HOOCH – A1119297
Safe - 7-28-2017 Brooklyn
HOOCH – A1119297
**HEARTWORM POSITIVE, SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, TAN, BOERBOEL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/21/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 07/24/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 2 yo; Microchip noted on Intake: Negative. Stray, BAR; Hydrated; T =NT P =120 R = 28 BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar, all permanent teeth are present, MM Pink and moist,; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Intact male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities (full neurologic exam not performed); Rectal: Not performed; Assessment; Bilateral conjuctivitis; Bilateral otitis externa; Plan/Treatment/Recommendations; Wt:130 lb; HWT snap test ; Vaccines (DAPP SQ RFL; Bordetella IN; Rabies SQ RHL); Dewormed (Pyrantel);- Flea prevention treatment; Microchip place (Between shoulder blades); TAB opth OU BID 7 days; Clean ears and apply otibiotic BID 7 days; Prognosis: Good; SURGERY: No; Permanently waiver due to Heart Worm positive; Recommed NH placement
RE EXAM 07/24/17: Hx: 7/22 Intake exam – HW positive, otitis externa, conjunctivitis; S/O) R side of neck – marked erythema and moist dermatitis with blood on haircoat- 8 x 6 inches.; Pruritic.; A) Moist pyoderma R neck.; P) Clipped and cleaned.; Genta- spray R neck BID.; Cephalexin 500 mg 2 po bid x 10 days.; Benadryl 50 mg 1 po bid x 10 days
A staff member writes: Hooch is a very special dog. He is 130 pounds of sweetness 🙂 . Hooch is a very calm and humble guy. When approaching his kennel, Hooch will lie down and wag his short, stubby tail. While in the play yard, Hooch runs around and explores the pen. He loves to push his butt and head into you as a way of getting rubbed all over, it’s so cute. He also knows the commands sit and give paw and he loves receiving treats in exchange. Hooch is really adorable and amazing in many ways. He needs an owner, more like a partner that will match his energy. This big baby needs a forever home, Come see him at BACC today!
Unaltered male, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
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. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&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:Hooch was friendly and calm towards the assessor.
Summary: Hooch was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown The Behavior Department recommends that Hooch be placed in a home with a dog that matches his calm sociability.
When off leash at the Care Center, Hooch is social and checks in with the group throughout the session, while exploring his surroundings. In a group of calm male and female dogs, Hooch is social and check in with the group multiple times, while exploring his surroundings.
Hooch was easy to handle during transportation. He showed no concerning behavior.
During his medical examination, Hooch was calm and alert, he allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:We have no history on Hooch so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Strength/leash pulling-Hooch is a very large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which helps diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
When off leash at the Care Center, Hooch is social and checks in with the group throughout the session, while exploring his surroundings. Hooch was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown The Behavior Department recommends that Hooch be placed in a home with a dog that matches his calm sociability.
07/22/17: Hooch greets a novel female with a soft body, before exploring the pen. He is social, checking in on her often.
07/24/17: Hooch was introduced to a neutered male today and initially was tense, raising his tail and hackles. He quickly softened his posture, explored the yard and occasionally checked in with the other dog throughout the session.
07/25/17: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Hooch is social and check in with the group multiple times, while exploring his surroundings.
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