JOAN PETT – A1126562
Safe - 11-5-2017 Manhattan
JOAN PETT – A1126562
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/25/2017, From NY 10466, DueOut Date 09/28/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2yrs Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – nervous, muzzle placed, allowed handling, tail between legs P = 130 R = 24 BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzle on, unable to examine PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, grossly normal, no palpable MGTs MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment underweight Plan reweigh in 5 days, monitor weight, pending weight, can pursue spay Prognosis: good SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to underweight
A volunteer writes: A tiny tiny tiny little imp, Joanie is a slender morsel in a rich tan color coat. Initially very shy and fearful, she’s opened up quickly, loves to play and get the zoomies, but her all time favorite past time is snuggling. She loves coming between my legs, positioning herself ‘just so’ to show off her good side (like she’s ready for her closeup Mr. DeMille) and will just hang out as long as I’m still petting her. When I stand up she gives great stand up hugs, also positioning herself a bit sideways, maybe to get a better balance? Joanie may be housetrained, is fairly good on leash ignoring everyone we pass, and loves to sniff the good scents along our route. Off leash she gets the zoomies in the back yard, chases a toy briefly and then comes over for more petting, but not before showing off her ‘sit’ for a treat. As of this writing Joanie has been in one playgroup, greeting politely and soliciting play by offering some spin moves. Perhaps those awesome moves come from Joan Jett (after whom she was presumably named?). Joanie is all about love and play, play and love, and once she feels secure is the best and most fun and loving companion. But, don’t just take my word for it, come meet her, give her a few minutes and I know you’ll fall in love.
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 sniff toy.
Summary: Joan Pett displayed no concerning behaviors during her assessment and was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with another dog, Joan Pett will greet politely. She will then solicit play by offering spin moves. When play is not reciprocated, she will wander the yard.
During her initial medical exam, Joan Pett was tense and had a tucked tail but allowed handling.
We have no history on Joan Pett 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)
_X_Fearful: Joan Pett has, at times, appeared a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Joan Pett the option to walk away from any social interaction. Joan Pett should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Joan Pett’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Joan Pett would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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