STILETTO – A1104697
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STILETTO – A1104697
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason ABANDON
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 02/25/2017, From NY 11230, DueOut Date 03/04/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scanned neg. presumed intact female. geriatric 8-10 years old. s/o: heart and lungs wnl. purulent dc ou , conjunctvitis, seems chronic. ears: some yeasty otitis. right maxillary canine fractured at base. no MGT felt. multiple skin masses esp on legs. Right stifle has walnut sized mass. a: skin masses (likely benign), dental disease, otitis, conjucntivitis. P; although this dog has many issues, none seem severe, tab ou bid for eyes, otibiotic au bid for eyes, ideally dental procedure recommended, good prognosis. Weight 85.0
A volunteer writes: When you meet Stiletto, make sure you bring the filet mignon, shrimp or any other delectable treat because Stiletto deserves the finer things in life. And, well, Stiletto sometimes forgets that she is an 85-pound lady that shouldn’t fear anything—but the neighboring barking dogs, chaotic environment and plethora of new smells seem overwhelming to her and she takes a little food coaxing and baby talk to come out of her kennel. Once out she lopes along side me to the yard, sometimes slowing down to cautiously navigate the turns and corners of the center. You see, Stiletto isn’t in the best of shape: her vision is limited, she’s far too underweight for her frame, she has cuts, scrapes, scabs and callouses all over her body and her face wears the many years of lack of care that she’s endured. But outside, she forgets all that, eagerly exploring the pen, doing her business immediately, and even hopping up onto my lap, draping herself over my legs for some petting and more of that baby talk that she loves so much. When I give her some of my treats, she takes them gingerly, tosses her head back and smacks her lips together…num num num…that’s some good stuff–it looks as if she’s almost howling in pleasure as she eats her snack. It’s a wonder how Stiletto got her name, but one thing is for sure—she is a lovable, sweet, gal ready for all of the finer things in life during her retirement. Please, ask to meet her today.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Stray
Other notes: Upon intake Stiletto had a loose wiggly body and allowed all handling.
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: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.
Flank Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
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: Stiletto was friendly and social towards the assessor, showing no concerns.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Stiletto mostly keeps to herself, ignoring other dogs. She displays slightly stiff body language when the other dog greets her face to face, but walks away. Stiletto was brought into the Care Center as a stray so her previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department believes that Stiletto would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, but may do well with respectful resident dogs that match her calm sociability.
2/27: Stiletto immediately becomes stiff when greeted face to face by a novel neutered male dog. The session is interrupted and they are separated.
2/28: Stiletto displays neutral body language when greeting a calm male dog. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, displaying slightly stiff body language when the other dog greets her face to face.
3/1: Stiletto displays the same behavior with calm female dogs.
During her medical examination, Stiletto was calm and friendly. She allowed all handling.
Stiletto displays a low energy level in the care centers
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Recommend no dog parks (Due to Stiletto’s desire to not interact with other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that Stiletto not be taken to dog parks and only be socialized around other dogs in a more controlled setting.)
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