I was returned! Intake Date - 6/3/2019
Adopted in April, returned in June for peeing ONE TIME in their home, RAY CHARLES had hoped when he walked out the door that day that he would never see the scary shelter again, and that he had found the family who would love him forever. He sits in his kennel, sad and downtrodden, wondering why his life just doesn't seem to be working out the way he had planned. Because really, he is so goofy and sweet and happy and good. How can he be expected to know where the door was or where he was supposed to go at his new home. And really, why didn't they listen to his cues? We are sure he tried, and that a person would return this lovely boy for so ridiculous a reason shows that they never deserved him. So please share RAY CHARLES far and wide! Or foster or adopt him yourself -- you can message our page for assistance.
I <3 to play fetch! ~ Hit all the high notes with this pup! Silly, goofy & completely charming! Ray Charles will make your heart swoon....Playful, energetic fun lap dog is looking for a place to play and a lap to cuddle in. Ray Charles seems housebroken, is very cute, entertains himself and his volunteers. Will it be you? ** A volunteer writes: What a face! Meet Ray Charles. This friendly guy loves to play, clown around, gaze up at you, and wiggle! Coming equipped with some solid leash manners, he loves to play fetch and even knows "drop it"! Forever exuberant, Ray is the guy who will throw a party every time you come back home, jumping up, tail wagging, thrilled to see you. Ray's ideal forever home would have stable, loving humans in it over the age of 13, to help him stay calm and have fun!
Playful Ray Charles
Ray Charles and his Shark
All over the place & completely charming!
RAY CHARLES, ID# 60259, 5 yrs old, 46.59 lbs, Unaltered Male
Brooklyn ACC, Medium Mixed Breed White / Black
Owner Surrender Reason: He peed in my house 1x
Shelter Assessment Rating: Level 3
Medical Behavior Rating:
NOTES FIRST STAY / Intake 04-17-2019
RAY CHARLES, ID# 60259, 5 yrs old, 46.59 lbs, Brooklyn Animal Care Center, Medium Mixed Breed Cross, White / Black Male,
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating: Orange
CAME IN WITH JUNE CHRISTY ID# 60260 (already safe!)
INTAKE PROFILE - BASIC INFORMATION: Ray Charles is a white and black medium dog that was brought to the center as a stray.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 17-Apr-2019: Behavior upon intake: Ray had a loose body throughout the process. He allowed to be collared, scanned and petted. Ray scanned negative for a microchip.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Stray, no known history
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES
Strength and pulling: Mild pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Soft, loose and wiggly body, ears back, panting, jumps up to solicit attention, social, explores somewhat, some mouthiness without pressure
Call over: Approaches readily, exuberant and wiggly
Soft handling: Soft, loose, wiggly body, energetic, jumps up onto handler, overstimulated, tail wagging, panting, mouthing (leash and handler's hands), ears back, accepts contact
Exuberant handling: Soft, loose, wiggly body, energetic, jumps up onto handler, overstimulated, tail wagging, panting, mouthing handler with pressure, soft head flips, accepts contact
Jog: Engages in play with handler, soft and loose body, tail wagging, ears back, exuberant
Arousal comments: After third pass, jumps up and mouths leash; Recovers immediately on his own, does not escalate
Knock Comments: Pulls toward door when assistant exits and begins barking and whining; No response to knock; Barks once when assistant enters before approaching, soft, loose, wiggly and exuberant, jumping up, tail wagging
Toy comments: Grips and engages in exuberant play; Grips and moves away
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
Ray Charles was brought in as a stray with one other dog but limited information was provided, so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown.
4/18: When off leash at the Care Center, Ray Charles is introduced to a novel female dog. He is sexually motivated as he greets her. He persistently licks her genitals with a tense body and is slow to listen to handler interruptions. Ray Charles would become tense with a stiff tail when the female would greet him face to face. When the female is interrupted by handlers, he would walk towards her with stiff slow movements.
4/19: Ray Charles displayed a tucked tail and low posture when greeting a novel female dog. He briefly exchanges greeter, then manages his nervousness by walking away. He follows the handlers around the yard, checking on the greeter from a distance.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 17-Apr-2019
Summary: Loose body, accepted contact, allowed all handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 17-Apr-2019
Summary: Nervous, growled, lunged
ENERGY LEVEL: Ray Charles was observed to exhibit a very high level of energy during his interactions in the care center. 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children (under 13): Although Ray Charles displays social behavior, he was observed to exhibit a very high level of energy and becomes overstimulated and displays mouthiness during his interactions in the care center. Due to these behaviors, along with the observed anxiety during his interactions, it is recommended that Ray Charles be placed in a stable, adult-only home environment to ensure his success. We advise safe and appropriate management when handling Ray Charles, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist. Force-free, reward based training only is advised.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments: Social hyperarousal: Ray Charles displayed hyperarousal, exhibited a very high level of energy and becomes overstimulated during his interactions in the care center. Although he appears social, solicits attention and seeks contact, he was observed to escalate to mouthing, soft head flipping when aroused, as well as jumping up onto handlers and mouthing the leash. Ray Charles does recover immediately on his own. Please refer to the handout on Arousal. Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Ray Charles displayed mouthiness, exhibited a very high level of energy and becomes overstimulated during his interactions in the care center. Although displays social behavior, solicits attention and seeks contact, he was observed to escalate to mouthing with some pressure when being handled, as well as jumping up onto handlers and mouthing the leash. Ray Charles does recover immediately on his own. Please refer to the handout on Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition. Anxiety: Although Ray Charles displays social behavior, solicits attention and seeks contact, he has also been observed to display anxiety by panting, whining and barking during his interactions in the care center. Should this behavior arise in a home environment, please refer to the handout on Anxiety/anxious behavior.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Progress exam-day 7 recheck CIRDC
History: Intake 4/17-APH
4/24-started on baytril for CIRDC
Subjective: BAR. Sneezing but CIRDC has improved.
EENT: serous nasal d/c bilaterally, no ocular d/c ou
L: Eupneic, normal RR/RE but sneezing
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, good haircoat
CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Continue baytril 10mg/kg PO SID x10d until 5/4
Recheck at day 10
H: CIRDC signs seen on rounds
S: BAR, consistent coughing, no svd.
Eyes: Unremarkable OU
Ears: Unremarkable AU.
Nasal Cavity: Mild serous nasal discharge
U/G: MI. No discharge.
Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness.
BCS = 5/9
Neuro: Appropriate mentation.
Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal.
Move to iso, start enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO SID x 10 days
Recheck possible hematochezia and CIRDC signs.
BAR in kennel. Stool in kennel is soft, formed. No signs of hematochezia.
EN -- eyes and nose are clear with no discharge. no sneezing or coughing
continue to monitor in shelter
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 5 years
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Stray
Subjective: BARH. No csvd
Observed Behavior - Very nervous, growling, lunges
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: not performed due to temperament
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MI with two descended testicles, no discharge
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: normal externally
Assessment apparently healthy
Plan: no tx needed
Okay for surgery