BIG GIRL – 18726
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Hello, my name is Big Girl. My animal id is #18726. I am a desexed female tan dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 6 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 19-Jan-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- no time for animal.
Big Girl 18726 is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. She is timid and would do best with an experienced dog owner.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Big Girl isn’t all that big and she isn’t all that brave either, but she is without a doubt one of the most tooth-achingly sweet and endearing girls ever! She previously lived with her owner and a 4 year old child (with whom she was respectful and tolerant and liked to watch TV with!) and it seems her world was rather small. We’re told she is fully housebroken (she seems it), is relaxed, affectionate and quiet, and that she’s very timid around new people and in new places. Not surprisingly, on our first few outings Big Girl did lots of army crawling (especially when we had to pass her loud neighbors or encountered a scary garbage truck!) and spent a lot of time submissively showing me her belly. Though she’s still very sensitive to her environment, Big Girl absolutely warms up to a familiar face and is IMPOSSIBLE not to fall head over heels for. She’s very receptive to treats (she seems to know some commands too!), likes to play fetch, now spends more time on my lap than on her back, and while she might not be ready to make prolonged eye contact with them yet, she stays wiggly when we encounter new admirers. I think she’ll make the most loyal friend…please come see her at Brooklyn ACC and make sweet, sweet Big Girl YOUR Girl.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 45.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Date of intake:: 1/19/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 1 child (age 4)
Behavior toward strangers:: Timid, tense
Behavior toward children:: Respectful, tolerant
Behavior toward dogs:: Unknown
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Quiet, relaxed, and affectionate with a low-medium energy level.
Date of assessment:: 1/23/2018
Look:: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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 low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Big girl was a bit nervous during the handling assessment. She was tolerant, but kept her body low.
Summary (1):: According to Big Girl’s previous owner there is no known experience with any dogs. 1/20: When off leash at the Care Center, Big Girl is a bit nervous and is slow to approach the novel male dog. She briefly greets him before keeping to herself and wandering the pens. 1/23: Big Girl continues to be nervous around a novel female dog. She stands near the exit most of her session, and explores the pens towards the end of the session.
Date of intake:: 1/19/2018
Summary:: Shy, timid though allowed handling
Date of initial:: 1/19/2018
Summary:: Tense, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Her previous owner describes Big girl as a timid, respectful, dog. Big girl displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: : Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Big girlto approach her potential new adopters at her own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Big girl new and unfamiliar situations.
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