CHARLIE – 17776
Safe - 1-18-2018 Manhattan
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CHARLIE – 17776
Intake Date: 1/6/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 4 years Sex: Female
Weight: 44 lbs
LVT intake : Microchip Scan: positive , Evidence of Cruelty: no, Observed Behavior: allows all handling, Sex: intact female, Estimated Age: reported 4y, Subjective: seemingly healthy animal, Eyes: clear, Ears: clean, some ribbing to pinnae as if mild aural hematoma, Oral Exam: mild staining, some wear on teeth, Heart: WNL, Lungs: WNL, Abdomen: WNL, Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9, Mentation: BARH, Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy animal, Plan: DVM intake
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Charlie is a 4 year old female brown brindle large mixed breed dog. Charlie has lived with previous owners for about 4 years and was bought from a person on craigslist. Charlie has no injuries or health problems and was last taken to the vet in 2017.
Previously lived with: Charlie previously lived with two adults and one dog.
How is this dog around strangers? Charlie is friendly and outgoing with strangers. Charlie will approach strangers and allows pets.
How is this dog around children? Charlie has interacted with children under 5 years old. Charlie is described as being jumpy and playful.
How is this dog around other dogs? Charlie has interacted with both small and large dogs. Charlie is described as being playful and friendly with both sized dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Charlie has never interacted with cats.
Resource guarding: Charlie is not bothered when her food or bowl is touched while she is eating. Charlie is also not bothered when a toy, treat or object is taken away.
Bite history: Charlie has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors: Charlie has a very high energy level Other Notes: Charlie is not bothered by loud noises but barks during thunder storms. Charlie does not like to be bathed but will allow it. Charlie pulls away when her nails are trimmed and when her paws are touched. Charlie is never been held or restrained. Charlie is friendly when unfamiliar approaches her owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: Charlie has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Charlie is a friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and independent dog. When at home, Charlie will follow you around and likes to be in the same room as you. Charlie is an indoors only dog and was fed a raw diet twice a day. Charlie is house trained and prefers to go potty outside on the grass or dirt. When home alone, Charlie will get into the trash if left outside but is overall well behaved. When taken for walks on the leash, Charlie pulls lightly. When walked off the leash, Charlie will walk away but comes when called.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, when I approached Charlie she started to pull on the leash but her owner kept her close to her. Charlie was very energetic and was trying to run towards me while her owner held her leash. Once I was close to Charlie, she jumped on to me and licked my hands while I scanned for a microchip. Charlie allowed me to collar her and the pet her around her face.
My medical notes are…
01/07/18 DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: Reported 4 years old Microchip noted on Intake? Positive scan on intake History : Owner surrender Subjective: Alert Observed Behavior – Wagging tail, allows all handling Objective : BAR< mm pink, BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Scant dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, presumed intact, no spay scar noted
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally normal Assessment: Apparently healthy Prognosis: Good Plan: Recommend spay, adoption SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 7-Jan-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: 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.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
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: Charlie 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.
PLAY GROUP :
1/7: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Charlie begins to solicit pushy play with bumps and body contact. She becomes a bit tense and vocal when play intensifies.
1/9: Charlie offers paw slaps and body contact to solicit play.
Date of intake: 6-Jan-2018
Summary: Charlie was active, jumped up, and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 7-Jan-2018
Summary: Charlie allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Charlie’s previous owner described her as having a very high level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. 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: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:
Basic manners/poor impulse control: Charlie is reported to jump up on people. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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