GIRLIE – 21429
Safe - 2-28-2018 Manhattan
GIRLIE – 21429
Location: Manhattan, Intake Date: 2/22/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow, Sex: Female, Age: 9 years, Weight: 16.6 lbs, Original Location: 10463
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 9 (o reported 14, dose not seem accurate) Microchip noted on Intake?n; History o surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior -growled in cage, muzzled easily. easy exam; Objective T =; P =60; R =wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: sclerosis ou, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam:limited. front teeth very clean; 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 at later date; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Girlie is a 14 year old unaltered small breed dog that the owner got as a gift when Girlie was a few months old. The owner is surrendering due to issues with her landlord. Girlie’s last vet visit was today for routine vaccines.
Previously lived with: adults and 3 dogs
How is this dog around strangers? Girlie is described as friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Girlie is relaxed and playful with children, always playing gently.
How is this dog around other dogs? Girlie is relaxed and playful with other dogs, she plays gently with them.
How is this dog around cats? Girlie has never been around cats.
Resource guarding: Girlie is not bothered when her food bowl is touched while she eats or if a treat or toy is taken from her.
Bite history: Girlie has never bitten or scratched another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Girly is not bothered when she is taken off furniture, restrained, disturbed while she sleeps, bathed, or brushed. The owner has never trimmed Girlie’s nails. Girlie barks when the doorbell rings.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know::Girlie is described as affectionate, playful, pushy, and astute. The owner’s favorite thing about Girlie is how friendly she can be. Girlie’s favorite thing to do is play. When the owner is home, Girlie follows her around. Girlie loves to play fetch with balls. Girlie has been kept mostly indoors and will use any surface when walked. Girlie sleeps with the owner. Girlie is fed Pedigree wet food, 1/2 a can a day and 1 cup of the dry mixed with some water. Girlie knows how to sit, come here, and stay on command. Girlie goes on slow walks on a leash for exercise and pulls lightly on a leash.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Girlie had a tense body but was receptive to all handling. Girlie warmed up slowly and jumped up on Counselor.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 25-Feb-2018
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Girlie approached the assessor in the assessment room cautiously. She had a tense, trembling body throughout the assessment and quickly spun towards the assessor during tag. She allowed all of the handling.
Summary (1): 2/23-26: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Girlie greets politely and wanders the pen.
Date of intake: 22-Feb-2018
Summary: Upon intake, Girlie had a tense body but was receptive to all handling.
Date of initial: 22-Feb-2018
Summary:Girlie growled in the cage but was easily examined once out.
ENERGY LEVEL: Girlie’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Girlie may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Girlie is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Girlie the option to walk away from any social interaction. Girlie should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Girlie’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Girlie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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