BLUEBERRY – A1110514
Safe - 5-15-2017 Staten Island
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BLUEBERRY – A1110514
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/30/2017, From NY 10312, DueOut Date 05/03/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: no Sex: neutered Age : 3 years Mentation: wnl Eyes: wnl Ears: wax Nose: wnl Teeth: gingivitis and teeth tartar. If abnormal BCS: Skin: heaves on the tail Hair Coat: rough. Declawed: no Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly and relaxed Medication:As per Dr. 1276 ( Cephalexin 500 mg BID X 14 days)
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile
Neutered male, stray (spent overnight with Finder)
Other notes: Finder stated overnight Blueberry was social, well-behaved, and allowed all handling.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he 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, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, playful toward end of game.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Summary: Blueberry allowed all handling though appeared a bit anxious at times, whining but settled easily when spoken to softly and pet.
When greeted by a social female in playgroup, Blueberry was a bit tense when approached, hackles raised but allowed to be greeted. He appeared tolerant but did not engage in play. He mostly explored that yard, solicited handler’s attention and avoided interacting with the female dog.
5/3: With a large, low energy female, Blueberry was very relaxed, polite and explored the yard with the company of a female dog.
5/4: Blueberry continues to be soft and relaxed with a gentle female. When greeting a female puppy, Blueberry was a bit more forward, friendly and soft with a shy female.
During his initial medical exam, Blueberry was relaxed and social.
We have no history on Blueberry so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. During his stay at the care center, he displayed a medium level of energy and activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Anxiety – During his stay at the care center, Blueberry will at times whine while in the yard. This behavior was not reported at intake, and we have no known history on Blueberry, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment. We recommend establishing a structured routine at home to illicit a level of comfort through certainty, as well as provide mentally stimulating toys and puzzles to keep Blueberry engaged, such as stuffed kongs.
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