COLTON – A1117114
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COLTON – A1117114
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 07/01/2017, From NY 10304, DueOut Date 07/04/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 8 years History : stray, friendly BCS 5/9 EENT: OU- lenticular sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate/severe dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, approx 2 inch soft subcutaneous mass at right thorax, approx 2 cm cutaneous mass at ventral chin, approx 1 cm raised erythematous lesion at left perineal area CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment moderate/severe dental disease cutnaeous and subcutaneous masses- R/O benign vs malignant Plan recommend FNA and cytology of masses Prognosis: fair
A volunteer writes: Colton came into the shelter as a stray in early July. He appears to be well fed and nicely groomed; Colton is a serious older gentleman, not much for playing but enjoys getting all the affection he can from our volunteers and staff (video below is evidence). Colton walks great on leash and takes treats gently. Colton would love a home with plenty of love and treats to give. If you’re interested in adopting Colton, come to the Staten Island Care Center to meet him.
Neutered male, stray
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, open mouth
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, shakes off mid game.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: 2. Dog playfully takes toy away, body soft.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
Summary:Colton displayed no concerning behavior during his behavior assessment.
During intake, Colton was tense, moving away from the scanner and hiding under Finder’s chair.
During his initial medical exam, Colton was a bit nervous but allowed handling.
We have no history on Colton so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Colton displays as having a medium level of energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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