BOSTON CREAM – 11969
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BOSTON CREAM – 11969
**DEAF**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
Intake Date: 11/7/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 1 year Sex: Male
Weight: 66 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: ~1yr Microchip noted on Intake? no History : Stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – QARH. Allows all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean, adult dentition fully erupted
PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, healing wounds at base of ears CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healing wounds on ears (possible fly strike) Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: OK for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: I’m not afraid to admit it, I LOVE BOSTON CREAM! The filling too, but especially the dog. This sweet, gentle boy is a staff and volunteer favorite at the Brooklyn ACC. He may need slow walks with lots of treats for encouragement (he is deaf and needs extra guidance to feel comfortable on walks), but his kind eyes and loving snuggles make the effort even more rewarding. Boston Cream is very affectionate, and although he is shy at first, he warms up to his people quickly. After our first walk together, when we sat down for a break he walked over to me and laid his head to rest in my lap. He seemed like he was ready to receive ear scratches and pets forever, and I was happy to give them! There’s nothing about this boy not to love. Boston Cream loves to play with stuffed toys, and once his fun side comes out, his tail never stops wagging! He will need a patient, experienced adopter who understands that a deaf dog takes longer to learn and needs different training methods than a hearing dog. Speaking from experience, I know how rewarding it is caring for and loving a dog with special needs, and Boston Cream is no different. After one afternoon together, I knew he was special, and I know you will too. Please come and meet this wonderful pup today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
11/08/17 Vet Notes:
Behavior staff reported that Boston Cream appeared deaf during playgroup sessions.
S/O: QARH. Allows all handling EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No coughing or sneezing NEURO: No response to audio stimuli A: Deaf P: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 9-Nov-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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 low and a bit fearful.
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. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Boston creme came into the room fearful with his body low, he is friendly and affectionate towards the handlers.
Boston Cream was found as a stray with another large mixed breed dog but we do not have any further information about his behavior around other dogs.
11/08: When off leash at the Care Center, Boston Cream greets a novel female with a soft posture. He engages in running chase play with a female dog, and offers her dramatic play bows.
11/09-10: Boston Cream engages in brief bouts of play in a group of male and female dogs. He is tolerant of most body contact and shows interest in the female player.
Date of intake: 7-Nov-2017
Summary: Timid though allowed handling
Date of initial: 7-Nov-2017
Summary: Allowed all handling
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: – The behavior department recommends allowing Boston Creme to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Boston Creme to new and unfamiliar situations.
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