ZOOBIE – A1116736
Urgent - Manhattan
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ZOOBIE – A1116736
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER CARE 08/04/17**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 1 mos
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/27/2017, From NY 10465, DueOut Date 07/04/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1-2 years Microchip noted on Intake? neg. Brought in by neighbor of previous owner after owner was evicted, tense/nervous; makes direct eye contact; muzzled for exam as precaution BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled for exam; mm appear pk, moist; teeth appear to have no significant tartar/staining but did not perform thorough oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense on palpation-no obvious abnormalities U/G: intact female; prominent nipples MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no noted lameness; unable to perform full orthopedic evaluation due to tense body language healthy hair coat with no masses/parasites CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Apparently healthy young adult Plan rec’d positive reinforcement training Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes:
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Stray
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Zoobie appeared fearful during her assessment, having a tense body and moving away from the assessor. She allowed all handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
6/28: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Zoobie allows approach, then becomes more avoidant as interaction continues.
6/29: Zoobie approaches and sniffs calm dogs.
Zoobie was receptive to some handling but had a tense body with tail tucked.
During her initial medical exam Zoobie was tense.
We have no history on Zoobie so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Zoobie may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. Older, gentle children should have an in depth interaction prior to adoption.
_X_Fearful: Zoobie appears fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Zoobie the option to walk away from any social interaction. Zoobie should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Zoobie’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Zoobie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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