PEPSI – A1114244
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PEPSI – A1114244
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE, BOXER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/05/2017, From NY 10469, DueOut Date 06/08/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? Picked up as a stray by the police. BAR, energetic and exciteable; difficult to calm down for exam but allows handling. BCS 5/9 EENT: OU-mild episcleral injection, mild crusting discharge at medial canthus nose clear mild erythema along pinna-may be due to excitement Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; minimal tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact; 2 normal descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Episcleral injection-r/o excitement vs mild allergic conjunctivitis Plan no treatment at this time; if episcleral injection progresses, then can start ointment Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes:
His silky coat looks like a cola filled with brindle ‘bubbles’ so it’s not hard to see how gorgeous Pepsi came by his name but what you can’t tell just by looking is that he’s also got a sweet and bubbly personality to match. Wonderfully friendly, gentle and amenable to all handling, he appreciates petting with a soft tail wag and accepts tethering without complaint. Even when his let-me-play whines and longing eyes say he’d much rather be running around with some four-legged friends than sitting through a boring photo shoot, Pepsi’s gentlemanly good manners never falter. He walks well on leash and seems house trained too but we haven’t gone half a block before his two greatest passions in life are abundantly clear–he loves to sniff all the scents and he wants to love all the dogs! Treats? Mmm, no thanks. Toys? Puh-lease, they’re so boring. But when another pup strolls into sight Pepsi’s beautiful face lights from within and no matter their size or temperament, he veers toward them with a smile so they’ll know he wants to make friends. Good looks, sweet manners and a big heart…what more could you ask? Pepsi is a petite stunner who has everything he needs to be a perfect family pet and now he’s ready to find a family who’ll perfectly compliment his unique brand of Hound-y independence and true blue (or should that be brindle?) Pittie loyalty. Will you be the lucky one to welcome him home?
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Pepsi displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment and was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
6/7: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Pepsi greets with a soft body and wagging tail. He engages in sessions of soft, gentle play.
Upon intake, Pepsi allowed handling.
During his initial medical exam, Pepsi allowed handling.
We have no history on Pepsi so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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