JUNE – A1103486
Safe - 3-25-2017 Manhattan
JUNE – A1103486
**RETURNED 3/05/17, SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/04/2017, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 03/04/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: positive; Sex: spayed female; Age: reported 6y; Mentation: QARH; Eyes: clear; Ears: clean; Nose: no d/c; Teeth: head shy,; If abnormal BCS: overweight, 6.5-7/9; Skin: WNL, some calluses on pressure points; Hair Coat: WNL; Declawed: N/A; Any injuries: no, crepitus in joints and sometimes unwilling to walk (fear vs. overweight); Behavior: allowed all handling but tense and nervous, whale eyed at times; Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes:
June is a sizable golden nugget shining in her kennel where she likes to rest. She really lights up her space like a flame. Her eyes are two puzzled orange saucers wondering who might be knocking at her door…She is up in no time, leashed and out the care center for a walk around the block. The lovely dame trots very nicely with an endearing waddling gait, not forgetting to do her business, stops at the lights and even sits when I ask her. She is at ease, free in a large pen, comes when I call her and wags gently her tail. Could June be bilingual ? She seems to respond to both English and Spanish… June is a bit at lost as she had a family and a home just yesterday. Her owner is going to college and his parents can not take care of June who comes with excellent comments giving her rightly the title of seasoned family dog. She plays nicely with children and shared at some point her life with another dog and a ..gecko..June is a gentle, easy going and affectionate gal who is happy to lean against my legs , get a good all over the body scratch job or set her sugar sprinkled muzzle in my lap for caresses and soft words. June is the man(woman) for ever and loyal best friend, the companion you will want by your side in happy or tough times. She is ready to meet you at the Manhattan Care Center and be yours for life…
Another Volunteer writes : June is a real trooper..Volunteers(and some staff) have taken it upon themselves to give her a daily work out . She must slim down before the summer….Although June still is not fond of stairs, she is now a fantastic walker and definitively does not show the aloofness described in her owner surrender’s notes… She is a socialite Numero Uno!!!We all love to spend time around her and she has lots to give back..like little kisses and purring sounds when she is petted all over…June is our star. She could be yours if you open your door and heart to her..
A volunteer wrote: June is a 6 year gal who is just about the best thing on 4 legs. Just like her name, June is sunny and warm and beautiful. She greeted me happily when I came by her cage, and her happy, sweet nature never gave up the whole time we hung out. June is a great walker and loves seeing the world and meeting new people. She is polite and well-mannered, and just about everyone we saw on the street smiled when they saw her. You can’t help but be happy when you are around June! June loves life and walks and spending time with her human friends. If you’re looking for a best friend with the best heart, then look no more — just come on down and meet June!
03//07/17 : S/O: BAR, EATING, FRIENDLY; EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC– erythema and 3+ debris AU; CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS; LUNGS: CLEAR; ABD: extremely tense–unable to palpate; MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 7/9 (OR 4/5), stiff, gaited, R medial buttress, elbows, hocks and front digits callused, 2 (about 0.5 cm )dermal masses on dorsum. hyperpigmented; NS: APPROPRIATE:; PLN: NSF; GU: F; A: Dermal masses r/o benign versus MCT; Overweight; Arthritis; R medial buttress –suspect old cruciate tear; P: AU cleaned, otobiotic BID x 10D, Rimadyl PO SIDx 10D, Recc FNA of dermal masses; Prognosis: good
June is a 6 year old pit bull whose owner is going away to college and could not care for her any longer. She was last taken to a vet 4 months ago with a clean bill of health.
June is social with strangers and approaches them curiously. She is relaxed around children and when she plays she is gentle. She has lived with one other dog in the home she was relaxed around but if the dog ever approached her food while she was eating she would growl and snap at the dog. She has never been around cats before. There is a gecko in the house that she sniffs but leaves alone for the most part. She has never bitten another person or animal.
She is house trained and does not bark excessively or destroy household items. June does not mind having her food, treats or toys touched or taken while she is eating. She allows herself to be bathed but usually snaps at the water and tries to bite it but allows owner or handler to restrain her. She does not mind being brushed but pulls her arm away when trying to clip her nails and may flee. She barks when someone unfamiliar approaches her home.
June is described as a friendly, playful and sometimes aloof dog by her owners. She has a medium level of activity at home and sometimes likes to be in the same room as owner but sometimes does not seek attention and is ok with being alone. She enjoys knotted rope toys. She sleeps in the living room on a blanket. She is fed gravy train dry food mixed with some water twice a day. She is house trained and never has accidents indoors. When she is left in the backyard she is well behaved. She knows the command sit and lay down. She pulls on the leash sometimes and is not walked off leash.
June entered shelter with a soft and relaxed body and tail. June allowed all handling but was not cooperative when trying to be walked on the leash and would pull away or just lay down and use her weight so she could not be pulled. She allowed counselor to collar, scan and photograph.
Spayed, Owner Surrender (Unknown how long in previous home)
Previously lived with: Adults, a dog, and a lizard
Behavior toward strangers: Social
Behavior toward children: Relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed around the dog she lived with
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: June would growl and snap if the other resident dog approached her food, there is no report of this behavior being directed toward humans.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: June is described as a friendly, playful, and sometimes aloof with a medium level of activity.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash slowly, body neutral.
Flank squeeze (paw squeeze skipped due to medical) 2. Dog stands still, slightly tense when flank is squeezed.
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog sniffs briefly, does not fully engage.
Summary: June moved slowly during her assessment, allowed all handling and displayed no concerns. She may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction as well as going home initially to a calm, quiet structured environment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
3/6: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center June greets and remains soft with a wiggly body throughout the interaction.
3/7-3/10: June is polite and tolerant when interacting with other dogs. She offers correction for mounting.
During her initial medical exam, June was tense but allowed handling.
Her owner describes June as having a medium energy level. In the care center she has been calm with a low energy level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_ Resource guarding: June reportedly would growl and snap at other resident dog if approached her food bowl. There is no report of this being directed onto humans. We recommend that June be left alone while eating and nothing should ever be taken directly out of June’s mouth. Appropriate management around other dogs is highly recommended. Behavior modification protocols for food guarding behavior can be found on aspcapro.org.
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