DIAMOND – 21569
Safe - 3-2-2018 Brooklyn
DIAMOND – 21569
Care Center Location: Brooklyn; ZIP Code From: 11433;
Intake Type: Owner surrender Medical Behavior: Green; Age: 8 years; Sex: Female;
Weight: 62 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:8 reported; Microchip noted on Intake?n; History: o surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior -playful, seeks attention; Objective ; T = P =80; R =pant; BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam:clean teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: no ss seen; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: healthy; Prognosis:good; Plan:ohe in future SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Do you have a thing for older ladies? If so, then you should definitely come meet Diamond! She may not be a cougar, but she is one fine dog! Diamond is a beautiful 8 year old large mixed breed female. Although the last couple of days had been rough for her, she is ready to start anew, and give her boundless love to her new fur-ever home! After a nice brush, her coat is looking great, and shes ready to strut her stuff. She also has a pair of ears that will keep you smiling all day, and soulful eyes that will melt your heart! And that’s not even the best part! Her wild days are behind her, so she is perfect for someone who loves relaxing and taking it slow. She is a perfect lady when on the leash, and is not one to raise her voice. So if you are looking for someone who is loyal, wont break your heart, and will give back every bit of love that is given to her, then come down to the Animal Care Centers of NYC’s Brooklyn location, and meet this wonderful girl!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Diamond”21569″ is a 8 year old ,female,large dog that was surrendered due to moving. Diamond was given to the owner as a gift. Diamond has never suffered any health issues or injuries.The previous owner stated that Diamond’s last visit to the vet was a couple years ago.
Previously lived with:2 adults
How is this dog around strangers?When strangers come into the home Diamond would initially bark at the door until they come inside. Once the stranger is inside the home,she will approach with a loose body. She allows to be rubbed and hugged by any strangers. She is very open and friendly with all people. diamond would also lay near their feet for comfort. Diamond has never displayed any behavior concerns towards strangers.
How is this dog around children?No known experience with children.
How is this dog around other dogs?No Known experience with dogs.
How is this dog around cats?No known experience with cats. The previous owner did state that when diamond see’s cats from the window, she cries in their direction.
Resource guarding:Diamond inst bothered by the following:being picked up or held,being brushed or given baths. Diamond is food territorial.When the previous owner attempted to touch her food bowl while she is eating ,she would growl with a tense body. She does allow the removal of bones or toys from her mouth.
Bite history:Diamond hasn’t bitten anyone or animal within the last 10 days. No previous bite history.
For a New Family to Know: Diamond is described as friendly ,playful and affectionate. Diamond is very active while inside the home. She enjoys following the previous owners throughout the home. Diamond was fed dry food by Purina 2x a day. Diamond loves to play with any toy. When she wants you to play with her ,she will drop the toy at your feet. Diamond does answer to her name and commands such as sit, don’t and lay down.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake Diamond was friendly and active, she run up to a staff member in a playful manor. She jumped up to be greeted by a staff member. Diamond allowed to be photographed ,scanned and caged. Diamond scanned negative.
Details on my behavior are…
Energy level/descriptors: Diamond is described as friendly,playful and affectionate with a high energy.
Date of assessment: 27-Feb-2018
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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 gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Diamond displayed no concerning behavior during her assessment.
Summary (1): Diamond isn’t social around other dogs, here at the Care Center. She spends most of her sessions avoiding the them; scurrying past them when they are near. She will attempt to sniff their rears when they are occupied, but does not engage into further interactions. Diamond’s previous guardian reported that she has not been around other dogs. The Behavior Department believes that Diamond would be most comfortable as the only dog. Any other dog should be respectful and match her calm demeanor.
2/25: When off leash at the Care Center, Diamond briefly greets the male helper dog with a tucked, lowered body. She quickly scurries past him and avoids any further interactions. Diamond spends most of the rest of the time wandering the yard.
2/26-28: Diamond continues to avoid interacting with any dogs in a group of calm male and female dogs. She does briefly sniff their rears but quickly moves away when they turn to greet her face to face.
Date of intake: 24-Feb-2018
Summary: Upon intake Diamond was friendly and active, she run up to a staff member in a playful manor.
Date of initial: 26-Feb-2018
Summary: Diamond was playful, seeks attention
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owner describes Diamond as a playful, friendly dog.
Diamond is a young, enthusiastic, social dog, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; H – Healthy
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: Due to potential food guarding behavior in the home, Diamond gave an appropriate warning of her discomfort (growl, tense) but we feel that young children may not know to respect this warning. Older, dog savvy children can be considered as long as the adults feel confident that Diamond can be left alone while eating so she does not need to escalate from a growl. Behavior modification for food guarding behavior can be found at aspcapro.org.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments: Diamondâ€™s previous owner notes that she may growl when her food bowl is approached. We recommend that Diamond be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Diamond’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
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