SNOW WHITE – 11176
Safe - 2-2-2018 Manhattan
SNOW WHITE – 11176
Intake Date: 10/30/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 1 year Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 49 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 1 yo Microchip noted on Intake? yes History : O surrender Subjective: BARH, very hyper, energetic, playful, can be difficult to handle. No signs of aggression Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T = P = wnl R = eup BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: neg oral PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female, developed mammae, no MGTs, no vulvar discharge, no spay scar seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. Patchy areas of hypothrichosis on muzzle and caudal dorsum — p had recent history of allergic rxn and hives May 2017. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment: apparently healthy, hypotrichosis — r/o from previous allergic rxn and hives Prognosis: good Plan: plan for OHE, ctm skin and any allergies SURGERY:
Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
The Foster Writes: Snow White (11176) is an amazing dog for any type of house hold. She loves to play with toys, loves running around when asked to play but doesn’t have the slightest problem with laying on the couch all day either. She is very contact friendly, loves to curl next to her human and lay her head in their lap. She is very sweet and gentle. She doesn’t push herself on others, she is very polite.
Snow has been living in our house for over two weeks. She has access to the whole house and she is very polite guest. She is 100% house broken, doesn’t steal food even if left on the coffee table, she is not interested in chewing up anything human and she is very respectable of the areas she is allowed to go to. She know that in our house she is allowed on couch and not allowed on the bed, she respects that even when she is left alone. Snow has been left on her own up to six hours so far, she is not fazed by being alone.
We have another dog living with us. Snow has no problems making friends with other dogs. She is quite young and enjoys to play tug-o-war with other dogs as well as a good chase. But she is not overstimulated by any means. At night they curl up together on a blanket. On leash she in very soft to handle, we are working on proper heeling, but even now it is very rare that she decides to pull. When meeting other dogs on the leash she is interested but very gentle and polite. She rarely barks, ever.
Snow loves people and seems to prefer male humans, she gets very excited around them and starts jumping up on them. We are working to correct this behavior. Snow also loves children. She is very friendly, always wagging her tail when anyone wants to pet her.
Show is not excessively trained. She understands the word “No” and she can sit on command. But she will need to learn how to come when called at least. She can be little stubborn about things she doesn’t like, like clipping nails. Just like any other dog she sometimes need a firm direction.
Overall Snow White is an amazing young dog with plenty of potential for any type of house hold. She is very flexible and willing to learn new things. But at the end of the day all she really wants to do is curl up with her human and enjoy a nice long snooze.
A volunteer writes: Surrendered when the only family she’s ever known moved to an apartment where she’s not welcome, we’re told that their favorite thing about her is that “she’s a good dog”. So, my “good dog” bandanna is sooooo appropriate because as I found out for myself, Snowy is indeed a good dog. Snowy did little bunny hops in her kennel when she saw me approach leash in hand, and once out the door pottied immediately confirming her housetraining skills. Her leash manners are lovely, she loves to meet people we pass along the way, wagging her tail at all, and new staff she hadn’t met yet got hugs ( no one is a stranger for long in Snowy’s world). We’re told that Snowy plays “exuberantly” with children, doesn’t guard her things, doesn’t mind baths, is friendly to all, loves to play with toys (her favorite is her kong), is crate trained and knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘come here’ and ‘give me five’. Off leash in a pen Snowy loved playing with toys,engaging me in a game of tug and can sometimes be a bit grabby for a toy, but is happy to amuse herself as well. Snowy ignored other dogs we passed in the park, and in group play enjoys vocal pushy play with both males and females. She’s sleek and elegant, lively and fun, looking for her soulmate. She’s everything she should be at 1 year old, except with a family. Make her yours!
