XENA aka SUSHI – A1090087
XENA aka SUSHI – A1090087
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, LIVER / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/16/2016, From NY 11433, DueOut Date 09/19/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned positive IDI 0A13527C56 QARH Mild dental tartar Little tense and nervous Spayed, green tattoo senn Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes: Xena probably didn’t get her nicely rounded figure from eating sushi, but she was clearly well taken care of before joining us. As I was walking out the door with our girl a staffer told me how much she likes Sushi and now having spent time with her I can see why! Sweet, easy, gentle and respectfully snuggly Xena is a joy to be with. Good on leash she pottied as soon as we were outside, loved sitting close to me in the park watching the squirrels play (no pulling towards them) as I took some notes, and reaching up gently for a kiss. Getting silly for a minute from time to time gives me a little insight as to how cutely playful she will be when off leash. Xena didn’t like either of my treats as clearly she’s used to better food than what I could offer, but was such a lady in her refusal. On her first play date she romped with the male greeter dog so may do well in a home with a canine sibling. Well groomed, her bright eyes, pouty bottom lip and fabulous smile will brighten anyone’s day. Shouldn’t it be yours?
Xena came to the care center as a stray so her behavior in a home is unknown. Upon intake she appeared to be friendly. In the assessment room, she appeared calm and social. She averted her eyes for Look, body neutral. For Sensitivity she stood still, lip licking, body neutral. She followed softly for Tag, body soft. On the first Squeeze attempt, she quickly pulled back her paw. On the second attempt she did not pull back her paw. She displayed minimal interest
in Toy, sniffing it. The Behavior Team recommends that Xena be placed in an Average home.
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.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back.
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then walks away.
09/18/16: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Sushi greets politely. She engages in bouts of bouncy play with the male greeter dog. The behavior team feels that Sushi may be adopted to a home with another dog. Slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home are also recommended. Sushi arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how her behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting
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