Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Rocko. My animal id is #63563. I am a desexed male black dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 6 years 1 months old.

I came into the shelter as a agency on 5/21/2019.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Rocko is at risk for medical reasons. Rocko was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Rocko is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.

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Rocko is an expert lemonade maker. Brought to the shelter by police (lemon), Rocko was quick to make friends with staff. He has enjoyed his time outside playing fetch and showing off how well he knows commands. Now sick with CIRDC (lemon), Rocko continues impress staff with his smiles and happy dance moves. Summer is the perfect time for lemonade, so why not share your time with a pup that knows how to enjoy the sour things in life.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 58.1 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 6 years Microchip noted on Intake? No Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Brought in by the police. Owner is known. DOH hold. Subjective: BAR prior to sedation Observed Behavior -Showed teeth when we poked him for sedation but before this he was wagging his tail in kennel. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective T = P =50 bpm under sedation R =eup BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: 2/4 tartar, ~1 cm, pink, firm, non-mobile gingival mass lower right gingiva PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no c/s ABD: Difficult to palpate deeply, non-painful U/G: M/N MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, 1 cm soft, non-mobile SQ mass right stifle, smaller ~6 mm semi-firm and non-mobile mass right below the larger one on right stifle CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Clean externally Assessment -Gingival mass-r/o epulis vs. hyperplasia vs. other benign vs. malignat -Mass right stifle x 2-r/o lipoma vs. other benign vs. malignant -Dental dz -Overweight Prognosis: Good Plan: -Sedated for exam: torb 0.8 mL IM, dexmedetomidine 0.5 mL IM, ketamine 0.5 mL IM -1/2 dose antisedan for reversal -Aspirated masses right stifle-larger one suspicious for benign lipoma, smaller one suspicious for lipoma or cyst -Recommend monitor masses for now and if any changes, remove them and submit for biopsy -Recommend dental and gingival mass removal once placed SURGERY: Already neutered


SO: on rounds, heard coughing twice no nasal d/c present bright and active and coming to front of cage yesterday was sedated for exam and received bordetella vaccine IN A: possible bordetella vaccine response P: monitor for coughing recheck tomorrow


Progress examination: S: noted to be coughing by kennel care staff, BAR, euhydrated O:visual examination Mild serous nasal discharge, no coughing or sneezing noted on observation. Oral: gingival mass at the level of the right mandibular canine A: Gingival mass-r/o epulis vs. hyperplasia vs. other benign vs. malignat Mass right stifle x 2-r/o lipoma vs. other benign vs. malignant P: No treatment for nasal discharge needed at this time, continue to monitor for any changes evaluated by intern, reviewed by DVM 1516


reported coughing for two day S/O pt BAR EENT – clear serous nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, COUGHING, Assessment - Suspected CIRDC “typical kennel cough” Plan - + Move to isolation + Enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg SID for 14 days + Cerenia 2mg/kg PO SID for 4 days + Proviable x 5 days SID PO + Recheck in 7 days for resolvement and return to general population PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT


S: CIRDC 7-day check O: Visual exam due to bite quarantine Moderate clear nasal discharge BAR A: CIRDC P: 1. Continue to monitor in isolation MG Supervised by 1498


SO: recheck CIRDC day 9 BAR in kennel mucoid nasal d/c present A: CIRDC P: remain in ISO recheck on 6/10 when enrofloxacin runs out


Hx: 14 day on meds for CIRDC; coughing continues bar eating hl- upper airway cough A) CIRDC signs continue P) continue ab's for 3 more days Baytril- 204mg sig: 1 1/4 tab po sid x 3 d's


Hx: dog has been in isolation for CIRDC and continues to have hacking persistent cough bar h pink eent- upper gingival mass (epulis); ddz; nsou pln- wnl hl- 120hr reg nm ss fp c and e abd- relaxed ug-mc msi/neuro- nsf A) coughing persists P) chest and abd rads- nsf blood work- nsf


adding doxycycline to tx protocol. EN -- mucoid nasal discharge, coughing and huffing. A CIRDC, prolonged P doxycycline 100mg tablet -- give 2.75 tablet PO q24h x 10 days


BAR, wagging tail, on doxycycline x 4 days. CXR and blood work on 6/12/19 showed nsf. Still has heavy and non-productive cough Mild nasal discharge A:Hx of CIRDC P:CWCTP Recheck in 3 days


Hx: persistent, upper airway, non productive cough; non responsive to AB Rx; chest rads were nsf; no obv mass effect noted on caudal oral exam BAR eating well eent- upper gingival mass; nsou pln- wnl hl- 120hr reg nm ss fp c and e A) r/o allergies vs largngeal/tracheal issue vs other P) move out of iso Consider brochoscopy with internal medicine vet


Per Dr. 1379: Sedated with Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml 0.5 mls IM, Butorphanol 10 mg/ml 0.8 mls IM, and Ketamine 100 mg/ml 0.5 mls IM @ 12:22PM Performed intake tasks Reversed with Antisedan 5 mg/ml 0.25 mls IM


Per Dr. 1657: Sedated with Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml 0.8 mls IM and Butorphanol 10 mg/ml 0.8 mls IM Performed CBC/Chem Shot 2 view CXR (R lat, V/D) and 2 view AXR (R lat, V/D) Reversed with Antisedan 5 mg/ml 0.8 mls IM

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

During intake, Rocko seemed anxious, wandering around the office and whining. He was friendly though, and allowed all handling, including collaring, micro chip scan and pets. He took treats in his mouth but spit them out repeatedly. He had a soft body and wagging tail throughout intake. He peed twice and pooped, but seemed to have been trying to hold it, as he was hyperactive and whining before and then seemed to calm down a bit after.

Date of Intake: 5/21/2019

Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown

Basic Information:: Rocko is an approximately 6 yo male large mixed breed dog who was brought to MACC as a stray by police.

Previously lived with:: unknown

How is this dog around strangers?: Rocko was described as friendly and playful by the police who pickled him up. They stated that he approached them upon meeting.

How is this dog around children?: Rocko bit the young child in the home, but police reported that the child has a history of agitating Rocko (i.e. touching him roughly and in places he does not like)

How is this dog around other dogs?: unknown

How is this dog around cats?: unknown

Resource guarding:: unknown

Bite history:: Rocko bit the young child in the home which is why he was brought to MACC. Police described a history of the child agitating Rocko through inappropriate touch.

Energy level/descriptors:: unknown

Other Notes:: Rocko might be house trained as he seemed to be trying to hold himself while in intake. He was whining and frenetic until he peed and was still acting that way while farting, until he pooped and finally calmed down significantly.

Medical Notes: unknown

For a New Family to Know: unknown

Date of intake:: 5/21/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: Yes

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray

Bite history:: Yes, Rocko bit a child in his previous home who was handling him roughly. The bite was to the child's face and left two small cuts.

Date of assessment:: 5/21/2019

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Hard Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: None Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social Call over: Approaches readily Sociability comments: Body soft, stays by assessor Handling Soft handling: Seeks contact Exuberant handling: Seeks contact Handling comments: Body soft, leaning into pets, moving around Arousal Jog: Engages in play (loose) Arousal comments: None Knock: Approaches (loose) Knock Comments: Jumps up Toy: Grips, takes away Toy comments: None

Date of intake:: 5/21/2019

Summary:: Soft body, allowed handling

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Rocko so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13)

Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Rocko having bitten a child who was handling him roughly, we recommend an adult only home.

Potential challenges: : Bite history (human)

Potential challenges comments:: Bite history (human): Rocko bit a child in the face who was handling him roughly, leaving two small cuts. Please see handout on Bite History.