DUTCHESS aka ELAINE – A1114542 (ALT ID – A1116564)
Urgent - Manhattan
DUTCHESS aka ELAINE – A1114542 (ALT ID – A1116564)
**RETURNED 07/07/17, SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME **
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 2 mos
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason TOO HYPER
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/07/2017, From NY 11368, DueOut Date 07/07/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 9 months Microchip noted on Intake? None History : Found on roof brought to MACC by NYPD Subjective: BAR Hydr wnl Observed Behavior – Likes to play with rope toy which was distraction for rectal temp but did get slightly mouthy Evidence of Cruelty seen – None observed Evidence of Trauma seen – None observed Objective T = 101.6 P = 120 R = wnl BCS 5 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: nsf PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: mildly enlarged vulva, involuted mg with green spay tattoo on ventral abd, mild thicking near umbilicus MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Enlarged vulva, mg w/ spay tattoo, r/o spayed while in estrus Umbiclicus r/o healing spay site. Plan: Rec consider for NYPD working dog Prognosis: good
A volunteer writes: An ice cream sundae of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel swirl, Dutchess is all you could possibly need to make the perfect summer’s day. On one such afternoon I spotted 1.5 year-old Dutchess first. She’s hard to miss in that coat with those long, elegant legs and that beautiful equine face. Dutchess walked perfectly next to me with an air of “been there, done that” so unusual for her age. She appears to be housebroken and takes her treats gently, sitting after each one, patiently waiting for more. This sundae had but one thing on her mind: toys! As soon as I sit she grabs one and flings it on my lap. “Now let’s play!” she insists. So play we do, choosing one and then another all the while showing no guarding tendencies, just loving a good game of tug. Lovely Dutchess is also a playgroup rockstar though she does become overzealous with birds–diving for a pigeon on our walk–so no birdies for this gorgeous girl but certainly a home full of love. Dutchess is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
A staff member writes: If you’re active and looking for a furry playmate, you will want to check out Dutchess. This pup loves to play. Any tug toy has her name on it and she enjoys tug-o-war so much that she may initiate the game with her leash. She also amuses herself with a soft toy by tossing it in the air herself and going after it. She showed off this skill when a corporate group came to volunteer. They took turns playing tug with her and watching her toss it, they all enjoyed rubbing her belly as she turned over to do her doggie version of the back stroke. She loves being with people so much that she yaps for attention when in her kennel and does a jumpy dance of joy once she’s with a person or group. Are you single? Are you a family? Either way, you can look forward to love, loyalty and happy times with Dutchess.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for one year)
Previously lived with: Adults and children
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Gentle, exuberant, relaxed, and affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Playfully barks at dogs she sees outside
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Dutchess is described as very friendly, very affectionate, very playful, confident, and excitable with a medium-very high activity level.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
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: Dutchess displayed a high level of activity on her assessment, jumping up on the assessor. She was social throughout and displayed no concerning behaviors.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Social: These dogs truly enjoy the company of other dogs. They generally get along with all other dogs and can tolerate even very rude or inappropriate behavior.
Dutchess is social and playful when engaging with dogs in the care center. She displays appropriate, polite greeting and solicits play from male and females. The previous owner describes her as “Playful” around dogs. Based on these observations, the behavior department feels she may potentially be placed with other social dogs.
6/9: When off leash with another dog, Dutchess is exuberant when first greeting. She will then soften and play more gently with the other dog.
6/10-12: Dutchess greets politely. She is tolerant of rambunctious play, though remains gentle in her play.
6/30-7/12: Dutchess plays exuberantly with dogs.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 6/7/17
Upon intake, Dutchess was active and allowed all handling.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/8/17
During her initial medical exam, Dutchess active, mouthy, and playful.
We have no history on Dutchess so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Dutchess has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Dutchess’ teeth make contact with skin).
_X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Dutchess’ previous owner reported that she will bark at dogs outside in playful manner. This reaction is likely due to excitement and frustration, we recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. She will need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs.
FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/07/2017, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 06/07/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative, placed 981020021624449 Sex: intact female Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL 5/9 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: hyper and playful, hard to handle due to energy level, mouthy Medication: N/A, preventatives given
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