BETTE DAVIS – A1107307
Safe - 4-11-2017 Manhattan
BETTE DAVIS – A1107307
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/28/2017, From NY 10455, DueOut Date 03/31/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 03/29/17 13:09 DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective Observed Behavior – very outgoing, rolls over for belly rubs, head butts Objective P = 70 R = wenl BCS 5/9 EENT: early sclerosis Oral Exam: halitosis, advance dental disease PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Mammary gland in caudal area very enlarged, irritated MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment mastitis, dental dz rule out MGT Plan clavamox for teeth and mammary gland. presentation is not typical for malignancy, but it cannot be rule out at this point. Chronic irritation/hormonal stimulation and infection seem to have produce this state and it should mostly resolve with clavamox and OHE
A volunteer writes: Outgoing, naughty, lively, comfortable, independent and super friendly define our Bette Davis. She owns a face that bears the most convincing and contagious smile. She is at her best, free in a pen, all out and really enjoying her freedom to its almost full extent. She loves treats and hops on her hinds like a bunny to get more. I remind her that ladies should be better mannered and Bette Davis sits at once, as straight as an I and with a most serious face that she can only keep for a moment. She has an eye for the birds and cavorts happily with her peers in playgroups. Although she carried many litters, is a bit on the thin side and wears calluses and old sores on her feet, Bette Davis has this spark in her eyes and this taste for life that, if made into a potion, could be a powerful deterrent for depression. She has her sweet moments, too. She knows her ways around us, humans. She leans and rubs herself to me, pushes my hands with her head for caresses and even rolls on her sides for belly rubs. Bette Davis is a good walker, does her business on the way and meets other dogs properly in the street. Who does not like a pet with such a “joie de vivre” even though, at times, Bette Davis is a teensy weensy pushy. She is fun to spend time with and her sunny smile is the prelude to good and warm days to come. We so would love for Bette Davis to know a “comfy” life, and maybe you could come along and make this dream come through.
Another volunteer writes: When staff keeps telling me how nice Bette Davis is, and they obviously can’t mean the movie star, well, you know I have to meet that dog. Our Bette has a lot to live up to with that name, and she’s doing a great job of it. She’s striking looking, has great leash manners, wags her tail as she walks, takes treats gently, and does the cutest sit with her legs splayed out. She’s social and low key, friendly and well behaved, and enjoys her time in playgroup with other dogs. Bette poses for photos like the star she is (homage to Bette Davis), and makes soft eye contact as she does so. One of the movie star’s famous lines was: “Old age is no place for sissies”, and at 7 years young our girl feels the same way. You’ll enjoy spending time with her as much as I did, she rocked her behavior assessment and is hoping you’ll meet her today.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
3/28/17 Unaltered Female, Stray
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/30/17
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: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Bette Davis was social throughout her assessment and displayed no behavioral concerns.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
3/29: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Bette Davis greets and solicits in pushy, running chase play
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/28/17
During her initial medical exam, Bette Davis was tense.
We have no history on Bette Davis so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is an 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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