TRULEE – A1114366
Safe - 6-15-2017 Staten Island
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TRULEE – A1114366
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 11 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/05/2017, From NY 10306, DueOut Date 06/05/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: spayed Age ~ 1 year and 11 months Mentation: wnl Eyes: wnl Ears: wnl Nose: wnl Teeth: wnl If abnormal BCS: Skin: wnl Hair Coat: wnl Declawed: wnl Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly and relaxed
A volunteer writes: SO SWEET! SO HAPPY! SO AFFECTIONATE! TRULEE is “TRULEE Scrumptious” like the song. TRULEE is happy to be out even in this hot day, all she does is smile with her goofy grin and constantly wagging tail which made me smile for our entire walk. TRULEE walked nicely always by my side, looking up at me every few steps with her smile, TRULEE great dog. I could not get enough of her.
Spayed female, owner surrender
Other notes: Trulee was surrendered by a family member after her owner passed away, she lived in the home since she was a puppy.
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, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog pulls back quickly
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog shows brief interest in squeak sound, does not fully engage.
Summary: Trulee displayed no concerning behavior during her handling assessment.
When off leash with other dogs, Trulee was a bit shy with a very playful male but she quickly opened up, engaged in bouncy play and offered appropriate corrections when the male got very rowdy.
During intake Trulee would flinch at quick movements or loud noises, but allowed petting if she initiated the interaction.
During her initial medical exam, Trulee allowed all handling.
We have no history on Trulee and cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Trulee displays as having a medium level of energy. She will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend food puzzles and long lasting chews as well as daily walks and play.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behavior outlined below)
_X_Fearful – Trulee may need time to warm up as she initially shies away from direct approach, though she manages her stress well and has not escalated to any warning behaviors. She will jump back and become uncomfortable with loud noise and quick sudden movements, as well as retreat from a high pitched enthusiastic welcome from strangers that attempt to pet her unsolicited. Trulee should be permitted to initiate all initial interactions until fully comfortable, she should never be forced to submit to handling or petting. It should be noted that once comfortable, Trulee has been soft, social, and affectionate with staff.
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