CASEY – A0988858
Safe - 5-28-2016 Staten Island
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CASEY – A0988858
***RETURNED 05/05/16***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO OTHER DOGS***
SPAYED FEMALE, CHOCOLATE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs, 10 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/05/2016, From NY 10314, DueOut Date05/08/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary microchip scan positive 985112002938999 spayed female; green linear tattoo approximately 2 yrs old BARH EENT: WNL 54.8 lbs; BCS: 3/5 well groomed hair coat got a little mouthy during exam, allowed handling
FEMALE, CHOCOLATE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 mos
RETURN – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 01/16/2014, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 01/16/2014,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive#985112002938999 RR – 30 HR – WNL Female Tolerates all handling Coughing.. nasal discharge AMB X 4 BARH
**Returned after just one week with all the new toys her former adopters bought for her. Heartbreaking.”
A volunteer writes: Tall, lanky, beautiful Casey is no stranger to the shelter as she originally came from us. Casey was adopted out when she was 6 months old and sadly recently returned, because her owner doesn’t have time to sufficiently care for her. Well, his loss can be someone else’s gain!! Casey is a very sweet, super affectionate dog who loves to play and gives the best hugs and kisses. Casey loves to run and play and would appreciate someone who is also active. If you are interested in adopting Casey please come to Staten Island ACC and meet her.
BASIC INFORMATION: Casey is a chocolate / white American pit bull terrier. Casey was originally adopted through ACC & has no known health issues. Casey was surrendered to ACC due to owner no longer having enough time to properly train her.
SOCIALIZATION: Casey is friendly around strangers and loves getting pet. Casey has been exposed to children, Casey gets along with children & adults. Casey has resided with other dogs and enjoys their presence, there are times Casey will get jealous and will begin to chew on house hold items in order to seek attention. Casey has also been exposed to cats & is relaxed and playful towards them. Casey has not bitten or scratched another animal or person within the past 10 days. Casey is best described as a loving, affectionate & playful dog.
BEHAVIOR: Casey does not show signs of aggression when owner touches food bowl while she is eating. Owner is able to take bone, toy or any object from her mouth with no problem. Casey enjoys bathing and grooming, when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, she does not bark. Casey is in need of training, she will chew on house hold furniture & will destroy anything that is filled with cushion. Owner is able to leave Casey alone in the home as long as all the items she may chew are put away. When visitors come over, owner has to place her inside of crate because she gets too hyper when guests come over.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Casey has a high activity level. Owners favorite things of Casey is, she is extremely affectionate & is always there to greet the owner. She loves to play fetch & would do best in a family home or a single person home with a lot of energy & time. Casey has been crate trained and does well for up 8 hours. Casey is familiar with the commands sit, stop & come. For exercise, she loves to go out for brisk walks. Casey will pull lightly & will give the owner a bit of a struggle when walking her, she has been kept mostly indoors & enjoys eating dry food from brand Pedigree. Casey will eat treats from any brand & will go potty on grass or cement.
Casey came into our center as an owner surrender on 5/5/2016. It is reported Casey has been exposed to children, gets along with children, adults, strangers. Owner reports Casey has lived with other dogs and cats in the past, relaxed/playful, but at times may chew on household items. Owner reports Casey isn’t bothered if anyone touches her Food, Toys, Treats. She is reportedly crate trained, may get hyper when people come over and is therefore crated. Casey is best described by owner as a loving, affectionate & playful dog. She pulled on leash for her relief walk. Casey was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment area. She held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, tail wagging. Casey stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, open mouth, leans into assessor’s hand. She was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game, focused on other stimuli. Casey gently pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. She playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with loose body. When off leash with other dogs, Casey was reactive and lip curling when greeting a male dog through the gate. Casey jumped up onto the bench and when a male dog approached her she nipped at this face and tried to bite. The Behavior Team feels Casey would do best with an Experienced owner as the only resident dog. Casey would do best with daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, and play as well as durable toys such as kongs and nylabones to positively direct her high energy and enthusiasm.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, open mouth, leans into assessor’s hand
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Casey was reactive and lip curling when greeting a male dog through the gate. Casey jumped up onto the bench and when a male dog approached her she nipped at this face and tried to bite
Casey was reactive and lip curling when greeting a male dog through the gate. When greeted while on leash, Casey was a bit tense but allowed to be sniffed. Casey jumped up onto the bench and when a male dog approached her she nipped at this face and tried to bite. Both dogs were pulled away and no contact was made. There was no futher interaction and Casey was taken back inside.
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