ELSA – 16886
Safe - 12-30-2017 Manhattan
ELSA – 16886
Intake Date: 12/24/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Female Age: 4 years
Weight: 54 lbs
L V T Intake : BARH scan negative female intact allowed handling appx 4 yrs old mod tartar cropped ears dirty ears, dirty coat rashes, abrasion to ventral neck, poss collar injury dandruff on coat BCS 6/9
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: ‘I’m a little teapot, short and stout, tip me over and pour me out’! She’s so tiny, a low rider with a wagging tail, that song immediately came to mind. Elsa was the lioness in the book/movie Born Free, and was the name of the Queen in Frozen, so take your pick as to the genesis of her name. It suits her perfectly, short, sweet and to the point! Up front in her kennel, tail wagging a mile a minute, sweet face looking hopeful, you’re not going to be able to resist this little vanilla and brindle tootsie roll. Her objective in our time together, after going potty, was to cuddle with me as close as possible, wash my face with kisses, and follow me around the pen, tail wagging non stop. Play bowing to a dog in the hallway on our way out the door, she then ignored a small yappy dog outside as she trotted along by my side. Off leash in the yard, she’s a great model for photos, making soft eye contact, wagging her tail and enjoying some reward treats. No lioness this Elsa, unless you consider the ferociousness of her heart which is all about love, love, love. A heart connected to a wagging tail on four short legs, Elsa is hoping you’ll stop by to meet her today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of intake: 24-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 26-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Elsa approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
12/26: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Elsa engages in bouncy running play. She offers correction when continuously jumped on during play.
12/27: Elsa greets male and female dogs politely, engaging in bouncy play with other playful dogs. She offers correction for mounting or obnoxious play.
Date of intake: 24-Dec-2017
Summary: Elsa appeared friendly and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 24-Dec-2017
Summary: Elsa allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Elsa so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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