EMPRESS – A1116577
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 09/11/2017
EMPRESS – A1116577
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/11/2017, From NY 11216, DueOut Date 09/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 9-11 years Microchip noted on Intake? positive History : o/s Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Enjoys being held and did well for all medical handling and procedures P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear with nuclear sclerosis ou, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: adult dentition, mild dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FS MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, obese, small abrasion on top of nose CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Geriatric Nuclear sclerosis ou Mild dental disease Small abrasion on nose likely from rubbing kennel Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: spayed
Basic Information: Empress is a brown brindle female, with no known health issues or injuries. She has not seen a vet recently.
Socialization: Empress will keep her distance when strangers enter, and will initially growl. Once she sees her owners interacting with the guests she will stop and go lay down, or approach for attention if she wants to. She has lived with children and is reported to be relaxed and respectful around them. She plays gently with both adults and children, and she has not spent time with other dogs or cats.
Behavior: Empress has no bite history and is described as being friendly, affectionate and mellow. She is nervous during thunderstorms and will keep close to her owner. She has no resource guarding behavior and is trained not to go on the furniture. She is not bothered by being bathed or groomed but they have no trimmed her nails. She has a medium activity level, and likes to follow the family around when home.
For a new family to know: Empress likes to play with balls and chew bones, and has been an indoor dog. She eats both wet and dry food, but cannot have lamb based food as it makes her ill. She is hosue trained but due to her older age she has been having increased accidents indoors. She is well behaved when left alone as long as the garbage is locked or out of reach for her. She knows all commands and walks well on a leash.
Behavior during intake: Empress had a loose body and allowed for all handling.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Spayed female, owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children
Behavior toward strangers: Owner reports Empress is a bit timid, and will Initially growl, but keeps her distance.
Behavior toward children: Relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes, Empress has been having accidents in the home due to her age.
Energy level/descriptors: Empress is described as friendly, affectionate and mellow.
Other notes: Owner reports Empress should not be given any lamb products; it makes her ill.
Summary: Empress was friendly and allowed all handling. She was social towards the assessor.
In groups of calm male and female dogs, Empress is soft and explores the pens while keeping to herself. Empress’ previous guardian reported that she hasn’t really spent time with other dogs. The Behavior Department believes that Empress may be placed with polite and respectful resident dogs that match her calm energy level.
AT intake Empress had a loose body and allowed for all handling.
During the initial examination Empress was very sweet, easily handle able. Enjoys being held, and did well for all medical handling and procedures.
Her previous owner describes Empress as a mellow, friendly, and affectionate dog.
Empress displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment.
Empress will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_ House Soiling-According to the owner Empress is reportedly having frequent accidents in the home, due to her increasing age, and immobility. She appears to have been housetrained in the past. She will need guidance and consistency to eliminate outside. Frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games) consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse.
_X_ Fearful- Owner reports, Empress is timid with new people. She manages her stress well and has not escalated or shown any aggression, but she does need time to warm up to new people. She does best with a slow approach, and should be permitted to greet new people at her own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person) so she has time to adjust and become comfortable before she is handled. She should be spoken to softly and gently.
In groups of calm male and female dogs, Empress is soft and explores the pens while keeping to herself. Empress’ previous guardian reported that she hasn’t really spent time with other dogs. The Behavior Department believes that Empress may be placed with polite and respectful resident dogs that match his calm energy level.
When off leash at the Care Center, Empress greets a novel male dog with a neutral posture. She is tolerant of his persistent face to face greeting licks, offering several exaggerated look-aways and then just wanders around the yard.
Empress mostly keeps to herself after greeting a novel female dog with a neutral posture.
In a group of calm male and female dogs, Empress is soft and explores the pens while keeping to herself.
Empress is utilized as a greeter today. She remains soft and social as she explores the pens and is tolerant of sexually motivated males that attempt to mount her.
Empress was anxious while in the pens. She wandered the pens, paced, and would scratched at the gates seeking an exit.
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