RORY – 29149
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RORY – 29149
Intake Date: 5/25/18 Intake Type: OS
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Female spayed Age: 2 years
Weight: 59 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2 Microchip noted on Intake? y Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985112009694475 History : Owner surrender Subjective: BARH
Observed Behavior – gentle timid Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective : T = – P = wnl R = wnl BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: teeth in good cond – milc calculus PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: SPAYED – tattoo present MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal Assessment: Healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan : Complete intake treatments
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Get ready to have a rip-roaring good time! There’s a butterscotch beauty who’s single, nimble, and ready to mingle. And ready to make this summer your best. The first thing to know about 2 year-old Rory is that she’s bashful. Or at least that’s what she’d have you think. Quiet as a mouse in her kennel, padding politely by your side, you’ll find yourself thinking “oh what a sweet, shrinking violet!” but just wait. The best is yet to come. The “best,” of course, is Rory’s magical personality, something she reveals not slowly but like the pulling back of a shiny curtain. And once the big reveal is done there are endless grins, silly bows, happy jumps, and joyous flips. And that’s just you! But Rory’s excited too. Rory’s previous owner notes she lived well with three children and one cat and was friendly and playful with all. She’s described as affectionate, friendly, and confident, and to all three I’d say a resounding “yes.” I’d also add gorgeous, talkative, curious, bright, and FUN above everything else. And though we do recommend a home without young children at this time due to that initial shyness, I can see Rory bringing years of happiness to anyone lucky enough to see behind that curtain. Get ready to have a rip-roaring good time! And to meet the love of your life. A butterscotch beauty, friendly, confident, and bright. And ready for her forever. Rory is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
A foster writes: I fostered Rory for 16 days and she is such a joy! Rory was surrendered because her owner moved out of the country and could not take her. When I brought her into my house, I knew she was previously owned because of her good behavior. I consider her an “All-around American.” She is healthy, active, hardy, friendly and tolerant (with regards to other dogs). She is friendly with all humans, dogs, and cats (I feed outside/feral cats and she got excited seeing them. She seemed to want to say hi but she never interacted with them. In her previous home, she lived with cats). Rory can also be very clumsy and not know her weight and size – so she will sometimes step on the feet of humans and smaller animals without quite realizing it. Another good point I admire about Rory – she listens! If I point to a certain direction and I tell her “Go!” she will actually go to that direction. 🙂 I feel Rory is everything people want but she is ignored because she is quiet in her kennel. So if you’re looking for a well adjusted and friendly dog, that is well-behaved in the home, please consider adopting Rory today!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Rory is a 2 year old female brown medium mixed breed dog. Rory lived with previous owner for 2 years. Rory was surrendered because her owner was moving out of the country.
Previously lived with: Rory previously lived with 4 adults and 3 children
How is this dog around strangers? Rory is friendly around strangers. Rory approaches, sniffs, and allows pets.
How is this dog around children? Rory previously lived with three children aged 8, 9, and 16 years old. Rory is described as being friendly, playful, and gentle.
How is this dog around other dogs? Rory has previously interacted with other dogs of all sizes. Rory is described as being friendly and playful with other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Rory previously lived with a cat at home. Rory is described as being friendly but will ignore the cat most of the time.
Resource guarding: Rory is not bothered when her food or bowl is touched while she is eating. Rory is also not bothered if a toy, treat or object is taken away from her.
Bite history: Rory has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors: Rory has a medium energy level.
Other Notes: Rory is not bothered when being bathed or when her nails are trimmed. She is also not bothered if she is pushed or pulled off of furniture. Rory is not bothered when she is disturbed as she sleeps. Rory is friendly when an unfamiliar approaches her owner or a family member.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : Rory has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know : Rory is a friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, confident and sometimes shy dog. When at home, Rory will follow you around. Rory likes all kinds of toys. Rory was kept mostly indoors. Rory was free-fed dry food. Rory is house trained and went potty outdoors. For exercise, Rory was taken out for slow walks on the leash three times a day. When left home alone, Rory is well behaved.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Rory was a bit timid and retreated when I approached to scan for a microchip. Rory would sniff and lick my hand when I approached but would be hesitant and move away if I tried to pet her. Rory’s tail remained in the middle and never tucked. Rory allowed me to collar her and place a leash on her. Rory pulled when I walked her towards her kennel and allowed me to pet her as she was eating her food. Rory stepped into the kennel on her own.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 27-May-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 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: 3. Dog responds with tail high, ears forward, mouth likely closed for at least half of the assessment item, body stiff and body checks the Assessor. Dog is often focused on other stimuli in the room.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 4. Dog will not allow the Assessor to assess a second time.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Rory was a bit timid upon entering the behavior room, though soliciting attention from handlers. She allowed most handling though became uncomfortable when second squeeze was attempted, moving away with a slight lip curl. Rory also became a bit over-stimulated when engaged in play, vocalizing (playful).
PLAY GROUP :
Based on behavior observed in the care center, slow introductions are recommended to respectful dogs.
5/26: When introduced off leash to a male greeter dog, Rory greets politely but is overwhelmed by exuberant play and avoids the helper dog.
5/31: Rory opens up and engages in play with the male helper dog.
6/1: Rory engages in running play with male and female dogs.
6/2-5: Rory engages in very brief bouts of play then mostly wanders the pen, occasionally checking in with the other dogs.
6/6: Rory engages in running play with a group of playful dogs.
Date of intake: 25-May-2018
Summary: Timid though allowed all handling
Date of initial: 25-May-2018
Summary: Sweet, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Rory is reported to have a medium activity level in her previous home environment in line with what has been observed in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No young children (under 5): Rory has displayed some has displayed some fearful behavior in the care center; she has been observed to shy away from sudden movement. For these reasons, we believe Rory would benefit best from a home without young children at this time.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control, Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Rory is a bit fearful at the care center at times; it is important to always go slow and give Rory the option to walk away from any social interaction. Rory should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Rory’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Rory would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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