SUZIE – A1104270
Safe - 3-17-2017 Manhattan
SUZIE – A1104270
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, BOXER / BLACK MOUTH CUR, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/04/2017, From NY 10465, DueOut Date 03/05/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BAR H. BCS 5/9. EENM: OU Clear, AU Clean, Some dental tartar, and severe gingivitis, MM Pink and moist, CRT 2 sec. CV: No Heart Murmurs or Arrhythmias. LUNGS: Clear. ABD: Soft, comfortable. No masses or pain felt during abdominal palpation. MS/INTEG: Amb X 4, No external parasites seen. Clean coat and skin, dermatitis on ventral chest and right arm pit. NS: Mentally appropriate . PLN: NSF. UG: Spayed female (spay scar). Weight 56.0
Suzie A1104270 is an 8yr old spayed female tan & white Boxer/Black Mouth Cur who was adopted from another shelter and is being surrendered due to no time and a new baby. She was last seen by a veterinarian in 2016 and currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Suzie is shy for a few minutes. She’s lived with people ages 4mths-93yrs old and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed, playful with everyone in the home. Suzie has been around/spent time with chickens, dogs, cats and rabbits and if allowed to interact with them she did well with them as well. Suzie has never bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Suzie isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being brushed, having her nails trimmed, being bathed or being disturbed while sleeping/resting. If someone approaches the home/family member Suzie will sit and wait for the person to approach her and pet her and according to the owner she doesn’t bark and isn’t destructive.
For A New Family to Know:
Suzie is described as smart, friendly, affectionate, playful, confident & excitable with a medium activity level. The owner likes how smart and good Suzie is. Suzie enjoys resting, ball, squeaky toys and games of fetch, chase & tug. She is mostly an indoor only dog who sleeps on a dog bed curled up in a ball & is walked 2-3x a day where she pulls lightly on her leash at times. Suzie eats dry Pedigree 2-3x a day and given Milk Bone dog treats (if you give her a treat she’s your best friend). Suzie is house broken, well behaved when left home alone and knows the following list of commands: “easy” (when you want her to calm down and do something slowly/calmly), “sit”, “stay”, “come”, “go”, “up”, “high five” & “heel”.
Suzie allowed all handling. She had a loose body and sat next to me as I was speaking with her owner. Suzie allowed to be scanned (+), collared and take her pictures which took me a few tries as she kept trying to go towards the front door. She walked nicely alongside me for a couple of minutes but then refused to walk, I had to carry her to the transport van and place her in which she didn’t seem to mind.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Spayed, Owner Surrender (Unknown how long in previous home)
Previously lived with: Adults and children (all ages)
Behavior toward strangers: Shy
Behavior toward children: Gentle, exuberant, relaxed, and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Does well with other dogs
Behavior toward cats: Does well with cats (and chickens and rabbits)
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Suzie is described as smart, friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a medium activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, closed mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, bit playful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Suzie displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
3/6: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Suzie greets and engages in play when solicited, becoming highly aroused by chase play.
3/7: Suzie only keeps to herself today.
3/8-3/9: Suzie keeps to herself in a group of male and female dogs. She allows polite approach. She growls and offers correction when solicited with play.
During her initial medical exam, Suzie was tense.
Suzie’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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