TO BE KILLED 6/6/19
Zeus is the sweetest silver hippo <3
Friendly and cute youngster Zeus is highly motivated to perfect his leash manners and, of course, his love for treats will support this motivation! In return he will brighten your home with his big smile and his lovely charm. ~ Please share handsome Zeus for a loving new home and a happy future !
A volunteer writes: "Zeus is built to impress, both in charm and strength. Seriously, who can resist his open smile and the physique of a defensive lineman? If there was a Mr. Congeniality contest, no doubt he would be the star! It would be so much fun trying to decide whether a teal or azure harness would enhance his gorgeous coat and whether plain or patterned collar would flatter his neck. Our Zeus is a youngster with so much potential. His leash manners could use a bit of refinement but Zeus's love for treats should be helpful for motivation and reinforcement. Could you be the one to love him so he can be the best version of himself?"
Zeus is the sweetest silver hippo
ZEUS, ID# 58340, 2 yrs old, 71.8 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, Gray / White Neutered Male,
Owner Surrender Reason: surrendered because the owner moved
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No young children (under 5)
Single Dog Home
Medical Behavior Rating:
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Zeus is an large mixed breed unaltered male estimated to be 2 years old. Zeus and Hope were surrendered because the owner moved. He prevously lived with 1 adult, 1 child and 1 dog. Zeus is friendly and outgoing with strangers and likes to be pet. He previously lived with a 1 year old child, and enjoyed licking, jumping and becomes playful with the child in the home. Zeus lived with a 1 year old female dog named Hope. Zeus and Hope may be bonded and Hope barks and will not stop barking when Zeus leaves. There were no cats in his previous home, so his behavior is unknown. Zeus is friendly when the owner touches his food bowl while eating. Zeus is friendly when the owner takes away a bone, treat or toy away. He did not bite or scratch a person or animal in previous home. Zeus is not housetrained and is owner describes his energy level as high.
Zeus is friendly when the owner pushes/pulls Zeus or Hope off the furniture and both may jump back on the furniture.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?
Zeus may have an ear infection and scratches his his. Zeus also has a growth between his testicles/penis.
For a New Family to Know
Zeus is friendly, affectionate and playful and excitable. Zeus has a high energy level and enjoys playing with rope. Zeus slept in owners room or floor in the home. Zeus was fed wet and dry food mixed 1-2 times a day. Zeus is not house trained and has accidents in the home daily. Zeus goes to the potty when left alone in the home and also destroys household items and the furniture/walls. Zeus and Hope were not taken out for walks frequently and will bark at other dogs outside during walks. Zeus and Hope pull very hard on the leash during walks.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: An adult, a child (age 1), and a dog
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Playful
Behavior toward dogs: Good with the other dog in the home
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Zeus is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high level of activity.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 28-Mar-2019
Strength and pulling: Extremely hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, jumps up on assessor, rolling around on back, high level of activity and movement
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Soft body, rolling around on back, high level of activity and movement
Jog: Engages in play, escalates
Arousal comments: Begins barking in an excited manner and biting the leash
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Grips, takes away
Toy comments: Body soft
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
Slow introductions are recommended between Zeus and tolerant female dogs. Behavior around other male dogs has not yet been observed. Zeus was reported to get along well with the other dog in his previous home.
3/28: When introduced off leash to female dogs, Zeus greets politely.
3/29: Zeus greets female dogs politely and wanders the pen. When he is in a neighboring pen to other dogs, he will bark at them.
4/17: Zeus is extremely pushy and somewhat vocal with dogs today, chasing while growling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Zeus is reported to have a high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic, social 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 DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No young children (under 5)
Single Dog Home
Due to the high level of jumping and low threshold for arousal seen at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Basic manners/poor impulse control
Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments:
House soiling: Zeus is reported to have accidents in the home. Please see handout on House Soiling.
Basic manners/poor impulse control: Zeus jumps up a lot on people in a social manner. Please see handout on Basic Manners.
Low threshold for arousal: Zeus has displayed a low threshold for arousal at the care center, getting quickly aroused during the jog portion of the assessment and barking and biting the leash. He continued to bark after this. Please see handout on Arousal.
Strength/leash pulling and Leash-biting: Zeus is a large dog who pulls extremely hard on leash and bites the leash when aroused. Please see handout on Leash Manners.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Recheck CIRDC day 7.
Kennel card indicates P has had poor appetite x 3 days. P has been taking enrofloxacin consistently when wrapped in vienna but today, P is only eating the vienna sausage but leaving pill behind.
EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge
Will continue on current tx plan.
continue to offer high value foods to medicate and feed
BAR in kennel. P is standing at kennel front.
EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge and sniffling.
move to ISO
enrofloxacin 136mg tablet -- give 2.5 tablet PO q24h x 10 days
cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 1 po q24h x 4 days
Per Dr. 1493, cleaned and applied Claro AU
Hx: post op neuter
incision is CDI
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision.
Start 1.5 tablet carprofen 100 mg sid po x 2 days as pain management.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2 years
Microchip noted on Intake? Yes
Microchip Number (If Applicable): 981020017391056
History : Owner surrender.
Observed Behavior -Friendly. Very anxious and energetic. Wagging his tail. Took Vienna sausages very gently. No growling, lunging or trying to bite.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -No
Evidence of Trauma seen -No
P =130 bpm
EENT: Eyes clear, moderate yeasty debris and erythema AU (right>>left), crusting and scabbing at base of ears, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: nsf
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no c/s
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: M/I, both down
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Clean externally
Assessment: Otitis externa AU
Otherwise apparently healthy
Cleaned ears and applied Claro AU
Continue trazadone as previously directed
Recheck ears in one week
Okay for surgery
Adding in trazadone now.
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