BERTHA – 8021 (ALT ID – A1126891)
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 10/12/17
Hello, my name is Bertha. My animal id is #8021. I am a desexed female gray brindle dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior Determination: Adult-Only Home
My medical notes are…
Weight: 40 lbs
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Behavior toward strangers: Unknown
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: Unknown
Date of assessment: 1-Oct-2017
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Assessment date: 9/30.
Bertha was friendly and social towards the assessor.
Summary (1): When off leash at the Care Center, Bertha is social, displaying a soft body while in group. She is slightly assertive with another female, but ignores her after handlers interrupt. She displays flirtatious behavior-offering her rear and genitals- with most males, but will correct (deep growls) when push over her comfort level. Bertha was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Bertha be placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and matches her energy.
Summary (2): 9/29: Bertha is social, displaying a soft body in a group of calm dogs. She is slightly assertive with a softer female, but ignores her after handlers interrupt her. When a sexually motivated male is introduced, Bertha engages in flirtatious behavior- offering her rear, and allowing him to lick her genitals. She mounts him in between bouts of play.
Summary (3): 9/30- 10/6: Today, Bertha interacted with sexually motivated males. She tolerated most of their behaviors, but eventually offered corrections when she was uncomfortable. She begins to growls, increasing the volume when one male dog persistently mounted her. Afterwards, Bertha kept to herself, exploring the pens. When introduced to a fearful male, she quickly approached him, ignoring his body language. She did not react when he began to correct him.
Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017
Summary: Bertha was crouched low to the floor with her tail wagging and growling at the same time.
Date of initial: 1-Oct-2017
Summary: Wiggly, licking her handlers but did some growling during restraint.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Bertha so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: During a session in Playgroup, Bertha offered a deep growl when a handler began to pet her under her belly. Her warning was respected, and she was left alone immediately. Afterwards, Bertha approached the handler with a soft body and allowed petting near her face.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
9/30 Adult Only
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