MOMMA – A1103202
Safe - 2-14-2017 Brooklyn
MOMMA – A1103202
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/07/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 02/07/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip scan neg. FS, approx. 8 yrs. O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Friendly, social, allows all handling. ORAL: Mild worn teeth, calculus maxillary premolars. EENT: Mild nuclear sclerosis OU. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD/UG: Female, spay scar visible/palpable. MS: Amb x 4, overweight. BCS=7/9. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. A: Age 8 years. Overweight. Otherwise apparently healthy senior. P: Excellent prognosis.
A volunteer writes: Momma has the sweetest eyes and she’ll look at you in a way that will make you feel like you’ve known her forever! She is truly a sweet, gentle, fun lady with a warm, comforting presence that makes her name totally appropriate. She has been very easy to handle on our walks, seems housebroken, knows basic commands, and has done well with other dogs. Her mild-manners and endless wisdom make it easy to lump her into the “old lady” club, but Momma is still very playful and loves toys (she can play tug like a youngin’!). She often wags her tail in a circle when I talk to her and her cuddling skills are top-notch! She always wants to be close, will rest her chin on my knees before making the ascent into my lap, and has a way of pressing her head against me that makes it like she really gives hugs! In her previous home she loved to get cuddles from the family and sleep on the couch…and for her to be anywhere else is a waste of a special kind of love. Come see her at Brooklyn ACC, fall in love, and get her back where she belongs!
Spayed, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children (various ages) and another dog.
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Playful and gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly and relaxed
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: If an individual tries to touch Momma’s food bowl she will snap and growl.
Bite history: None reported
Other notes: Upon intake Momma was very friendly and she allowed all handling.
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 down, body tense with her mouth closed.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1& 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Momma was friendly and social towards the assessor, she displayed no concerns.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
According to Momma’s previous owner, Momma lived in a home with a male dog and was very friendly and relaxed around him. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Momma displays soft body language when greeting a novel male dog. She displays bouncy body language when solicited to play and displays an appropriate lip curl when the male attempts to mount her. She spends the remainder of the session exploring the pen.
2/8: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Momma displays soft body language when greeting a novel male dog. She displays bouncy body language when solicited to play and displays an appropriate lip curl when the male attempts to mount her. She spends the remainder of the session exploring the pen.
During her medical examination, Momma was friendly, social and allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_No young children (under 5): Momma has a history of growling and snapping over food items; young children may not be able to fully comprehend that Momma should be left alone while eating and playing. Older dog savvy children should have an in depth interaction before considering adoption.
_X_Resource guarding: We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does.
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