COCO – A0884019
Safe - 2-27-2017 Brooklyn
COCO – A0884019
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN, PIT BULL / MASTIFF, 6 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWNER HOSP
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/15/2017, From NY 11101, DueOut Date 02/22/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-088366
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary; 02/15/17:; scan positive; ~6yrs, spayed; S/O: QARH. Nervous, trembling, tail tucked, placed soft muzzle, allowed handling. BCS 59; EENT: Oral exam not performed, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl; HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear; ABD: Tense, unable to palpate; INTEG: Healing wound at lateral right carpus, several old wounds along front limb,s, few on head; MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness; UG: Spayed; A: Old wounds; P: No treatment indicated at this time. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
A volunteer writes: Those imploring eyes! Coco’s say, “Please take me out – you won’t regret it!” She’s not vocal like her neighbors, and hangs back a bit in her kennel, so Coco would be easy to overlook. Except she’s a majestic creature, with the long limbs of a hound and eyes that look like they are rimmed with kohl. Coco enjoys walking on a leash, seems housebroken and is soon begging to have her chin and forehead scratched by pawing at my lap! Given up with her housemate Sugar after their owner fell ill, Coco would love to once again be safe with someone who can give her time and space to adjust. She could go home with you today as she is spayed. Coco is waiting for you at Brooklyn ACC.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
2/15/17 Spayed, Owner surrender
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/18/17
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is 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, and her tail is between her legs, body stiff with her mouth closed.
Tag:2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching with her mouth closed.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense.
Flank Squeeze 1&2: 2. Dog closes mouth, body tense.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Coco was fearful, trembling, she was a bit social but only at her own pace.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Coco was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Coco is initially nervous when greeting novel dogs. With further playgroup sessions, Coco has become slightly more relaxed, briefly interacting with male and female dogs before exploring the pen. The Behavior Department recommends that if Coco be placed with dogs that match her calm sociability.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/15/17
During her medical examination, Coco was nervous, trembling, tail tucked and allowed handling with a soft muzzle.
Coco displays a medium level of energy during her stay at our care centers.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Experienced adopter, adult-only home)
_X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Coco is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
_X_Fearful: Coco has been consistently observed to become fearful (backing away from touch, trembling, tense) upon approach. It is important to always go slow and give Coco the option to walk away from any social interaction. Coco should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Coco’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Coco would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings
Coco was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Coco is initially nervous when greeting novel dogs. With further play group sessions, Coco has become slightly more relaxed, briefly interacting with male and female dogs before exploring the pen. The Behavior Department recommends that if Coco be placed with dogs that match her calm sociability.
Coco displays nervous body language – a tense face and tucked tail- when greeting a novel male dog. Due to her nervousness, the greeter dog’s leash is held to give Coco the opportunity to approach him on her own. She spends her time exploring the pen, keeping to herself and avoiding the other dog. She displays neutral body language as she explores.
Coco is introduced to a calm male dog. She displays neutral body language when briefly greeting him and allowing him to sniff her. She then keeps to herself for the remainder of the session, exploring the pen.
Coco displays soft body language as she briefly greets male and female dogs. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, displaying slightly more relaxed body language than previously noted.
Coco continues to become more social with calm male and female dogs.
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