WASABI – A1106153
Safe - 3-26-2017 Staten Island
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WASABI – A1106153
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE, BLACK MOUTH CUR / PIT BULL, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/13/2017, From NY 10304, DueOut Date 03/16/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative. Barh. Male ~ 4 years. Nervous , tense but easy to handle. Ambx4. EENT : wnl. Nosf. Weight 69.0
Client found the dog alone roaming around outside. Client stated that she simply called out for the dog and he went right over to her then into the car. Client also stated that the dog stayed in her house for a few hours and was around children (ages 10 & 1 ½ years old) and resident pets. Around children, the dog was calm and relaxed, licked them, play bowed and attempted to play with them. Around the resident pets (Chihuahua and cat), the dog was calm and tolerable, play bowed and attempted to play with them. Resident cat was nervous and hid from the dog though.
Upon intake, the dog seemed of healthy weight and fur appeared clean. Dog allowed all handling, collaring, scanning for a microchip, petting, and solicited attention.
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited profile
Unaltered male, stray (spent a few hours in Finder’s home)
Previously lived with: Adults, children ages 1 ½ and 10 years old, a cat, and a small dog
Behavior toward strangers: Unknown
Behavior toward children: Calm and relaxed with Finder’s children, play bowed, licked them affectionately.
Behavior toward dogs: Calm and tolerant of resident dog
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed with being in the same room with Finder’s cat, although resident cat hid while Wasabi was in the home so they did not interact.
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Other notes: Wasabi approached Finder and walked into car without issue or concern, allowed all handling upon intake. He walked into kennel at the center without issue.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body a bit tense, tail tucked. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans into assessor’s hand and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail tucked, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body neutral.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: No interest
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail above spine level, ears forward.
Summary: Wasabi appeared a bit tense throughout his assessment, but tolerated handling without issue.
During his initial medical exam, Wasabi was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Wasabi so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center Wasabi has been calm, a bit reserved and alert to his surroundings, but will slowly warm up to handlers when spoken to softly and gently.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Fearful: Wasabi appeared fearful in the assessment area, tail tucked and trembling, but managed his stress well and allowed all items. He may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, as well as initially going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment so Wasabi can relax and warm up at his own pace. Interactions with new people and new environments should never be forced.
Wasabi is very calm and soft in his kennel. He allows me to easily leash him going in and out. In the yard is relaxed, soft and friendly. He did display brief bout of play with a toy and takes treats very gently. He does not react to barking dogs when passing by. He appears to want to greet them.
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