BELLA – A1064016
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BELLA – A1064016
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AMER BULLDOG MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/30/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 01/30/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Spayed female — spar present Age 4 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: Clear — red and irriated Ears: Clean Nose: Clear Teeth: Mild dental tartar and staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None present Behavior: Very social, playful, hyper Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes: Beautiful Bella….yes, she deserves the redundancy as she’s gorgeous in her well groomed tan coat, sweet amber eyes and softly wagging tail. Surrendered to our care as her owner lost their home, we’re told that Bella was relaxed and playful with the 3 year old child with whom she lived, as well as a male pit bull, a Chihuahua, a cat and a turtle! Talk about a well rounded family dog! Bella likes baths and being brushed, loves to play fetch, is housetrained, knows ‘sit’ and ‘come’, and is used to brisk walks 2x a day. Bella was so anxious to go out and went potty the moment we were out the door, and while she pulls slightly on the leash is responsive and easy to manage. As we walked she kept stopping to give me a stand up hug, so our walk went something like this: walk, walk, walk, hug, walk, hug, walk, walk, walk, hug and repeat! What a great walk we had! Off leash in a pen she showed me her snuggle and kissing skills, played briefly with a plush toy, and when I had to leave the pen for a few minutes she quietly awaited my return, greeting me with a hug when I returned. Our behavior team was so smitten with her good manners they feel she’ll be a good fit in a home with average dog experience. So, if you’re ready for some Bella hugs and kisses, a sweet, calm and quietly playful dog, you’ll want to come meet Bella today!
Bella is a roughly 4 yr. old America bull dog mix. The Owner got her from the previous owner; he has owned Bella for over 4 months. The owner surrendered Bella because of personal problems. Bella has no health problems and has not been to a vet in over 2 years.
Around strangers Bella is friendly playful. Bella has lived with a 3 year old child she is relaxed and playful around child and loves to play. Bella has lived with another male pit bull, a Chihuahua, a cat and a turtle Bella was relaxed around them and usually plays very well with them. Bella has never bitten anyone.
The owner stats that Bella is not bothered when some moves her food or treats while she is eating, when someone takes her toys away or when someone disturbs her while sleeping. Bella likes to be brushed and given bathes but has never had her nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or her home she approaches them in a friendly manor. The owner says that Bella is not bothered by loud noises such as storms or fireworks.
For a new family to know:
The owner describes Bella as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level. Her favorite activity is to play fetch with his owner. In the home Bella tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. Bella sleeps in the floor of the bedroom on a blanket. Bella was fed science diet dry dog food two times a day. She is house trained and has never had an accident in the home, when outside she goes to the bathroom on or around trees and grass. Bella knows the commands “sit “and “Come”. For exercise Bella is used to brisk walks on the leash and twice a day and does lightly pulls on the leash. She is allowed to play off the leash in the dog park sometimes, she wanders off some to explore the surrounding are but comes back when called when off the leash.
Behavior during intake:
Bella was relaxed with lose body when approached by staff. Bella allowed being scanned (-), collared and placing in dog kennel. Bella also liked to petted and allowed belly rubs.
Bella came into our center as an owner surrender citing housing issues. It is reported Bella lived with a 3 year old child, relaxed and playful. It is also reported Bella lived another large male dog, a small Chihuahua, and a turtle, relaxed and playful around them all. Owner reports Bella is not bothered if someone touches her food, toys, or treats. Owner describes Bella as friendly, affectionate, and playful and loves to play fetch. Owner reports Bella is housetrained and typically goes to the bathroom on or around trees and grass. During intake, Bella was relaxed with loose body when approached by staff, allowed all handling. She walked well majority of her leash walk, sporadically pulling slightly. Bella entered SAFER assessment room sociable, relaxed and lay down. Once positioned, she allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, tail wagging. Bella was difficult to position for Sensitivity item, displaying high energy and movement in between attempts. She ran with leash for Tag game, a bit distracted by other stimuli. Bella moved her body away during first Squeeze attempt, body soft, requiring remainder of item to be performed on Flank. She had no response to both Flank squeezes. Bella kept a firm grip on Toy, body loose and wiggly. Bella approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail wagging, body relaxed. The Behavior Team feels Bella would do well in an Average home. She may benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, play as well as durable toys such as kongs and nylabones to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog is active and focused on the Assessor and all other stimuli available. Her body is soft, panting, displaying high movement between attempts.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, a bit distracted and unresponsive to the Assessor, she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves her legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1/ 2. 1 Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1. Dog keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral
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