’s lived with children ages 6yrs-14yrs & was gentle, exuberant, relaxed/playful, affectionate & respectful of them, the adult & one of the two other medium breed dogs in the home. The other male dog didn’t like his attention being given to Tidus from the other dog and would try to go after Tidus to which the friendlier dog would defend When Tidus spots a dog on the street he’ll bark at them; the owner believes it’s to play. Tidus hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Tidus isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being bathed or being moved off of furniture. He hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting or had his nails trimmed. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member Tidus will bark then jump up on them to greet them. The owner stated Tidus will snap (as a warning) if you try to touch his ears as they’re sensitive.
For A New Family to Know:
Tidus is described as friendly, very affectionate, very playful, confident & excitable with a medium-high activity level. The owner likes everything about Tidus and Tidus enjoys belly rubs & playing. When the owner is home Tidus follows them around. He enjoys ball, squeaky, stuffed, rope toys & games of tug & chase. Tidus sleeps on linen, eats dry & canned Pedigree food 2-3x a day, isn’t housebroken, is left loose in the apartment (doesn’t like crates and will break out of it), is an indoor mostly dog that is walked 2-3x a day and his known command “sit”.
Tidus had a super loose, wiggly body & allowed all handling. He allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of. Tidus walked nicely alongside me to his kennel where had to be lifted (which he didn’t seem to mind) and placed into due to not wanting to enter on his own with ease.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 6- 14), and 2 medium dogs
Behavior toward strangers: Social
Behavior toward children: Social, relaxed, and exuberant
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None Reported
Bite history: None Reported
Energy level/descriptors: Tidus is described as social and excitable with a medium-high activity level.
Other notes: Owner states Tidus will snap as a warning if his ears are touched due to sensitivity.
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 closed.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Tidus displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment and was social throughout.
*Playgroup helper dog
Tidus is social and playful when engaging with dogs in the care center. The previous owner of Tidus describes him as “respectful” toward other dogs in the home. The behavior department feels Tidus may be placed into a home with dogs, based on these observations.
6/15: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Tidus approaches and sniffs politely. He engages in brief bouts of soft play.
6/16-6/17: Tidus engages in bouncy play with male and female dogs.
6/18-21: Tidus engages in play with male and female dogs..
Tidus had a super loose, wiggly body and allowed all handling.
During his initial medical exam Tidus allowed handling.
Tidus’ previous owner described him as having a medium-high level of activity. 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)
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Tidus’ previous owner noted he will snap when his ears are touched in warning. As he has very bad ear infections, this is likely the reason for this issue. While his ears are being treated, they should be avoided being touched.
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