DUTCHESS – A1082973
Safe - 8-9-2016 Manhattan
DUTCHESS – A1082973
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 07/27/2016, From NY 10459, DueOut Date07/30/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: appx 7-8m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: chronic otitis, some welt within, possible flea bite derm or an old case of earmites (no trace of mite dirt seen) Nose: no d/c Teeth: young, no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: patches of irritation throughout, possible flea bite dermatitis but no fleas or dirt seen Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allows all handling, hyper, calm when ears are being cleaned Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: When our intake staff named this personable young pup Duchess, they obviously sensed something remarkable in her. As cute and friendly as can be, she’s adorably tiny, loves to smile and wag her tail, and won hearts every step of the way in the park. She wanted to meet every dog we passed, greeting two big dogs through the fence nose to nose play bowing and so wanting to play. Then she made friends with a mom and her two young sons who wanted to meet and pet her, and she was so gentle and sweet with the two boys it’s clear she likes kids. She sat still while they pet her, and then snuck in a quiet kiss. Her tail wags at all, she’s gentle and sweet, posed for pictures like a super star, showed off good leash manners, sits when asked and takes treats gently, and gave me a ton of sweet kisses. She loves making new friends of both two legged and four legged and is so quietly respectful of all you can’t help but fall head over heels in love with her. Our Duchess has an ear infection which is being treated, and medical staff said she was calm and easy as they cleaned her ears. Our Duchess is everything royalty should be, friendly, respectful, gorgeous and sweet – the only thing missing is her royal subjects (family) to complete her. Step up and meet our sweetheart today…..as she makes new friends you will too. I think that’s fabulous!
Dutchess pulls a bit on the leash. She was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up to lick face. Dutchess was excited during some of the handling items, but had soft body language. She was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Dutchess was not interested in toys.The behavior department recommends Dutchess go to a home that can provide a significant amount of exercise and mental stimulation. She 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: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
PLAY GROUP NOTES :
When off leash with a male dog, Dutchess engages in gentle play. She offers playbows in solicitation but will correct the male dog when he attempts to mount.
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