ZENA – 22522
Safe - 3-15-2018 Manhattan
ZENA – 22522
Care Center Location: Manhattan; ZIP Code From: 10467
Intake Type: Owner surrender; Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 9 years; Sex: Female; Weight: 33 lbs
DVM Intake Exam: Estimated age: 9 Microchip noted on Intake? n Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : OS Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – Excitable, energetic, slightly fearful on exam. Objective: T = – P = 88 R = WNL BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, mammary glands fully developed U/G: Vulva dilated/engorged – no spay scar seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate -no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: np Assessment: Healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan: OVH SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Zena is adorable, pristine and regal laying on her kuranda bed. Let’s go see the world, princess ! Zena is a pretty very medium size gal, sparkling white and who has been beautifully cared for by her former family. She is with us, though as her owner was unable to care for her anymore. Zena is described as very friendly, playful with people and even a middle aged cat she lived with as well as a Pomeranian. She is a good walker(and not a puller), voids frequently on the way and crosses in a very civil way other dogs, big and small. She seems to like her time in playgroups with her peers here at the care center. Zena enjoys to spend time in the yard, runs after balls , eats treats politely(she did search my bag a few times for liver treats, though) , sits straight like an I on the bench, her little feet neatly planted outwardly and observes the area like a queen on her throne. Zena is indeed very cute, so loving and lovable too. She is a great tail wagger , kisser and a wonderful lap dog as she is not that big to fit… Zena is looking for a new master or family who enjoys caring for older pets. She has a lot to offer and will make a lively, playful, sociable and affectionate companion still for years to come. Come and meet Zena at the Manhattan Care
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Zena is a 9 year old female, black and white medium sized dog. She was surrendered when her owner could no longer care for her or feed her.
Previously lived with: 5 adults, 1 cat
How is this dog around strangers? Zena is friendly around strangers. She is playful and jumps up on strangers when they approach her.
How is this dog around children? Zena previously spent time with her previous owners 2 year old nieces. Her previous owner states that at first, Zena growled at the girls when she first met them when they were babies. Now that they’re 2, she is playful around them and allows them to pet her belly and scratch her ears.
How is this dog around other dogs? Zena previously spent time with a 9 year old female Pomeranian. She was playful around her.
How is this dog around cats? Zena lived with one 7 year old male cat. She is very playful around him, and they constantly chase each other around the house.
Resource guarding: Zena is friendly when her bowl or toys get taken away. When her toys get taken away she becomes playful.
Energy level/descriptors: High energy level, affectionate, excitable, anxious
Other Notes: Zena isn’t bothered when she is pushed or pulled off of furniture. She jumps down when her owner tells her to get down. She isn’t bothered when she’s disturbed while sleeping. When given a bath, she tries to escape unless the water is warm. If the water is warm she will calmly sit in the bathtub. Zena tries to escape when she is being brushed. Zena isn’t bothered when her feet are touched. Zena is friendly and playful when strangers approach the home or her family members.
For a New Family to Know
Zena is described as a dog who loves attention. In the home, she follows her owner around the house. Zena sits by her owner when her owner is eating, but she never begs. She likes playing with balls and footballs. She likes to wrestle although she can get rough while doing so. When was kept as an indoors only dog, and isn’t house trained. She has accidents in the house daily. Zena wasn’t walked often, but when she was, she went to the bathroom on concrete. Zena likes sleeping on a blanket in the living room. She eats dry food twice a day and enjoys milk bone treats. When left alone, she is well behaved although she goes potty indoors and tears the garbage up if it isn’t empty. Zena knows the cue for “sit,” “go,” “stop.” For exercise she enjoys running around the house with the cat. When walking on a leash, she pulls very hard.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake, Zena had her ears pointed up and a wagging tail. She jumped up on me as I tried to scan her for a microchip. She wagged her tail as I put a collar on her. When I walked her towards the back, she stopped to jump on the other two counselors. She pulled lightly on her leash while walking her to the back, and walked into the kennel on her own when I put food in it.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 11-Mar-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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
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: Zena approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): 3/11: When introduced off leash to dogs, Zena engages in bouts of bouncy play, at times mounting a select female.
Summary (2): 3/12: Zena keeps only to herself.
Date of intake: 10-Mar-2018
Summary: Zena jumped up socially.
Date of initial: 10-Mar-2018
Summary: Zena allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Zena’s previous owner described her as having a high level of activity. 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
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Zena’s previous owner noted that she has growled at babies. For this reason, we recommend she be placed into a home without very young children.
Potential challenges: House soiling; Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
House soiling: Zena is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only. Accidents should never be punished as this will likely make the problem worse.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Zena is reported to have growled at babies in her previous home. It is important to go slow when introducing Zena to new or different things. She should never be forced to approach she is uncomfortable with and should always be given the choice to back away from something.
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