RANDY – 32828
Safe - 7-18-2018 Staten Island
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RANDY – 32828
3 year neutered male –66lbs – AVERAGE HOME
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3 years; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly; Objective ; BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild dental calc; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: male neutered ; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; overweight; Prognosis: good; Plan: recommend weight loss
A Little Bit About Me…
A staff member writes: Randy is a fun dog ! He loves to play ! He may weigh over 60 pounds, but don’t tell him that, cause he is convinced that he is a lap dog. Randy loves nothing more than to sit on your lap and hang out ! Randy loves to snuggle and give kisses !! He is adorable, so filled with love ! This handsome boy deserves the love that he gives so freely to others !! So come to Staten Island and meet one of the sweetest dogs ever !
A staff member writes: Randy came to us as a stray and is a friendly boy! He if full of love and kisses and wonderful with people he meets.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 29-Jun-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray, no known history
Date of initial: 29-Jul-2018
Summary: Friendly, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Randy 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.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 7/1: In the kennel, Randy is soft-bodied and wiggly and is easy to leash and remove. He barks at other dogs as he walks past their kennels, but he is easy to redirect. He walks nicely and does not pull on the leash. In the yard he shows social behavior toward his caretaker, jumping onto the bench and sitting in her lap. He was easy to return to his kennel.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Recommendations comments: We have no information on Randy’s behavior in his previous home environment, and we are not conducting a formal behavior assessment in-shelter at this time. However, we have noted no behavior concerns in the care center thus far. Randy has been social, affectionate, and attention-seeking with all people he has met. Please note that behavior in a shelter setting is not a guarantee of behavior in a home environment, and adopters should be prepared for variations in behavior as Randy becomes comfortable. We recommend ONLY force-free, reward-based training methods for any challenges that may arise.
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