KALI – 21066
Safe - 2-25-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Kali. My animal id is #21066. I am a desexed female brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 18-Feb-2018.
Kali is at risk due to medical condition, she was recently diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Kali will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. There are no behavior concerns for Kali at this time, average determination.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A VOLUNTEER WRITES: Kali is a pretty and lively youngster, a happy blend of good looks, fun and sweetness. Time spent with Kali is quite enjoyable, and calls for more. Kali is welcoming in her kennel and eager to go for a walk. She strolls very nicely for a young dog, does her business in the street, and loves to chase pigeons and squirrels. It is not hard to refocus her, though. Free in a pen, she is full of good energy, sits on command and for treats, already seems to know her given name(she is smart) and and is up for a good ball game. She runs, jumps and catches with fire in her eyes and an ever wagging tail. She enjoys playgroups where she engages in rowdy play (yes, she is a tomboy). Being a puppy, Kali loves caresses, hugs, kisses, and the warmth of a lap. It is not difficult to make her collapse on her back for belly rubs. Kali is an adorable spring flower, well made, well dressed, super friendly, affectionate and playful. Being so young, she will still need some training and lots of exercise to make her your perfect forever best friend. Come and meet Kali soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 40 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/18/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 2/19/2018
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Kali quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body and jumped up in a social manner. She remained social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary:: The behavior department feels that Kali may be most compatible with other dogs who are playful and social.
Summary (1):: 2/19: When introduced to an exuberant, playful female dog, Kali engages in mouthy, rough running play.
Summary (2):: 2/20: Kali plays rough with other dogs.
Summary (3):: 2/21: Kali keeps mostly to herself.
Date of intake:: 2/18/2018
Summary:: Kali was active, had a loose body, and allowed handling.
Date of initial:: 2/18/2018
Summary:: Kali allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Kali 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Kali jumps up on people in a social manner. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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