TO BE KILLED 9/5/19
OUT OF TIME :( HOPING FOR A HERO AT MANHATTAN ACC.
A volunteer writes: Who does not like muffins? They are served on all occasions because they are everyone's favorite treats! Our Muffin is no exception! Come and meet her and you will see how friendly and welcoming she is, wagging her tail, making sweet eyes at you, wiggling her little hippo's ears and giving you that big engaging smile! She is the cutest, a well dressed dumpling, happy to be in company, coming when called, sitting on command and for treats and loving caresses. A great walker she is, oblivious to other dogs around us as we cuddle on a bench. Muffin is at the Manhattan Care Center, hoping to melt your heart and be your forever best friend
Muffin is a Love
Hello, my name is Muffin
My animal id is #72755
I am a desexed female gray dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old, 61 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender 8/15/2019
Reason stated - domestic violence
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Muffin is at risk due to medical and behavior conditions. Muffin has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to to other dogs and will likely require in home care for recovery. She also has presented with some fearful behaviors, barrier frustration and has a history of resource guarding. We recommend she go to an adult only environment with some previous dog experience.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Muffin is a spayed adult female dog. She is a medium mixed breed and came into the shelter as an owner surrender. She previously lived with 2 adults. Muffin seems tense around strangers, but the previous owner stated that with a slow approach, she begins to warm up and is friendly and excitable. Muffin's behavior around children was not observed in the previous home.The previous owner stated that when Muffin sees other dogs, she will bark at them in passing. The previous owner stated that she very rarely let her interact with other dogs, so her intentions are unknown. Muffin's behavior around cats was not observed in the previous home. Muffin is a known resource guarder and will bark, and snap when her toys and food are touched while she is actively using them.
She has no bite history, is housetrained and her previous owner describes her energy level as medium/high.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 08/31/2019:
Muffin allowed all handling during the intake process. She allowed the counselor to pet her and collar her and held a loose and wiggly body with a wagging tail.
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: Adults
Behavior toward strangers:: Tense at first, warms up and is friendly with time
Behavior toward dogs:: Barks when she passes them
Resource guarding:: Yes, Muffin barks and snaps if food or toys are touched
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Muffin is described as having a medium-high level of activity.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment:: 8/20/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Inconclusive
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Handling comments: Lip licking, whale eyed
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Tense, hovers
Toy comments: Body tense
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
Muffin may be most comfortable meeting dogs at a slow pace. She has begun to display playful behaviors once given time to warm up around unfamiliar dogs in the care center. The behavior department recommends slow introductions to polite resident dogs.
1/24/2017: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Muffin is nervous and avoids.
1/25/2017: Muffin begins to display interest in play, bouncing along, paw slapping, and engaging in chase.
9/1/2019: Muffin displays a soft, wiggly body greeting the helper dog on leash.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 8/15/2019
Summary:: Loose body, allowed handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 8/15/2019
Summary:: Allowed all handling though growled during examination
ENERGY LEVEL:: Muffin is described as having a medium-high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children: Due to the severity of the resource guarding reported in Muffin's previous home, growling and snapping when her toys and food are touched, we recommend an adult-only home.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Muffin is reported to growl and snap over food and toys, please see handout on Resource guarding.
Fearful: Muffin is reported to be tense around new people and has been fearful at the care center, warming up over time. Please see handout on Decompression Period.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Muffin is reported to bark at dogs when she passes them. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
BAR in kennel
no ocular or nasal d/c
no coughing seen during rounds observation period
move out of iso
Recheck CIRDC day 11. BAR in kennel.
EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge present
continue on current tx plan
Recheck CIRDC day 7
BAR at front of kennel barking
EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge and sniffling.
continue to monitor
recheck in 3 days
BAR in kennel. P is hard barking at kennel front.
EN -- serous nasal discharge, sneezing
doxycycline 100mg tablet -- give 2.75 tablet PO q24h x 14 days
enrofloxacin 204mg tablet -- give 1.5 tablet PO q24h x 14 days
cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4y reported by owner exam agrees
Microchip noted on Intake? yes
History : Owner surrender due to personal circumstance
Observed Behavior - Allowed all handling, but soft growl throughout exam. No snapping or barking.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -no
Evidence of Trauma seen -no
EENT: Eyes clear, ears mild brown waxy material, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: no oral exam due to behavior, muzzled for exam
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: female spayed, green linear tattoo
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: normal external
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