PRINCESS – 25317
Safe - 5-3-2018 Manhattan
PRINCESS – 25317
Intake Date : 4/15/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 4 years Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 38 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : PENDING
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: “Dear Diary, Today was the very best day. I ran and I jumped and I played! I made so many new friends and I ate so many delicious wonderful snacks. Today was the very best day.” Who ever said you needed Anne Hathaway or Julie Andrews to enjoy the Princess Diaries? Our 4 year-old Princess is obviously royalty in her buttercream coat tailor made for a queen-to-be. And from her love of toys (pink stuffies, to be specific) it’s plain as day that this special beauty is long used to the finer things in life. Princess comes to us as a stray, so unfortunately, much of her former life is unknown. We know she has a smile bright enough to turn darkness into light and a delightful, happy spirit more bubbly than a can of Sprite. She walks nicely on leash, takes her treats gently, and sets her windshield wiper of a tail to work at simply the sight of a toy (or of you!) Day unknown: “Dear Diary, Today was truly the very best day, my happiest day, the best day I have ever known. Today is the day that I found my new family. Today is the day I went home.” Princess is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Princess is a spayed fawn brindle and white medium mixed breed. She was adopted from ACC 8 months ago. She was surrendered because her previous owner is moving to a place pets are not allowed.
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 3 children
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Princess is friendly and outgoing and exuberant at play with adults.
How is this dog around children? Princess lived with 3 children age 1, 3 and 7. With them she was relaxed and playful. She slept with the baby. When she played she was gentle.
How is this dog around other dogs? Princess has spent time with all types of dogs in the dog park she watches them and at times allows them to smell her. If they bark and her she growls barks and lunges. She has gotten into a dog fight.
How is this dog around cats? Princess has not interacted with cats. She has spent time with birds and a turtle. With the turtle she would follow him around and lick him. She barked at the birds.
Resource guarding: If her food bowl was touched she would lick the persons hand and was relaxed. The children in the home fed her there hands.
Bite history: Princess has never bitten a person but has bitten a dog and drawn blood. She has also been bitten by another dog and that drew blood as well.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other Notes: Princess isnâ€™t bothered by storms or fireworks. If her treat or toy was taken from her she became playful. She isnâ€™t bothered if she is pushed off furniture, restrained, if her paws are touched or if she is disturbed while sleeping.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes Princess was last seen by a vet 8 months ago. She has no known injuries or health concerns.
For a New Family to Know Princess is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and excitable. Her previous owner likes that she is playful and affectionate. When her previous owner was home she would tend to be in the same room. She likes to play with balls and stuffed toys. Her favorite games are fetch and tug. She was kept indoors and at night she slept on her dog bed or in the babies crib. She ate both wet and dry Wellness. She is house trained and in the past 8 months had 1 accident. She is well behaved when left alone indoors. She knows the cues sit, come, down, stop, give me, entra (go inside) and let go. She was walked 2-3 times a day and went to dog parks. She pulls hard on leash and off leash she wanders but comes when called.
Princess had a relaxed body and wagging tail. She allowed me to pet and collar her. She put her ears back as I took pictures and when I was done she gave kisses. She sat on cue. When putting her in her kennel she backed away. Once I placed water and food in, she walked right in.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 17-Apr-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Princess quickly approached the assessor with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
When introduced to the female helper dog through the fence, Princess displays a slightly tense body, offers a brief wagging tail. Princess is muzzled for oft leash interact and appears more soft and social when greeting. However, due to history of bite incident with another dog (biting, shaking, holding when the other dog approached while she was in possession of a toy), Princess is not a candidate for further off leash playgroups due to concern for high levels of escalation. It is recommended that Princess be the only resident dog due to these observations.
Date of intake: 15-Apr-2018
Summary: Princess had a relaxed body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 16-Apr-2018
Summary: Princess had a loose body and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Princess displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments: Single pet/no dog parks: Due to history of bite incident involving a dog (escalating to biting, shaking, holding on), Princess should be the only resident dog in a future home.
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Princess has been reported to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Princess may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs.Â We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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