MOE – A1033024
Safe 4-21-2015 Brooklyn
SAFE – 04/21/15
MOE – A1033024
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLACK, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2NYCHA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/13/2015, From NY 10451, DueOut Date 04/13/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE MALE, ~11YRS OLD OCCULAR CLOUDING SEMI FIRM MASS/ GROWTH ON VENTRAL ASPECT OF CRANINAL ABDOMEN HAS EXTRA SKIN FLAP AROUND NECK RIGHT PINNA POSSIBLE AURAL HEMATOMA WITH ODOR VS LEFT PINNA WNL MODERATE DENTAL TARTAR AND GINGIVITIS APPLIED ACTIVYL ALLOWED ALL HANDLING WITHOUT AGGRESSION QARH NOSF
A volunteer writes:
“Hey old man Moe! I love this guy! His tail is always up and wagging.” Sweet senior Moe has officially earned celebrity status during his stay at BACC. One look into his soulful eyes, which are beautifully complimented by a distinguished greying muzzle, was all I needed to fall in love. As expected, Moe is a perfect gentleman, walking with ease by my side and he seems to be housetrained. Moe’s energy level is great, and we enjoyed a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Moe’s genuine enthusiasm for life and happy, waggy tail, let me know this spunky senior still has his best years ahead of him. When we stopped for a break on the cuddle step Moe eased right in next to me, happy to soak up the sun, along with some hugs and kisses. I returned Moe to his kennel and he settled in for a nice afternoon nap. If afternoon walks, naps, loyalty and kisses are your thing, hurry over to the care center to meet Moe!
A shelter staff member writes: Moe is a senior Lab mix who was surrendered to BACC because his owner lost his job and had to move. Moe is a friendly and mellow guy with an adorable gray beard! He did well on his SAFER, and according to his previous owner, gets along well with children and still likes to play! Moe is on the thin side, and could use some TLC. He will fit in with just about any loving and laid-back home, so please help this sweet senior, and pull Moe from BACC today!
S/O: BAR, EATING, FRIENDLY, ALLOWED HANDLING
EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC, MODERATE GINGIVITIS AND CALCULLI, PATIENT RESISTED OPEN MOUTH EXAM
CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS
ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER
MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 3/9
2 FIXED LIPOMA LIKE MASSES VENTRAL THORAX
GU: IN TACT MALE
GINVIVITIS AND CALCULI
CONTINUE TO MONITOR
DOG INFORMATION SHEET
Where did this dog come from? My Home
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Friend
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Moving & Financial Problems
RELATIONSHIP: I’ve owned him a few years. He lives in the house with the family
PEOPLE: Lives with _ adults. Lives with _ teenagers. Lives with _ children
Does he get along with children? Yes
Does he get along with strangers? Yes
Describe his behavior: Very friendly and playful.
Can you describe his behavior around animals he doesn’t live with? Friendly with other dogs.
PERSONALITY: Loves to play, is very active. Likes to be petted, hugged etc.
HABITS: Eats dry food
TRAINING: Pulls on leash only when excited. Is housebroken
Does this dog have any medical problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. Just geriatric.
Is there anything that could be done to help you keep your dog? No, she is now unemployed and has to move out of her apartment into NYCHA.
What kind of home do you think would be best for this dog? Family home with children.
Behavior: Average Home
Moe previously lived with adults, teenagers, and children. The owner stated Moe is friendly towards children and strangers, and has also gotten along with other dogs. The owner described Moe as very friendly and playful. He was said to be very active, and is successfully housebroken.
During SAFER Moe was sociable towards the assessor, but wasn’t very attention seeking. He allowed the assessor to conduct all handling items without issue, and was distracted during the tag interaction. Moe was easily pushed out of the food bowl during the food item, and was not interested in the toy items. When the assessor attempted to remove the rawhide, Moe placed his body between the assessor and rawhide, and did not relinquish the item, but his body was loose. During the dog-dog interaction, Moe rushed in towards the helper dog, but his body was soft, and did not show any concerning behaviors when close. Moe did not show any concerning behaviors and was receptive to all handling, so the department feels Moe can be suitable for an “Average” experienced adopter.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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 (needed coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
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: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy or rawhide, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
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