LADY – A1108441
Urgent - Brooklyn
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LADY – A1108441
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/10/2017, From NY 11412, DueOut Date 04/10/2017,
Medical Summary 04/12/17:; 2yo; Female Entire; Owner Surrender; No MIC on Intake; Subjective – BAR-H; Observed Behavior – Friendly, easy to handle, shy; Objective ; 3/5 BCS; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: NAD; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female Entire; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment – Patient appears to be in good health; Plan – Intake; Prognosis: Excellent; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
RE EXAM: 04/20/17:; CIRDC noted on rounds; S/O: QAR. Attention seeking. Decreased appetite. Small pile of phlegm in cage. Slightly soft stool; EENT: Eyes clear, minimal nasal discharge; HL: Coughing; A: CIRDC P: Rec doxycycline 300mg PO q24 x 14 days. Excellent prognosis
Lady is a female brown and white APBT with no known medical conditions. Owner has had Lady for 3 months and is surrendering because of personal reasons.
Lady has lived with a child for a short amount of time. And was relaxed and playful around them. Lady played somewhat roughly with children and will jump up on them. Lady played Exuberantly with adults. Around strangers Lady is either a little shy or aggressive and will bark and growl at them. Lady Has not lived with cats or other dogs but will chase cats outside. Around other dogs Lady will bark and growl but will play with large male dogs. Lady plays gently with Larger dogs. Lady has not bitten but has scratched a child while paying with a ball. (did not draw blood).
Lady isn’t bothered when having her food bowl touched while eating. When trying to take away toys and bones Lady will tug back trying to play. Lady isn’t bothered when being pushed off furniture or held and restrained. Lady is afraid of getting bathes and will try to run away. Lady tolerates being brushed but will try to run away if given the chance. Lady has not had her nails trimmed before. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house Lady will bark and growl.
For the new family to know
Lady was described as shy and anxious with a high activity level. Lady enjoys playing with balls and ropes and loves to play fetch and tug. Lady can jump really high and will jump over 5 foot fences. Lady is house trained and will scratch at the door to let you know she needs to go out. Lady is use to going to the bathroom on grass. Lady was mostly kept in the basement and was well behaved when left alone. Lady knows the command sit. Lady eats wet food 3 times a day any brand. Lady pulls on the leash and has never been let off the leash outside. When it’s time for bed Lady likes to sleep on her dog bed.
Behavior during intake
Lady was a little shy during intake she allowed to be scanned and collared but remained shy. Lady allowed to be pet and went into the kennel easily. While in the Kennel. Lady began to growl at new people but when she got used to seeing them would stop.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered Female, Owner surrender (3 months in the previous home)
Previously lived with: Adults and children
Behavior toward strangers: Shy or reactive(bark and growl)
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: She will chase cats outside when she sees them
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: She has not bitten but scratched a child while playing with a ball.
Energy level/descriptors: Shy and anxious with a high activity level
Other notes: Lady was a bit shy and allowed all handling but will growl when she see new people.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/13/17
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is a bit fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body a bit tense with her mouth closed.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1& 2: 2. Dog pulls back her paw but a bit tense.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Lady was friendly and social towards the assessor though a bit shy initially. She allowed all handling during her assessment upon approach as she was initially head shy and somewhat hesitant to interact.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
According to Lady’s previous guardian, around other dogs Lady will bark and growl but will play with large male dogs. Lady plays gently with larger dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Lady displays soft body language when greeting a novel male dog. She is social, checking in on him often as she explores the pen.
4/12/17 During her medical examination, Lady was shy, friendly and allowed all handling.
Lady is reported to have a high energy level in a home environment. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet to direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience adult-home only (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No children (under 13): Due to some anxious behavior in addition to some handling sensitivities, we believe Lady is likely to thrive in an adult-only home.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Lady has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is approaching too quickly. It is important to always go slow and give Lady the option to walk away from any social interaction. Lady should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Lady’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Lady would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though observed to be human-social, Lady may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Lady to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
According to Lady’s previous guardian, around other dogs Lady will bark and growl but will play with large male dogs. Lady plays gently with larger dogs.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Lady displays soft body language when greeting a novel male dog. She is social, checking in on him often as she explores the pen.
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