PRINCESS – A1080370
Safe - 12-26-2016 Brooklyn
PRINCESS – A1080370
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO CHILDREN**
FEMALE, TAN, ALASKAN HUSKY / AM PIT BULL TER, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/07/2016, From NY 11220, DueOut Date 07/07/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-064514.
MEDICAL: VC – GERIATRIC EXAM. IF POSSIBLE. USE CAUTION.; S/O: Dog is Q/BAR, very nervous, but allows all handling with muzzle on; BCS 5/9; EENT – NS OU; Underbite, unable to look at teeth d/t muzzle; Heart/lungs auscult wnl; Abdomen too tense to palpate; Nipples developed and lactating; Amb x 4, but suspect some OA in the hind end; Coat wnl; A: Geriatric – lactating r/o post partum vs late pregnancy; P: Perform pregnancy test +/- abdominal rads; PROGNOSIS:; Fair-Good; Scanned negative; BARH-tolerated some handling; growling and attempt to bite;Intact female; 11yrs old by previous owners records; Eyes- cloudy pupils; Ears and nose- clean and clear; Teeth-unable to look at.; Clean coat; No parasites or fleas seen; Ambx4;; NOSF Weight 52lbs
RE EXAM: VET CHECK – PREGNANT?; QARH. USED SOFT MUZZLE FOR EXAM. SHOWED NO SIGNS OF AGGRESSION. BCS 4/9; NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION – NO PALPABLE FETUSES, DEFINED WAIST; LACTATING; EXTERNALLY NORMAL FEMALE, NO VAGINAL DISCHARGE APPRECIATED; A: GERIATRIC; P: REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT. GOOD PROGNOSIS
A volunteer writes: Little kids might dream about being princesses, but as an adult I think you should dream about sharing your life with one! She might not have a crown or a fancy gown, but who needs one when you’ve got the cutest crooked teeth and sweetest frosted face? Princess was in her previous castle since she was a puppy, so she was understandably nervous when she first arrived. She has really warmed up and it is a privilege to spend time with her! She has great leash manners, checks in with soft eye contact, and seems very housebroken. She might need a slow approach, but likes to be petted, and when I stop, she inches closer to me, wags her tail, and makes it clear she’d like some more. She loves to play with toys, and her reigning favorite is a plastic bottle (so resourceful!). She’ll jump after it, toss it for herself and settle down to chew. She lets me take it to throw again, but is reported to have guarded her things in her last home. She previously lived with two of her (grown) puppies and didn’t get along with them, so she’ll need to meet first any potential canine housemates. Double-digit dogs are the best, and Princess is the cream of the crop — please come meet this most wonderful lady at Brooklyn ACC!
A staff member writes: You gotta love this sweet golden girl. Friendly and a total couch potato, if you’re more into watching TV then you are running in the park, you just found your partner in crime! Why not help this golden girl live out her golden years with you!
Princess A1080370 is an 11 year old Husky Mix. she is being surrendered to the shelter because the owner was evicted from their home. Princess was a gift to the owner from friends 11 years ago. Princess does not have any health concerns. She lived with lived 2 other dogs and they did not get along. They would fight. Princess does not allow you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away, she tries to bite when you do. If an unfamiliar approaches the owner or doorway, she barks.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Princess was nervous and did not allow Counselors to approach for collaring.
Princess previously lived with adults and 2 other dogs. The owner stated Princess did not get along with the other dogs, they would fight. The owner mentioned Princess does not allow anyone to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toys away, she will attempt to bite.
At intake it was reported Princess was nervous and did not allow any handling. During SAFER Princess came into the assessment shy and fearful, after sometime she was friendly and social towards the assessor with a slow approach. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Princess was a bit fearful with her tail tucked during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Princess was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some concerns stated from the previous owner Princess will not allow anyone to touch her food, water and toy, the behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low, tail tucked and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash at the Care Center, Princess greets very briefly but stiffens her body while the helper dog is sniffing her.
GROUP BEHAVIOR :
Princess’ previous owner reported that she did not get along with the other dogs in the house.
7/10: When off leash at the Care Center, Princess greets very briefly but stiffens her body while the helper dog is sniffing her.
7/21: Princess greets another female dog displaying soft body language. She is social, checking in with the other dog as she explores the pen.
7/23: Princess begins to lip curl when another dog continually greets her.
8/3: Princess is able to calmly wander in a group of calm male and female dogs. She will offer correction when a dog continually greets her.
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