DUKESSA – A1062892
Rescue: Rottie Empire Rescue
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DUKESSA – A1062892
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO SMALL CHILDREN***
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / BROWN, GERM SHEPHERD / COLLIE ROUGH, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/14/2016, From NY 11385, DueOut Date 01/14/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-045138.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan neg ~12yo, spayed female (spay scar seen) qarh, nervous but allowed all handling, bcs 5/9 moderate dental tartar/gingivitis, nuclear sclerosis ou, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl normal thoracic auscultation; normal abdominal palpation integ wnl; ambulatory x 4 a: geriatric, gingivitis p: rec full geriatric work up with placement. continue to monitor while at bacc. good prognosis
BASIC INFORMATION: Dukessa is a black/brown German Shepherd/ Collie mix. Dukessa was given to owner as a gift & has no known health issues. Dukessa came in together with dog Duke & are bonded. Dukessa was surrendered to ACC due to residential move to a residence that does not allow pets.
SOCIALIZATION: Dukessa is friendly around strangers and loves getting pet. Dukessa has been exposed around small children, Dukessa gets along with children & adults. Dukessa has resided with another dog & is bonded to him. He plays,sleeps & eats with her. Dukessa has not bitten or scratched another animal or person. Dukessa is best described as a loving, affectionate & playful dog.
BEHAVIOR: Dukessa does not show signs of aggression when owner touches food bowl while she is eating. Owner is able to take bone, toy or any object from her mouth with no problem. Dukessa enjoys bathing and grooming, when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, she barks & makes the owner aware. Dukessa will tip over trash can occasionally.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Dukessa has a medium to low activity level. Owners favorite things of Dukessa is, she is extremely affectionate & is always there to greet the owner. She would do best in a family home or a single person home with alot of time. Dukessa is familiar with the commands sit, stop & come in spanish. For exercise, she loves to go out for brisk walks. Dukessa has been kept mostly indoors & enjoys eating dry & wet food from brand Pedigree. Dukessa will go potty on grass or cement.
BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE: Upon intake, Dukessa displayed a loose body & an open mouth. Dukessa loved to receive attention from the counselor. Dukessa allowed all handling & scanned negative.
SAFER: EXERPEINCED HOME
Dukessa previously lived with 1 adult, another dog and has been around small children. The owner stated Dukessa gets along with children and adults. The owner describes Dukessa as loving, affectionate and playful. The owner mentioned Dukessa is house broken and has a medium activity level. It was reported by the owner Dukessa like to tip over the trash can occasionally.
At intake it was reported Dukessa had loose body posture with her mouth open, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Dukessa came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted. Dukessa was relaxed during the tag interaction, during paw squeeze item Dukessa was tense and moved her paw away from the handler next flank was applied and she didn’t respond at all. During the resources portion of the assessment Dukessa was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some concerns with Dukessa uncomfortable with her paw being touched, the behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter with no small children.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is between her legs, body tense, and mouth open.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Dukessa is tolerant of the other dog presence and will allow the other dog to sniff her. She mostly explores her surroundings.
PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs Dukessa is tolerant of the other dog presence and will allow the other dog to sniff her. She mostly explores her surroundings.
CAME IN WITH: DUKE – A1062891 http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/duke-a1062891/
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