HAGGER – A1126319
Safe - 10-2-2017 Manhattan
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HAGGER – A1126319
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/22/2017, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 09/22/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-3y Microchip noted on Intake? N History : stray- found tied up for 3 days at an apartment building Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – allowed complete exam w/o muzzle but very reactive to injections and bordetella IN (muzzled for both)- unable to do MC and HWT awake- scheduled to be done w/ neuter T = DNP P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male- both testes symmetrical and in scrotum MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: DNP Assessment: apparently healthy Plan: ok for placemenet; MC and HWT to be done during neuter Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: We New Yorkers know that black is beautiful, we wear black clothing, and accessorize with black as it goes with everything! Black is beautiful perfectly describes my new friend Hagger as well. He’s stunning in his gleaming black coat, highlighted in bronze threading – as if woven by the finest designer. He seems to be housetrained taking advantage of the ‘facilities’ as soon as we were out the door. He pulls hard on the leash so a harness and/or some leash training will help both ends of the leash, but when sits in my lap and offers me a kiss all is forgiven! When I ask him to sit he does, and then goes into an immediate ‘down’. How smart is he to show me what he knows! Rockstar! Hagger ignores other dogs we pass, and in playgroup doesn’t engage although he greets politely. Hagger doesn’t enjoy being tethered for our photoshoot, and the squirrels who came close to tease us got his attention. Every inch a sweetheart, strong, cuddly, affectionate and lively, Hagger is looking for his new person to cherish above all else. Come meet him today!
Another volunteer writes: OK Hagger, I give up. Every photo I take is blurry because you’re wagging your tail so hard your whole body quivers! Gorgeous Hagger is passionate, passionate about hugs, about play, about running around the pen, about everything. After going potty which is always his first priority when leaving his kennel, playtime, cuddle time and more cuddle time is on his agenda. Rolling in for love, his tail wagging so hard it’s a blur in every photo I take, Hagger does a semi roll over for a belly rub, give kisses and then goes off to investigate the latest and greatest toy or ball. Smart, bright, alert and totally in tune with his surroundings, Hagger has been enjoying bouncy play with females in playgroup. He’s ready to find a home of his own with a person who wants an exercise and cuddle buddy all rolled into one gorgeous canine package. Come meet my handsome friend today!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Tenses when face is touched.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw.
Flank squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog sits
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Though Hagger was social with the assessor, he appeared uncomfortable with some up-close handling. He tensed when his face was touched and when his paw was touched, he quickly pulled it away, head flipping and attempting to flee.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Hagger has taken time to warm up during introduction to other dogs. He has most recently become comfortable engaging in running play with select female dogs, though has displayed the potential to become uncomfortable with rougher styles of play. He has not yet been introduced to another male dog. At this time the behavior department recommends slow introductions between Hagger and respectful female dogs.
9/23: When greeting a female dog off leash, Hagger is initially avoidant. He will pace the yard anxiously but then offer a polite greeting and brief playbow. He will then wander the yard.
9/25: Hagger engages in brief play, but quickly becomes uncomfortable with rough play, and offers a strong correction.
9/26: Hagger remains anxious when off leash with another dog. He will greet briefly then pace the yard.
9/27: Hagger engages in running, bouncy play with female dogs.
Upon intake, Hagger was calm and allowed all handling.
During his initial medical exam, Hagger allowed handling.
We have no history on Hagger so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to discomfort shown with some up close handling, we recommend a home without young children.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Hagger appears uncomfortable with some forms of up close handling, tensing, head flipping, and attempting to flee, displaying appropriate warning signals. It is important to always go slow and give Hagger the option to walk away from any social interaction. Hagger should never be forced to approach anything that
he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Hagger’s choice to approach a new person or thing.
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