SAGE – 17415
Safe - 3-10-2018 Manhattan
SAGE – 17415
**ADOPTED and RETURNED 2/18/18**
Intake Date: 1/2/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 51 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age:2y Microchip noted on Intake?no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :stray Subjective: Observed Behavior -calm. wil shake on command. not wagging tail. allows exam Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : T = P =60 R =wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam:mod tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G:2 testes
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Prognosis:excellent Plan:neuter SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Sage might look serious in his kennel but do not be mistaken… He is a great ball player and lots of fun to spend time with. Sage is a good walker, likely house trained and civil to other dogs neared in the street. He is also good with his peers, males and females in playgroups. He sits beautifully, stays and comes when called. As we entered the yard, Sage immediately spotted a tennis ball, seized it and started to play, on his own , then brought it at my feet. Let’s start… Let’s play…. Let’s have fun… Beside the fact that he slipped quite often on the turf, Sage was a good runner, catcher and excellent at head shots. He always brought back the ball to me to continue the game, waiting patiently for me to throw but ready to bounce, all eyes on the ball… I like when a dog has good control of his/her impulses. Someone must have taught Sage and even taken good care of him…He is quite a handsome dog and although I know he is a boroughbred , I would love to know his ancestry. Sage is at the Manhattan Care Center, a good, social and playful dog looking for a new loving owner or family… Come and meet him soon…
Another volunteer writes: I’m a cat volunteer but I must chime in about how great this dog is. He’s mesmerizing, and I can’t stop thinking about him. He is obviously well trained, so calm and tranquil in his kennel, and he offers his paw for a shake on command. He doesn’t bark or jump up or bounce around, he’s happy to play with his toys until someone is ready to play with him (don’t expect him to give up his toy unless he knows you’re going to throw it). He seemed to know how taken I was with him, because he sat patiently, looking at me with soft eyes, as if to say, “I’m ready when you are, but take your time, I can wait, you’re the boss and I’m here for you.” He’s very solid and symmetrical; he looks like an American Bulldog who could put on a few pounds. He seemed to do well in a playgroup with both male and female dogs. He exudes confidence and I can imagine how proud someone will be marching around with him. I imagine his name as “Chief” or “the Colonel,” and everyone who passes by calls out “Hey Chief,” or “it’s the Colonel.” Somebody better come get him ASAP, so he can start his new life, and I can get back to mine.
Another volunteer writes: Move over Grumpy Cat, there’s a new face in town! If you don’t fall in love with this face from the moment you see it………….And, behind this adorably frumpy face is a great leash walker who wags his tail as we walk and does little bunny hops from time to time, who checks up often as we walk, a fabulous ball player who plays a perfect game of fetch, a lover of toys, a PLAYGROUP GREETER DOG, a dog who potties the moment we’re out the door, who sits when asked and shakes both paws, takes treats beyond gently with the edge of his teeth, who loves to snuggle, and who picks out his own toy to take back into his kennel with him. I LOVED spending time with this little guy who is so beyond adorable I wanted to spend my entire day with him. I left him on his bed, pulling apart a plush toy, and promised him his new people would find him soon. A lifetime of cuddles, nice walks, paw shakes and ball playing awaits the lucky adopter of this great dog. Ask to meet him today!!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 3-Jan-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog 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: 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: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
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: Sage approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. sage immediately took the toy and kept a firm hold of it. He did not display any guarding behaviors, but he would not relinquish it when the assessment ended. He was social, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
*PLAY GROUP GREETER DOG* The behavior department feels that Sage may be most compatible with respectful, gently playful dogs. Behavior history around other dogs is not available due to arriving as a stray. He has been observed to be respectful, calm, and at times playful when introduced to dogs while in the care center.
1/2: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Sage offers brief polite greeting.
1/3: Sage greets a male dog politely and engages in a brief bout of soft play.
1/9-11: Sage offers polite greeting to other dogs, and engages in brief play. He offers correction when uncomfortable with overly mouthy play. Date of intake: 2-Jan-2018
Date of initial: 2-Jan-2018
Summary: Sage allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sage 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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