WINTER – 11180
Safe - 11-6-2017 Manhattan
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WINTER – 11180
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
Intake Date: 10/30/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Female
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : O surrender Subjective: BAR, a bit nervous, good for medical handling, minimal restraint needed 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, no MGTs, no vulvar dc MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, mildly erythematous muzzle CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment: apparently healthy hypersalivation — r/o nausea vs nervousness Prognosis: excellent Plan: plan for OHE
cerenia 1mg/kg SQ once SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Winter has been with the same family since tender puppyhood. She was a pampered family dog, affectionate and mellow, playful with the young children of the house and a little shy at first with strangers. A beautiful young gal she is, cream and butterscotch in color and doted with the cutest tiny velvety folded ears that in a nanosecond point like 2 arrows to the sky. Of course, my camera never caught Winter in the act… She feels understandably out of place at the care center and a little anxious. She seeks comfort in staying close to her caretakers and indulging in a lot of petting. She feels so soft to the touch. Her Sharpei ‘s facial folds are so clean. She is so well groomed all together. Winter has been very well cared for by her former family. Winter comes when called, sits on command and walks reasonably well on the leash, not forgetting to do her business on the way(we are told she is house trained). She does a lot of sniffing, trying I guess to situate herself in these new surroundings. Winter will surely appeal to a Sharpei lover. She is so pretty and sweet too toward anyone giving her some attention. Come and meet her very soon at the Manhattan Care Center. Winter dreams to spend the winter and all seasons thereafter with you as your forever best friend.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Winter is a 2 year old female medium breed dog. Winter lived with previous owner for almost 2 years and was surrendered because previous owner’s could no longer keep her in her apartment. Winter has no injuries or health problems and has not been taken to the vet recently.
Previously lived with: Winter previously lived with two adults and two children.
How is this dog around strangers? Winter is shy around strangers but will warm up after a few minutes. Winter will bark at first but will then approach strangers and sniff them. Once she is comfortable she will allow strangers to pet her.
How is this dog around children? Winter previously lived with a 5 year old and a 10 year old. Winter is relaxed and playful with both children and will allow to be petted.
How is this dog around other dogs? Winter has not interacted with other dogs and previous owner is unaware of how she would behave.
How is this dog around cats? Winter has not interacted with cats and previous owner is unaware of how she would behave.
Resource guarding: Winter is friendly and is not bothered when her food bowl is touched or moved. She is also friendly and not bothered when a toy, treat, or bone is taken away from her.
Bite history: Winter has not tried to bite another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors: Winter has a medium energy level
Other Notes: Winter is not bothered during storms or fireworks. Winter is friendly when being told to get off furniture and is friendly when being disturbed as she sleeps. Winter will allow to be bathed but is afraid. Winter is not bothered when her coat is brushed and will pull away when her paws are touched. Previous owner has not trimmed Winter’s nails and is unaware of how she would behave. When an unfamiliar person approaches her and her owner, Winter will bark.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : Winter has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know : Winter is friendly, affectionate, shy, mellow and independent dog. Previous owner loved her mellow personality and thought that Winter’s favorite thing to do was eat. When at home, Winter will follow you around and likes to sleep anywhere that is warm. Winter likes to play with balls and likes to chase. Winter was an indoor only dog that was taken on slow walks on the leash. Winter was fed Pedigree wet and dry dog food two times a day. Winter is house-trained and prefers to go potty on grass. When left alone, Winter is well-behaved. Winter has been never been crate-trained and knows some basic commands such as sit, come, and stay.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Winter tried to hide under previous owner’s legs when approached. Winter allowed to be collared but would lower her head when approached too quickly or over her head.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 1-Nov-2017
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Winter approached the assessor in the assessment room. She was aloof throughout the assessment, displaying no social behavior and focusing on sniffing things around the room, but allowed all handling.
10/31: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Winter is tense upon approach, and low growls when greeting lingers.
Date of intake: 30-Oct-2017
Summary: Upon intake, Winter attempted to hide behind her owner.
Date of initial: 30-Oct-2017
Summary: Winter was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Winter’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity which matches what we have seen at the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Winter appears a bit fearful at times in the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Winter the option to walk away from any social interaction. Winter should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Winterâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Winter 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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