COCO – A1084028
Safe - 8-8-2016 Manhattan
COCO – A1084028
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / WELSH CORGI CAR, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/03/2016, From NY 10456, DueOut Date08/11/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Sex: Female, recently spayed Scan: Positive Estimated age: 2 years as reported by previous owner Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Alert, slightly tense, allows most handling but pulls away from restraint O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist, CRT <2 sec EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Clean teeth. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. UG: Female A: Apparently healthy female dog Short-term prognosis: Excellent P: Administered Activyl 22-44# and pyrantel 4 ml PO during exam 1088
A volunteer writes: When the behavior assessment team tells me that a dog is “really good”, well you know that’s my next dog! They’re wrong though….Coco isn’t “really good”, she’s GREAT! As soon as I took her out of her kennel she play bowed to me, wagged her tail, gave me a big smile, and said “let’s do this” (in doggie speak of course). She’s playful, affectionate, has a million watt smile, sits when asked and even before being asked, snuffles treats gently from my fingers, is housetrained, good on leash and on and on and on! She poses for photos as if she were a super model in her previous life, her coat is clean and groomed, her slender figure just perfect, and although we’re told from her former owners that she can be a bit shy she wasn’t with me at all. Surrendered as her family is moving where she isn’t welcome we’re told that she is friendly and relaxed with kids, enjoys baths and being brushed, doesn’t guard her things, loves to play fetch, enjoys brisk walks at least twice a day, and knows ‘sit’ and ‘come’. Coco is playful, silly, clumsy, adorable, affectionate, loves a good butt scratch and twists herself into a pretzel when I do it, gives kisses when joining me on the park bench and is simply a terrific companion. You’ll find yourself laughing and smiling your day away in the company of Miss Coco so don’t waste another minute before meeting her today.
Coco is a roughly2 yr. am pit bull/ Corgi Mix. The Owner got her from the pervious owner as a gift; she has owned Coco for over a year. The owner surrendered Coco because he is moving to a building that does not allow dogs. Coco was last taken to a vet.
Around strangers Coco is friendly but somewhat shy (Needs to warm up to you). Coco has not lived with children but she is relaxed and playful around children and adults she knows. Coco has never bitten anyone. She never lived with other animals but she gets along with dog outside.
The owner stats that Coco is not bothered when some moves her food or treats while she is eating, when someone takes her toys away or when someone disturbs her while sleeping. Coco likes to be brushed and given bathes but has never had her nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or his home she approaches them in a friendly manner. The owner does not know how Coco is around loud noises such as storms or fireworks.
For a new family to know:
The owner describes Coco as friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. Her favorite activity is to play fetch with her owner. In the home Coco tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. Coco sleeps in the floor of the bedroom on a blanket. Coco was fed blue buffalo dry dog food three times a day. She is house trained and has never had an accident in the home, when outside she goes to the bathroom on or around trees and grass. Coco knows the commands “sit “and “Come”. For exercise Coco is used to brisk walks on the leash and twice a day and does not pull on the leash.
Behavior during intake:
Coco was somewhat tense with stiff body, when approached by staff he briefly retreated from the staff member but allowed slow approach; owner was able to assist us, scanned (+), collared and placing in dog kennel.
Coco pulls a bit on the leash. She was calm and relaxed during handling and easily engages in play, body is loose and wiggly, mouth open. Coco took the toy away but had soft body language.
Coco was surrender to us. According to her previous owner Around strangers Coco is friendly but somewhat shy (Needs to warm up to you). Coco has not lived with children but he is relaxed and playful around children and adults he knows. She never lived with other animals but she gets along with dog outside. The owner stats that Coco is not bothered when some moves her food or treats while she is eating, when someone takes her toys away”. Coco did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Lick Hand
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
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.
When off leash with other dogs, Coco is initially defensive and corrects approahc, then becomes increasingly more interested and begins to engage in bouncy play.
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