BETHANY – 15583
Safe - 2-25-2018 Brooklyn
BETHANY – 15583
Intake Date: 12/7/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Spayed Female Age: 5 years
Weight: 41.4 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 4-6yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no History: Brought in by police; found in backyard of home with no ID. Subjective: Dog is BARH.
Observed Behavior – Very nervous. Muzzled for exam. Struggles a little with restraint at first, but then settles and allows exam without escalation. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = NA P = 100 R = wnl BCS 3-4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Grade 1-2/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: wnl MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, hair coat dirty but otherwise healthy CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: Underweight, Mild-Moderate Dental Dz Prognosis: Good-Excellent Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. Consider 3rd feeding. Recommend home dental care on placement, will likely need prophy in next 1-2 years. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: This little lady seemed shy when I first approached her cage, hiding in the back but the second she saw the leash in my hand and heard a bit of baby talk, she was ready to go, tail wagging all over the place and running to the front of the cage! Bethany is good on the leash, seems to be housetrained, and LOVES playing fetch! She even does something my dog never learned to do she brings the ball back!!! Bethany never seems to tire of playing fetch, and will bring it back to you, drop it at your feet, and sit patiently until you’re ready to throw it again. Every. Single. Time. She also never seems to get tired (even if I do!). It’s pretty adorable. Could you be Bethany’s fetch partner for life? Come and see this happy lady at the Brooklyn ACC today!
The Foster Writes: Bethany is an adorable dog! If you don’t fall for her expressive ears and markings, you will most definitely fall for her loving personality. Bethany can be timid at first. However, once she gets comfortable she’ll follow you around and won’t stop cuddling with you. She particularly loves getting belly rubs and hugs. Bethany will love you even more if you take her to play fetch. She loves it! She even knows to bring back the ball and drop it at your feet. It’s quite impressive. Beyond being adorable, she’s a great dog for city living. She is house trained (only had a few accidents the first couple of days) and can freely roam my apartment when I am not there. She likes to hang out in the crate and in the bed during the day. Her energy level is just right though. She’s more than happy to spend the day sleeping but looks forward to games of fetch or walks. With Bethany, you get the best of both worlds! She is a loving dog who wants to cuddle, but who is also happy to join you for outdoors activities.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
12/12/17 Vet Notes: Pre-surgery exam
S/O: BARH. Active, allows all handling EENT: eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: NMA, RR, Lungs C&E ABD: SNP, NMP INTEG: dry flaky haircoat, no ectos noted
MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar dc NEURO: A&A A: Apparently healthy P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for surgery tomorrow Excellent prognosis
12/13/17 Post Surgery Note: Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 9-Dec-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
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: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Bethany was fearful with her body a bit tense. She would tremble, but allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
Bethany was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
Bethany is nervous when first introduced to other dogs. She relaxes as she continues to participate in Playgroup session, and is slightly assertive with another female dog. Bethany was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Bethany be placed in a home with resident dogs that are well socialized and match her calm sociability. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision.
12/8: When off leash at the Care Center, Bethany was hesitant to approach the novel male greeter dog. She displayed a nervous posture- low body and flat ear. She allows him to sniff her and then loosens up a little bit, wandering the yard.
12/9: Bethany was introduced to a novel female dog today. She approached and greeted her with a soft, neutral posture but as the session continued she became more assertive- heightening her posture, straightening her spine and raising her tail. She explores the yard most of the session.
12/12: Bethany briefly bounces around before exploring the pens.
12/20: Bethany returned to group after recovering from surgery and met a calm, social male. She solicits and reciprocates play gestures with paw slaps. She can be persistent and needs to be slow down by handlers. When her play session is over, she explores the yard.
Date of intake: 7-Dec-2017
Date of initial: 8-Dec-2017
Summary: Very nervous, but but then settles and allows exam.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Bethany so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment.
Bethany displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Though observed to be human-social, Bethany may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Bethany to interact at her own pace; force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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