CARAMEL – A1003717
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CARAMEL – A1003717
**RETURNED 05/31/2017**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/31/2017, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 05/31/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 6 Microchip noted on Intake? y History : return 3 years Subjective: Observed Behavior – calm, uring exam freezes but cooperates Objective P = 80 R = wnl BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: minor staining n teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spayed MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: overweight Plan: rec 10# weight loss Prognosis:good
A volunteer writes: “What a chunk of love” one of our drivers said upon meeting Miss Caramel. And indeed, our little chunk could stand to lose a few pounds, but LOVE is the operative word here. Quiet in her kennel and happy to be out for a chance to go potty, Caramel joins us when her family moved where she isn’t welcome. She comes with an outstanding resume of a family pet, including living well with children from toddlers on up, three other resident dogs (poodle, Pomeranian and a Chihuahua), and the resident male cat with whom she enjoyed snuggling. Caramel doesn’t guard her things, loves baths and brushing, is “very housetrained” (check), sleeps on the floor next to her former person’s bed, and is well behaved when left home alone. I loved my time with her as she’s great on leash, so chill and easy to spend time with, affectionate and sweet, and gave it a valiant try to jump up on the bench next to me but her cute chunkiness probably prevented that. Instead I got down to her so we could share some kisses :). A little dog started yapping and pulling towards us and Caramel simply wagged her tail and gave a little bounce in an effort to play. So sweet. An easy peasy chill girl, her gently frosted face speaks of her years of experience at being part of a family. She’s absolutely awesome and hoping to find a new family to love. Shouldn’t it be yours?
Caramel is friendly and outgoing towards strangers and typically approaches for a good sniff. She has lived with and spent time around children (from toddlers to age 12) and is relaxed and playful with them. She plays gently with both adults and children and the three other resident dogs (poodle, Pomeranian, and Chihuahua). She is relaxed and playful with the dogs and also the resident male cat who she enjoys snuggling with. She has never bitten another animal or human.
Caramel isn’t bothered during loud noises, when her owner takes away her food bowl, or when he takes away a bone. She thinks her owner is trying to play if it’s a toy being taken away and doesn’t go on furniture so it’s unknown how she would react if taken off of it. She pulls at first when restrained from something she wants but once she realizes her owner isn’t letting her go, she stops. She isn’t bothered when awoken from her slumber. Caramel loves baths and brushing and typically bites her own nails so her owner has never trimmed them. She isn’t bothered when someone unfamiliar approaches her home or human and becomes friendly with that person.
Caramel is friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. She has a medium activity level and when she’s ready to play enjoys fetch with balls and tug on rope. When her owner is home, she follows him around and sleeps on the floor next to his bed. She’s kept mostly indoors and is very house-trained. She enjoys going potty outside wherever she can pick up a scent. She’s well-behaved when left home alone and has never been crate-trained. She knows sit and stay and knows down by hand signal. For exercise, Caramel enjoys slow walks on leash and does not pull. She eats Purina dry food, about 3 cups, once a day.
On intake, Caramel had a wagging tail and loose body. She laid like a frog for most of the intake but would sit up when counselor called her name and gave her head scratches. She sat nicely for pictures and collaring.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Spayed, Owner Surrender (In previous home for three years)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages toddlers to twelve), small dogs, and a cat.
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Caramel is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow with a medium activity level.
6/18/14, first stay at the care center
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.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Caramel displayed no concerning behaviors during her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
6/1: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Caramel allows polite approach. She offers brief greeting and sniff in response. She becomes a bit tense and uncomfortable with lingering face to face greeting and moves away.
6/2: Caramel greets the other dog briefly. She will then wander the pen.
Upon intake, Caramel had a wagging tail and loose body.
During her initial medical exam, Caramel was calm.
Caramel’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
*** SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME (ALL 1’S AND 2’S) ***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 06/18/2014, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 06/21/2014,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM-W Tense and nervous Mild dental tartar No evidence of fleas, applied activyl topically for fleas prevention Spay scar seen NOSF
A volunteer writes:
STAR POWER!!! Some have it and some don’t, and Caramel definitely has it! This chunky mama in her gorgeous slate gray coat elicited so many comments and compliments as we walked I was almost getting a complex! But what a Grande Dame to have by my side! Her gray coat tapers down her legs into a taupe color, ending in little white socks. So gorgeous, and so unusual. Her leash manners are good, and while she’s a bit shy when first exiting her kennel, she warms up quickly and joined me on the park bench for some kisses. Likely housetrained she pottied as soon as we were out the door. She seemed to enjoy posing for pictures, the quiet Diva that she is, making wonderful eye contact and giving me a big smile. She aced her behavior evaluation which will come as no surprise to anyone who has met her, and it’s recommended that she go to an experienced home to help her overcome her shyness. Coming back into the building, staff called out their greetings to her as she is clearly well known and loved. She’s spayed and ready to find a new family for her forever. She’ll make a wonderful companion and is looking forward to proving it to you. Ask to meet her today.
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