PERIWINKLE – 9731
Safe - 10-21-2017 Manhattan
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PERIWINKLE – 9731
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
Intake Date: 10/14/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 3 years Sex: Spayed Female
LVT exam : Microchip:negaitve- placed chip, small open wound/ abcess located on right hind leg, Sex:female , Age 3 years, Eyes:wnl, Ears:wnl, Nose: no nasal discharge,
Teeth:mild dental tartar, If abnormal BCS: normal 5/9, Hair Coat: flea comb negative- treated with paradefense, Behavior:relaxed during exam, Medication:n/a
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Every office should have a dog. It would cheer up the workers and mostly boost the productivity. It would feel more like home… Employers should give more thought to this… Of course, not every dog around would be suitable for the “job”. I found a perfect example , though, here at the care center and her name is …Periwinkle. As I came for my shift last Saturday, I found her sitting quietly in the care center office amidst a mob of staff and volunteers. She had a big smile(this is her hallmark and I call her secretly ..Sunshine) and looked so serene, blessed. Periwinkle loves company, people and dogs alike. She seemed to belong there and I really think she should be offered some kind of position in the agency. Periwinkle is low key although she is playful too. She is a good walker, probably house trained and meets her peers heartily in the street or in playgroups. She is a great sitter and has this lovely way to ask for more treats , raising her right foreleg…A timid beggar…Periwinkle is gorgeous, may part Lab and Hound. I love the way she sniffs the ground when she explores the pen , leash free, like she is searching for clues.Periwinkle won my heart. She is beautiful, lively and gentle, sociable and affectionate and seems to love everybody. I really think that she would make the perfect friend and companion. Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center. Your forever best friend is waiting for you!!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 15-Oct-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: In the assessment room, Periwinkle approached the assessor with a soft body. She was a bit distracted, sniffing the room, but was also social with the assessor. She allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behavior.
10/15: When introduced to a male and female dogs, Periwinkle greets softly, then engages in soft, bouncy play.
Date of intake: 14-Oct-2017
Summary: Upon intake, Periwinkle was quiet and had a relaxed body.
Date of initial: 14-Oct-2017
Summary: Periwinkle allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Periwinkle so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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