Animal Profile


Skippy

Hello, my name is Skippy. My animal id is #60668. I am a desexed male tri color dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a agency on 4/22/2019.

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

Skippy was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Although Skippy displays social behavior, solicits attention and accepts all contact, he has displayed a lack of basic manners and leash biting behavior that escalated to biting a handler. Due to these observed behaviors, we feel Skippy should be placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment before seeking permanent placement. Skippy is otherwise healthy.

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My medical notes are...

Weight: 62.125 lbs

4/22/2019

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4y Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : owner surrender Subjective: BARH, normal appetite, no elimination concerns Observed Behavior - happy-go-lucky Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: unremarkable adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact 2 testicles soft symmetric, no leakage or discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Digit 5 on rhl nail abrasion, bleeding CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: visually normal Assessment wound Prognosis: good Plan: bandage unlikely to stay on quik stop and silver nitrate stick PRN until resolved SURGERY: Okay for surgery

4/25/2019

pre op exam Estimated age: 2 yr Subjective:stray Observed Behavior - hyperactive, friendly Objective B hyperactive ARH P = WNL R = WNL BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 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: not performed Assessment healthy Prognosis: excellent Plan: neuter SURGERY: Okay for surgery

4/26/2019

Progress exam History: 4/22/19: Owner surrender, noted abrasion on 5th digit of RH limb. Today, 4/26: Noted hematochezia on board Subjective: BAR, no coughing/sneezing/vomiting. No diarrhea in cage. Objective: Cageside exam performed. Eyes: Clear bilaterally, no discharge Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. Integument: Unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Assessment: -Diarrhea -Wound RH nail (resolved) Prognosis: Good Plan: -Start metronidazole 15 mg/kg PO q12h x5d -Start proviable 1 capsule PO q24h x 5d

5/1/2019

Progress exam-recheck diarrhea HistoryL Intake 4/22-APH 4/26-started on metronidazole and proviable for diarrhea. Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Attention seeking at the front of the cage. Great appetite noted. Objective: EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 A: Apparently healthy P: CTM while at BACC Last day of metronidazole 15mg/kg PO BID and proviable 1 cap PO SID-ok to d/c both Excellent prognosis

5/14/2019

Hx: Intake 4/22-APH 4/26-started on metronidazole and proviable for diarrhea. 5/1-Diarrhea resolved SO: BARH, good appetite, unremarkable elimination. Good energy level. No scvd EENT: eyes clear, ears clean, no discharge or congestion noted on exam Oral: unremarkable adult dentition H/L: Eupneic, no irregular beats, normal heart and lung sounds MSI: ambulatory, unremarkable palpation, coat full and healthy Abd: palp unremarkable Neuro: A&A Male intact 2 testicles soft and symmetric A: apparently healthy P: CTM at BACC

5/17/2019

Progress exam History: Intake 4/22-APH 4/26-started on metronidazole and proviable for diarrhea. 5/1-Diarrhea resolved Today, 5/17: Neuter scheduled for today Subjective: BARH, no coughing/sneezing/vomiting/diarrhea Objective: P: WNL R: WNL BCS: 5/9 OP: Mucous membranes pink and moist. CRT <2. Stage I dental disease. EENT: Eyes, ears, and nares clear bilaterally, no discharge noted. PLN: Small/soft/symmetrical/nonpainful CV: No murmurs or arrhythmias, pulses strong and synchronous. RESP: Eupneic, no crackles/wheezes GI: Soft, nonpainful, no palpable masses. UG: Male intact, two descended testicles, no discharge INT: Good hair coat, no areas of alopecia or pruritus, no ectoparasites or masses noted. MS: Ambulatory x4, no pain on palpation of epaxials NEURO: Mentation appropriate, cranial nerves intact, no deficits noted. Assessment: -Stage I dental disease Prognosis: Good Plan: -Recommend dental cleaning with placement -Neuter

5/17/2019

Dog Neuter Was this dog a cryptorchid? No Pre scrotal Incision Spermatic Cord Ligation with: 0- PDS, two millers knots Sub Q closure: 0-PDS, simple continuous Skin closure? 0-PDS, intradermal Green linear tattoo placed on midline

4/26/2019

Did not go to ASPCA today. Surgery rescheduled.

