HONEY – A1076418
Safe - 6-9-2016 Manhattan
HONEY – A1076418
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, RED / WHITE, ENG BULLDOG, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/05/2016, From NY 10461, DueOut Date 06/05/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan positive 091 813 361 geriatric cloudy eyes mod tartar pyoderma, dermatitis on back, abdomen, tail some lumbs on body female reported dog had cancer and diabetes NOSF
A volunteer writes: To say that Honey swept me off my feet would be an understatement. Not only did she sweep me off my feet, she stole my heart and turned me into mush. I met Honey when I saw staff gathered around a kennel telling each other how great this dog is. And, get this – these were male staff and transport drivers which made it even more special. She’s such a tiny peanut, a senior with calluses on her pressure points, the cutest little overbite ever, housetrained, great on leash and so thrilled to make friends. As soon as she saw a treat in my hand she sat and looked up expectantly, and of course you know she got a treat, and another, and another. Honey was surrendered to our care due to her health issues and we’re told that she was comfortable and affectionate around children, doesn’t guard her things, enjoys baths, is housetrained although has lately been urinating in the house (age? health?) and is well behaved when left home alone. Honey kept putting her head in my lap for petting, she loves people and it shows. She knows her name, comes when called and while I would love to spend forever calling her name, I can’t, but you, lucky adopter can. She deserves to spend her retirement in the warmth of a family, on a soft bed, eating her favorite foods and getting loved on every day. She’ll make it easy on you and the rewards will be endless, so how about it?
Honey was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to having health issues. Owner has had Honey for ten years after purchasing her at a pet store. It is suspected that Honey has cancer and diabetes. Honey was last seen by the vet at Petco.
Socialization & behavior
Honey is described as being friendly and outgoing when around strangers. Honey has spent time with children ages 1-17, and owner says she is comfortable and affectionate with them. Honey has not lived with other animals, but owner says she is unbothered when passing them by, and will not pay attention towards them. According to owner there have been no past issues of Honey biting anyone or another animal. Honey is said to be calm if food is touched while eating and will normally keep trying to eat. Honey allows owner to remove items from her mouth, and is trained no to get on furniture. Honey enjoys taking baths and is unbothered if disturbed while sleeping. Honey is relaxed and unbothered if feet and paws are touched.
For a new Family to Know
Honey is described as friendly and mellow with a low activity level. When home she is normally relaxing in her favorite spots, and does not show toy interest anymore. Honey is taken outside twice a day, and fed Puppy Chow dry food. Honey is house-trained, but as of late has been urinating in the house due to health issues. Honey is well-behaved when left home alone, and understands the command sit. When walked off leash Honey stays close, and if not will return as soon as she is called.
Behavior during Intake
Honey was very sweet during intake. She immediately accepted treats and allowed petting. Honey sat when commanded and allowed all handling to be conducted. Honey showed no signs of aggression during intake.
Honey came into our center as an owner surrender on 6/5/2016 citing declining health. It is reported Honey has spent time with children ages 1-17, comfortable and affectionate with them. Behavior around cats is unknown. Honey is reportedly unbothered if anyone touches her Food while eating.
She is described as friendly and mellow. During intake, Honey accepted treats and allowed all handling. Honey was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. She pulled out of assessor’s hands on all three Look attempts. Honey leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, body soft, mouth closed. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft. Honey gently pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. She showed no interest in Toy. When off leash with other dogs, Honey ignores greeting and keeps to herself. The Behavior Team feels Honey will do well with an Average adopter.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Honey ignores greeting and keeps to herself.
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