MIKEY – A1042502
Safe 7-16-2015 Manhattan
MIKEY – A1042502
MALE, WHITE, POODLE MIN MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 07/02/2015, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 07/02/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Barh Moderate-heavy dental staining. When trying to examine mouth region,animal did not like. Possible dental disease. Flea comb negative,but Acityvl was applied(Topical preventative). Matted coat,needs grooming. Gender:intact male Geriartric Nosf
RE-EXAM: Normal H/L, Severe dental disease, painful when handling mouth
P: Recc full dental procedure post adoption
A volunteer writes: Surrendered to our care by the only family he’s ever known due to a family member’s illness, we’re told that Mikey lived well and played gently with three kids, is “friendly, affectionate and playful”, is housetrained and knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘come’ and ‘down’. Mikey was so adorable in his upper kennel I couldn’t resist meeting him. Lifting him easily from his upper berth, he put his paws on my shoulders to make it easier for me. Once outside he trots along at my side, wagging his tail happy to be out. He goes potty, rejects my offered treats, and wasn’t thrilled with being tethered for pictures. He’s a sweet little guy, happy to be pet, happy to make a new friend, and happy for the time we spent together. Looking for a new person to love, Mikey is hoping you’ll ask to meet him today.
Mikey came to us as an owner surrender citing owner’s medical issues. It is reported he has lived with children ranging in age 8-14 and played gently with them. Owner reports when left alone, Mikey will whine. Owner also reports he has not been around dogs or cats and barks at fireworks. Mikey was loose and relaxed upon intake, allowing all handling. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, body soft. Mikey stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, body soft, ears and tail neutral. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, soft body, settling easily at end of game. Mikey did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He lifted his head out of the Food bowl when assess-a-hand was applied to his cheek. Mikey had no interest in Toy or Rawhide, although this may be environmental as owner states Mikey loves toys and loves to play. He approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, body soft, tail above spine level. The Behavior Team feels Mikey would do well in an Average home and would make a lovely family pet.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, body soft. 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 in neutral position 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.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
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: No interest.
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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