MARCY – A1066729
Safe - 5-22-2017 Staten Island
MARCY – A1066729
**RETURNED 04/29/17**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 10 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/29/2017, From NY 10302, DueOut Date 04/29/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Very friendly,allowed handling Spayed~1.5yrs EEN:WNL Dermatitis on abdomen,Erythema (as per owner: from playing on carpet/rug) No fleas seen Slightly overweight Nosf
A volunteer writes: Here’s a perky Pit Bull. She loves to show off her energetic side. If you like exercise and a brisk walk, this dog is the one for you. You’ll love walking her and seeing her jump up. She’ll leap right into your heart.
Darcy is a 1 year and 9 month old spayed female Pitbull Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Darcy for a year but had to surrender due to personal problems.
According to the owner, around strangers Darcy is friendly and plays gently with adults. She has been around children ages 2, 10 and 17 and was always relaxed and playful around the children. Owner does not have any other animals in the home but did state that Darcy used to go to the dog park frequently and was very playful and respectful around other dogs. Darcy does not have a bite history.
When there are fireworks or thunderstorms outside, Darcy will get scared and go to hide. She is not bothered by having her food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being given a bath, having her nails trimmed, having her coat brushed or when unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard. Owner stated that one time they had a worker come into the house and Darcy growled for a few seconds and then relaxed. This was the only time that the owner stated that she growled at a stranger.
For a New Family to Know:
Darcy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. She has a high activity level and likes to play with squeaky toys, chew bones and rawhide. In the home, she loved to follow the owner around from room to room. Darcy was both fed dry and wet food brand Pedigree and Nutro. Darcy was kept mostly indoors and is very house trained. When left alone in the home or yard, she was always well behaved. Darcy is crate trained and would spend several hours a week in the crate without any issues. Darcy knows the cues sit, come, stay and paw. For exercise, Darcy was taken on brisk walks on the leash, taken off leash to the dog park or be let out in the yard to play. When on leash, Darcy tends to pull very hard. Owner was able to walk her off leash and stated that she would stay close by.
Behavior during intake: Marcy was loose and wiggly. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Date of intake 4/28/2017, second stay at the care center
Spayed female, owner surrender (lived in home for one year)
Previously lived with: Children ages 2, 10, and 17
Behavior toward strangers: Social and plays gently, one time only growled briefly at a worker in the home
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Frequented dog parks, very playful and respectful
Behavior toward cats:
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Marcy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high activity level.
Other notes: Marcy may hide during fireworks or thunderstorms. Marcy is crate trained. Owner reports she pulls hard on leash.
Date of assessment 5/2/2017
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body, open mouth. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog sniffs, then turns away, does not fully engage. This may be due to environment as owner reports Marcy enjoys squeaky toys.
Marcy shows a low threshold for arousal; she appropriately corrects a pushy male but then remains tense. Marcy will often seek comfort by jumping up on all handlers. Marcy did not engage in any play.
Date of initial 4/29/2017
During her initial medical exam, Marcy allowed all handling.
Her owner describes Marcy as having a high activity level which matches what we have seen at the care center. She will require daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behaviors outlined below)
_X_Social hyper-arousal – Marcy displayed low threshold for arousal, quick to correct a pushy male. This may be due to the environment as previous owner’s both report frequenting dog parks and playful with dogs of all sizes. Any other resident dogs should have an in-depth interaction before pending adoption.
_X_leash pulling – Marcy is a large, strong dog who pulls hard on leash. Her adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that she be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training not to pull on leash.
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/05/2016, From NY 11216, DueOut Date 03/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan neg ~8months, female barh. active and attention seeking. allows all handling. bcs 4/9 teeth clean, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl normal thoracic auscultation; normal abdominal palpation very mild pyoderma ventral abdomen (1-2 pustules noted); ambulatory x 4 no concerns on exam continue to monitor while at bacc. excellent prognosis
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