ROUGE – 22464
Safe - 3-18-2018 Manhattan
ROUGE – 22464
Intake Date: 3/9/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: — Sex: Female Age: 2 years
Weight: 36 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray. PO got a call about 2 dogs tied to a pole, Rouge and Candy Apple. Subjective: BARH. Sweet and friendly, well behaved during PE and med handling Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: very mild dental calculus PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar dc, developed mammae 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 : intact female, apparently healthy Prognosis: excellent Plan: plan for OHE SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: They say great things come in small packages and in my experience, those packages usually have 4 legs and a whole lot of love tucked inside so when I spotted little Rouge waiting quietly in her den, expectations were high. Apparently not high enough because once we stepped into the yard and let loose the leash, this tiny treasure quickly blew right past them and straight into the stratosphere of heavenly huggers! Her freckled wee body was a flurry of sweet snuggles and silly on-the-bench-off-the-bench antics and once treats were on offer she even showed off her begging skills, standing up on two legs and making the most adorable bunny hops in hopes of a reward. Rouge arrived at the Care Center with her beloved sister Candy Apple and though a little shy at first, she’s an exceptionally people friendly gal too. She doesn’t quite ‘get’ the idea of toys or fetch yet and leash walking is also a bit of a foreign concept but just think what a joy it will be making her into your beloved pet, spoiling her with treats, teaching her the ropes of going for a walk and showing her how much fun exploring the big, wide world can be once you have a forever family by your side. Give Rouge the gift of a lifetime of love and TLC and she’ll return the favor ten times over. Ask to meet her today!
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 11-Mar-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 repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog sits, mouth open or lip long.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Rouge approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She appeared a bit fearful during sensitivity, moving away from the assessor. During tag, she jumped away when touched the last time and remained fearful for the duration of the assessment, jumping away when her paw was touched.
PLAY GROUP :
Rouge has displayed high amounts of discomfort when introduced to dogs in the care center, at times displaying the potential to escalate past giving warning signals. Rogue may be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a home.
3/10: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Rouge initially allows greeting but then offers correction for repeated approach. She will approach other dogs later, then correct when they try to engage with her.
3/12: Rouge is tense when within proximity of the male helper dog. She lip curls when approached, and begins to rush after with a stiff body and vocalization when he turns away. This behavior is interrupted and Rouge is removed from the interaction.
Date of intake: 9-Mar-2018
Summary: Rogue had a wiggly body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 9-Mar-2018
Summary: Rogue was social and well behaved.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Rouge so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5), Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks
No young children: Rouge appears fearful with quick movements. For this reason, we recommend a home without young children.
Single pet/no dog parks: Due to discomfort and potential to escalate, Rouge may be most comfortable as the only resident dog.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: While Rouge appears social with people, she becomes fearful with quick movements and loud sounds. It is important to always go slow and give Rouge the option to walk away from any social interaction. Rouge should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Rouge’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Rouge would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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