MOREENA – 7876 (ALT ID – A1124857)
Urgent - Brooklyn
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MOREENA – 7876 (ALT ID – A1124857)
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/08/2017, From NY 11210, DueOut Date 09/14/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: none Sex: Spayed Age:6yrs Mentation: Normal Eyes: Little cloudy, otherwise NSF Ears: Clean Nose: NSF Teeth: severe tartar, gingivitis/ DDZ BCS: 5/9 Skin: clean , NSF Hair Coat: Clean Behavior: Hyperactive, struggling,tolerated handling. Medication: Pyrantel and flea treatment(paradefense)
Moreena is a 6 year old brown brindle spayed dog who was surrendered by her owner due to the fact he no longer had time for her. He stated that he adopted Moreena from another shelter 4 years ago. Moreena has no known medical issues.
Owner stated that when around strangers she is friendly and outgoing. She has spent time around children and she is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children and adults Moreena is exuberant. She has not spent time in the home around other dogs or cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Owner stated that overall Moreena behaves well. During fireworks and loud noises she isn’t bothered. She is friendly if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. She isn’t bothered if she is pushed off the couch or disturbed while she sleeps. Moreena likes to be bathed and brushed. She has never had her nails trimmed so it is unknown how she will react. When someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member she will bark.
Owner described Moreena as friendly affectionate and playful with a high activity level. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play fetch and chase with balls and ropes. Moreena has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry food. She is very much house broken and never has accidents. She has never been left in the yard so it is unknown how he will react. She has been crated and does well for up to 8 hours. Moreena knows how to sit laydown and come when called. She is used to brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash she will wander but comes back when called. When on the leash Moreena pulls hard.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Spayed, Owner surrender (Four years in the previous home)
Previously lived with:
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Moreena as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level.
Look:1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity:1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, 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. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1& 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy, and she is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: Moreena was friendly, social and playful towards the assessor.
When off leash at the Care center, Moreena is uncomfortable with other dogs. She displays stiff, assertive posturing and has chased down a dog while lunging and barking at her. According to Moreena’s previous owner, she did not socialize with other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Moreena be the only resident dog at this time.
9/9: When off leash at the Care Center, Moreena displays assertive behavior- tall stance, and attempts to mount. She is slow to respond to handler interruptions. She explores the pens, most of the session.
9/10: Moreena greets a female helper dog today with a tense, assertive posture. She tracks the other dog around the yard and chases her down while barking.
During her medical examination, Moreena was very sweet and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_ Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Moreena has shown during playgroup (see GROUPBEHAVIOR SUMMARY), we feel that Moreena should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that she be socialized in a more controlled setting until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed
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