PRINCESS – A1091219
Safe - 10-7-2016 Brooklyn
PRINCESS – A1091219
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, BLACK, COLLIE SMOOTH / LABRADOR RETR, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/25/2016, From NY 11433, DueOut Date 09/25/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative. Nervous, but tolerate handling. No signs of aggression. Female, 7 years old. Moderate tartar and gingivitis. Dry skin. Ears cllean, old hematoma on rt ear. Eyes and nose clean. Slow movement , does not like to waik, no broken bone palpated. Barh.
A volunteer writes: Princess likes to walk slow and sniff lots, taking in all the scenery and scents life has to offer–she truly loves to stop and smell the roses, and everything else, too! If you’re looking for a calm, quiet, and laid back companion, Princess is for you. Sweet Princess joined us after spending her entire life with her former family, and it’s clear she’s interested in getting out of the shelter and into a new home ASAP! This little lady is a bit shy at first, but she loves to explore–when I walked her today, it took us about 15 minutes to get all the way outside because she was so interested in sniffing every square inch we passed. Princess’s former family describes her as friendly and playful with a medium activity level, housetrained, and tells us she knows how to sit and give paw for treats. What a smart lady! Please come and see Princess today, and give her the home and new family she deserves.
VET CHECK – CHECK WALKING. Q/BARH. ALLOWED ALL HANDLING. BCS 5/9. MILD DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, NUCLEAR SCLEROSIS OU, NO OCULAR/NASAL DISCHARGE, DARK WAXY DEBRIS AU. NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION. INTEG WNL; AMBULATORY X 4, APPEARS TO BE WALKING WELL, NO OBVIOUS LAMENESS. FEMALE. A: SENIOR PET, RULE OUT ARTHRITIS VS OTHER; P: NO TREATMENT INDICATED AT THIS TIME. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS
Princess is a 7 year old Chow Chow mix with no known medical conditions. Owners have had Princess for 7 years and is surrendering because they moved to a private facility.
Princess has lived with children ages ranging from new born to tens and was very relaxed and respectful towards them. Princess played gently with children and adults. Around strangers Princess is friendly and outgoing. Princess has lived with another dog and was relaxed and affectionate with them. Princess also lived with a cat and was respectful of the cat. Princess also played gently with other dogs.
During storms and fireworks Princess is very scared and will hide. Princess isn’t bothered when having her food bowl touched while eating or having toys and treats taken away. Princess doesn’t go up on the furniture in the home. Princess is afraid of getting bathes but will sit there and let you wash her. Princess enjoys getting blow dried and being brushed. Princess isn’t bothered when having her nails trimmed. when someone unfamiliar approaches the house Princess remains relaxed.
For the new family to know
Princess was described as friendly and playful with a medium activity level. Princess enjoys playing with stuffed toys and balls and likes to play fetch. When home with Princess she likes to follow you around seeking attention. Princess eats pedigree wet and dry food mixed together. Princess is house trained and will bark at you to let you know she wants to go out. On the leash Princess is well behaved and doesn’t pull. Princess will go to the bathroom on grass or cement. Princess is well behaved when left in the house alone and has never been crate trained. Princess knows the commands sit down and paw.
Behavior during intake
During intake Princess was calm and quiet. Princess allowed to be scanned and collared with no problem. Princess was a little scared of the kennel but allowed to be picked up and placed in.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears relaxed. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail down with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, slow body soft.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed .
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Princess displayed no behavior concerns during her assessment.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Princess is nervous. She displays a low body and tucked tail and avoids the male dog. She keeps to herself as she explores the pen, correction the male dog when he attempts a face to face greeting.
During her initial medical examination, Princess was nervous and a bit tense though tolerated all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for a home with an average amount of dog experience)
According to Princess’ previous owner, Princess has lived with another dog and was relaxed and affectionate with them. Princess also played gently with other dogs.
9/27: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Princess is nervous. She displays a low body and tucked tail and avoids the male dog. She keeps to herself as she explores the pen, correction the male dog when he attempts a face to face greeting.
9/29: Princess displays soft body language as she greets a calm male dog. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen. She is tolerant of his face to face greeting.
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