PRINCESS – 8865 (ALT ID – A1126552)
Safe - 10-17-2017 Manhattan
PRINCESS – 8865 (ALT ID – A1126552)
Intake Date: 10/4/17 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: — Sex: Female Age: 2 years
Medical exam pending
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: She’s so beautiful in her lush, rich brindle coat you’ll immediately think of your favorite chocolate marble cake. At least, I did! Slender and stunning, Princess is a head turner, and although she needs some work on her leash skills you’ll be proud to be walking down the street with her. Princess was adopted from us and returned as the resident Yorkie wasn’t happy with her company. We’re told that she didn’t show any resource guarding during her short time in the home, and approached dogs on the street with a soft, tail wagging body. During our time together in the park she play bowed to other dogs walking by, thought squirrels were fun to chase, and then put her paws in my lap to give me some kisses. Princess enjoys treats, shows off her sit for them and nom noms them gently. So sweet! As I sat to take some notes, Princess lay at my feet keeping me company as I worked. Fun, friendly, affectionate and lively, this Princess is ready to find her forever kingdom (Princessdom?). Ask to meet our beauty today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet.
Origin Address 326 E 110 Street
Spay/Neuter Status Spayed
Basic Information: Princess is a 2 year old medium-sized
Spayed female mixed breed dog. Her previous owner adopted and returned
her to MACC because her other dog did not get along with her.
Previously lived with: 1 dog, 2 Adults
How is this dog around strangers? The previous owner only had her for 4 days but she was friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? She was not able to interact with children in the short time she was away of the care center.
How is this dog around other dogs? She approaches other dogs with a relaxed body. She ignored other dogs if they ignored her but would bark at them if they approached her exuberantly.
How is this dog around cats? She was not around cats.
Resource guarding: She did not show any signs of resource guarding in her previous home.
Bite history: Princess had never broken skin. The first night she was brought to her new home the neutered male Yorkshire Terrier approached her aggressively by growling and lunging at her. Princess snapped at the other dog to get him off her but again it did not break skin.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Princess had a loose body and waggy tail during intake. She accepted treats gently and ate from the admissions counselors hand. She sat nicely for pictures and lay on then lay on the floor. She went inside her kennel willingly.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/25/2017, From NY 11102, DueOut Date 09/25/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2yr Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – nervous, but allows all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = 130 R = 40 BCS 4-4/5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: pink gums, very mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, grossly normal, no palpable MGTs MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment thin Plan reweigh in 5 days to monitor for weight gain ok for adoptions and adoptions Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for two months)
Previously lived with: Adults and a child (age six)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Affectionate, playful, and tolerant
Behavior toward dogs: Sniffs them, will play after a bit
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Princess is described as friendly, playful, active, loyal, and affectionate.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is tense; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends.
Squeeze 1/2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Princess appeared fearful during her assessment, having a tucked tail, tense body, and moving away from the assessor. At times, she approached the assessor socially.
Princess has displayed soft, social body language when interacting with dogs in the care center. She has displayed interest in running play with groups of dogs. The previous owner of Princess describes that she will play with dogs after given the chance to sniff them. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Princess and other dogs who are social or tolerant.
9/26: When off leash with another dog, Princess greets with a soft body. She will then wander the yard.
9/27: Princess engages in running play with male and female dogs. She may become vocal during play.
Upon intake, Princess had a soft body and whined.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/25/17
During her initial medical exam, Princess was tense but allowed all handling.
Princess is a young, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Fearful: Princess is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Princess the option to walk away from any social interaction. Princess should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Princess’ choice to approach a new person or thing. Princess would do best in an initially calm and quiet home.
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