BERNIE – A1045002
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My name is BERNIE. My Animal ID # is A1045002.
I am a male brown and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/22/2015 from NY 10454, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/26/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 54.8 LBS.
07/22/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/22/15 14:33hrs BASIC INFORMATION Bernie is described as a7 year old male American Staffordshire. He has lived with his owner since he was a puppy but he is being surrendered because his owner is unable to continue caring for him due to lack of time. SOCIAL LIFE & PERSONALITY Bernie’s owner stated that he is an affectionate, friendly and medium energy dog. Bernie enjoys being cuddled and petted. He lived with children aged 7-20 years old and Bernie was playful with them. He was the only pet in the home. When he would see other dogs while being walked, he wouldn’t pay attention to them. His owner stated that if he was allowed to approach another dog, Bernie would just sniff them. Bernie is house trained however he will have accidents if left alone for more than 4 hours. BEHAVIOR Bernie was accustomed to being bathed twice a week. His owner stated that he would sit for his baths as long as he was being washed with a soft rag in a slow manner. Bernie enjoyed being brushed. His owner stated that he would walk around the house with his soft baby blanket in his mouth. He would chew on it or ball it together and cuddle with it. Bernie barked at the door when the doorbell rang and approached visitors playfully. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Bernie is a well behaved and affectionate dog. He knows the commands “sit and down.” He was walked twice a day and would walk off leash with his owner sometimes. He walked alongside his owner when off leash. He enjoyed playing, fetch, chase and tug, and hide and seek. Bernie will become nervous when he hears sudden loud sounds; he will run away. He was fed dry dog food or wet Pedigree dog food without gravy. DURING INTAKE Bernie was whining and pacing around the room. He allowed the Admissions Counselor to approach and pet him. He was collared, scanned for a microchip (negative) and photographed without displaying any aggressive behavior.
07/27/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: What an adorable and dear little face Bernie has…His eyes are slightly cloudy, his mushy muzzle is greying and he looks a bit sad, sad to have lost his family and his precious safety blanket that did not come with him as he was relinquished into our care…No time…Bernie comes with excellent recommendations. He was owned since tender puppyhood and gave his best, “bringing up” many children, being their playmate and confident. He was the only pet but always was civil to dogs met in the street. Bernie is indeed well behaved in our own playgroups even if another dog is a bit pushy with him. He is known to be housetrained, obedient(he used to walk alongside his owner without a leash) and well mannered when alone in the house. He would love to be bathed, liked toys and owned a baby blankie he carried everywhere…. A sweet family dog….I enjoy my time with Bernie. He is a really gentle, sociable, calm, friendly and affectionate dog. A great walker and a real companion who likes to stay close to me for petting and a conversation. He is a pleasure for the eyes..His cute face and lovely chocolate coat. Bernie has a large soft mass on one side of his neck, unattended by his former masters and will need to be addressed. Bernie is a gentle and good dog, a middle aged gentleman who is worth the effort to make him better. Come and meet Bernie at the Manhattan Care Center. He would love to be your friend.
07/26/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Bernie came to our center as an owner surrender. Owner reports Bernie lived with children ages 7-20 and was playful with them. He was the only resident dog and would not pay attention whenever walking past dogs in the street. Owner reports Bernie enjoyed being bathed and would walk around with a baby blanket in his mouth, chewing it or balling it up and cuddling with it. Owner reports Bernie runs away from sudden loud noises. During intake, Bernie whined and paced around the room, but allowed all handling from admissions counselor. Bernie was very social with the assessor throughout SAFER assessment. He was very wiggly and allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, tail wagging. Bernie stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity, tail wagging, body soft. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, and began jumping and getting playful by the end of the game. He licked his lips while position for Squeeze item. Bernie stood still, gently pulling his paw back and licking assessor’s hand during Squeeze, tail wagging. He lifted his head and ceased eating when approached by assess-a-hand at Food dish. Bernie was very interested in Toy, engaging in play, keeping a firm playful grip with a loose, wiggly body. He had minimal interest in Rawhide. When off leash with other dogs, Bernie will engage in brief bouts of play. The Behavior Team feels Bernie would do well in an Average home. He may benefit from daily stimulation in the forms of daily walks, run, exercise, play with his family and play with toys. 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 stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is wagging with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, eventually jumping and playing along. Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Dog licks hand. Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push him out. 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. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog may smell and/or lick, then turns away. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Bernie will engage in brief bouts of play.
07/25/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Bernie is sexually motivated but responds well to handler correction. He will engage in brief bouts of play.
07/22/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative Barh Mild-moderated dental staining. Flea comb negative,but applied Activyl TX (Topical preventative). Has a dry flaky coat. Massive size mass on R side of neck. Had long nails, trimmed nails. Alopecia spots located on spinal region Gender: male intact Appetite:no interest *NOTE* Will monitor appetite for a few days due to location of mass. Nosf
07/24/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
07/24/15 14:40 S/O: Re-exam for mass and monitoring appetite. He will eat his food and medications if offered to his face, but will not eat on his own. Large (approx 10 cm) mass on left side of neck. Underweight. A: Mass: r/o neoplasia vs. abscess P: Continue Clavamox Needs surgical consult to determine if ressectable 1027 addendum d/c clavamox (not eating) give convenia 07/23/15 09:17 s/o: large (5″ diameter ) soft mass left side of neck grossly looks and feels like lipoma. aspirate very bloody (NOT typical of lipoma) neighboring LN seem unaffected Heart and lunds wnl A: probable benign mass on neck but must be removed/debulked and biopsied due to location P: recc NH placement, surgery fair prognosis (surgery will be challenging) Scan negative Barh Mild-moderated dental staining. Flea comb negative,but applied Activyl TX (Topical preventative). Has a dry flaky coat. Massive size mass on R side of neck. Had long nails, trimmed nails. Alopecia spots located on spinal region Gender: male intact Appetite:no interest *NOTE* Will monitor appetite for a few days due to location of mass. Nosf
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