MISSY – 8083 (ALT ID – A1126774)
Safe - 10-16-2017 Manhattan
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MISSY – 8083 (ALT ID – A1126774)
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
FEMALE, BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/27/2017, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 09/30/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-112645
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-4 years based on dentition and overall appearance Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on intake History : Removed from empty apartment Subjective: Alert, walks on leash Observed Behavior – Initially very tense, fearful, quiet. Warmed up very quickly with gentle touch and good head scratches, and pt started wagging her tail and allowed all handling. Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Very mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, soft pendulous mammary glands MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: Apparently healthy adult female dog! Plan: Spay, placement Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088
A volunteer writes: Missy’s idea of the perfect ‘hello’ is rolling over for a belly rub and you rubbing her belly. Seriously! And, of course, you won’t resist as she’s so cute and sweet, and that belly so inviting, you’ll envision giving her a lifetime of belly rubs! Joining us with her cat friend Endive (A1126775) Missy is all about cuddling, playing with a ball, and going for a walk showing off her fabulous leash manners. As we walk, her tail wags, she checks up often, and she quivers with happiness as we chat about the weather. Of course, she’s already taken care of her ‘business’ the moment we’re out the door so she’s likely housetrained. Off leash she cuddles, it’s more belly rubs, chasing a tennis ball which she doesn’t guard, and hanging out on the bench with me as I take some notes. Missy doesn’t mind me putting a little shirt on her as to her, it’s more closeness time and she loves to be close. She has the cutest little pouty lip on the planet, and her whole body smiles with glee. We have absolutely fallen in love with this awesome dog who, of course, has rocked her behavior assessment, and also enjoys the company of other (male and female) dogs in group play. You provide the belly rubs and toys, Missy will provide the love and companionship of an amazing best friend. Win Win. Come meet her today.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Stray
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Missy displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment and was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
9/28: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Missy allows approach but remains cautious throughout the interaction. She opts to seek out handler attention.
9/29: Missy engages in exuberant play with groups of male and female dogs.
Upon intake, Missy was fearful and reactive.
During her initial medical exam, Missy was tense at first but then warmed up and allowed all handling.
We have no history on Missy so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Missy may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Missy to interact at her own pace, force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
CAME IN WITH : ENDIVE (CAT ) : http://nyccats.urgentpodr.org/endive-a1126775/
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