ZEPPOLI – 18357
Safe - 1-25-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Zeppoli. My animal id is #18357. I am a female blue roan dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 7 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 14-Jan-2018.
Zeppoli is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Zeppoli can go home with an average level of experience with dogs.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 59.2 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Date of intake:: 1/14/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Date of assessment:: 1/17/2018
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog 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, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Zeppoli came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, she was friendly and affectionate towards the handlers.
Summary (1):: Zeppoli is assertive but will participate in play sessions with novel male dogs. She solicits with bows and mounts, as well as paw slaps, and occasionally engages in running/chase play. She takes appropriate breaks, and will explore the pens. Zeppoli has yet to meet a female greeter. She was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Zeppoli is placed in a home with resident dogs that are tolerant of her assertive behavior and matches her play style. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision. 1/16: When off leash at the Care Centers, Zeppoli can be somewhat assertive, running beside the helper dog, while attempting to mount him. She listens to the interruptions from handlers, and eventually explores the area the rest of her session. 1/17: Today, Zeppoli attempts to mount a playful male dog several times before listening to handler interruptions. She spends the rest of the session ignoring his solicitations while investigating the yard. 1/18-21: Zeppoli greets the other dog with a soft body posture, but with raised hackles. Her nervousness quickly subsides and she engages in running, bouncy play with constant paw slaps. When the other dog takes a break, she wanders the pens.
Date of intake:: 1/14/2018
Summary:: Friendly and allowed all handling.
Date of initial:: 1/16/2018
Summary:: Tense but allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Zeppoli displays a high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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