BELLA – A1100432
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BELLA – A1100432
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR LEGAL Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/24/2016, From NY 11423, DueOut Date 12/24/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary microchip scan negative, unaltered female, approximately 2 yr old, BARH, some crusting on inner pinna, eyes are clear, mild dental tartar, 37lbs; BCS: 2/5 underweight – scheduled for TID feeding, offered wet food – has a great appetite, a little tense during exam, but allowed handling
A volunteer writes: Have you ever seen such a sweet face? Bella is a real cutie. Only two years old, she is the perfect age for adoption. The hassles of puppydom are behind her but she still has lots of gas in her tank. Stella can be your new best friend for many years to come. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Love knocks!! You have only to answer Come meet Bella right away.
BASIC INFORMATION: Bella is a brown brindle/white American pit bull terr mix, 1 yr old female. Bella was given to the owner asa gift and has no known health issues, Bella has not been seen by a vet and has been surrendered to ACC due to owners residential move to a home that does not allow pets.
SOCIALIZATION: Bella is friendly and outgoing around adults and children. Bella may be shy for a few minutes when meeting strangers. Bella has resided with children of all ages and is tolerant of child play. Bella has resided with a dog and got along very well with him. Bella is playful towards other dogs and has not been exposed to other animals.Bella has not bitten another animal or person within the last 10 days.
BEHAVIOR: Bella does not show signs of aggression when owner touches food bowl while she is eating. Owner is able to take bone, toy or any object from her mouth with no problem. Bella enjoys bathing and grooming, when an unfamiliar person approaches the home she is barks to make the owner aware. Bella is partially house trained and will have accidents a few times a week. Bella has not been crate trained.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Bella has a medium activity level. Owners favorite things of Bella is, she is extremely affectionate & is always there to greet the owner. She loves to play fetch/tug & would do best in a family home or a single person home with a lot of energy & time. Bella is familiar with the commands sit, stop & stay. For exercise, she loves to go out for brisk walks. Bella will pull lightly; she has been kept mostly indoors & enjoys eating dry food from bran Purina Puppy Chow. When off the leash she will wander but comes when called.
BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE: Upon intake, Bella appeared shy at first & when staff walked up to her, she became friendly and displayed a loose body and wagging tail. Bell appeared under weight and was not intrested in dry food, but did enjoy wet food.
Unaltered female, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adult and children.
Behavior toward children: Bella is described as playful and tolerant.
Behavior toward dogs: Playful.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Partially, Bella has accidents a few times a week.
Energy level/descriptors: Bella is described as affectionate with a medium energy level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Bella was friendly towards the assessor. No concerns were seen during this assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
According to Bella’s previous owner, Bella has resided with a dog and got along very well with him. Bella is playful towards other dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Bella greets male and female dogs displaying soft body language. She is nervous of high energy, but continues to engage and solicit gentler play.
According to Bella’s previous owner, Bella has resided with a dog and got along very well with him. Bella is playful towards other dogs.
12/28: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Bella greets male and female dogs displaying soft body language. She is nervous of high energy, but continues to engage and solicit gentler play.
12/30 – 1/2: Due to the great sociability towards other dogs Bella has displayed towards other dogs while at the Care Center, she is utilized as a social greeter dog. She displays soft body language throughout all interactions and solicits gentle play. When play is not reciprocated, Bella is respectful and keeps to herself as she explores the pen.
During her initial medical examination Bella was a bit tense but tolerated all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_House soiling: Bella is reported to have accidents a few times a week. We recommend frequent and consistent walks, a consistent feeding schedule, careful monitoring while inside, and praise and rewards for eliminating outside (or in a desired spot). Bella should never be punished for accidents as this will set the house training process back.
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