BABY – A1082202
Safe - 9-1-2016 Brooklyn
BABY – A1082202
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER / GERM SHEPHERD, 7 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD RELEASED Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/22/2016, From NY 11434, DueOut Date 07/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH- tolerated all handling; tense Neutered male 7yrs old Eyes-slightly cloudy Ears and nose- clean Teeth- moderate tartar and staining Cough up phlegm during initial- vc tomorrow possible CIRDC No parasites or fleas seen AMbx4 NOSF
7/27: ACO REPORTED BLOOD ON BEDDING AND WOUND ON NOSE; BAR. ACTIVE, ATTENTION SEEKING. ; FRESH SUPERFICIAL WOUND ON TOP OF NOSE FROM RUBBING NOSE ON BEDDING; A: WOUND; P: IF WORSENS OR PERSISTS IN NEXT 1-2 DAYS, REC NOLVASAN AND SSD, +/-E-COLLAR; EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
7/23/16; S-vet check for phlegm on initial, eating well; O-QAR, muzzled, but not growling or showing teeth, pink mm, hydrated; EENT-CAU, COU, mild serous nasal d/c, no cough elicited on tracheal palpation, none on walk; H/L-II/VI SHM, no a, fsp, clear and eup; GI-muzzled, SNP, NMP; GU-MN, nsf; MSI-BCS 3/5, amb x 4, good haircoat; Neuro-a and a; A-apparently healthy; P-no further treatment warranted at this time
A volunteer writes: Sometimes dogs take a little bit more time to come out of their shell, but in my opinion that makes them so much more “worth it.” Baby is one of those dogs. Having walked him multiple times when he first arrived, Baby had already won a piece of my heart despite not really showing me his softer side. Don’t get me wrong, Baby is always polite, always does his business outside, is easy to take in and out of the kennel, but when he first came, he was quite stoic- sometimes even indifferent towards me. That didn’t stop me from admiring him, though. He is SO cute. He reminds me of a giant Chihuahua, with his unrealistically large pointy ears, brown saucer eyes, Chiclet teeth, and a scrawny, wiry frame that seems almost impossible to imagine it holds all 35 pounds of him. Under that resigned exterior I just knew there was a tender, lovable personality. And so recently, as we were relaxing in the yard, it wasn’t much of a surprise when I finally got to see it. I looked down and there was baby staring up at me with the softest eyes, eager to show off the treasure he had discovered. A ball. Unbeknownst to me, Baby lets loose when he’s playing fetch. Excitedly, he hurries after the ball, bouncing back, and dropping it ever so lightly on the bench to encourage me to throw it again. Each time he’d bring the ball back, I’d sneak in a few pats on the head and caresses on his ears. And while he was enthusiastic about continuing our game, he really seemed to revel in the gentle touches. It seems Baby really is the sweet baby I always knew he was. Now all Baby need is a home to call his own! Ask to meet him today.
Baby was found as a stray abandoned in Brooklyn NY.
During intake Baby was very tense when approached by counselor to collar so assistance was needed by client to scan (negative), collar and photograph.
Behavior during Intake: Baby was very tense, but allowed handling.
During SAFER Baby came into the assessment room relaxed had a loose body posture when interacting with the assessor, he allowed all handling item to be conducted without issue. Baby was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resource portion of the assessment. Baby was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Baby was fearful and tense during the assessment, he was a bit jumpy and does not do well with a fast approach Due to this behavior; the behavior department feels Baby can be suitable for an “Experienced “adopter with no children.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, and mouth closed, ears back.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1 Dog gently pulls back his paw, with tense body posture.
Squeeze 2:1 Dog gently pulls back his paw, with tense body posture.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-Dog:Baby mostly avoids interacting with the male dog while outside in the yard.
Baby was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Baby is a bit nervous as he socializes with male and female dogs. When a dog barks and lunged at Baby, Baby offers an appropriate correction as he attempts to move away from the dog. The Behavior Department believes that Baby would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however a dog-dog interaction can be conducted with any potential adopter’s dog to assess Baby’s comfort level.
7/24: Baby is hesitant to approach other dogs but eventually does greet with a soft body then quickly moves away. He spends most of the time outside exploring the yard.
7/25: Baby mostly avoids interacting with the male dog while outside in the yard.
7/26-7/29: Baby is a bit nervous as he wanders in the yard with male and female dogs.
8/3: Baby mostly keeps to himself as he wanders in a group of male and female dogs.
8/5: When a dog barks and lunged at Baby, Baby offers an appropriate correction as he attempts to move away from the dog.
8/13: Today Baby was used as a greeter. He greets both males and females with a soft body, and is respectful of their space.
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