Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Kobe. My animal id is #73618. I am a desexed male brown dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 8/22/2019.


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

Kobe is at risk for both medical and behavioral concerns. Kobe was diagnosed with CIRDC - Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is both contagious to dogs, but treatable with a course of antibiotics. Kobe has also displayed fearful behavior at the care center and the potential for defensive aggression. For this is it recommended that Kobe be adopted into an adult only home with experience as dog owners.

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A volunteer writes: You're someone who appreciates the finer things in life. Well have I got a pup for you! A delectable boy with a vanilla-cream face and bunny ears to make every day feel like Easter. And those eyes! Though our Kobe may be a young lad at just 2, one look into those deep amber pools reveals a soul that is old and true. Kobe is also perfectly petite at just 55 pounds and walks beautifully on leash, like an ivory deer, all elegance and grace. Kobe loves his snacks and takes them gently from your palm, even sitting without being asked, a gentleman through and through. But as refined as his palette, Kobe's true favorite thing is you! Well you giving him cuddles. And when he sidles up to your side, and sets those amber eyes right on you, asking for a rub of those ears - good luck saying no. And holding on to your heart. Kobe is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 48 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2yrs Microchip noted on Intake? N History: stray - found in Crotona Park Subjective: BAR in kennel, sedated for exam Observed Behavior - very nervous in kennel, ears pinned, eyes wide, shaking; sedated for exam Evidence of Cruelty seen - N Evidence of Trauma seen - N Objective T = DNP P = 50 (sedated) R = 20 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar (2/4) - primarily caudal maxillary arcades, full adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male - scrotal testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally normal Assessment: apparently healthy approx. 2yr MI large breed dog Prognosis: Good Plan: Ok for surgery and placement. Sedation: Dexmedetomidine (0.5mg/ml): 0.005mg/kg = 0.22ml IM Butorphanol (10mg/ml): 0.3mg/kg = 0.68ml IM Reversal with atipamezole equal volume to dexmedetomidine (0.22ml) IM SURGERY: Okay for surgery.


SO: pre neuter exam visual exam only due to behavior snapping at handler BAR in kennel eyes clear, no nasal or ocular d/c present no coughing or sneezing seen during observation period A: apparently healthy P: ok for neuter


Dog Neuter Was this dog a cryptorchid? no If so describe -n/a Pre scrotal Incision Spermatic Cord Ligation with: 2-0 PDS in 2x modified miller's knot Sub Q closure: 2-0 PDS in simple continuous pattern Skin closure: 3-0 PDS in intradermal pattern with small amount of tissue glue green linear tattoo placed to left of midline on abd


[Progress Exam Template] S: Post op exam - neutered yesterday. QAR/ dull. Quiet but did approach front of cage. Eating ok. O: Eyes clr. Slight SND Cough noted MSI: Ambx 4. Prescrotal incision - CDI, no bruising or swelling. Scrotum not swollen. A) Post op re-check/ incision good. CIRDC starting P) Move to iso sign placed. Doxy 100 mg 2.5 tabs po sid x 10 days. Baytril 132 mg 1.5 tabs po sid x 10 days. Cerenia 16 mg 1.5 tabs po sid x 4 days. Is the Initial Medical Status being Changed? yes - CIRDC added New Medical Status:


SO CIRDC recheck day 7 BAR in kennel EN -- serous nasal discharge and cough during rounds A CIRDC P continue on current tx plan


Anesthesia Summary – Canine Neuter Pre-Medication: Hydromorphine 4 mg/ml injectable, 1.3 mL IM Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml injectable, 0.3 mL IM Induction: Propofol 10 mg/ml injectable, 5 mL IV 20 g IVC placed in right cephalic vessel. Size 11 fr. ET tube placed, maintained general anesthesia throughout procedure on isoflurane and O2. Used rebreathing/non-rebreathing system with 3 L bag. Intraoperative IV LRS at 255 mL/hr Other medications: Perioperative pain medication: Rimadyl 50mg/mL injectable, 2 mL, SQ, post-operatively. Recovery: Prolonged Reversed with Antisedan- 0.15 mL IM @ 12:16 PM Post-operative Medications Prescribed: Rimadyl 100 mg Tablets, Give 100 mg (1 tablet), orally, once a day for 2 days beginning the day after surgery. Anesthetist: 1489 Surgical Monitor: 1017

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

Tense body upon intake, was only friendly with one counselor. He would stay by her side and allowed her to pet him. During transport, Kobe lunged at transporter when counselor picked him up. He was very tense but allowed all handling from one counselor. Please go slow with him

Date of intake:: 8/22/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Date of assessment:: 8/26/2019

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Moderate Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: None Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social Call over: Approaches readily Comments: Body soft, hesitant to approach, after assessor speaks to him he softens Handling Soft handling: Accepts contact Exuberant handling: Accepts contact Comments: Distracted sniffing, body soft Arousal Jog: Follows (loose) Arousal comments: None Knock: No response Knock Comments: None Toy: No response Toy comments: None

Summary:: 8/24: When introduced off leash to dogs, Kobe follows and attempts to mount.

Date of intake:: 8/22/2019

Summary:: Fearful, snapped when lifted into van

Date of initial:: 8/23/2019

Summary:: Tense, whale-eyed, trembling, sedated for exam

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Kobe so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic 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 the fearful behavior Kobe has displayed at the care center and the potential for defensive aggression he displayed (snapping when lifted up), we recommend an adult only home.

Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Kobe is fearful at the care center but warms up given time and a slow approach. When an attempt was made to lift him into a transport van, Kobe snapped in the person's face. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.