MALACHI – A1110934
Safe - 5-15-2017 Manhattan
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MALACHI – A1110934
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/03/2017, From NY 10469, DueOut Date 05/06/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 3 years Microchip noted on Intake? negative. Stray, QAR, nervous but allows handling and restraint BCS 5/9 EENT: eyes clear no nasal discharge AU-mild waxy debris Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mod tartar; tip fx of both upper 4th premolars with no obvious root exposure PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense, nonpainful with no palpable abnormalities U/G: intact male; 2 normal descended testicles MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no signs of orthopedic disease healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Healthy adult Plan no treatment needed Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: His name means ‘prophet’ and referred to also as ‘my messenger’ and they do go hand in hand. Or maybe in this case, paw in paw? He’s a tiny little guy in a clean white coat with subtle black polka dots, and his eyes are a clear, sea blue. Beautiful! Quiet in his kennel, watching me pass by, he waits for his turn, standing to be leashed when it’s time. His first priority was taking care of business, so he may be housetrained and after a short walk we head into the backyard for off leash time. Malachi may do better in a harness as he does pull on leash. He has an adorably square muzzle, with a slight overbite giving him a whimsical expression which just adds to his overall adorableness (word?). Malachi strides around the perimeter of the pen as if he’s practicing for the Westminster Dog Show, his stride perfect and balanced. And the award for best in show goes to…………..!!! I’m getting ahead of myself, as first he needs you, his new person, to give him love and more love. Everything else is a dream. So, in the spirit of Malachi, we prophesize a wonderful new family for this little guy, filled with love, warmth, good food, nice walks, a soft bed and a lifetime of happiness for all.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he 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, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Malachi appeared social in the assesment room, approaching the assessor and soliciting attention. During in depth handling he became a bit tense and appeared a bit uncomfortable.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
5/7: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Malachi greets politely, then opens up and begins to bow and solicit.
During his initial medical exam, Malachi was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Malachi so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Malachi may need time to warm up to the handler as he initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Malachi to interact at his own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing him to new/unfamiliar situations.
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