SEAMUS – 18483
Safe - 4-2-2018 Manhattan
SEAMUS – 18483
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER 03/30/18**
Intake Date: 1/17/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Male Age: 7 years
Weight: 64 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:approx 8 years; Microchip noted on Intake? placed on LVT intake; History :police picked up two dogs that appeared to be abandoned in a basement apartment; was noted to be limping on LH so was given hydromorphone last night; Subjective:QAR; Observed Behavior -a little shy but docile and allows all handling; Evidence of Trauma seen -weight bearing lameness on LH; Objective ; BCS 4.5/9; EENT: OU: mild conjunctivis, clear mucoid discharge at medical canthus; no nasal discharge or sneezing; AU: cropped, waxy discharge, mild lichenification of canals; Oral Exam:mm pk, sl tacky; CRT <2 sec; moderate tartar, moderate to severe staining, chronic wearging; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: no murmurs or arrhythmias, eupnic; clear lung sounds; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: male intact, 2 scrotal testicles; MSI: LH: grade II-III/IV lameness with overflexion at hip; medial buttress formed at stifle with moderate effusion, mild instability/drawer and discomfort on extension; moderate atrophy of biceps femoris; good hip extension; -dirty hair coat; -mild interdigital erythema on front paws; -mild erythema, lichenification along abdomen; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal:grossly normal; Assessment; 1. LH lameness, suspect cranial cruciate injury; 2. Dental disease; 3. Allergies, mild ; 4. Underweight, mild; Prognosis:good; Plan: -carprofen 50 mg PO BID x 10 days; -tramadol 100 mg PO BID x 10 days; -recommend sedated radiographs of L stifle to r/o trauma and neoplasia -suspect CCL injury to L stifle; in many cases, this can be treated non surgically with activity restriction and rehabilitation, although lameness may persist for even 4-6 months; -if lameness does not appear to be improving with time or at any point, a concurrent meniscal tear is suspected, then surgery to stablize the stifle may be indicated; SURGERY:permanent waiver due to geriatric
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: A big schmoosh….. that’s our Seamus. I met him as staff was taking him out for a brief walk as he has a leg injury so is restricted in his walks. But, he seems to be housetrained so a walk is a necessity, and he actually does quite well including up and down stairs. He’s absolutely stunning, his coat gleams, his eyes are piercing yet soft amber marbles. As we chattedhe lay down near me, head on my lap for some petting and I was so happy to oblige. A pithy conversation about current events, Pit Bulls and Parolees, when will the weather get warm but it is January after all, we touched on everything, and Seamus was a quiet and attentive listener, of course, agreeing with everything I said. When I stood and took my leash down from the pole, he stood right away, little tail wags showing his pleasure as to him a walk means ‘I’m going out’. Sadly today it meant he was going in, which he did perfectly including hopping up into his kennel and settling onto his bed. He’s such a sweet dog, easy, gentle and soft. He’ll need a vet to evaluate his leg and determine a course of treatment, but boy of boy is he worth it. Come meet him and see for yourself.
A volunteer writes: Seamus is my name, snuggling is my game! Walk down the hall with Seamus and you know you’re in the company of a celebrity. Staff calls out to him, ‘hey buddy’, ‘hi boyfriend’, ‘how’s my boy today’, and Seamus wiggles and smiles and loves the attention. He’s the most awesome fellow and we all (staff and volunteers) are head over heels in love. He’s great on leash, housebroken, and while he has some issues with his back legs does some happy bounces as we walk. Seamus was in foster for a while and his foster tells us that he was great with her dog (play bows and licking her dogs paws while wagging his tail), is “very, very” friendly to everyone wanting to say hi to all, loves putting his head in her lap for petting and beams when being pet, loves to have company whether a person or another dog and just wants to cuddle, does well when left alone (but prefers not to be), and is a “super sweet, cuddly dog”. We’re all in love with good reason, he’s just that special. He’s the perfect dog for a low activity person, happy snuggled up binge watching Netflix, Law and Order, or whatever your favorite show is. As long as there’s a hand free for petting, Seamus will be forever by your side. I can’t imagine anything better.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 18-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 follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Seamus approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He allowed all handling and displayed no cornering behaviors.
Date of initial: 17-Jan-2018
Summary: Seamus allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Seamus so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a low-medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Seamus has been consistently very calm while at the care center. He takes treats softly and calmly, seeking attention from the handler. He walks well on leash, despite his injuries, and eliminates as soon as he is outside.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
FOSTER NOTES :
What is the name and A# of your foster dog? Seamus ID: 18483
How long have you fostered this dog? One week
How many people are in your household? __5__Adults ___ Teenagers ____Children (please list ages)
Is your dog house trained? Yes
Is your dog paper trained? N/A
If he/she had any accidents in the house, please give details. Seamus has only had a few accidents. He needs to go immediately after drinking water and be taken out every four hours or so otherwise.
How long do you usually leave your dog alone each day? Not more than 4 hours.
Where is your dog kept when alone (crate, in bedroom, loose in house)? Loose in the apartment.
Did you foster dog live with other dogs? Yes.
How does your foster dog behave around other dogs(plays, ignores, growls, etc)? Details about body language are greatly appreciated (ex. Body tense, baring teeth, play bows, soft squinty eyes, tail tucked, etc.) He is very curious and friendly. He would play bow, lick my dogs paws, and shake his whole body while wagging his tail. However, he was
interested in mounting my dog and wasn’t entirely aware of his size, though that may change once he is neutered. This irritated my dog, but Seamus would eventually leavev him alone when my dog would bark or try to get away and I separated them. He was otherwise not reactive to my dog and was playful and sweet, even when Meeks would bark at him.
Was your dog introduced to any other cats while he/she was with you? If so, can you describe that experience? No.
How does your foster dog behave around strangers (friendly, ignores, barks, ect)? Seamus is very, very friendly with everyone. When I would take him out, he would pause and wag his tail whenever a person passed by or was in view. He wants to say hi to everyone and get pet.
How does your foster dog behave around children? Don’t know, but I’d imagine well.
Does your foster dog know any commands? Not sure, but he seems very people pleasing and would likely be very trainable.
How does your foster dog behave on leash (pulls, excited, calm, afraid, barks at other dogs, cat, people)? He’s excited and pulls a little bit, but it is otherwise fine.
Does your foster dog have any behavior problems that you are aware of? None were apparent. He is a wonderful dog.
What type of home do you think would best suit your foster dog? I think Seamus would ideally have a home where people were around often. He does do okay alone and would be fine left alone three to four hours at a time, but he loves the company of people and wants to follow them around everywhere.
Does your foster dog have any cute or endearing habits that would make people want to meet him/her? When I’m petting his head, Seamus will stick his head right on top of
my legs and look up at me with the sweetest puppy eyes. It is heart melting. He would also sometimes rub his head on my legs almost like a cat.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about your foster dog? Seamus is a super sweet, cuddly dog that just wants a human to spend time with. He will follow you around, give you the most loving looks, and beam when you pet him. He also will put his head right in your lap and look up at you to get your attention. It’s adorable and very effective. Seamus is loving and kind with every person he meets. He gets excited and just wants to go up and say hi to everyone – his whole body will start shaking and wiggling as he wags his tail. Seamus also appears to get along with other dogs and enjoys their company. He generally prefers to be in the company of people and dogs and would likely prefer a home where he doesn’t have to be alone a lot. He really just wants to cuddle up next to you. When he is left alone, Seamus is on his best behavior. He is always a calm, quiet, and loving presence in the home. He would be a great addition to any family with a lot of love to give.
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