DEVON – 32700
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DEVON – 32700
Intake Date: 6/29/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Neutered Male Age: 9 years
Weight: 62 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 9 Microchip noted on Intake? n Microchip Number (If Applicable): n History : Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – gentle, timid, allowed PE Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = – P = wnl R = wnl BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate calculus and tartar – did not do a full oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: NEUTERED MALE MSI: SQ mass 4 cm on left side of pt – aspirated onto slide – fat droplets grossly observed, 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 : – 3 cm Benign SQ Lipoma on Left flank behind the elbow – Otherwise suspected Healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Complete intake tasks
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Confession: I’m a sucker for the seniors. Give me a distinguished brow, a frosted muzzle, a calm, relaxed gait to suggest, “Well, what’s the hurry?” and I’ll trade you a lifetime of puppy breath. (Bold words, but true!) Yes, seniors are the key to my heart. But even calling 9 year-old Devon a “senior” rings a tiny bit false. While his gait is certainly calm, and his brow incredibly distinguished, he’s also quick to join me in a silly romp through the grass, his speckled muzzle falling open to a smile. And that brow — it unfurrows in no time at just the sight of a young, amber pup, when she joins us outdoors in a neighboring pen. Turns out if Devon is supposed to start slowing down, that’s definitely news to him. His eyes crinkle together at the sight of this new love interest, his tail bursting into a blurry wag, and as he attempts to woo her through a chainlink fence, his vanilla-tipped toes get to tapping. But it’s not just his kind that Devon has eyes for. From the moment we meet, that same tail never stops moving and his eyes are never anything but bright. And, reader, let me confess again, that the moment I found that special “spot” at the tip of Devon’s tail, all thoughts of his pretty, young, amber girl fell away. And his heart was mine for the taking. Devon is a beautiful walker, sits nicely for treats, and could not be more well-mannered if he tried. But try he might. As anyone who’s known the love of a senior (even a “senior” in Devon’s case) knows well, they will try anything to keep a strong hold of your heart. Asking only dignity, appreciation, and the love they’ve earned in return. And the promise of a lifetime and forever. Devon is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: He loves to cuddle & give hugs. He loves to eat & play with ice
How is this dog around strangers? Unknown
How is this dog around children? Unknown
How is this dog around other dogs? He is not very dog friendly with other dogs
How is this dog around cats? Unkown
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: No history He will not show warning signs when he is around another dog,he will lunge
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 1-Jul-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 stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Devon approached the assessor with a soft body. He was social during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary: Due to the concerning level of reactivity displayed both on and off leash around other dogs, a single pet home is recommended for Devon.
PLAY GROUP :
6/29: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Devon engages in some bouncy play. When he sniffs a male dog through the fence he growls and fixates.
6/30: Devon greets politely and wanders the pen.
7/1: Devon greets a female dog politely and plays appropriately. He barks and growls at a male dog through the fence.
7/5: Devon is stiff upon greeting the female helper dog through the fence. He freezes, hard stares, and remains fixated. He begins to low growl when the helper dog approaches and is removed from the interaction.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Devon so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments: Single pet home/no dog parks: Due to the concerning level of reactivity displayed both on and off leash around other dogs, a single pet home is recommended for Devon.
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Devon has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. This behavior has particularly been noted around other male dogs. Devon may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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