OKRA – A1105081
Safe - 3-9-2017 Brooklyn
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OKRA – A1105081
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/01/2017, From NY 11212, DueOut Date 03/04/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-089872
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative. Female, ~3yrs. Sociable, tolerated handling and petting, attention seeking. EENT – wnl. Skin/coat — NOSF. AMB x4. BCS = 3/5. BARH. 31.2 lbs
03/07/17 : recheck incision, general condition.
S/O: BARH. Attention seeking. Allows all handling. Eating with excellent appetite. EENT: Pink mm, CRT<2sec, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge. HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear, HR 108bpm, normal RR/RE. ABD: Not palpated. INTEG: Significant bruising along ventrum, small amount of blood oozing from cranial incision. MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness. UG: Spayed female
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered female, Stray
Other notes: Upon intake Okra had a loose wiggly body.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Dog is a bit fearful, trembles.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail down, body tense, mouth close, ears back.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw, lip lick.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Okra was friendly and social towards the assessor, she was a bit fearful but allowed all handling and may do best upon a slow/soft approach.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Okra displays soft body language when greeting male and female dogs and is utilized as a greeter dog. She displays bouncy body language when solicited to play. Okra was surrendered as stray along with 7 other dogs. Her past behavior around dogs is unknown. Okra has displayed great sociability towards other dogs leading the Behavior Department to believe she would do well with most resident dogs.
Okra solicits attention, and allowed all handling during her initial medical examination.
Okra had a low energy level. She was friendly, but still fearful and will need some time to warm up in her new environment.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience).
_X_Fearful: It is important to always go slow and give Okra the option to walk away from any social interaction. Okra should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Okra’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Okra would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings
CAME IN WITH : CARROT – A1105079, YAM – A1105083, SQUASH – A1105084, ZUCCHINI – A1105085, PICKLE – A1105088 (NOT URGENT DOGS)
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