BLESS – A1084398
Safe - 8-16-2016 Manhattan
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BLESS – A1084398
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, GERM SHEPHERD / SIBERIAN HUSKY, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/06/2016, From NY 10451, DueOut Date 08/06/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: positive 0A136A7014 Sex: spayed Age 9 months Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: slight to no staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: APH Hair Coat: flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: tense Medication: none NOSF
A volunteer writes: With her lush, beautiful coat, and slender, elegant face I was happy to finally get a chance to make friends with Bless. Surrendered by her family which included kids ages 5 and 6 as they no longer had time for her, we’re told that she’s gentle and playful with the kids, and was good with a 6 month old puppy with whom she played. When walked regularly she’s housetrained, doesn’t guard her things, and is described as affectionate and playful, enjoying balls, squeaky toys and bones. She’s well behaved when left home alone, and slept in her crate at night. Bless showed off her housetraining skills as well as her nice leash manners, and in the park it seemed she couldn’t get enough of watching kids play, perhaps remembering her own kids. As we talked and I petted her she flopped over for a belly rub, both of us enjoying the moment. As of this
writing Bless is still a bit stressed over the separation from the family she loved, trying to figure out what she’s doing in this new and unfamiliar place. A proven family dog, hoping to replace the family who left her with a new person or family to love, Bless is hoping you’ll stop by to meet her today.
Bless is friendly and outgoing around strangers and is gentle and playful around kids. She has been in a home with children ages 5-6. Bless has been around a 6 month old dog that she got along with fine and played with gently. Her behavior around cats is unknown.
Bless has very occassional accidents indoors but for the most part will use the bathroom outside as long as walked often enough. Bless does not mind having her food or other belongings touched or removed from her. She is not bothered by being bathed but is scared of getting her nails trimmed and being brushed. she will bark if an unfamiliar person approaches the house but not if they approach her owner.
Bless is an affectionate and playful dog with a medium activity level at home. She likes balls, squeaky toys and bones. She is kept indoors. Bless sleeps in her cage at night. She is well behaved when left alone at home. She pees on cement and grass. She pulls very hard on the leash. If walked off leash she will run but stays close. Bless knows “Sit” “Down” and “Come” in both spanish and english but is more familiar with english commands. She is fed Purina Dog Chow hard food, once a day.
Bless entered the shelter with a loose body. During her intake Blees was very scared of councilor pulled very roughly on owner in an attempt to escape approaching councilor. Owner had to collar and scan Bless but councilor was able to Photograph Bless.During handling for medical Bless was skiddish and whining and bit councilor while handling, Bite did not break the skin.
Bless came into our center as an owner surrender on 8/6/2016. She entered the center with a loose body, but was uncomfortable with admissions counselor approaching, attempted to flee/pulled hard on leash to exit, skidding and whining during handling. Owner reports Bless is friendly and outgoing around strangers, gentle and playful with children. She reportedly lived in a home with children ages 5-6, and a 6 month old dog. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports Bless is not bothered if anyone touches her Food, Toys, Treats. Owner reports Bless knows the cues ‘sit’, ‘down’, and ‘come’ in both Spanish and English, though is more familiar with English. Owner states Bless is mostly housebroken, sleeps in a crate at night, well behaved when left home alone. Bless was difficult to collar but eventually allowed it with moving slowly. She remained focused on the exit throughout the entire assessment. Bless allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, a bit tense, lip lick. She was difficult to position for Sensitivity item, but once positioned she stood still and accepted the touch, a bit tense. Bless was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game. She moved her body away on paw Squeeze attempt, therefore remaining item was conducted using Flank. Bless had no response to both Flank Squeezes. She showed minimal interest in Toy, a bit fearful of approaching assess-a-hand, though this may be due to environment as owner reports she likes balls, squeaky toys and bones. Bless approached the helper dog a bit slowly, not stiff.
The Behavior Team feels Bless would do best with an Experienced adopter. She will benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction where she can relax and warm up at her own pace. Bless may benefit initially from entering a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can acclimate to her new home.
Look: 2. Eyes averted, lip lick, a bit tense
Sensitivity: 2. Difficult to position, accepts touch, a bit tense
Tag: 2. not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor
Squeeze 1: 3. moves her legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1 / 2. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1. Minimal interest, sniffs
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog slowly with tail at spine level, body not stiff
8/7: When off leash with other dogs, Bless is nervous and avoidant of approach. Bless may be comfortabel acclimating to a home as the only resident dog until follow up can be performed outside the care center environment.
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