SASSY – A1076909
Safe - 6-20-2016 Manhattan
SASSY – A1076909
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, BEAGLE / PUG, 8 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/10/2016, From NY 10002, DueOut Date 06/13/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 0006AB0B9B Sex: spayed female Age: reported 8y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining for age, poor placement If abnormal BCS: overweight Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allowed all handling, nervous only when multiple people are present Medication: N/A, preventatives given
Re Exam: 6/11; S/O: geriatric exam; BAR, friendly; obese- 4/5 BCS; EENT: moderate tartar and gingivitis, pink gums, mild nuclear sclerosis OU; ABN: SNP; H/L: no m/a, lungs clear, eupneic; LN: WNL; M/S: ambx 4, no stifle crepitus; A: moderate dental and periodontal dz; geriatric; obese; P: rec weight loss, complete general health screen: cbc/chem/T4/UA/fecal
Sassy is a middle aged girly girl who has won my heart. She is so pretty, well made, of a great weight (Beagles and pugs are so often overweight..) and dressed in a perfectly well groomed coat. She is a little shy in her kennel but opens up once in the street or the yard. She walks nicely on the leash and does her business on the way or in the yard. Sassy loves to hop on the bench and observe quietly the premises. She enjoys caresses and gentle words. I so love her smile and her bright eyes. Sassy is at the Manhattan Care Center, hoping to soon be home once again, pampered and loved….
Profile: 06/10/16 16:43hrs
Finder stated that he works for NYCHA and Sassy was left behind in an apartment by a tenant that moved 5 days ago. Sassy was left with a cage, supplies, outdated medical paperwork a note stating why Sassy was left behind. The note stated that the owner was at her wit’s end and didn’t have enough time to figure out what to do with Sassy since no one would take her, so they left her behind.
Sassy came into our center after she was left behind when her family moved out. She initially had a tucked tail upon intake, but warmed up with treats and allowed all handling. Sassy allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, soft. She whined and leaned away during Sensitivity item. Sassy was distracted and focused on the exit during Tag game, unresponsive to touch. She quickly pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Sassy showed brief bouts of interest with Toy, but quickly lost focus. When off leash with other dogs, Sassy briefly sniffs, then stays by the exit. The Behavior Team feels Sassy would do best with an Experienced adopter. She may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, as well as first going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can relax and warm up at her own pace.
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: 2. Dog leans away, whines
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on the exit
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Brief bouts of enthusiasm, quickly loses focus
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Sassy briefly sniffs, then stays by the exit.
6/10: When off leash with other dogs Sassy is nervous and keeps her tail tucked throughout the interaction. She moves away from the other dogs when they sniff her.
6/11 update: Sassy moves away from greeting but may slowly approach a calmer dog to sniff briefly.
6/12: Sassy briefly sniffs, then stays by the exit.
6/14 update: Sassy avoids most dogs but she does sniff other dogs that are calmer.
6/15: Sassy greets calm dogs politely, otherwise roams.
6/16: Sassy is anxious and seeks exit.
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