ELLI – A1101897
Safe - 2-15-2017 Manhattan
ELLI – A1101897
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/21/2017, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 01/23/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: positive #900074001636178 Sex: Spayed; tattoo seen Age~ Approx- 4 yrs Obese dog BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Mild dental tartar BCS: 4 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam NOSF
RE EXAM: 2/1; Hx: Firm stool with blood reported yesterday; S: Soft body, allowed most handling but moved away from restraint. Jumped and turned quickly to nose my hand when I tried to palpate her abdomen.; O: BAR-H, BCS 8/9, MMs pink and moist; EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Mild tartar and gingivitis.; PLNs: Not enlarged.; H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds.; Abd: Pt did not allow palpation.; M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted.; UG: Female; A: Reported firm stool with blood – R/O early CIRDC vs. primary GI problem vs. other ;Short-term prognosis: Good; P: Monitor stool.
Elli is a friendly and outgoing pup towards strangers. She’s spent time around kids of all ages and is relaxed and playful with them. Elli plays exuberantly with both adults and children (mainly because of her size). She lived with a German Shepherd/Collie mix and spends time around dogs of all sizes and is relaxed and plays exuberantly with them. She has never bitten another animal or human.
During loud noises such a fireworks, Elli is nervous and barks. She isn’t bothered when her food bowl or treats are taken away and thinks her owner is trying to play when it’s a toy being taken. When pulled off of furniture, she gets down. She isn’t bothered when restrained from something she wants or when awoken from her slumber. She loves baths and getting brushed but will gently grab her owner’s hand when he’s trying to clip her nails. She isn’t bothered when new people approach her home or owner and will become friendly if she has a good feeling about them.
Elli’s owner describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, alert, and protective but not aggressive. She has a high activity level and when she’s ready to play enjoys playing fetch (but not always bringing back) balls, tug with leash, and chewing on bones and stuffed animals. Her owner loves how much she talks, loves going outside and watching squirrels from the window. When he’s home, Elli follows him around or hangs out in the same room. She’s been kept mostly indoors and sleeps in her owner’s bed with him. Elli is very house-trained and rarely ever has accidents. She enjoys going potty outside on grass. When left alone in her home, she is very well-behaved and has never been crate-trained. She knows sit and loves going on long, brisk walks on and off leash. When she’s on leash she pulls very hard but when off leash will wander some but will come back when her owner calls her. Elli eats Pedigree adult dry food, one cup in the morning, and two cups at night with a half can of Alpo wet food.
On intake, Elli barked a lot. She sat when asked to and counselor was able to collar her. She sat nicely for pictures and kept trying to climb up onto the counselor.
Spayed, Owner Surrender (Unknown how long she was in the home)
Previously lived with: Adults and a large dog.
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing.
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful.
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and exuberantly playful around the dog she lived with and other dogs she meets outside.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Elli is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, alert, and protective but not aggressive with a high activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy.
Summary: Elli displayed no behavioral concerns on her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Tolerant: These dogs are typically non-reactive on leash and will be either friendly or indifferent off leash. They can typically tolerate some rude behavior from other dogs and can be described as having a long fuse. They show relaxed, appropriate, easy-going body language around others.
Elli displays interest in polite greeting and play with respectful dogs. Elli may benefit from slow introductions to unfamiliar dogs, and may be most comfortable interacting with other calm dogs.
During her initial medical, exam Elli was tense and nervous.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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