5/17/2019

Dispensed Carprofen 100 mg 1 tablet PO SID x 2 days to New Hope on 5/17/19. -1456-

5/17/2019

Pre Medication Dexdomitor:0.56ml im Ketamine:0.56ml im Butorphanol:0.56ml im testicular Block: Lidocaine:0.85ml Gas Maintenance: Isoflorane % : 2 NSAID Carprofen 2.2ml SQ Reversal Agent: Antisedan 0.3ml im Green linear tattoo placed ventral midline. Surgeon:1658

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 1. Green

Upon intake Skippy allowed all handling. Counselor was able to pet, collar and take a photo.

Date of Intake: 4/22/2019

Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown

Basic Information:: Skippy is approximately 4 years old. He was surrendered as a stray to BACC by the police department.

How is this dog around strangers?: Skippy was very friendly and outgoing towards strangers.

Housetrained:: Unknown

Energy level/descriptors:: medium

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: Yes

Medical Notes: Has a cut between the toes on his back right leg.

Date of intake:: 4/22/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Mild pulling Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Social, stays near handlers, jumps up onto handler's lap and desk soliciting attention, soft, loose and wiggly body, tail wagging, panting Call over: Approaches readily, exuberant Sociability comments: Handling Soft handling: Soft body, panting, tail wagging, leans in and accepts all contact Exuberant handling: Soft body, panting, tail wagging, leans in and accepts all contact Handling comments: Arousal Jog: Follows handler, soft and loose; Somewhat engages in play Arousal comments: Knock Knock Comments: No response to knock; Approaches assistant soft and loose Toy Toy comments: Minimal interest

Summary:: Skippy was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Skippy displays a soft wiggly body when greeting both a novel males and females dog. He engages in running chase-play, with a few body bumps and will take appropriate breaks. Skippy will grumble when he is uncomfortable with paw slapping to his face. Due to his behavior around other dogs at the Care Center, we feel that Skippy should be placed in a home with other dogs who are highly socialized and tolerant of his high energy behavior. 4/23: When off leash at the Care Center, Skippy is introduced to a novel female. He greets the female with a loose body and initially explores the pens. He offers the female play bows and bounces. He engages in brief bouts of bouncy play with the female, taking appropriate breaks. 4/24-25: Skippy engaged in running chase play with a group of playful females. He tolerates body slams but offers low grumbles when he is paw slapped. He does attempt to mount when a female is distracted but listen to handler interruptions. 5/11: Skippy returned to group after his DOH hold. He solicited play and then explored the yard when his solicitations were ignored. 5/12: Skippy engaged in high energy rough play with a novel female today. When introduced to a different novel female that was muzzled and offensive, Skippy did not react and maintained a loose body. 5/13: Skippy was introduced to a novel male today. He approached the gate with a loose wiggly body, but the novel male bared his teeth and hard barked at Skippy. Skippy flinched at the bark but did not react otherwise and resumed his wiggly body.

Date of intake:: 4/22/2019

Summary:: Friendly, outgoing, accepted contact, allowed all handling

Date of initial:: 4/22/2019

ENERGY LEVEL:: Skippy has been observed to exhibit a very high level of energy. We cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment, but we recommend that he be provided daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet for his energy.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 4/27/19: When approaching Skippy's kennel, the handler had opened the door and attempted to place the rope around Skippy to remove him from his kennel for a morning walk. Skippy was observed to lunge and snap toward the rope, but instead bit the handler's right index finger. Skippy released immediately, however the bite resulted in a few punctures to the handler's finger.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Skippy's observed lack of basic manners and during his interactions in the care center, as well as the recent bite history and observed leash biting behavior, it is recommended that he be placed in a stable, adult-only home environment to ensure his success. Place with a New Hope partner: Although Skippy displays social behavior, solicits attention and accepts all contact, he has displayed a lack of basic manners and leash biting behavior that escalated to biting a handler. Due to these observed behaviors, we feel Skippy should be placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment before seeking permanent placement. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when handling Skippy, as well as seeking guidance from a qualified trainer or veterinary behaviorist.

Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Leash-biting,Bite history (human)

Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Skippy displays a lack of basic manners during his interactions in the care center. During his assessment, Skippy was observed to jump up exuberantly and somewhat roughly onto handlers when soliciting attention. Please refer to the handout on Basic manners/poor impulse control. Bite history (human): Skippy is reported to have bitten a handler when attempted to be removed from his kennel. Skippy was observed to lunge and snap toward the rope, but instead bit the handler's right index finger. Skippy released immediately, however the bite resulted in a few punctures to the handler's finger. Please refer to the handout on Bite history (human). Leash-biting: Skippy has displayed leash-biting behavior, observed on multiple occasions during his interactions in the care center. This behavior has escalated and resulted in a bite to a handler when attempting to remove Skippy from his kennel. Please refer to the handout on Leash-biting.