Another volunteer writes: Our gorgeous Snow White isn’t looking for a home with seven dwarfs, as she thinks a mom and/or dad will do nicely, a human sibling or two over 5, and maybe a canine sibling or two would round it all out nicely. She’s a gorgeous, playful, fun and affectionate girl who is so smart that when we entered the back yard she stopped at the toy box, peered in and chose her toys. Love that! We played tug, and then she batted around a mini soccer ball like a pro, finally bringing it over to me for a toss. Snowy loves treats, has maintained her housetraining skills, and loves her time in playgroups romping with her four legged buddies. Her awesome resume from her former family confirms her “smart and loving” qualities and any family will be lucky to have her.
Another volunteer writes: Snow White is sweet and affectionate. She walks well on the leash, and although she is quite strong, doesn’t pull much. She really seems to enjoy being petted and doted on. She is playful, frisky, and up for interaction with just about any person or dog she crosses paths with. Overall, I’d say she is a fine companion.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Snowy is a 1 year old unaltered female medium breed dog that the owner got from a friend when Snowy was 6 weeks old. The owner is surrendering because she is moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. Snowy â€™s last vet visit was earlier this year when she went to get routine vaccines. The owner is only aware of some allergies to pollen that Snowy has, she is otherwise healthy.
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Snowy is described as friendly.
How is this dog around children? Snow has never lived with children but plays exuberantly with them when she interacts with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? When Snowy passes by dogs on the street, she ignores them
How is this dog around cats? Snowy has never been around cats
Resource guarding: Snow is not bothered when her food bowl is touched while she is eating, when a toy or treat is taken from her.
Bite history: Snowy has never bitten or scratched another animal or a person.
Energy level/descriptors: Snowy has a high energy level
Other Notes: During storms and fireworks, Snowy is not bothered. Snowy is not bothered when she is pushed off furniture, when she is disturbed while she is sleeping, or when she is bathed. Snowy struggles when her nails are trimmed. Snowy barks when the doorbell rings.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No Medical Notes Snowy has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know Snow is described as friendly, playful, and energetic by the owner. Snowy has a very high level of energy. The ownerâ€™s favorite thing about Snowy is that she is a good dog. Snowyâ€™ s favorite thing to do is play with her kong. When the owner is home, Snowy follows her around. Snowy likes ball toys, Snowy likes to play fetch and tug. Snowy has been kept mostly indoors. Snowy is fed Pedigree wet and dry food, 1 cup and 1 can twice a day. Snowyâ€™s favorite treats are Beggin Strips. Snowy uses the cement when she is taken outside. Snowy does very well in a crate for up to 8 hours. Snowy knows how to sit, stay, come here, and give me five. For exercise, Snowy goes on slow walks on a leash. On a leash, Snow does not pull.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 1-Nov-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
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 gently places open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
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: Snow White quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room and jumped up in a playful manner. She displayed a very high level of activity on her assessment, being in constant motion and jumping up repeatedly. She was a mouthy at times, especially during tag, applying very light pressure. She was social throughout the assessment and allowed all handling.
Snow has displayed highly vocal, pushy play behavior when engaged with dogs in the care center. History around other dogs was not reported by the previous owner. The behavior department recommends slow, one on one introductions to highly tolerant, social dogs.
10/31: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Snow White is pushy and highly vocal at play.
11/1-11/3: Snow White engages in pushy, vocal play with male and female dogs.
11/5-7: Snow White continues to be pushy and vocal at play.
11/9-11/10: Snow White is polite when greeting and offers paw slaps and bounces to solicit play from other playful dogs
Date of initial: 30-Oct-2017
Summary: Snow White was active and at times difficult to handle.
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owners describe Snow White as a high-energy dog. In the care center she has been active and enthusiastic. She may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when she becomes overstimulated. She will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help her to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:
Snow White consistently displays highly social behavior with her human caretakers outside of her kennel. She maintains a loose wiggly body throughout interactions and solicits attention from handlers.
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 the jumpy and mouthy behavior displayed at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around dogs who may jump up should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control, Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:
Basic manners/poor impulse control: Snow White jumps up a lot on people. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Snow White has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Snow White’s teeth make contact with skin).
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