SAFE 04/12/15 – BUSTER – A1024635 – MANHATTAN, NY
Safe 4-12-2015 Manhattan
BUSTER – A1024635 *** RETURNED ON 3/31/15 – STRAY *** MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE, 9 yrs STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 03/31/2015, From NY 10462, DueOut Date 04/07/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE Medical Summary SCAN POS#985112005659523 BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- tense geriatric mod […]
BUSTER – A1024635
*** RETURNED ON 3/31/15 – STRAY ***
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE, 9 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 03/31/2015, From NY 10462, DueOut Date 04/07/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary SCAN POS#985112005659523 BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- tense geriatric mod tartar male intact NOSF
MEDICAL – Re Exam
tense but can be handled well by handler and examiner
long nails – trimmed
eyes very mild hypemeria to conjunctiva
mod tartar with foul breath, missing some lower incisors, small abrasion on the lip
M/S amb x4
A: Dental disease
P: Geriatric needs NH placement
Dental dz will need cleaning after labwork
4/1/15 Buster came to us as a stray. Profile from 1/15: His family found him as a stray 6y ago.
Buster lived w/ infants, toddlers, and adults. He’s relaxed, playful, very tolerant, and plays gently w/ children. He supervises and allows them to climb on him, a perfect example of “the nanny breed.” He’s friendly w/ strangers and has never bit anyone.
Buster is relaxed and playful w/ dogs. He’s tolerant of them jumping on him but if they growl/snap, he will growl/snap back. He plays gently but sometimes humps them. He once tried mounting a dog, she bit his back, and he snapped at her. He was attacked by a stray cat and just looked at him. His owner removed the cat from his back.
Buster’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, confident, excitable, obedient, and medium activity. They love that he loves everyone, attention, and tummy rubs. If you stop petting his tummy, he nudges your hand to continue. His family says he still acts like a puppy. He follows them around. He likes balls, bones, and playing fetch and tug.
Buster lived inside and slept on a dog bed. He ate Pedigree dry/wet food and enjoyed people food as a treat. He went for slow-brisk walks for exercise. During the summer he lies down and pants during short walks.
Buster is housetrained and doesn’t have accidents. He’s well-behaved when home alone. He knows sit, down, paw, bark, and get your bowl.
Buster has no behavior issues. He’s friendly w/ strangers that approach his family outside. When strangers come over he barks and then watches them but has never growled, etc. He’s very friendly w/ frequent guests whom he knows. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/bone/toy, moves him off furniture, bathes him, brushes him, holds/restrains him, or wakes him up. He pulls his paw away during nail trims. Overall, he’s very tolerant of handling and does what his family asks (e.g. gets into the tub by himself when asked). He doesn’t mind storms.
Buster had loose wiggly body and wagging tail during intake/handling. His mouth was usually open and his ears were often perked to the side. He maintained wiggles during scan (neg.), collar, switching leashes, pictures, restraint. He sat when asked and took treats gently. He was wiggly as above and whining, pulling towards the dog on the other side of the room. While he waited he sat by my feet. He laid on his side, mouth open, eyes closing, while I pet his side/tummy. When I scratched his back his foot kicked.
Buster walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Buster was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. Buster was not interested in toys but took the rawhide away but had soft body language. Buster was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful.
Buster came to us as a stray. His family found him as a stray 6y ago. Buster lived with infants, toddlers, and adults. He’s relaxed, playful, very tolerant, and plays gently with children. Buster is relaxed and playful with dogs. He’s tolerant of them jumping on him but if they growl and snap, he will growl and snap back. He plays gently but sometimes humps them”. Buster did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away
Toy 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the rawhide.
Dog – dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful.
Chief Complaint: Animal has N/D present and sneezing (K.C).
As per Dr: Doxycycline 100mg 2 TABLETS SID x 10 days.
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 01/03/2015, From NY 10459, DueOut Date 01/03/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild to moderate dental tartar Tense and nervous Male intact Geriatric Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes:
” A representative of the nanny breed..He looks like Sergent Stubby, the most decorated canine war hero of WWI… He loves everyone….” Tears came to my eyes as I read Buster’s owner comments written in so many details about his dog…a most beloved and respected companion left sadly into our care as his family was evicted. Buster lived, played with and watched a host of infants and toddlers. He was gentle with the elderly, friendly to strangers and tolerant of well behaved dogs. A very obedient , playful and well mannered pet with no handling issues or destructive tendencies and who had a role, a job and a status among his loved ones.. I spotted Buster right away as I arrived at the care center. A small chap with a greying muzzle and sharp brown eyes. A compact body wrapped in a perfectly groomed coat. A tough look trying to save the appearances . I was a king in my home..I am now in a kennel… but I am not a number…I am Buster. Buster acts a bit macho . He is a little guy with a big head. Still, he is lost and tries to tough it up, marks his territory, does not take my treats at first, then changes his mind and takes them with a “long face”. He walks tail high and meets other dogs with a stance , some pulling but no antagonistic behavior. Burt is no mouse even if he is quite small in appearance. He can sit on command and does come when called now that after a little while spent together…we have become friends. Burt has a lot of character. He is like a well learned, opinionated, determined and spirited human, a doer and a leader who will nevertheless be smart enough to submit to the genuine owner who will be his master . If Buster does not make it back to his family, I so hope that soon enough, he will find his way to a new kingdom and bless his new people with his wonderful personality.
Another volunteer writes:
There’s nothing like a walk with a handsome brindle butterball to start my day off right! Tail wagging and looking anxious to go out, Buster was my first walk of my day and he’s perfect! A gentle dog, good on the leash, enjoying some treats, posing for some pictures, and taking care of his business the moment we were outside. He seems to love other dogs, his tail wagging a mile a minute as others approach. Having enjoyed the benefits of a home before losing it, Buster comes with outstanding comments from his former family, and after spending time with him I can see why. He’s a great little dog who needs a new family to “hang out” with. Lucky will be the family that makes him theirs. Be sure to meet him when you visit.
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