HAZEL – A1084547
Safe - 8-16-2016 Manhattan
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HAZEL – A1084547
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/07/2016, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 08/14/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young female dog clean EEN clean coat very nervous NOSF
Hazel pulls a bit on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Hazel did a lot of jumping up, body checking and played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction. She took the toy with a soft body language.
Hazel was surrendered to the shelter because her owner left her behind 2 weeks ago. According to the finder she allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl or toy with no problem. She loves playing with children”. Hazel show a bit of concern during the tag interaction she became a bit over arousal. The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 3. Dog responds with her tail high, ears forward, mouth likely closed for at least half of the assessment item, body stiff and body checks the Assessor. Dog is often focused on other stimuli in the room.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Food 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
When off leash with other dogs, Hazel offers defensive correvtion when approached too closely. The behavior team feels Hazel may be most comfortable as the only resident dog until her behaviors around them can be followed up on outside the care center. Due to Hazel arriving as a stray, history around other dogs is unknown.
A volunteer writes: Tell Miss Hazel she’s a “good girl” and she looks up with smiling eyes, and a tail wag. I told her that often as she’s definitely a good girl. Adorable in her caramel and vanilla well groomed coat, she’s petite and has been well cared for. Likely housetrained she pottied the moment we were out the door, has nice leash manners, and is soft, sweet and gentle. Hazel was brought to our care as her owner moved without her and the person she was staying with couldn’t keep her. We’re told that she loves playing with children, doesn’t mind a bath, is good in the car and doesn’t guard her things. She’s a ‘stop and smell the roses’ walker on leash making it easy on the person on the other end, ignores dogs of all sizes as we walk, poses for photos making deliciously soft eye contact, and takes treats super gently. In the park, despite all the craziness of a summer morning filled with kids, scooters, bikes and balls, her focus was on me alone, always with a big smile, a head tilt, and a wagging tail. The Urban Dictionary defines ‘Hazel’ is a girl whose beauty lies both within and without. I can’t think of a better name for her. Come meet her and I think you’ll agree.
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