SNOWBALL – A1030476
Safe - 6-25-2016 Brooklyn
SNOWBALL – A1030476
***RETURNED 06/20/16, SAFER: AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, WHITE, BICHON FRISE MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/20/2016, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 06/20/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary microchip scan positive 985112004971023 female, no spay scar seen geriatric, changed age from 8 to 10 yrs old BARH ears are clean eyes are cloudy, mild clear ocular discharge OU missing all incisors and upper canines, moderate dental tartar 9.2lbs; BCS: 3/5 matted and dirty hair coat – TC scheduled for grooming friendly, allowed all handling
RE EXAM: VET CHECK – GERIATRIC; BARH. ATTENTION SEEKING, ALLOWS ALL HANDLING. BCS 5/9; DENTAL DISEASE, NUCLEAR SCLEROSIS, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL; NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION; UNKEMPT HAIR COAT; AMBULATORY X 4; FEMALE; A: GERIATRIC; P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT AND POSSIBLE DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS. GOOD PROGNOSIS
FEMALE, WHITE, BICHON FRISE MIX, 7 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/16/2015, From NY 11372, DueOut Date 03/19/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE FEMALE, ~7YRS OLD DENTAL DISEASE NOTED OCCULAR CLOUDING CLEAN EARS AND COAT APPLIED ACTIVYL ALLOWED HANDLING FOR EXAM WITHOUT AGGRESSION BARH NOSF
PROFILE: JUNE 2016
Snowball is an 8 year old Bichon Frise mix who was surrendered due to her previous owner not having the time to care for her.
Around strangers Snowball is friendly, outgoing, and plays gently with adults. Snowball has lived with children ages 8 and 6 years old around them Snowball is relaxed, affectionate and plays gently. Snowball has lived with 1 other small dog who she was respectful of and played gently. Snowball has never been around cats so it is unknown how she will react to them. Snowball has never bitten another person or animal.
Snowball will often get into the garbage and urinate and defecate indoors. Snowball gets nervous when she hears loud sounds. Snowball is friendly when someone touches her food or bowl while she is eating, takes a treat or toys away, pushes/pulls her off of the furniture, gives her a bath, trims her nails, brushes her coat or holds/restrains her. If an unfamiliar person approaches Snowball’s family or home Snowball is friendly toward them. Snowball is also friendly if someone disturbs her while she is rest/sleeping.
For a New Family to Know:
Snowball is described as friendly and affectionate with a medium activity level. When at home Snowball will stay in her favorite spot and likes to play chase. Snowball has been kept indoors and was fed dry and wet food. Snowball is mostly house trained and rarely has any accidents. When left alone Snowball will destroy the garbage. Snowball has been crate trained but doesn’t do well. Snowball knows the command sit and likes going for off leash walks.
Snowball allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME (JUNE 2016)
Snowball previously lived with adults and children ages 6 and 8 years old. The owner stated around strangers Snowball is friendly, playful and gentle towards the children and adults. The owner mentioned Snowball lived with another small, and was respectful and gentle with. The owner describes Snowball as friendly and affectionate. It was reported by the owner Snowball is mostly house trained, has a medium activity level and when home alone he will destroy the garbage.
At intake it was reported Snowball was calm and friendly, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Snowball came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, she was friendly and social towards the assessor. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Snowball was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Snowball was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Snowball appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter and we recommend the garbage be put away in no reach for Snowball to get too.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Snowball greets appropriately and wanders in the pen, occasionally barking at the gate.
According to Snowball’s previous owner, Snowball has lived with 1 other small dog that she was respectful of and played gently.
6/21-6/23: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Snowball greets appropriately and wanders in the pen, occasionally barking at the gate.
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