RAMBO – 32058
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RAMBO – 32058
Intake Date 7/6/18 Intake Type: Return
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 4 years Sex: Male
Weight: 51 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 4 yo ; Microchip noted on Intake? yes; History : Return ; Subjective: Hyperactive and interested in the cats in the exam room. Observed Behavior – Fine for exam; Objective ; T =; P =; R =; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild dental staining ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: testicles symmetrical and descended; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: normal externally ; Assessment: 4 MI Pitbull ; App healthy ; Prognosis: Good; Plan: Neuter ; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteers writes : Rambo does not look like a tough boxer but rather like a handsome and elegant gentleman, well dressed and well mannered. He is quiet in his orderly kennel, leashed easily and a very good walker, comfortable with the busy streets, the park, and other dogs neared. In playgroups with his peers, he is polite and sometimes engages in bouncy play. During our time together, Rambo was not really interested in playing with toys or balls and preferred to stay by my side for quiet time and comfort. He very much likes the attention, sweet talks and caresses and grants me with a very gentle smile. Rambo seems to have been quite well cared for before being brought to the care center. He is a healthy and well groomed dog with proper manners and easiness around people and his own kind. I see Rambo being happy and a great pet in many settings. He is waiting to meet you at the Manhattan Care Center and start with you…a wonderful and long friendship!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Rambo is an approximately 4 year old large mixed breed dog that was brought in as a return due to Rambo having severe separation anxiety.
Rambo had a URI when he was adopted
Previously lived with: 1 adult male
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers Rambo is said to be friendly/outgoing with play being described as exuberant
How is this dog around children? Rambo briefly spent time with a child age 8 and was said to be relaxed and playful with play being exuberant
How is this dog around other dogs? Rambo did not directly spend time with dogs except on walks and was said to be respectful
How is this dog around cats? rambo has not spent time with cats so behavior is unknown
Resource guarding: When Rambo’s food,bowl,treats or toys are touched or taken away Rambo is said to remain friendly. When Rambo is pushed/pulled off of furniture or held/restrained he is said to remain friendly. When Rambo is disturbed while sleeping he is said to remain friendly
Bite history: Rambo does not have a bite history
Energy level/descriptors: Rambo is said to have a very high activity level
Other Notes: Previous owner stated that Rambo has severe separation anxiety. When left alone Rambo becomes extremely anxious tearing down curtains,clawing at the wall and barking constantly. During fireworks or storms Rambo is said to not be bothered. When strangers approach Rambo’s house Rambo is said to bark. When strangers approached the previous owner Rambo wasn’t bothered
For a New Family to Know : Rambo is described as a friendly,affectionate,excitable and anxious dog with a very high activity level. When at home with the previous owner Rambo was said to follow them everywhere they went. Rambo enjoyed playing fetch with baseballs and was kept indoors only Rambo slept in a dog bed and was fed pedigree wet and dry food 3 times a day Rambo didn’t have any favorite treat but the previous owner stated Rambo doesn’t like anything too dry Rambo is house trained and never had accidents Rambo usually goes potty outside on grass or cement When left alone in the house Rambo is said to destroy household items,furniture and walls Rambo was crate trained briefly but he still barked,dug and clawed at the bars Rambo doesn’t know any commands For exercise Rambo went on brief walks and jogs off leash. Rambo is said to pull very hard on the leash and off leash Rambo wanders some but comes when called
Behavior Notes: Rambo had a loose wiggly body and allowed pets and all handling
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 25-Jun-2018
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Rambo approached the assessor with a soft body. He was distracted during some of the assessment, sniffing around the room, but also displayed social behavior. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
6/23: When off leash with another dog, Rambo keeps mostly to himself. However, he will greet the other dog nicely when solicited.
6/24-26: Rambo greets politely, otherwise keeps to self.
6/27-29: Rambo engages in bouts of bouncy play.
7/11-7/12: Rambo engages in play with the intent to mount.
Date of intake: 8-Jul-2018
Summary: Active, allowed handling
Date of initial: 8-Jul-2018
Summary: Loose body, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Rambo is described as having a very high level of activity. 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Separation anxiety
Potential challenges comments:
Separation anxiety: Rambo is reported to display signs consistent with separation anxiety, becoming destructive, clawing at the walls, and barking constantly when left alone. We recommend that potential adopters feel comfortable with separation anxiety behaviors and are prepared to manage and positively modify them should they appear in a home environment. He would do best in a home where a person is home for a large part of the day or with a plan so he is not alone for long periods of time.
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