MUSCLES aka LORENZO – 23400
Safe - 5-5-2018 Brooklyn
MUSCLES aka LORENZO – 23400
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 4/10/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Green, Sex: Male, Age: 1 year, Weight: 70 lbs, Original Location: 11216
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:2; Microchip noted on Intake?y; Microchip Number (If Applicable):981020025295515; History :return; Subjective: Observed Behavior -playful, jumpy; Objective ; T =; P =60; R =pant; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: 2 testes; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: healthy; Prognosis:good; Plan:neuter; SURGERY: Okay for surgery ; Currently on trazodone 100mg PO BID, continues to show extreme anxiety in kennel (barking, crying out loudly consistently); Increasing trazodone – 200mg PO BID. Continue to monitor
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Oh my goodness…I can’t get enough of Muscles! There’s no denying he’s a bit of a wild child: on the start of our walks it seems like he wants me to piggy back him around (he’s a jumping bean!), sometimes he makes human-like vocalizations from his kennel (it’s frustrating not being able to speak English!), and he’s still learning not to say “I love you” with his teeth….but he is the SWEETEST and most endearing wild child ever. He pulls on leash (you’ll get muscles by walking Muscles!), seems housebroken, and already knows “sit”, “paw” and “down.” He is super duper playful, goofy and clumsy (like he hasn’t grown into his back legs yet!). Some of his adorable habits include army crawling down our doggy slide, fumbling after tennis balls, using stuffed toys as pillows, and miscalculating the distance as he hops up to the bench (but brushing it off with a tail wag). He always seems so, so happy to have company and thanks me with licks, glimpses of his belly, and sweet eye contact. He might be a handful, but he is impossible not to fall head over heels in love with…please come see this special boy for yourself at Brooklyn ACC!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake:
Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered
Basic Information: Muscles is a 1 year old, large mixed breed male who has no known health issues or injuries. He was adopted 2 weeks ago and was surrendered due to allergies in the home and the dog having separation anxiety.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
How is this dog around strangers? Muscles was friendly and outgoing when meeting new people.
How is this dog around children? Muscles has spent time around children and was relaxed and playful around them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Muscles had not closely interacted with dogs, but when he passed them in the street he was calm and unbothered by them.
How is this dog around cats? Muscles has not spent time around cats before.
Resource guarding: Muscles does not have any reported resource guarding behavior.
Bite history: Muscles does not have a bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: High
Other Notes: Muscles owner had not bathed or groomed him yet in the home. He was not bothered by being pushed off the furniture or disturbed while sleeping. He was friendly and relaxed when people approached the house or yard.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?No
For a New Family to Know: Muscles is described as being friendly, affectionate and playful. He likes to follow his family around when they are home and likes to play with toy balls. He eats dry food and is house trained to go outside on any surface. He eats sneakers when they are left out in the home, so personal items should be placed away safely when the owner is not home. He knows the commands sit, stay, and shake. He does cry and whine when the owner leaves the house. He likes to walk and run on leash for exercise.
Behavior Notes:Muscles was very wiggly and loose bodied during intake. He allowed to be scanned, collared, leashed, and photographed.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment:22-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Lorenzo was soft and social during his assessment though seems to lack impulse control as he was jumping up high and made several attempts to mouth (lightly) assessor.
Summary (2): Lorenzo was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
3/22: When off at the Care Centers, Lorenzo becomes sexually motivated with the female helper dog, attempting to mount several times. He is persistent, and difficult to interrupt. He tolerates the greeter’s constant body slams and paw slaps.
Date of intake: 21-Mar-2018
Summary: Wiggly, loose bodied, allowed all handling
Date of initial:21-Mar-2018
Summary: Active, attention seeking
ENERGY LEVEL:Lorenzo displays a high energy level in the care center. Lorenzo appears to be a young, active and enthusiastic dog; we recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
No young children (under 5)Recommendations comments:
No young children (under 5): Based on Lorenzo’s lack of impulse control coupled with his mouthy behavior, we believe he would be best set up to succeed in a home with no young children at this time.
Potential challenges:Basic manners/poor impulse control; Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition; Separation anxiety
Potential challenges comments: Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: While he applies only light pressure, Lorenzo was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put his 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 â€“ always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Lorenzo puts teeth on skin. He should be rewarded with attention and treats when he stops and/or when he is seeking attention in alternate ways.
Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach Lorenzo to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Separation anxiety: Muscles is reported to experience separation anxiety in a home environment. When left alone he is destructive or household/personal items. We recommend that potential adopters feel comfortable with separation anxiety behaviors and prepared to manage and positively modify them should they appear in a home environment.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn, ZIP Code From: 11208, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 1 year, Sex: Male, Weight: 73 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~1yr; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : Stray; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Active, attention seeking, allows all handling; Objective P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male; 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; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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