CHINA – A1125149
Safe - 9-17-2017 Manhattan
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CHINA – A1125149
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/11/2017, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 09/11/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Exam note inital weight estimate Estimated age: 2 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – nervous, allows full exam, seeks comfort/petting P = R = BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: ohe Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes:
The Great Wall of China may be one of seven wonders of the world but safe to say I’ve found the eighth. It’s a beautiful young girl, say, oh, about 2 years-old, with a chocolate cocoa velveteen coat and smile a mile wide. Our girl, China. A sweet and delicate little dumpling of a pup, one with a white star emblazoned across her chest right next to where she wears her heart. But while I know from the moment we meet that China is the stuff of legend, China herself? She’s not so sure. Of course she’s more than willing to join me for a walk but when we round the corner to the large and bustling hallway, China “pancakes” to the ground. But even one of the newly-crowned wonders of the world needs some coaxing now and then, and with some soft, encouraging words, a few ear rubs, and lots of pets, China is up and ready to go again, ready to strut her stuff. China comes to us as an owner surrender having lived in one home all her life. We’re told she lived well with young children and also a cat, and that she largely ignored the latter and was “tolerant of ear tugging” from the former. I can’t say I’m too surprised. As we sit outside on a bench, China tucked under my arm, flashing that smile now without a care, I can’t think of a better way to spend the day or any sweeter company. Sure you could jet halfway ’round the world when chasing wonders but why bother when one’s right here? A chocolate and cocoa velvet little dumpling. With a white star emblazoned right next to her heart which is waiting to capture yours. China is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
China is a 3 year old large breed female dog. Owner got her as a puppy at 3 months from a breeder and is surrendering due to landlord issues. She saw a vet last year and there are no injuries or health concerns to the owners knowledge.
Around strangers, China is friendly and outgoing and will jump on them allowing petting all over. She has been around a 3 and 4 year old and was relaxed, respectful, and tolerant. she would let them pull her lip and tug on her ears. She will play gentle with them but adults she plays more exuberant. She spent time with 2 large breeds and one small breed and would play gentle with all of them. She lived with a cat but doesnt pay attention to the cat. There is no bie history with a person or animal.
There are no behavior issues owner is concerned about. She isnt bothered with storms or fireworks. She isnt bothered with touching of food bowl, taking a bone or toy out her mouth, holding or restraining, brushing of coat. she will struggle to get out of the bathtub. Owner has never tried trimming her nails. She will bark at unfamiliar approaches but then become friendly once owner tell hers to stop.
For the new family to know
Owner described her as friendly, playful, excitable, and fearful with a medium activity level. When owner is home, she follows you around. she plays with balls and bones. She plays fetch. she was kept mainly indoors and slept anywhere. She eats wet food pedigree. She eats any type of treat. She is house trained ad rarely has accidents inside the home. She is well behaved being left alone in the house. She has a crate and does well for 3 hours. She knows sit, come and paw. She pulls lightly on leash and owner has never had her off leash
Behavior upon intake
china was friendly with her tail wagging upon intake. When owner left she became overly anxious by whining barking, jumping on counselor. She allowed counselor to collar and put leash on.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered female, owner surrender (in previous home for 2years, since she was a puppy)
Previously lived with: Adults, a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Social, Friendly and outgoing, will jump and solicit petting
Behavior toward children: Has been around 3 and 4 year old children, relaxed, respectful, and tolerant of ear tugging
Behavior toward dogs: Has spent time with large and small dogs, plays gently.
Behavior toward cats: Ignored the resident cat
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Mostly, rarely has accidents.
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, playful, excitable, and fearful with a medium activity level.
Other notes: China is crate trained. China chewed up a bag in her previous home, no details given.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog sits still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft, runs mid game, tail wag.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull back paw
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog sniffs, then walks away. This may be due to environment as owner reports China plays with balls and bones, plays fetch
Summary: China displayed no behavior concerns during her handling assessment, social and wiggly body, sat at assessor’s feet.
China has had limited interaction with dogs in the care center, though has begun to display interest in interacting with select dogs once comfortable. The previous owner of CHina reports that she played gently with the other dogs in the home. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between China and respectful dogs.
9/12: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, China is anxious and avoids approach. She becomes tense when approached and sniffed.
9/13: China is anxious during the beginning of the interaction. She shows breif interest in play with the male helper, briefly bouncing along.
Upon intake, China was friendly, wagging tail, whines when owner leaves.
During her initial medical exam, China was timid but allowed all handling, seeking comfort/petting.
ENERGY LEVEL: Her owner describes China as having a medium level of energy which matches what we have seen in the care center. She will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised, such as daily walks, runs, exercise, and play.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behaviors outlined below)
_X_House soiling- China may have occasional accidents in the home, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend tocontinue crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards of treats and praise for eliminating outside, a consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage thehuman-dog relationship and islikely to make the problem worse.
_X_Destructive behavior- Owner reports China chewed a visitor’s bag. We advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating, appropriate chew toys to keep China occupied.
_X_Anxiety- China has shown some signs of anxiety while here at the care center, upon intake and during playgroup. We cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment. China will do best with a structured routine so she can know what to expect and help decrease any anxiety from uncertainty.
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