DUTCHESS – 7996 (ALT ID – A1126593)
Gone - 10-13-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Dutchess. My animal id is #7996. I am a female brown brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 8 years 2 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior determination: Experienced (adult only home)
My medical notes are…
Weight: 46 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Animal Behavior Saved At: 6-Oct-2017 14:35:31.000 Animal ID: 7996 Animal Name: Dutchess Age: 8 Years 2 Weeks Tag Number: Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Female Spayed / Neutered: No Handler: Observer: Behavior Assessment Date: 10/1/2017 Retest Date: Retest Reason: Next Test Date: Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray (in finder’s home for a week) Previously lived with: Unknown Behavior toward strangers: Unknown Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Unknown Bite history: Finder’s dog got into an altercation with Dutchess – no further details. Housetrained: Unknown Energy level/descriptors: Unknown Other Notes: Unknown Date of assessment: 1-Oct-2017 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick. Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back. Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Summary: Dutchess appeared fearful in the assessment room, having a tense body and avoiding contact. She displayed some anxiety, was whining in the room. She allowed handling. Summary (1): An on leash interaction only was conducted due to DOH status. Dutchess greets with wagging tail but her body remains stiff and does not loosen during the brief interaction. Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Unknown Date of initial: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Tense ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Dutchess so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 10/6: Dutchess is not thriving in the shelter environment. She has allowed handling but remains highly uncomfortable and fearful. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No children (under 13) Place with a New Hope partner Recommendations comments: No children (under 13): Due to the level of fear and anxiety Dutchess displays at the care center, we recommend an adult only home. // Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the persistent high fear level that Dutchess has demonstrated in the care center, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can work to build her confidence through positive associations is in her best interest at this time. Potential challenges: Fearful Anxiety Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Dutchess is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Dutchess the option to walk away from any social interaction. Dutchess should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Dutchess’ choice to approach a new person or thing. Dutchess would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings. // Anxiety: Dutchess has displayed anxious behavior in the care center, pacing and whining. We do not know if this behavior will present in a future home. If it does, we recommend positive reinforcement, force-free training, giving her alternative things to do such as walks, puzzle toys, and Kongs. Recommendations Adoption Recommendations: Comments: Suitability With Children: Other: New Hope Only Yard Size: Overall Rating: Passed For Rehoming: Indemnity/Waiver: Adoption Summary: Behavior determination: Experienced (adult only home) Color Match: Profile/Activity Level:
New Hope Only
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