HAZEL – A1105198
Safe - 4-11-2017 Manhattan
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HAZEL – A1105198
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/03/2017, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 03/06/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical SummaryBAR Hydr wnl. Slightly nervous but didn’t try to bite, squirmy, resented attempt to take temp.BCS 5/9. scan negative. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: Mild to mod tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: FI, involuted mg. MSI: LH wgt bearing lameness- wouldn’t allow exam of leg that inovlved flex ext etc/ skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities, cp wnl x 4. Rectal: gross ext nsf, no digital rectal exam. Assessment: LH lameness r/o racl, hip, st, Involuted mg r/o hx parturition, false preg, other. Moc dental dz. Plan: Rimadyl 100 mg 1/2 po bid x 3 days. Ok to spay. 47 lbs
A volunteer writes:
Home is where the heart is. But sometimes life upends us, fate intervenes, and our hearts are sent unexpectedly searching. 5 year-old Hazel knew one home for all her life. One family, one set of faces, one compilation of laughter and of footsteps to begin and end her days. But through no fault of her own Hazel is now somewhere new. She has new sights and sounds to consider and all new faces she must now learn. Mine is one of them. And on a recent, biting day, one where the wind threatened to cleanly sweep us up like children’s lost balloons, Hazel granted me the pleasure of a walk. First things first – Hazel is a beauty. Her caramel coat is smooth as butter, and her smokey eyes and charcoal nose suggest Elizabeth Arden lent a hand. Happily she has manners to match. She walks beautifully on leash, takes treats gently (if a bit hesitantly) from my hand, and tends to her business straight away somehow even making that seem elegant. But throughout our walk Hazel’s brow is never quite unfurrowed. She looks back at me often, stops frequently to sniff the freezing air, and at one point whines quietly to herself, so softly I barely hear it underneath the whipping wind. We decide to stop and find a bench where I invite Hazel to join me. She sits at my feet, lets me run my fingers through her coat, and stares off to the middle sky, whimpering lightly once again. Maybe it’s the cold. Maybe my urge to set her at ease. But I start humming to myself and to her and watch as her ears turn towards to me. At some point the wind dies down along with her cries, and a beam of sun finds us on our bench. And while I hum and trace patterns with my finger in her fur, I feel our Hazel warm. Hazel is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Another volunteer writes: Gorgeous and petite Hazel has that hint of a Mona Lisa smile….does she know a secret she’s not telling? Or maybe she’s smiling because she knows she’s going to teach me how to play fetch–she’ll chase a ball but it’s up to me to fetch it for another throw. Smarty pants and so cute! Hazel executes a perfect sit for a treat which she takes gently of course, seems to be housetrained and loves to come in my lap for some kisses. She’s a peanut, a perfect size girl wrapped in a soft caramel color coat, and when that Mona Lisa smiles gives way to a big grin, I want to sweep her away. Come see for yourself.
Hazel is a 5yr old pitbulll mix. Hazel’s current owner’s son was Hazel’s original owner. Her current owner has had her since October and cannot keep her anymore because she is unable to walk Hazel. Hazel has no injuries or health problems. She has not been to the vet in a few years.
Hazel is friendly around strangers. She has spent time with a 2 yr old and 7 yr old for about 5 yrs in the home and was tolerant and relaxed with them. She plays gently and exuberantly with adults and children. She has not spent extended amounts of time with other dogs, but will not pay them attention while on walks. She has never bitten a person. She bit another dog 3 yrs ago when a dog came from behind and bit her while on a walk. The dog did not suffer any major injuries.
Hazel is well-behaved at home. She isn’t bothered by loud noises, or when someone: touches her foodbowl while eating/takes a treat or toy out of her mouth/disturbs her while sleeping/pushes her off furniture/holds or restrains her/when someone unfamiliar approaches her family member. She isn’t bothered when someone unfamiliar rings the doorbell, but barks. She has never had a nail trim.
FOR NEW FAMILY
Hazel is described as friendly, affectionate and mellow. Her activity level is medium. Her owner loves that Hazel will hide her toys and jumps up very high. She also will check on the owner when at home periodically throughout the day. Her favorite activity is chewing on her toys. When at home Hazel will follow her owner around or hang out in the same room. She loves balls and squeaky toys and will play fetch and tug with them. She has been kept mainly indoors and sleeps on human beds. She likes wet and dry food mixed together and gets one large bowl per day. She loves Bacon Bit treats and dental treats. She is very housetrained and will only go on the grass outside. Hazel will go on wee-wee pads at home when her owner is unable to walk her. She is well-behaved when left at home, and knows the commands “sit, stay, go, no”. For exercise she loves to go on long walks, pulls lightly. If off leash, she will stay close by her owner.
During intake Hazel was very calm. She had a low wagging tail when her name was called and approached the counselor. When counselor sat on the floor next to her, Hazel leaned her body into counselor and gave paw.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for five months)
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Tolerant and relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Ignores them on walks
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Yes, but a dog three years ago that came up to her from behind, leaving scratches.
Energy level/descriptors: Hazel is described as friendly, affectionate and mellow with a medium level of activity..
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 3. Dog is fearful and is struggling to get away, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Dog is likely crouching.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Hazel appeared very fearful throughout her assessment. She moved awy from touch, especially when the assessor reached over her during sensitivity, becoming whale eyed, tense, and attempting to flee.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
During her initial medical exam, Hazel was tense.
Hazel’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home
_X_No children (under 13): Hazel becomes extremely uncomfortable with handling at times, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity (Hazel becomes extremely uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over her. It is important to always go slow and give Hazel the option to walk away from any social interaction. Hazel should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Hazel’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Hazel would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
_X_Fearful (Though observed to be human-social, Hazel may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Hazel to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.)
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