SAINT – A1117592
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SAINT – A1117592
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/05/2017, From NY 10036, DueOut Date 07/08/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 10-13 yo Microchip noted on Intake? not found. Owner surrender, BARH, alert, friendly, allowed PE P = 136 R = panting BCS 7/9 EENT: OU nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: nosf PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, panting/excited behav. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male, two testes palp. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites; calluses at lat. elbows; small, mildly ulcerated 1-2 cm pedunculated mass below anus; healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: nsf Assessment – geriatric, intact male – small ST mass below anus – r/o neoplasia (benign/papilloma vs other) vs other Plan – recheck mass + clean ulcerated area – rec’ surgical removal of mass (+/- histopath.) – rimadyl 100 mg po sid x 3 days Prognosis: good SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A volunteer writes: Saint is so special you’ll want to make up words for him – like ‘huggle’ which is hug and cuddle in one word. He needs a new dictionary to describe him! Surrendered by his person due to a new living/work situation, Saint was clearly loved and well taken care of. He’s found the fountain of youth, as no way would I ever guess his age. He’s good on the leash with a nice spry walk, well fed (pleasantly plump), seems very housetrained, his coat is clean and groomed, and he loves to ‘huggle’. Saint enjoyed some treats in the park, wanted to chase some squirrels, and wasn’t thrilled being tethered so we kept our photo shoot short. My Saint dictionary now includes the following in addition to huggle: ‘sniss’ (snuggle and kiss). Come meet him and see how many words you can create. He’s an awesome dog making the best out of this strange new world, and hoping to create lots of new words with you.
Another volunteer writes: Saint can often be found out playing with staff as he’s a favorite of all. Tug? Absolutely! You dropped your side? I’ll bring it back so you can grab it more easily! Bounce around with you? Love to! Cuddles? Yep, that too! An awesome dog, who has rewritten the definition of ‘senior’, Saint is playful, smart, affectionate and handsome. He’s ready to find a fun and active retirement home in which to share his golden years. Bring him home!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Grabs leash but relinquishes.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Saint was social throughout his assessment and allowed all handling. He grabbed his leash during tag but quickly relinquished.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
7/6: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Saint greets politely and wanders the pen.
7/7: Saint greets female dogs politely. He displays brief intent to mount.
Upon intake, Saint tolerated all handling and had a relaxed body.
During his initial medical exam, Saint was social and allowed handling.
We have no history on Saint so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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