SNO – A1107260
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SNO – A1107260
**HEARING IMPAIRED / POSSIBLY DEAF**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/29/2017, From NY 11223, DueOut Date 03/29/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical SummaryOwner surrender, no medical concerns noted. 2 yr old spayed female. Microchip scan pos#985112004608059. Shy, trembling and drooling excessively. Warms up with attention, allows all handling. QARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. P = 120 R = pant BCS= 6/9 ORAL: WNL. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Female. Spay scar and linear green tatoo on ventral abdomen. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no lameness. Skin free of parasites, no masses noted, full, clean haircoat. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. A: Apparently healthy 2 yr old spayed female. P: Monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis.
A volunteer writes: Sno is a goofy sweetheart!! She is hearing-impaired and can often be found snoring while her silly neighbors are bouncing off the walls and barking up a storm. She was very stressed when she first joined us but has really come out of her shell and is a DELIGHT. She doesn’t pull much on leash, loves treats, seems housebroken, and reminds me of an adorable cartoon dog when she smiles. She gets excited whenever we encounter other dogs and very much seems to want to play (the moves she does with her paws could be the inspiration for Broadway choreography!). When I take her off leash she likes to jump on our little doggie playground (very clumsily…think Kramer from Seinfeld!), throw toys for herself, and climb into my lap. Her previous family tells us she has a medium activity level, is a TV buff, enjoyed rough-housing with the resident children, is well-behaved when left alone, and liked to follow her people all around the house. The only thing standing between you and having this most endearing sweetheart as your sidekick is a trip to Brooklyn ACC!
Basic: Sno is a 2 yr old spayed all white am pitbull terrier. Her owner was told that Sno may be partially deaf. Sno was purchased when she was a puppy from a coworker and has lived with her family ever since. Sno is being surrendered because her family is moving into a shelter. She has had no injuries but does have skin allergies. She was last seen by a vet about a year ago for vaccines.
Socialization: Sno is friendly and outgoing around strangers. She has lived with two children, both aged 9 and up, with them she is relaxed and playful. With adults and children she plays exuberantly and sometimes somewhat rough. She has not spent much time with other dogs in the home, but when she plays with other dogs she will mimic their energy level. She lived with a cat for a bit but would chase the cat around and they did not get along. She has no bite history.
Behavior: Sno’s owner does not have any major issues with her. She gets nervous during thunderstorms and loud noises. No one has ever tried to take her food away while she is eating, but she isn’t bothered when someone takes away a toy or treat, holds her, pushes her off of furniture, disturbs her while sleeping, or gives her a bath. She does not like her not like her nails being trimmed and will growl, her owner had to muzzle her for a nail trim. She is friendly when a stranger approaches her family member and when someone unfamiliar approaches her house she will bark.
For new family: Sno is described as friendly, affectionate and playful. Her activity level is medium and she likes to play with chew toys and will play fetch and tug. Her owner loves how big her personality is and how goofy she is. Sno’s favorite activities are watching TV, going on walks, and rough housing with the kids at home. She sleeps with her owner’s son and will follow everyone around the house. She eats mainly dry food 3xday, sometimes with some wet mixed in. Her favorite treats are chicken flavored rawhides. She has been kept mostly indoors and will have accidents a few times a week if not walked on her schedule. She uses the wee-wee pads at home and outside goes on the cement and grass. She is well-behaved when left alone and has been crated but doesn’t like it because it was her “time-out” place. She knows “drop it, sit, come, stay, out” commands. For exercise she likes long walks and the off leash dog park. Off leash she will wander, but comes when called. When on leash she pulls a bit.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Spayed female, Owner surrender (lived in previous home for 2 years old).
Previously lived with: Adults, children (aged 9+), and 1 cat.
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing, engages in exuberant play.
Behavior toward children: Playful and relaxed.
Behavior toward dogs: Playful.
Behavior toward cats: Chase, intolerant
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes, She has been kept mostly indoors and will have accidents a few times a week if not walked on her schedule.
Energy level/descriptors: Sno is described as friendly, affectionate and playful. Her activity level is medium
Other notes: She does not like her not like her nails being trimmed and will growl, her owner had to muzzle her for a nail trim.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is tense and fearful; 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, and her tail is down, body tense, mouth closed, tremble, ears back, and lip lick.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Flank squeeze: 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Sno was extremely nervous(trembling and salivating with her tail tucked). Sno briefly socializes before walking away. She likes petting but is wary, so she pancakes herself to the floor, and keeps close to the assistant and assessor maintaining her fearful body posture. We feel she may do great if given the adequate time and space to warm up at her own pace.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sno is very nervous of the novel environment but socializing with calm male and female dogs seems to help her become more comfortable. According to Sno’s previous guardian, Sno has not spent much time with other dogs in the home, but when she plays with other dogs she will mimic their energy level. With further playgroup sessions, Sno is able to engage in gentle play. The Behavior Department recommends that Sno be placed in a home with match her calm sociability.
03/30/17: Sno is very nervous, displays a lowered body and tucked tail while hyper-salivating and trembling. She relaxes slightly when greeting another dog and slightly untucks her tail as she slowly explores the pen.
03/31/17: Sno remains nervous around a female dog.
04/01/17-04/07/17: In a small group of gently playing dogs, Sno begins to become slightly more relaxed and engages in short bursts of gentle play.
04/08/17-04/10/17:Sno solicits and engages in higher energy play.
During her initial medical examination, Sno was tense though allowed handling upon a slow approach.
Sno’s previous owner says she a medium energy level in line with what has been seen in the care centers, we recommend providing Sno with daily mental and physical stimulation as outlet to direct her energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience(Suitable for a adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behavior underlined below.)
_X_No young children (under 5)
_X_Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Sno may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Sno to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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