LEXINGTON – 30488
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LEXINGTON – 30488
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER CARE**
Intake Date : 6/6/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 10 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 57 lbs
DVM intake; Very nervous but she did great for exam, shaking, muzzled to be safe, no issues, she stood still for exam; Microchip placed last night; BAR; Clear OU/AU, nndc; OP muzzled, did not examine; PLN wnl; H/L reg, no obvious murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic, no c/s; ABD snp; MSK amb x 4; Integ wnl; BCS 5/9; UG f/s, has green linear tattoo; Neuro a/a; A:Apparently healthy; P: No tx needed; Good prognosis
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes : Lexington is in her “ivory tower”, laying lavishly and melancholically on her kuranda bed, open to “conversations” and petting but not to stepping out of her kennel. She is yet to discover the outside world which right now is our care center, its inhabitants and our adjacent streets and park. Lexi has to be “helped”. She is an older gal (although in beautiful shape and healthy looking) and needs to be handled with care. A stroll to the park is uplifting. She is a wonderful walker, listens to cues, stops at the light, respects small critters and other dogs, does not mind mobs of children and people chanting in preparation of a parade. Still , her face remains stern, stoic, absent. I bet that she appreciates stretching her legs, doing her business and breathing some fresh air. But an elderly like her who knew the love of only one person, her former owner , is hoping and dreaming for more….As soon as I sit on a bench in our yard, Lexi jumps on my lap. A very large smile explodes her face. She asks for treats(searching my pocket). Her eyes are beaming. Staff came over. What is happening? Lexi feels better. She is happy. Yes, Lexington is happy, happy to have a friend all to herself, like old times. Lexi has made now quite a few new friends since she arrived at the care center. We all agree. She is a dream dog, a golden girl who , given a chance will once again give all the love stored in her heart. A new page in her life with a new owner might also open a whole new outlook on life for Lexi. Endearing Lexington is at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming of her new life with you!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Lexington is a tan and white male large breed dog that is estimated t be 10 Years. His previous owner got him as a gift from a friend 10 years ago and kept him until she had to move t a lace that did not allow animals.
Previously lived with: 1 Adult
How is this dog around strangers? Lexington was not around strangers i her previus home since they did not have visitors.
How is this dog around children? Lexington was not around children in her previous home.
How is this dog around other dogs? Lexington was not around dogs in her previous home but would bark at them through the window.
How is this dog around cats? Lexington was not around cats in her previous home.
Resource guarding: Lexington is not bothered by people going near her food or toys.
Bite history: Lexington has no history of having bitten another person or animal.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium Energy, Mellow, Affectionate
Other Notes: Lexington tends t bar at the TV when its on. He gets very panicked when he hears a loud noise in the home. She does not like baths and will try to run away when she gets near the tub. She enjoys being brushed and will lie down on the couch looking to be brushed. He is not bothered by people trimming his nails.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : Lexington has no known medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know : Lexington is a mellow dog that enjoys following people around the home. She likes to play with balls and stuffed toys. She likes to play tug-of-war and fetch at home. She is used to being indoors all day and eats dry dog food. She is very house trained and rarely has accidents at home. She did not go out for any walks in her previous home and would usually pull when she went outside.
Behavior Notes: Lexington was very stiff bodied she was hiding behind her owner the entire time. She allowed me to collar and leash her but would not walk with me until her owner followed. She was calm until she owner left the room and Lexington began to panic ad cry.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 7-Jun-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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Lexington appeared fearful in the assessment room, having a tense, trembling body. She approached the assessor and leaned her body into the assessor, soliciting attention. She stayed very close to the assessor throughout the assessment, seeking comfort, and continued to appear fearful of her surroundings.
PLAY GROUP :
6/7: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Lexington is nervous, trembling, turns head away from approach.
6/8: Lexington remains nervous and trembling, preferring to avoid the other dog.
6/9: Lexington allows greeting from calm male and female dogs but does not interact.
Date of intake: 6-Jun-2018
Summary: Lexington had a tense body but allowed handling. She cried when her owner left.
Date of initial: 7-Jun-2018
Summary: Lexington was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Lexington 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)
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: While Lexington appears fearful of the care center environment, she seeks comfort from people, staying close to them and soliciting attention. It is important to always go slow and give Lexington the option to walk away from any social interaction. Lexington should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Lexington’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Lexington 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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