RUBY – A1111789
Safe - 5-18-2017 Manhattan
RUBY – A1111789
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 05/15/2017, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 05/15/2017,
Medical Summary Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: reported 11. est >8 Microchip noted on Intake? no. O surrender, wags tail, sniffs P = 80 R = wnl BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: reported spayed but no scar seen–seems intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy older dog Plan recc ohe once placed Prognosis: good SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A volunteer writes:
Ruby is an 11 year old pit bull whose owner could not keep her due to allergies in the family. She has been with her family since she was a puppy and last visited a vet a year ago.
Ruby is social around strangers and inquisitive, she will approach them and solicit attention. She is relaxed and gentle around children, she lived with a 2 year old in the home. She is relaxed and playful with other dogs and is gentle when she plays but can sometimes be rough. She has never beena round cats but has lived with parrots and turtles and is relaxed around them. She has never bitten a person or animal before.
She is completely house trained and does not destroy household items. She is not bothered by having her food, treats or toys touched or taken and does not mind being bathed and loves being brushed. She isnot bohtered by having her nails trimmed or having unfamiliar people approach her home or owners.
Ruby has a high level of energy at home. She rarely seeks attention and stays in the living room. She enjoys playing with balls, squeaky toys and stuffed animals. She is fed dry lamb dog food twice a day. She is completely house trained to go outside and knows the commands sit, come and go in both english and spanish. She pulls hard on the leash but will stop if corrected. She is often walked without a leash and will stay by your side and comes back when called if she wanders a little.
Ruby had a very relaxed body posture and did not pay much attention to counselor and was more interested in her surroundings but allowed all handling for intake.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Spayed, Owner Surrender (In previous home for eleven years)
Previously lived with: Adults, a child (age two), parrots, and turtles
Behavior toward strangers: Social
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Ruby is described as having a high level of energy at home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She 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. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
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.
Summary: Ruby displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment and was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
5/17: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog Ruby is tolerant of polite approach. She reciprocates greeting when offered, then otherwise follows the handler while seeking attention.
During her initial medical exam, Ruby allowed handling.
Ruby’s previous owner described her as having a high level of activity. 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: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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