LAGUNA – A1105194
Safe - 5-23-2017 Manhattan
LAGUNA – A1105194
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER CARE 05/07/17**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, KARELIAN BEAR MIX, 2 yrs, 2 mos
FOSTER – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/07/2017, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 05/14/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan pos#981020019745318 female spayed hyper but allows handling 2 yrs old mild tartar clean EEN clean coat BCS 5/9 new wt 43.5 booster vax given NOSF
A volunteer writes: Well, hello Beautiful!!! This gorgeous girl was so happy to see a friend with a leash and out we go. We’re told she’s housetrained which she confirmed by going potty the moment we were out the door and we’re off to the park. In her happiness to be out, Laguna pulls on leash so may do better in a harness and some leash training. She’s stunning; her lush coat is a soft black with tons of gold highlights, her eyes sparkle, her paintbrush tail (tip of white) wags in good fun. Lively, energetic, she give enthusiastic kisses and snuggles, shows off her sit for a treat and poses like a pro for photos. Her former foster tells us that she’s well behaved when left home alone, doesn’t guard her things, knows ‘sit, stay, and come’, loves to play with toys, does some herding (true to her breed), is super friendly with strangers (wait, you’re not a stranger, you’re my new friend!), and plays exuberantly with all. Laguna is looking for a lively and loving new home with lots of exercise and playtime on the daily to do list. Patiently waiting, she’s hoping you’ll ask to meet her today.
A staff member writes: “Cowa-bungaaaaa!” This girl Laguna knows how to ride her waves! She is seriously a silly surfergirl (say that 5x fast) in dog form. She has a happy look in her eyes, like she’s on a vacation experiencing the summer sun all day, everyday. She hops around at her K9 friends as they approach, then hops all over them in circles when they enter the water (playpens), proving to everyone that she’s earned her Gold Medal in surfing (playgroup). Laguna’s waves may be big & rough, but give her a minute, and she’ll show you how fun the ride can be!
Laguna A1105194 is a 2 year old Karelian Bear dog. Laguna was being fostered in NYC, but was taken to Upstate NY due to foster’s family having a very big yard for Laguna to enjoy. The family can no longer care for Laguna because there is a 10-12 year old Tibetan Terrier in the home and Laguna did not get along with the dog. Laguna does not have any health concerns. Laguna was last seen by a veterinarian this year at ACCNYC.
Laguna is super friendly around strangers. She jumps up to greet people. It is unknown how she is around children. Laguna plays exuberant with adults. She lived with a Tibetan Terrier and she was kept away from the dog because it was an older dog and did not want to be bothered by Laguna. Laguna plays kind of exhuberant with adults. Laguna has never bitten anyone.
Laguna’s only behavior issue is that she does not get along with other dogs. During loud noises mshe is not bothered. Laguna allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. She is not bothered if you restrain or hold her. She is not bothered if you push her off of furniture. It is unknown how she is when being bathed. If an unfamiliar approaches the yard or home, she barks.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Laguna is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. She has a very high activity level. When home, she follows you around. She enjoys squeaky toys and chew toys and ropes. She loves to chase, herd and guard. She was kept inside and outside. Laguna slept anywhere in the home. She was fed Science Diet wet and dry food and Blue also. She would potty in thye yard. When left home alone, she was well behaved. She listens to the command sit, stay and come. For exercise she is allowed to run all over the yard. When loose and called, she comes back. she does pul;l on the harness when walked.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Laguna jumped up to greet Counselor. Allowed handling, collaring and photos.
Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, panting, jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor. Mouths the Assessor’s hand.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Jumps on assessor, mouths.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Laguna displayed a high levl of activity and movement on her assessment, jumping on the assessor and in constant motion. She was mouthy with the assessor, applying light pressure.
Laguna continually solicits high energy play from other dogs in the care center. She has displayed the tendency to ignore the other dog’s signals when they are uncomfortable with play. The previous of foster of Laguna cites that the other dog was uncomfortable with Laguna’s constant solicitations. The Behavior Department recommends that Laguna be placed in a home with another playful or highly tolerant resident dog.
