LEONIDAS ORTIZ aka LEONARDO ORTIZ – 21120
Safe - 2-26-2018 Manhattan
LEONIDAS ORTIZ aka LEONARDO ORTIZ – 21120
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10463, Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow, Age: 9 years, Sex: Male, Weight: 14 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: Reported 9 years old – exam is consistent with this; Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned positive on intake; History : Surrendered, no health hx available; Subjective: Alert, sniffing the ground; Observed Behavior – Tense, very stiff body. Muzzled for exam, allows handling. Does not respond in any way to soothing talk.; Objective ; BAR-H, MMs pink, BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Not performed; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Tense, non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: Apparently healthy; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: Neuter, placement; SURGERY: Okay for surgery – small dogs can be neutered in-house until age 10
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Giveaway
Date of Intake: 19-Feb-2018
Basic Information: Leonidas Ortiz is a 9 year old, male, small breed black and white dog. Previous owner got him from a friend about 8 years ago and has had him ever since. unfortunately he has to surrender to moving somewhere that does not allow pets. He has no known health issues and was last at the vet last year.
Previously lived with: 2 adults and 2 children
How is this dog around strangers? Leonidas is shy for a few minutes around strangers. He will come to them when he wants attention. he plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around children? Leonidas lived with two children ages 6 and 2 and he is relaxed and respectful with them. He plays gently with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Leonidas is friendly and relaxed around other dogs. He plays gently with them.
How is this dog around cats? Leonidas has never been around cats. Behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Leonidas does not resource guard his food, treats, or toys.
Bite history: Leonidas has never bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Leonidas isn’t bothered during fireworks or thunderstorms, being pushed or pulled off furniture, held or restrained, and brushed. He is afraid of baths and nail trims and will try to get away. He barks if someone unfamiliar comes to the door and he isn’t bothered if someone unfamiliar comes up to owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: No known medical issues upon intake.
For a New Family to Know:
Leonidas is described as a friendly, affectionate, mellow, confident, independent dog. He has a medium activity level and previous owner loved his ears and that he walked majestically in the street. Leonidas loves to eat and will follow you around while you are home. He enjoys playing with balls and sticks. He will play fetch and is indoors only. he sleeps in his dog bed and eat pedigree dry food that is available to him all day. He loves beef jerky as a treat and is house trained. he rarely never has accidents and is well behaved when left alone at home. He has never been crated and knows how to sit, down and stay. He plays in the yard for exercise and pulls lightly on leash when he wants to get to something.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Leonidas was nervous and had his tail tucked between his leg. he would back away when counselor approached him. he allowed counselor to take his picture. Owner collared him.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 19-Feb-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 8 years)
Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages 2 and 6)
Behavior toward strangers: Shy, after a few minutes will seek attention
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly and relaxed
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Leonidas Ortiz is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, confident, and independent with a medium level of activity.
Date of assessment: 21-Feb-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: 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: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Leonidas Oritz approached the assessor in the assessment room a bit hesitantly. He was a bit tense at times during his assessment but allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 2/20: When introduced off leash to dogs, Leonidas keeps mostly to self.
Date of intake: 19-Feb-2018
Summary: Leonidas Ortiz was tense and had a tucked tail. He backed away when approached.
Date of initial: 19-Feb-2018
Summary: Leonidas Ortiz was very tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Leonidas Ortiz is described 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
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Leonidas Ortiz’s previous previous owner described him as shy with new people. At the care center, he is a bit fearful. It is important to always go slow and give Leonidas the option to walk away from any social interaction. Leonidas should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Leonidas’ choice to approach a new person or thing. Leonidas would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2018-02