DEAN MARTIN – A1125790
Safe - 9-24-2017 Brooklyn
DEAN MARTIN – A1125790
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/17/2017, From NY 11219, DueOut Date 09/20/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 6y Microchip noted on Intake? no History : Stray Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – some tail wagging, allows handling and exam P = 100 R = 20 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mod tartar and gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male, two scrotal testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, hyperpigmented muzzle, patchy alopecia with multifocal to diffuse collarettes and easily epilated fur CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: pyoderma – r/o secondary to allergies Plan: skin scrape negative, cephalexin 500mg BID x 14 days Prognosis: good with treatment SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to pyoderma
A volunteer writes: Holy CUTE! Dean Martin is ridiculous in every way possible! This bright eyed boy arrived as a stray, so we don’t know anything about his past, but he has quickly become the resident heart throb. He makes a pathetic little whining noise for attention in his cage (his own version of crooning!) and is basically a big baby. He seems to have some housetraining, isn’t bad on leash, and absolutely loves treats (but unless we’re just not speaking the same language, his mind might be a blank slate…ready to fill with tricks!). He is super cuddly and will stand on his tippy toes (he’s a short little guy!) to get close to his person. He likes to play with toys and our behavior department believes he can go to a home with another dog. He really needs to be seen to be believed…come meet him at Brooklyn ACC!
A volunteer writes: Dean Martin certainly is a crooner! If you close your eyes the cries that he makes in his cage sounds more like a baby than a dog. But sure enough, it’s just Dean, letting you know he’s ready to do his business. And it was probably a figment of my imagination, but I swear, when I bent down to love on him I smelled puppy breath! He really is just a big baby! He seems very housebroken and is eager to get outside but walks nicely on the leash. He’s a small fellow, a pocket pit as we call them, and his big old head looks disproportionate to the rest of his body. One look into his light eyes will have the ladies swooning. Dean is extremely friendly and has a charisma that makes him worthy of the “King of Cool’s” name. So if you’re looking for a guy to add to your Rat Pack, ask to meet him today!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered male, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Dean Martin was friendly and allowed all handling during the handling assessment.
When off leash at the Care Center, Dean Martin is a little nervous, displaying tucked tail and body. He relaxes as the session continues and is tolerant of most inappropriate behaviors. He explores the pens, occasionally checking in with the group. Dean Martin was brought in as a stray so his behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends the Dean Martin be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his calm sociability.
9/18: Dean Martin is a little nervous, displaying tucked tail and body but interacts in a group of calm male and female dogs, relaxing as a the session continues. He doesn’t solicit play but checks in regularly with the other dogs while exploring the yards.
9/19: Today, Dean Martin interacted with a variety of dogs and their temperaments. He displays a soft but nervous posture, and explores his surroundings majority of the session.
At intake Dean kept his tail between his legs he was a bit timid, but did warm up after a few minutes.
During the initial examination Dean Martin was loose, with his tail wagging, allows handling and exam.
We have no history on Dean Martin so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. Dean Martin is a young, enthusiastic, social dog.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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