JOLIET – A1108593
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JOLIET – A1108593
**EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / BEAGLE, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/11/2017, From NY 10303, DueOut Date 04/14/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Estimated age: approx 2 years old Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative stray – tried to bite when scanning for microchip, growling BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, unable to perform oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: tense, difficult to palpate U/G: FI, promiennet mammary glands and vulva, no vaginal discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat, approx 1.5 cm skin-tag like pendulant mass at ventral abdomen CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment slightly underweight cutaneous mass- R/O benign (most likely) vs mailgnant Plan Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: No profile
Unaltered female, stray
Other notes: During intake, Joliet snapped if approached too quickly close to her head during leashing or unsolicited petting directly over head.
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 stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, open mouth
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Dog keeps a firm grip using her paw, body neutral. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral
Summary: Joliet displayed no concerning behavior during her assessment.
During her initial medical exam, Joliet growled and snapped while scanning for microchip.
We have no history on Joliet so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Joliet has been enthusiastic and social. Joliet will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behaviors noted below)
_X_No young children (under 5) – Joliet seems uncomfortable with quick movements and may be most comfortable in a home without very young children. Dog-savvy older children can be considered pending interaction.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity – Joliet has snapped on various occasions at the care center when approached too quickly around her head area. We recommend a slow approach/slow introduction, preferably with treats. Joliet should never be forced to interact or submit to petting or handling she does not initiate. It should be noted once comfortable with staff, Joliet solicits petting, allows all handling and remains calm and affectionate.
When greeted by a large dog, Juliet was soft and polite. She offered appropriate corrections when the male started mounting her. When greeting a medium size dog, Joliet began to rush in, attempting to mount and was slow to respond to corrections. Joliet would possibly do a lot better with dogs large than her who are not sexually motivated.
Joliet displays offensive behavior in her kennel, growling, snapping, bares teeth. When I give her treats through her kennel, she accepts them, gently. Joliet was a bit difficult to remove from her kennel; I had to distract her with treats to get a leash around her. Once out of her kennel, she walks nicely right beside me, however, he tails is tucked and her head low, eyes wide. Once off leash in the yard, Joliet mostly kept he distance from me, she was on the opposite side of where I was. After ignoring her for a bit and allowing her to explore her surroundings, I approached her with treats, she accepted. She was taking treats gently and was staying close to me (no petting). I mixed her a bowl of wet/ dry food because I noticed her food was untouched in her kennel. She ate the entire bowl and appears more comfortable, still no petting. She explored the yard for a bit, allowed me to leash her and calmly walked into her kennel. Later that day, I approached her with treats and she took them without displaying the behaviors she did this morning.
4/13: Same behaviors this morning, growling, showing teeth, difficult to remove from her kennel. Once in the yard, I again, mixed her a bowl of food which she ate. She mostly stayed on one side of the yard, and was only close by when I approached her. After sitting with her for a while (and giving treats) she got closer and closer, finally she nudged my arm with her nose and allowed me to pet her. She allowed me to scratch her body, head, and neck. She was less tense and stiff at this point. I removed her old collar and after taking it off she picked it up and brought it over to me. After that, I took out a few tennis balls and rubber toys and we played fetch. She would run to get the ball and bring it back, dropping it by my legs and feet. Once it was time to go back in, she did growl at me when I quickly leashed her but she did not escalate in any way. She walks right into her kennel and sits.
4/16,17: Joliet is still a bit reactive when leashing in her kennel, but when she goes back in, she is very nice, walks right in, allows me to remove her leash. Takes treat. In the yard she solicits attention, petting, gives kisses, lays with a tennis ball next to me. She really loves to play fetch. Joliet has shown a lot of improvement and when her real personality came out she began to show that she is very affectionate and sweet.
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