5/9: Laguna is exuberantly playful when engaging with another female dog. She spins, bows, and engages in chase play.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/7/17
During her initial medical exam, Laguna was active and allowed handling.
Laguna’s foster home described her as having a very high level of activity. In the care center she has been active and enthusiastic. She may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when she becomes overstimulated. She will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help her to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to the level of jumpy and mouthiness Laguna demonstrates at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older, dog savvy children should have an in depth interaction prior to adoption.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: Laguna is a very high energy, jumpy dog. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: While she applies only light pressure, Laguna was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put her teeth on skin. This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands – always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Laguna puts teeth on skin. She should be rewarded with attention and treats when she stops and/or when she is seeking attention in alternate ways
My name is LAGUNA. My Animal ID # is A1105194.
I am a spayed female black and white karelian bear mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS, 1 MONTH
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/03/2017 from NY 11423, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
03/14/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Laguna A1105194 was placed At Risk for CIRDC
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/11/2017 Exam Type BS NEW URI – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 44.0 LBS.
03/11/17 CIRDC noted on rounds S/O: BAR. Active, attention seeking EENT: Eyes clear, moderate serous nasal discharge HL: Coughing A: CIRDC P: Rec doxycycline 250mg po q24 x 10 days. Excellent prognosis
03/03/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/03/17 17:13 Laguna is an Siberian husky/American Pit bull terr mix, female. Laguna was found as a stray and was brought into ACC. Upon intake, Laguna displayed a loose body, open mouth and wagging tail. Allowed all handling and scanned negative.
No Web Memo
03/07/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 3/3/17 Unaltered female, Stray Other notes: Upon intake, Laguna displayed a loose body, open mouth and wagging tail. Allowed all handling. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/7/17 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, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy. Summary: Laguna was playful and social towards the assessor. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Laguna continually solicits high energy play and requires handler interruptions to take a break. She ignores the other dog’s body language that he does not wish to engage in play. She has shown slight improvement with further playgroup sessions. Laguna was brought in as a stray so her behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Laguna be placed in a home with a tolerant resident dog. All initial introductions should be done slowly and under supervision. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/4/17 Laguna was very active, attention seeking, difficult to handle due to level of activity but allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Laguna displayed a high energy level. She will likely need considerable daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise to appropriately direct her energy and enthusiasm. We recommend games, feeding with food puzzles, and consideration of activities. Laguna will likely need guidance to learn how to greet, play, and interact appropriately with her humans. We recommend only force-free, reward based training for Laguna. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience.) _X_Recommend no dog parks
03/05/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash at the Care Center, Laguna continually solicits high energy play and requires handler interruptions to take a break. She ignores the other dog’s body language that he does not wish to engage in play. She has shown slight improvement with further playgroup sessions. Laguna was brought in as a stray so her behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Laguna be placed in a home with a tolerant resident dog. All initial introductions should be done slowly and under supervision. 3/5: Laguna rushes the other dog but displays appropriate play solicitations. Her energy is extremely high and she does not take breaks or read the other dog’s cues to slow down. As her arousal increases she begins to vocalize while jumping onto the back of the other dog. She is unable to listen to handler interruptions. 3/7: Laguna continually solicits high energy play and requires handler interruptions to take a break. She ignores the other dog’s body language that he does not wish to engage in play.
03/04/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings Scan neg History ~2yrs, female. Stray Subjective BAR Observed Behavior – Very active, attention seeking, difficult to handle due to level of activity but allowed all handling and vaccines Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = 140 R = 30 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Very mild dental staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: No spay scar seen or palpated MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for spay. Excellent prognosis
03/07/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
03/06/17 Pre-surgical exam S/O: BAR. Active, attention seeking EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl HL: No coughing A: Apparently healthy P: OK for spay. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis 3/4/17 DVM Intake Exam Findings Scan neg History ~2yrs, female. Stray Subjective BAR Observed Behavior – Very active, attention seeking, difficult to handle due to level of activity but allowed all handling and vaccines Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = 140 R = 30 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Very mild dental staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: No spay scar seen or palpated MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for spay. Excellent prognosis
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