OZZY – A1119624
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OZZY – A1119624
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 07/24/2017, From NY 11102, DueOut Date 07/27/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age: 4 Microchip noted on Intake? no. Stray, nervous. allows handling, tail down, tense, “whale eye” P = 100 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: AD>as flaky red otitis no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate tartar H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: not assessed U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites,calluses on feet, hocks CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: otitis externa Plan: treated ears with claro Prognosis: good
A staff member writes: Hello Mr. Marshmallow Fluff. This is Ozzy, he is one handsome man. Right off the back I was intrigued by his distinct, so of course I wanted to meet him. AT first glance, Ozzy will just stare intently at you. Ozzy is very shy at first, but once comfortable he opens up so nicely. When I first took Ozzy out, he walked so well on the leash, he walks stern and graceful. He appears to be housebroken. Once in the play yard Ozzy roams around, very observant. Ozzy loosens up and begins to wag his tail. This handsome man loves his treats, that he takes ever so gently out your hand and he also takes amazing photographs. Ozzy would be more successful in an Adult-Only home. I loved the time I’ve spent with Ozzy and I would love it even more if he gets the home of a lifetime, so he can strive on, prosper and be the best Ozzy he can be. Come see this Beautiful man at BACC Today!
A volunteer writes: Ozzy has a face that belongs in the movies (really…ridiculously handsome!), so you might expect him to be very confident and used to being the center of attention, but he is actually quite shy! Although very quiet and reserved, he shows signs of being super sweet and is impossible not to fall for. He is like a feather on leash, seems housebroken, and takes treats super softly (they are definitely the way to his heart!). He has warmed up to wag his tail when I approach his cage and though he isn’t ready for cuddling just yet, when I stop petting him he gets just a little closer to me (his modest way of asking for more!). His finder describes him as well-behaved, obedient and very friendly and reports that he did well with the resident children and dog. He might not be ready for the spotlight, but he is ready to fill that empty spot on your couch…please come meet him today!
Neutered male, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense and fearful; his tail is tucked. He slowly moves his head away from the handler hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense and lip licks.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching and lip licks.
Flank squeeze 1&2: 2. Dog does not respond at all but remains tense.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Ozzy was fearful and timid throughout the assessment and towards the assessor.
When off leash at the Care Center, Ozzy displays a nervous but soft posture when greeting a novel male and female dog. He is tolerant of play solicitations and keeps to himself, moving at a slow pace with a tuck tail, while investigating the yard. The Behavior Department recommends that Ozzy be placed in a home with a dog that matches his calm demeanor.
During intake Ozzy was a little shy and tense. Ozzy was scared of the scanner and would move or try to hide. Ozzy allowed to be collared but remained tense.
During the initial examination Ozzy was nervous. allows handling, tail down, tense, “whale eye”
ENERGY LEVEL: Ozzy displays a very low activity level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home
_X_No children (under 13)- Due to how uncomfortable Snow is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Handling/touch sensitivity-Dog has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give dog the option to walk away from any social interaction. Dog should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Dog’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Dog may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
_X_Fearful- Though observed to be human-social, Maxine may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Maxine to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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