KALESI – A1085333
Safe - 8-25-2016 Manhattan
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KALESI – A1085333
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/13/2016, From NY 11225, DueOut Date 08/16/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: appx 6-7m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: young, no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: timid and nervous, onces warms is very clingy to handler, sweet Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes:
How did Kalesi end up to look so big and tall on my pictures ? She is a tiny peanut!!!! The camera is playing tricks on us….Kalesi is a little jewel, a babe at seven months of age. She is much too thin and this “one carat” little gal needs absolutely to be in your loving and caring hands to grow up to be a “ten carats” adult… Kalesi is leashed in a sec. Although we are feeding her 3 times a day, her first thing to do is to grab some left over kibbles from the floor…Yep, she is quite hungry. She needs to grow up and to catch up with her very poor weight.. Kalesi walks well on the leash, sits on command and is a quintessential lap dog. She loves to be handled, hugged , kissed and she has so much to give back. She is not hyper at all or unfocused. She seems to like other dogs, big and small. She is quite a nice, gentle and sweet little girl anybody would love to be around and care for. Do not miss your chance…. Come and meet Kalesi at the Manhattan Care Center. She is dreaming to really start her life with you
Another volunteer writes (as told by Kalesi): Hi everyone, I’m puppy Kalesi! I’m told I’m gorgeous (shucks), I’m petite in my caramel coat, housetrained, friendly to all, gentle and my happy place is snuggling on a person’s lap. My new friend, named Volunteer, told me she loves when I crawl on her lap and give her a kiss, and she’s impressed that I can shake paw, and take my treats so gently. I am a lady after all! My walking log is filled with the BEST comments from my other friends named Volunteer (so odd everyone has the same name here) like: “walks nicely”, “such a sweetie”, “super friendly”, “the best puppy”, and tons more. I’m hoping that my new person or family will find me today as I’m waiting patiently to find forever love. Won’t you come meet me?
Kalesi walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body, but trying to stay close. Kalesi was shy during handling with a fearful body language. She becomes extremely frightened during the tag interaction, tail tucked, yelping and trying to exit room. She became stiff and uncomfortable when the assessor tries to position her for the squeeze item. The behavior team decided to perform the flank squeeze. Kalesi does not respond at all to the touch. She was not interested in toys.
The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter with no children. Kalesi is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. She has been displaying some fearful behavior and avoids interaction in the care center for the most part but will warm up with a significant amount of time. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Kalesi is more comfortable and settled in a home environment.
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, shy body language , mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Flank squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1. No interest.
Dog-to-dog: Kalesi arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Kalesi offers defensive behaviors (barks, air-snaps) upon approach. She remains fearful throughout interaction. The behavior team feels that Kalesi would be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a new home, before following up on his behavior around them outside the care center environment.
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