OREO – 16397
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OREO – 16397
2 years Old, Black/White Large Breed Mix, Neutered, 66 lbs, Owner Surrender 1/29/18
L V T Notes: 1:29 PM; Barh; Scan Positive; Neuterd ~ 2 years old; Ambx4; EENT: wnl; Teeth tartar; friendly and easy to handle ; Nosf
A Little Bit About Me…
Oreo was first surrendered to ACC in December due to his family moving to a different country. He was then adopted and returned for his high energy after being in his new home for a month.
Oreo has always lived children and was described as respectful and gentle towards them.
After his neuter surgery, he was treated at a veterinary hospital for a scrotal hematoma. He has since completely recovered.
DVM Intake Exam; 18-Dec-2017; Estimated age: 2 years; Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative; History : owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly, active; Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: limited oral exam; mild dental calc seen; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, patch of alopecia at base of tail; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; area of alopecia- R/O flea allergy vs atopy vs mites vs other; Prognosis: good; Plan: unable to perform skin scrape today; will do when sedated for neuter ; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Oreo is a 2 year old neutered male that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Oreo for 3 weeks but had to surrender due to the animal being too active.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults,2 Children
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Oreo is friendly and affectionate. He will start to jump on whoever passes by him.
How is this dog around children? Owner had children ages 9 and 12 and stated that Oreo was relaxed and respectful around both children. They also had family members come over with children ages 3 & 9 and stated that Oreo would jump on them and give kisses.
Previous Owner had family members that would come to the home with children ages 3 and 6 and stated that Oreo was always playful and respectful around both children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Owner did not have another dog in the home so behavior is unknown. Whenever the owner would walk Oreo outside and other dogs were around, Oreo would begin to wag his tail and pull to go over to the other animal and smell them.
How is this dog around cats? Owner did not have any cats in the home but whenever Oreo would see one outside, he would approach them and smell them.
Resource guarding: Owner’s 12 year old daughter was able to take away Oreo’s food, treats and toys without any issues
Bite history: Oreo does not have a bite history. Owner had 4 children in the home the first week they adopted Oreo and stated that the children were running around, yelling in Oreo’s face and hovering over him and he went to air snap at one of the children but never made any contact to the child’s leg.
Energy level/descriptors: Very High
Oreo is not bothered when someone holds him/restrains him, being pushed off furniture, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath or when unfamiliar people approach the home or yard. Owner has never tried to bathe Oreo or trim his nails or brush his coat so behavior is unknown.
Medical Notes; As per owner, Oreo is sensitive when his tail is touched and will flinch
For a New Family to Know:
Oreo is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and excitable. He has a very high activity level and likes to play with balls, squeaky toys, chew toys, ropes and bones. In the home, he liked to follow the owner around from room to room and snuggle with the owner’s daughter. When left alone in the home, Oreo would whine and scratch on the doors. He has never been crate trained so behavior is unknown. Oreo knows the cues sit, down and stay. For exercise, Oreo was taken on brisk walks on the leash and off leash walks in the park. When on leash, Oreo tends to pull very hard. Owner has never tried to walk him off leash as he would run away. Owner stated that the only time that Oreo would have accidents in the home (happened 3x) is if they were not consistent with Oreo’s walking schedule.
Behavior during intake: Oreo has a loose and wiggly body during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture without any issues.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 19-Dec-2017
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
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 quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Oreo showed no interest in toy, though this may be due to environment, as his owner describes that he likes to play with balls, squeaky toys, chew toys, and bones. During the toy item, Oreo was focused on other stimuli, sniffing around the area.
Date of intake: 18-Dec-2017
Summary: During intake, Oreo allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 18-Dec-2017
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Oreo allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: His owner describes Oreo as having a very high activity level. Oreo will do best with daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised, such as play and kongs/nylabones.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:
Oreo is a strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. He may jump up when excited, to solicit attention, body continually soft. He will do best being walked with a harness, to offset his strength through leverage. We recommend positive reinforcement only, with reward based, force-free training.
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