MISSY – A1072387
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My name is MISSY. My Animal ID # is A1072387.
I am a spayed female tan labrador retr and germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/03/2016 from NY 11426, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/04/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 66.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/03/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/03/16 17:41 BASIC INFORMATION Missy is spayed tan Lab mix German shepherd. The owner received Missy from her father as a gift. She has had Missy since she was 6 weeks old. However the owner is surrendering Missy due to her behavior towards children & she is moving to a new place. Missy has no known illness. SOCILIAZATION Missy has lived with a 6 year old since he was a baby. Missy was gently around the child when he was a baby. But now that the child is 6 year old Miss becomes tense and avoids interacting with the child. Around the adults in the home she is playful and excitable. She gives the family kisses and listens to commands. Missy enjoys interacting with smaller dogs but sometimes plays rough and pins them down. She is nervous around large dogs but never reactive toward them. She enjoys the company of cats and is very nurturing towards them. BEHAVIOR Missy is wary of stranger and shies away from people. She does not enjoy baths and struggling going into the water. She growls and becomes tense when given rawhide. She does not allow anyone to remove it from her mouth. But she is fine having her food bowl touch while eating (only from the owner). Missy attempted to snap or bite with load noises, she is startles easily. Missy also is destructive of shoes in the house. She is house trained and holds it until owner takes her for a walk. Missy has no bite history. FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW Missy is described as affectionate, shy and sometimes playful. She greets owner by the door with kisses and follows her around the house. Missy knows the commands sit, stay and give me paw. She sleeps in the owner’s bed. She enjoys playing hours with tennis balls and playing fetch (she does not return the ball). Miss enjoys treats such as cheese and her favorite dog food is Purina dry. When she is home alone she is free to roam the house and is well behaved. She has never been in a crate. She is very bonded with the owner but can warm up quickly to new people. Missy also enjoys long car ride. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE During intake Missy appeared relax and body loose. Counselor was able to approach Missy and she allowed being petted. She allowed being collard, scanned and photographed. She was a bit shy going into her cage but finally walked
05/05/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Missy’s is beautiful in her thick latte coat. Her eyes are two polished chesnuts. Her mouth is open into a smile, giving her face an apparent look of happiness. She had a family since the tender age of six weeks. She was very bonded with her owner and even slept in bed with her. She enjoyed the company of small dogs (although she was nervous around large ones) and even cats. She played well with the child of the house until she most recently became edgy around him, the very reason Missy was left with us, here at the care center. She is known to be shy around strangers but warms up quickly. She has been beautifully cared for and most likely loved. Missy would be housetrained, a good walker and knows a number of commands. She likes to chew…on shoes, but accross the board woud be a good girl when left alone in the house. She lays at the front of her kennel and was at first a little difficult to leash although this is now history. She actually seems to look forward to her outings now. She pulls only slightly on the leash and does her business on the way. She does not seem to mind dogs met. Free in the yard, she acts in a typical shepherdy way, going up and down the pen, looking for exits. She sometimes gives a bark without sound, showing just her teeth. She started as being quite shy, furtive with caresses but now, comes at the call of her name, sits on command, settles briefly by me, takes treats from my hand and even jumps on my lap and gives me a quick kiss and lick on the face. She is really trying but she is conflicted as it is quite tough for some family pets to fall back straight on their paws after their relinquishment to a shelter. She has made great strides in the right directions with just a few “sessions” with me and I am very proud of her! I am hoping that more walks, more contact with staff and volunteers and playtime with her peers will bring a real smile on Missy’s face. Meanwhile, just look at the photos that do not do her justice, maybe her video too, and see if you would like to meet this gorgeous girl. Missy is at the Manhattan Care Center. She really would love to be your cherished forever best friend!
05/06/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Missy came to us as an owner surrender due to behavior displayed in the home toward the owner’s son. According to the owner Missy was gentle when the owner’s son was a baby, but now that he is 6 years old Missy avoids interacting with the child at all. The owner reported that Missy is wary of strangers and shies away from people. Missy was said to growl and become tense if given a rawhide. She will not allow anyone to remove her food bowl while eating except the owner. She will also attempt to snap or bite when around loud noises as she startles easily. The owner state that Missy has destructive behavior towards shoes. Missy only pulled slightly on her relief walk, but entered the behavior room with very stiff, fearful and trembling body language. She allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression. However, Missy did maintain very stiff and fearful body language throughout the entirety of the assessment. She was constantly focused on increasing distance between her and the assessor as well as exiting. She showed no interest in the toy on this portion of the assessment. Due to Missy’s owner surrender notes and behavior in shelter we recommend Missy go with a New Hope partner who can provide the appropriate behavior modification. Look: 3. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is very stiff, trembling and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 3. Dog stands initially accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body very stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick. Moves body away from assessor during second pass body stiff. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (needs coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Constantly looking for an exit. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff Flank squeeze 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff moves body away from assessor. Toy: 1. No interest. When off leash with other dogs, Missy appears stressed, panting and attempting to exit. She corrects persistant attempts at approach.
05/05/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Missy appears stressed, panting and attempting to exit. She corrects persistant attempts at approach.
05/04/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative nervous, tense, tried to bite clean EEN young female dog spayed as per owner unable to check spay scar due to behavior sheading NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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