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RICO-A1044485 **SAFER – AVERAGE HOME** MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 1 yr STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 07/17/2015, From NY 10027, DueOut Date 07/20/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN Medical Summary Negative MC Intact male BARH Good teeth Dry scabbing on muzzle, looks like old […]
**SAFER – AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 07/17/2015, From NY 10027, DueOut Date 07/20/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Negative MC Intact male BARH Good teeth Dry scabbing on muzzle, looks like old tie wound, slight swelling towards rostral end Slight swelling to elbows, possible pressure sores starting Neck swollen, does not seem like bite or scratch wounds, maybe had head stuck in fence, some cellulitis Superficial scratches along forelegs, seems secondary to neck wounds Cleaned all wounds with novalsan Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Pyrantel given Per oncall gave Rimadyl per weight (100mg and 25mg tab)
A volunteer writes: Just when I think I can’t love one dog more than another, along comes a new one. Rico……what a fabulous, gentle, easy, affectionate awesome boy! As we went down in the elevator a staff person told me how much she’s in love with Rico and I’ve now added my voice to his fans. As a matter of fact, I’ve elected myself President of his fan club! He’s likely housetrained, has great leash manners, seems to like other dogs, sits for treats and takes them gently, and is always sweetly smiling and wagging his tail. After our short walk we went into the yard to take some pictures, and Rico posed gently, with his signature smile, showing off his sit for a photo. When we were done he sat by my side, and when invited jumped up on the bench beside me draping himself on my lap. If you won’t tell Rico he’s not a lap dog I sure won’t! It’s no surprise that this big softie aced his behavior assessment indicating he’ll be a good fit in just about any home. His quiet demeanor and gentle ways stole my heart as it will yours. He has a boo boo on his neck and nose which our vets think may be from getting stuck somewhere. His boo boo will heal just fine as he’s waiting patiently to find his new person to love. We’re rooting for him, and for you if you are “the one”. Ask to meet him today.
BAR. BCS 5/9. FRIENDLY. EATING WITH GOOD APPETITE. PE: EENT WNL, PLN WNL, ORAL EXAM WNL, THORACIC AUSC WNL, ABD PALP WNL, M/S WNL, SKIN/HAIR — ABRASION WOUNDS ON BRIDGE OF NOSE/SNOUT AND ON SIDES OF NECK (R>L), SMALL LACERATIONS OBSERVED ON BOTH FORELIMBS AS WELL, NO BITE MARKS OBSERVED.
PLAN: PROVIDING 100MG RIMADYL PO Q24 FOR 5 DAYS AND SSD OINTMENT TO WOUNDS BID FOR 5 DAYS. CONTINUED MONITORING.
Examined for reported diarrhea; BARH; MM: pink, moist, CRT<2
P : continue to monitor; No other concerns
Rico walks calmly on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. He remained calm and relaxed throughout handling. He was also calm and relaxed when playing tag with assessor. Rico did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. He was easy to handle when chewing on the toy and took away the rawhide but his body remained neutral.
Rico was brought to the care center as a stray; upon intake he allowed for all handling to be completed and was very friendly when approached by staff. Throughout the assessment, Rico remained friendly and social towards the assessor. He showed no behavioral concerns. The Behavior Department feels Rico can go to an average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
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 playfully engages with chews on, will relinquish toy to you.
Rawhide: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is neutral. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level wagging, body not stiff, ears forward, lip long or neutral.
When off leash with other dogs, Rico is social, engages in running play and is respectful when greeting nervous dogs.
7/23 update: Rico is social and engages in rough play with other playful dogs.
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