ROXY – 33707
Safe - 7-30-2018 Manhattan
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ROXY – 33707
Intake Date : 7/8/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 9 years Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 69 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 9yrs based on O hx and PE. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive by LVT on intake. History : Surrendered by O due to housing issues. Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR. Friendly, energetic. Allows handling but tense, shaking, watching hands of DVM and handler as exam performed. Objective ; BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: dc 1/5; pd 1/5 full oral exam not performed due to muzzle in place ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Tense. Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: spayed female. scar present. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment; geriatric ; dental disease; overweight ; Prognosis: excellent ; Plan: ok for adoption ; SURGERY: already spayed
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Roxy is stunning in her sumptuous dress splashed richly with red amber and gold. As the well brought up pet she is, she walks beautifully on the leash, seems house trained as stated by her former owners, does not chase birds and respects her peers in playgroups. Roxy likes toys and balls. She is great at head shots and retrieves right at my feet. She likes to be close to her caretaker, appreciates caresses, and kisses daintily my face. Although said to be at first a little shy with strangers, Roxy’s hallmark at the care center is her sociability. She can be called Ms Congeniality. It is such a treat to see her joyously weaving between a group of staff, getting hugs, kisses and love from one caretaker and then another and another. She so loves being the center of attention. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Look at her video and you will see what I am talking about or better, ask to meet our Roxy and make her yours, your forever best friend. Roxy is waiting for you at the Manhattan Care Center
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Roxy is a 8 year old, spayed, large breed dog. Client had dog for the last 7 month but has been in the family since she was a puppy. Unfortunately, client had to surrender due to not having time to properly care for her anymore. Roxy has no health issues and was last at the vet in May of 2017.
Previously lived with: 2 adults and 1 child
How is this dog around strangers? Roxy is shy for a few minutes around strangers. Client stated its best for her to come to you first. She plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around children? Roxy lived with a 12 year old child and was respectful and played gently with child.
How is this dog around other dogs? Roxy is tolerant of other dogs but doesn’t play with them. She barks at them when she sees them outside.
How is this dog around cats? Roxy has not spent time around cats. Behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Roxy does not resource guard her food, toys or treats with humans but if another dog goes near her stuff she will growl.
Bite history: Roxy does not have a bite a history.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Roxy isn’t bothered when pushed off furniture, held or restrained. She is afraid of baths and is best to go slow. She enjoys being brushed and has never had her nails trimmed. She barks when someone unfamiliar comes to door or up to owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: No known medical issues upon intake.
For a New Family to Know: Roxy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and has medium activity level. Client loved that she is very sweet and obedient. She enjoys playing tug and will be n the same room as you when you are home. She sleeps anywhere on the floor. Roxy eats Iams dry food mixed with wet food. She will eat anything as a treat. She is house trained and will go outside and also knows how to use wee wee pads. She rarely has accidents. She is well behaved when left alone and knows how to come and sit when butt is pushed down gently. She gets slow walks on leash for exercise and pulls lightly when walked on leash. he has never been walked off leash.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Roxy had a waggy tail but would turn head quickly around when attempting to touch. Client leashed and collared. She allowed counselor to take picture and walk her on leash.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 10-Jul-2018
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Roxy entered the room with a soft body and appeared playful. During handling, she became a bit tense and lowered her body, but allowed all of. She became very playful during tag and with the toy.
Summary: Roxy may be most compatible with other dogs who are respectful and calm.
Summary (1): 7/9-11: When introduced off leash to dogs, Roxy mostly keeps to herself, but will greet politely if solicited.
Summary (2): 7/12: Roxy engages in soft play with playful dogs and keeps to herself with more quiet dogs.
Summary (3): 7/13: Roxy greets all dogs politely and engages in bouncy play with select dogs.
Date of intake: 8-Jul-2018
Summary: Turned her head away when touched
ENERGY LEVEL: Roxy is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to Roxy being reported to be shy with new people, and due to the behavior displayed at the care center, we feel that she may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: Fearful, On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Roxy is reported to bark at dogs she sees outside. Roxy may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs.Â We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
Fearful: Roxy is described as shy with new people and is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Roxy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Roxy should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Roxyâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Roxy 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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