BAXTER – A1041221
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BAXTER – A1041221
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, TAN / BLACK, PUG MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/23/2015, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 06/26/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan pos#029 770 010 BARH mild tartar male intact reported seizure nothing seen NOSF
A Staff member writes:
Baxter is the best calm pug ever! He loves to be groomed and was great with our medical staff. His owner stated that he has had seizures frequently. A seizure has not been witnessed here at the shelter. Overall, Baxter is a nice little man. Let’s find him a new love and admirer.
POSSIBLE NASAL DISCHARGE– RIGHT BY DOOR; SHOULD BE MOVED OUT OF HALL INTO SDH; ADDING DOXY FOR BRACHYCEPHALIC RISK OF RESP INFECITON/DISTRESS
No seizure seen O/N; BAR
Basic Information: Baxter is a 7 year old puggle who was given as gift to his previous owner 2 years ago. Baxter is known to have sezures.
Social Life and Personality:
Baxter has been around children of all ages and is playful around them. When Baxter plays with children he is very gentle.Baxter has only been around dogs by walking past them on the sidewalk. Each time he walks past them he treis to play with them. Baxter has never been around cats so it is unknown how he reacts toward them. Baxter is house trained and will only have an accident if you forget to walk him in the morning or at night.Baxter has been kept indoors and outdoors.Baxter’s previous owner described him as playful, excitable, affectionate, shy, mellow, independant, and friendly with a medium activity level.
Baxter has never bitten another animal or person. Baxter is not bothered if anyone tries to take away his treat or toy. Baxter does not mind if somone touches his food or bowl while he is eating. Baxter does not mind if someone pushes him off the couch or furniture. Baxter is afriad of being bathed and will start to shake.It is unknown how Baxter will react to having his nails trimmed or being disturbed while he is resting.Baxter enjoys having his coat brushed, and does not mind being retrained, or having an unfamiliar person near his home or family.
For a New Family to Know:
Baxter knows the commands sit, stay, “outside”, and go to bed. For exercise baxter will go on Brisk walks on a leash twice a day. Baxter likes to play with balls, stuffed animals, and squaeky toys. Baxter likes to play tug and fetch. Baxter will go to the bathroom on the Grass or Cement. When at home Baxter will follow you around. When Baxter is left home alone he is well behaved. When off leash Baxter will stay cose by your side. Baxter is terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks and will try and hide in the house. Baxter eats both wet and dry food and Sleeps in his own bed or the floor.
Baxter was a little nervous during his intake but allowed staff to collar, scan, and take pictures of him. Baxter took treats from staffs’ hands gently and sat on command. Baxter showed no signs of aggression.
Baxter came to our center as an owner surrender. It is reported he has been around children of all ages and plays gently with them. He was a little nervous during intake but allowed staff to collar, scan and take pictures with no signs of aggression. Baxter walked nicely on his relief walk, no pulling. He held gaze for three full seconds, slightly nervous. Baxter accepted touch during Sensitivity, lip long. He was distracted during Tag game and focused on other stimuli. Baxter pulled his paw back gently on both Squeeze attempts. He calmly allowed the Food bowl to be moved away, and lifted his head when assess-a-hand was applied to his cheek. Baxter engaged very playfully with toy, warming up considerably. He held it with a firm grip, play bowing with a loose, wiggly body. He had no interest in Rawhide but was more focused on where the Toy had gone. Baxter approached the helper dog soliciting play, ears forward, tail above spine level, play bows. The Behavior Team feels Baxter would do well in an Average home that gives him time to warm up in his new environment due to his nervousness. He may also benefit from having toys of all kinds, owner reports he loves tug, chase, squeaky toys, etc. as this may help him acclimate in his new home.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game with coaxing. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 /2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. He lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
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