PRETZEL – A1084141
Safe - 9-2-2016 Manhattan
PRETZEL – A1084141
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, WHITE / RED, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/04/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 08/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female, heavily lactating Age: appx 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: polychromatic (OD brown and OS blue) Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining, young If abnormal BCS: underweight, prominent ribs and hips Skin: WNL Hair Coat: dirty hair coat Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: very friendly and affectionate Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Once upon a time there was a Princess named Pretzel. Princess Pretzel had lots of babies, and wasn’t taken care of as a Princess should be. Princess Pretzel found her way to the Care Center where she’s being fed an extra meal daily to fatten her up, where she had a bath to clean her off and where she received lots of hugs and kisses from everyone who met her. As a Princess should, she was regal and perfectly behaved during her vet exam, stood perfectly still for her bath as the layers of dirt were washed away, and got lots of “good girl” treats for which she sat even before she was asked. Like a Princess should she takes her treats super gently even as clearly underfed as she is. Princess Pretzel had a chance to play with other dogs and while she was fine with being greeted but was more interested in greeting the handlers. Her manners are lovely, she seems to be housetrained (she’s a Princess after all!), and staff and volunteers are already singing her praises. Our Princess is looking for a new castle in which to reign forever and forever. Who’s going to be the lucky person to kiss our Princess and make her theirs?
Pretzel pulls a bit on the leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. Pretzel was calm and relaxed during handling. She followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. Pretzel took the toy away but had soft body language.
Pretzel did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
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.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, wagging tail, ears back, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
When off leash with other dogs Pretzel is tolerant of greeting but is more interested in seeking attention from handlers.
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