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Phoenix: Notes on a foster dog

Phoenix is so named because everyone who knows her believes that although she may have been found in the ashes of her life, she WILL rise again.

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2020

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Jan. 15, 2020
  • Breed: Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Puppy, Young Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: 34 Pounds at intake
  • Spayed/Neutered: Not Yet
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Scared but sweet.
  • Departure date: Undetermined

History

Phoenix was spotted running loose behind Food City West in Newport and Animal Control was called in to catch her.  She was scrawny, wormy, and extremely frightened, but not at all aggressive.  She spent 25 days at Animal Control before PMFC pulled her on behalf of ARNNE.  During that time she ate very little and was scared and depressed despite the NAC staff’s attempts to comfort her and provide an enticing diet.

Phoenix’s Progress Summary:

Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.

Relational Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Yes
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs: Yes
  • Preferred style of play:
  • Is affectionate: Yes
  • Is good with:
    . Men: Yes
    . Women: Yes
    . Children: No Yes
    . Cats: Yes (no reaction to cats at NAC)
  • Jumps up on people: No
  • Mouths: No
  • Walks well on a leash: Yes

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters her crate: Yes
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: Yes
  • Understands going outside to potty: Yes
  • Alerts me of need to go outside: Not yet
  • Is destructive of bedding and/or toys: No
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: No Yes
  • Stays off people furniture: No Yes

Commands:

  • Comes when called: Yes
  • Sits on command: No
  • Down / Off: N/A
  • Shake / Paw: No
  • Kennels on command: Yes

Medical

  • DA2PP: 12/23/19 (NAC)
    . Booster:
  • Bordatella: 01/16/2020 (PMFC)
  • Wormed: Dates | Product | Dose | By
    . 12/20/2019 Pyrantel 3 cc NAC
    . 01/14/2020 Proziquantel ?? NAC
    . 01/14-16/2020 Panacur 8 ml NAC/PMFC
  • Rabies: date (by)
  • Spay/Neuter: date (by)
  • Heartworm Test: 01/14/2020, Neg (Cedarwood)
  • Flea/Tick preventative:
    . date, product, dose
  • Heartworm preventative:
    . 01/16/2020, Ivermectin solution, 0.4 ml
  • NOTES:
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Diet

Does not care for our kibble.  She’s eating 4health canned dog food, 1 can per meal (2x daily), and I mix 1/2 cup of salmon kibble into that and warm it up.  She prefers the “stew” style food to the pate.  She likes it better warmed up.  If it gets cold she won’t finish it.  I warm it up again and she’ll finish it.

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A heavy shirt to help keep her warm

A custom made hoodie does even better.

Happily resting in her “room” indoors.
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Progress Updates

Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.

Jan 18

I’ve let Phoenix settle in for the past few days.  She is well behaved.  Rarely barks at all.  She acts like she’s been a house dog before.  She’s scrawny, so it’s hard  to keep her warm in the January days, so we’ve gone through a couple of iterations of outer wear for her.  She loves her hoodie!

She sleeps inside in a crate at night and on the colder days.  When it’s warmer she has a futon with a thick felt blanket atop it to lounge on.  She needs to put on weight, but she eats so little that’s going to be hard.

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