TO BE KILLED – 11/01/2018
“Too much of a good thing can be WONDERFUL!” -- Mae West
Young sweet thing! Ravyn will make your heart flutter! She’s super sweet, affectionate, friendly and loving. Ravyn has everyone in a tither at the Manhattan center with her gray merle beauty and her playful, optimistic spirit. She loves treats, seems housetrained, and is a well mannered girl. She may not be a fan of her kind, but with a girl this perfect, who needs anything more? If you can give this amazing girl a home, please hurry and PRIVATE MESSAGE OUR PAGE or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting her.
A volunteer writes:
I'm about to tell you about a very special girl. One you'd be stark raving mad to resist. A petite, pocket princess in a Catahoula coat, with the sweetest, warmest smile you've ever seen. But before I start with my rave review of her good looks, let's focus on what's important: personality! And that, this beautiful bird has in spades. If you happen to have a toy, well, then you are in luck, because that is the key to Ravyn's heart. Just give it a toss and watch her spread her wings, flying through the air with the greatest of ease. But Ravyn isn't one to let her love of fun get in the way of ladylike manners. She sits for said toy, also treats, and before a walk. And even gives "paw" if you ask extra sweetly which of course you absolutely will. Ravyn is a young, enthusiastic girl who would love someone active and experienced and with plenty of toys on hand to throw. Now, after this rave review, you'd be raving mad not to meet Ravyn. So come and see our sweet sweetheart today. Ravyn is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Ravyn will make your heart flutter <3
RAVYN, ID# 45356, @ 2 Yrs. Old, 52.8 Lbs.
Manhattan Acc, Large Mixed Breed, Gray Merle / White, Unaltered Female
Owner Surrender Reason:I came into the shelter as a stray on 23-Oct-2018.
Intake Behavior Rating: Rayvn came in wagging her tail and pulling her finder by the leash. She was exploring the lobby and sniffing everything while wagging her tail. She allowed the counselors to pet her, put the leash and collar on, and when distracted by treats and a squeeky toy she sat still to be photographed. Rayvn allowed the counselor to pick her up and put her into the kennel. She knows the commands for sit and paw.
Date of Intake: 10/23/2018
Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown
Basic Information:: Rayvn is an approximatley 2 year old large mixed breed. She has a Blue Merle coat. She was brought in to BxACC as a stray after being found wandering outside
Previously lived with:: Unknown
How is this dog around strangers?: Rayvn allowed the finders to approach her and pet her. She was extremely affectionate by wagging her tail and jumping on them.
How is this dog around children?: Behavior around children is unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Behavior around other dogs is unknown.
How is this dog around cats?: Behavior around cats is unknown.
Resource guarding:: Resource guarding behavior is unknown.
Bite history:: Rayvn has never attempted to bite or scratch any human or animal.
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Other Notes:: Unknown
Medical Notes: No known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Behavior in home is unknown.
Date of intake:: 10/23/2018
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 10/24/2018
Look:: 1. Dog's eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Ravyn approached the assessor with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1):: 10/24: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Ravyn appears tense with raised hackles. She body checks the greeter and becomes increasingly stiff and vocal. She has been noted to display reactivity to other dogs on leash and in the care center. At this time, Ravyn may succeed best as the only resident dog.
Date of intake:: 10/23/2018
Summary:: Social, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Ravyn so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. 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:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: Single pet home/no dog parks: At this time, Ravyn may succeed best as the only resident dog (see DOG DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT).
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Ravyn jumps up on people in a social manner. It is recommended that default behaviors such as "Leave it", "Sit/Stay", "Down" are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Ravyn has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them and barking. Ravyn may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 52.8 lbs
L V T Notes
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n
History : stray
Observed Behavior – allowed for full PE
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
T = -
P = wnl
R = wnl
BCS = 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: teeth in good cond
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Intact female - vulva normal conformation
Grade 3/6 Lameness on the left front limb. Soft tissue swelling of the third digit and pain on palpation. No open wounds or abrasions seen.
Ambulatory x 3, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal
Radio-graph D/V of left front paw
- No fractures seen of the digits or metacarpals
Working Diagnosis: Soft tissue injury of the third digit on the left fore - otherwise Healthy
- 7 day Carprofen trial and re-ck
- Gave 2ml Rimadyl SQ once only
- 4 mg/kg Carprofen SID PO for 6 days
- Re-ck in 7 days
s/o - pt still lame on left fore (weight bearing grade 2/6). Swelling of 3rd digit increased since last examination. Moderate - Marked inflammation
A - cellulitis suspected
- Empirical therapy with Clavamox 15mg/kg BID for 7 days
- Monitor after 7 days
S/O pt BAR - reported two day history of diarrhea
EENT – clear serous nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, mild nasal congestion, intermittent sneezing
Assessment - Suspected CIRDC “typical kennel cough”
+ Move to isolation
+ Enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg SID for 14 days
+ 10mg/kg doxycycline PO SID for 14 days
+ 2 mg/kg cerenia PO SID for 4 days
+ Proviable x 5 days SID PO
+ Recheck in 7 days for resolvement and return to general population
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