LILY – A1110218
Urgent - Brooklyn
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LILY – A1110218
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs, 1 mo
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/09/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 05/09/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-096673
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 2 yr Microchip noted on Intake? No. Brought in by owner, no medical concerns noted. Shy, tense, tail tucked, allows all handling. BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=116, RR=20. BCS=5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias, no dyspnea. ABD: Non painful, no masses/organomegaly palpated U/G: Female, no spay scar. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. A: Apparently healthy young adult dog. P: OK for OVH. Excellent prognosis.
A volunteer writes: Things may have started off slow with Lily, but I liked her right away. It’s fair to say some have a type, and little lumps of black charcoal, low-rider, chunky monkeys are mine. Lily’s smushy face is only icing on the cake. But, at first, Lily is shy and so serious that her little face looks so concerned it’s hard not to feel my heartstrings tug. While she’s anxious in her kennel, she seems very housetained and is ready to go out. Admittedly, once she took care of business, she sort of explored the yard, staying mostly to herself, aside from greeting the dog in the adjacent pen. It wasn’t until I showed her a ball that she really began to shine! All of a sudden, her downturned mouth turned into a smile from ear to ear and she literally couldn’t contain her joy! Lily LOVES to fetch. She is quite the athlete for a vertically challenged, slightly overweight little lady. She zooms after the ball, brings it back, drops on command and does it again and again with seemingly endless newfound energy. Lily’s former owner reports that she’s lived with kids and done well with them, may be best as the only dog in the home, and that it takes her a little time to warm up to new people. It may sound cliché, but Lily is a spring flower that is ready to bloom, she just needs the right family to help her. Ask to meet her today!
Lily is a 2 year old Female Black APBT mix; she was surrendered due to owner having Personal problems. She has no known health issues or injures and has no recent vet history.
Around Strangers Lily is shy for a few minutes but later but approaches individuals for petting. She has been around a 10 year old child, and is relaxed and playful. Lily has lived with other dogs but does not do well and with growl and bark if the dog approaches her, and was kept separate from the other dogs in the home. Lily has bitten other animals before but not in the last 10 days, the incident occur usually when the other dogs approaches her to engage in play or sniff her.
Lily will go into the garbage and likes to chew on shoes. She isn’t bothered when someone touches her food or when being held. During baths she is afraid and tries to jump out of the tub. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home she will bark at first then greets the person after a few seconds. She is feed wellness dry food with rice twice a day and is house trained. Lily uses the bathroom on cement or grass and is crate-trained. She knows commands sit and come, goes on walks on leash.
Upon intake Lily was a little timid at first but become friendly after she was giving treats, she allowed the counselor to collar and take a photo with no issue.
Intact female, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, dogs
Behavior toward strangers: Shy
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful
Behavior toward dogs: Does not do well; growls, barks and kept separate from resident dogs
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Yes; Lily has bitten another dog in the home though details were not provided
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, tense
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff
Flank 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest
Summary: Lily was initially fearful upon entering the assessment room though appeared to warm up upon a slow approach. She remained uncomfortable throughout her assessment, lip licking, tense bodied though allowed all handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Lily has not yet been fully comfortable interacting with calm male and female dogs. According to Lily’s previous guardian, Lily has lived with other dogs but does not do well around them, growling and barking when they approach, and was keep separate from the other dogs. The Behavior Department believes that it would be in Lily’s best interest to be the only resident dog at this time. If she is to be placed with other dogs, all introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision.
5/11: Lily is nervous and she slowly approached the novel male dog with a lowered body and lip licking. She slowly greets him before keeping to herself as she explores.
5/12: Lily displays stiff body language when greeting a novel female. She is also nervous, displaying a tense face and lip licking. She persistently sniffs the other female and following her around the pen, continuing to display stiff and uncomfortable body language.
During her initial medical examination, Lily was a bit tense though tolerated all handling.
Lily displays a low energy level in the care centers, we cannot be certain of her energy in a home environment though recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet to direct her enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_No young children
_X_Recommend no dog parks: Due to Lily’s previous guardian reporting that she does not get along with other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that she be socialized in a more controlled setting until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Lily has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over her. It is important to always go slow and give Lily the option to walk away from any social interaction. Lily should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Lily’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Lily would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
_X_Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Lily 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 Lily to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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