GRACIE – A1111586
Safe - 5-18-2017 Manhattan
GRACIE – A1111586
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, SILVER / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/10/2017, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 05/13/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 3 Microchip noted on Intake? no. Stray, wagging tail, solicits petting . P = 80 R = 20 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female MSI: head bobbing on left side during gait–cannot localize pain or injury. skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: limping, no treatment at this time Plan: OHE Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Another volunteer writes: She has the sweetest, softest face on the planet, framed by unique little ears that call out for petting. A little girl in a shiny silver coat, her tail wags gently as she makes new friends of both the two legged and four legged (preferably males) variety. She seems to be housetrained, and after exploring our pen, and softly enjoying some treats, she leans into me for petting and kisses. She’s a calm oasis in the midst of a hectic day, and her gentle manners, soft demeanor and sweetness bring a calm to everyone she’s with. I can’t imagine anything more perfect than coming home to this little girl for soft cuddles, and tail wagging love. She’s guaranteed to take the ‘hectic’ right out of your day.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Stray
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, closed 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: Gracie displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment and was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
5/11: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Gracie display slightly tense, cautious body language. She turns her head away from greeting and actively avoids approach.
5/12: Gracie continues to be slightly uncomfortable with interacting but will greet a social male dog with soft body.
During her initial medical exam, Gracie allowed handling.
We have no history on Gracie 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: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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