ROCKY – A1078831
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ROCKY – A1078831
MALE, RED, COCKER SPAN, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NEW BABY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 06/25/2016, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 06/28/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 12y Mentation: BARH Eyes: slight opacity Ears: chronic otitis (purulent d/c and yeasty odor) Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining If abnormal BCS: overweight, closer to BCS 3.75 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allows all handling, spry for age Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Rocky, a twelve year old Cocker Spaniel does not look his age. He appears quite healthy, the perfect weight and wears a silky and thick flame color coat. It is unknown to us how long Rocky was owned but he has been very well cared for and comes with quite good comments from his previous master . He would be friendly with strangers, loving toward children, lived and played with a Poodle, was free of handling issues, well behaved when left alone and house trained. Rocky sits at his door and is leashed quickly. He pulls slightly on the leash, sniffing a lot his new territory and marking on the way. He sits at once on command and welcomes a staff presenting him with a toy. He takes a soft treat gently from my hand. He accepts caresses. Rocky is a bit lost…. A little dog is met, Rocky is cool with him. Few big pooches are neared and Rocky becomes all worked up, calming down immediately upon request. We knew about this little flaw from the information left with us . Many small dogs in my area bark at big pooches..Just making sure, i guess they stay at bay and do not try bother them…Rocky could start a new life as a single dog or may be with a small dog he would be friend with. Rocky is very good looking, friendly , sociable and well mannered. He will make a swell and handsome companion to the right owner and household. Come and meet him at the Manhattan Care Center.
Rocky was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owner having a newborn baby at home. Owner says Rocky was last seen by the vet sometime last year and does not have any injuries or health concerns. It is unknown to us how long Rocky was owned but he has been well cared for and comes with quite good comments from his previous owner .
Rocky is said to be friendly when meeting strangers. Rocky has spent time with children and owner says he is comfortable and loving towards them. Rocky lived with a poodle and owner says the two were playful and caring with each other. Owner says Rocky sometimes gets defensive when around large breed dogs, and owner says he just becomes tense and is quicker to respond aggressively to contact with them. Owner says there have been no issues of Rocky biting anyone or another animal. Rocky is calm and friendly if food is touched while eating, owner says he’ll just follow the bowl. Owner says Rocky is calm if possessions are touched. Rocky does not like baths but will deal and enjoys being brushed.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Rocky is described as mellow, friendly, and confident with a low activity level. When home he usually follows his owner, and is taken out three times per day. Rocky was fed both wet and dry food, and is house-trained going outside. Rocky is behaved when home alone. Rocky understands commands sit, stay, and give five.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Rocky was friendly during intake. He immediately allowed petting and scanning. Rocky allowed all handling to be conducted and showed no signs of aggression during intake
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