LO MEIN – A1090221
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My name is LO MEIN. My Animal ID # is A1090221.
I am a neutered male red rhod ridgeback and black mouth cur mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/18/2016 from NY 10469, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/18/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 63.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
09/18/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/18/16 07:53 Dog pulled hard on leash. Easy in and out of cage. Allowed handling and colaring.
09/21/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: So gorgeous in his shiny caramel color coat I thought at first Lo Mein was a girl! He’s stunningly groomed, his coat gleams with apparent good care, and his tail wagging friendly good nature is a delight! He may be housetrained, going potty as soon as we’re out the door, and he pulls on the leash as we head to the park. Stopping for some pictures Lo Mein doesn’t mind being tethered, shows off his sit and goes into an immediate down; clearly he’s been taught well. I haven’t figured out his cues but he doesn’t need them – he just does it! Lo Mein was not a fan of either of my treats, taking them gently and spitting them out equally gently (like a kid who quietly throws his broccoli under the table). Perhaps Lo Mein would prefer Chinese food 🙂 Back at the building, Lo Mein greets one of our drivers with a big stand up hug and a kiss and then jumps up into her vehicle and lies down! Perhaps he’s anticipating his own transport to a new home, but clearly he knows about cars and what to do in them! He’s a lively, friendly, affectionate and smart boy who did well on his first play date when solicited by the helper dog. If you’re ready for a lively hug, a sloppy kiss and a gorgeous companion by your side you’ll definitely want to meet Lo Mein today.
09/26/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Lo Mein came into our center as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. He allowed all handling upon intake, easy in and out of kennel. He pulled hard on leash on his relief walk, jumped up affectionately at anyone he walked passed. He jumped up on desk upon entering SAFER assessment room, knocking items over. Lo Mein held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, tail wagging. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, tail wagging, lip lick. Lo Mein was distracted and unresponsive to touch during Tag game, became a bit playful and bouncy towards end of game. He jumped up on assessor affectionately during positioning for Squeeze item. Lo Mein did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He showed no interest in Toy, focused on exit. Lo Mein is highly motivated to interact with people and directs his energy toward moving closer to his handler. He is an enthusiastic young dog who will likely require daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, play to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. He will also need guidance to learn appropriate ways to greet his humans if jumping behavior is not desired. He may benefit from walking with a harness. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, becomes playful and bouncy towards end of game 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. 9/26 update: Lo Mein is highly driven to interact, and seems to be becoming frustrated in the kennel environment where he is blocked from greeting by the cage bars. He barks consistently and repeatedly, to the point of hoarseness. The barking appears to be entirely attention-seeking. Lo Mein remains highly social when interacting outside his kennel, and becomes content when he is being interacted with; but as we cannot meet his need for attention in the kennel, his welfare would improve significantly by moving to a stable home environment where he can be given the time and attention he is seeking.
09/18/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
09/18/16: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Lo Mein shows interest in play and briefly engages when solicited. However, when play slows down, Lo Mein attempts to mount. The behavior team feels that Lo Mein should require in-depth consultation on the behaviors observed in our care center, and slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home. He arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting. 9/24 update: Lo Mein bursts into the pen and begins jumping on the other dog to solicit play; he will stop with correction but then, again, a couple minutes later will do the same thing. He then anxiously paces the pen.
09/18/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: neutered male Age: appx 1-2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNl Hair Coat WNL: Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allows all handling, sweet Medication: N/A, preventatives given
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