QUINCY aka Q – A1114030
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QUINCY aka Q – A1114030
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, GRAY, PIT BULL MIX, 6 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/03/2017, From NY 11368, DueOut Date 06/06/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 4-6 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : found abandoned with dead owner, quiet, calm on exam, loose body and sweet on exam T = P = R = BCS 3/9 EENT: mild conjunctivitis OU (right worse than left), mild debris AU, no nasal discharge, no coughing/sneezing Oral Exam: Adult dentition with mild tartar, tacky mm’s PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male, intact, 2 scrotal testes, scrotal dermatitis MSI: Ambulatory x 4, underweight body condition, long nails (recently trimmed) CNS: quiet, mentally appropriate Rectal: not performed Assessment ~4-6 year old male intact dog underweight dehydrated poor appetite conjunctivitis scrotal dermatitis Plan Run CBC/chem Vet check tomorrow – recheck appetite/energy level/hydration/blood work LRS 600 mg SQ SID x 3 days Mirtazapine 15 mg PO SID x 3 days TAB OU BID x 7 days (for treatment of conjunctivitis) Baytril 204 mg PO SID x 14 days (for treatment of scrotal dermatitis) Recommend neuter when in better body condition and hydrated (for treatment of scrotal dermatitis) Prognosis: good SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to underweight/dehydrated
A volunteer writes: Gorgeous blockhead alert!!! Not only is Quincy gorgeous, he’s soft and gentle and purrs when we pet him. He cuddles, he kisses, he closes his eyes in cuddle bliss, loves treats and politely takes them, and then lays his big head on my lap for more petting. Lovely on leash, likely housetrained, easy and gentle, he’s such a lovely respite from the energy of the day. Quincy joined us when his owner passed away, and it’s clear that he’s still a bit confused and in mourning and that’s OK. He was likely a loyal companion and needs to find his way again. A bit too thin he’s being fed an extra meal daily to help him gain weight, and it’s a testament to his good manners that he takes treats as gently as he does. As we walk back to the building he looks up at me frequently, and while I’d like to think it’s because he loves me as much as I love him, I know it’s because he’d love another treat! We fell in love with this sweet boy and know you will too. Quincy is looking for another person to love, to spend his life with and to be the cherished companion he was before. Come meet our resident blockhead and make him yours.
Another volunteer writes: Quincy is a handsome little knight with a mushy face and smartly dressed in a shiny silvery coat. We have had a few outings together and I am pleased to say that he really is a survivor, a brave lad who has tried very hard to overcome the mill he went through. Quincy was lost and down, on the grass, when a young female showed up on the other side of our pen. He was a little bit better in the following days. I found a “new improved” Quincy, all perky, still very sweet and gentle, yearning for human presence, kissing softly, tail wagging and even attempting to play with a tennis ball. He is a good walker, marks only slightly his territory, sits on command and for treats. Quincy is a very likable low rider, friendly and sociable, who is looking for a new person or family to love.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his 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 his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: Quincy displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment and was social throughout.
6/4: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Quincy displays a bit of a tense body when approaching. He approaches the greeter face to face, and quickly greezes, and displays hard eye contact. This does not escalate further, and this behavior is interrupted by handlers.
Upon intake, Quincy was social.
During his initial medical exam, Quincy allowed handling.
We have no history on Quincy 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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