MJ – A1073830
Safe - 5-24-2016 Manhattan
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MJ – A1073830
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/15/2016, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 05/18/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar ear infection clean coat female intact NOSF
Mj is a 2 year old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. Her family got her from a family member whose dog had puppies;MJ was the smallest. MJ’s family had to surrender her due to a new baby, lack of time, cost, and landlord conflict. MJ has thick, irritated ears.
MJ is friendly/outgoing with new people. She lived with a child who’s currently 8 years old and has spent time with children of all ages. She’s relaxed, playful, and tolerant with children. She plays exuberantly with people. She lived with another medium sized adult female dog as well as her brother. She was relaxed, playful, tolerant, and affectionate with them. She cuddled with them and played somewhat rough. She’s never bit anyone.
MJ doesn’t mind storms. She doesn’t mind when someone take her food/treat/toy, moves her off furniture, holds/retrains her, wakes her up, or brushes her. She is nervous during baths. She pulls her paws away and tries to run away during nail trims. She barks when someone is at the door but is friendly once they enter and if they approach her family.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
MJ’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, and high energy. She followed her family around and sat in their laps. They held her and carried her around like a baby. She plays with balls and stuffed toys and likes to play tug and chase. She lived inside and slept with her owner or on her dog bed. She ate dry and wet Alpo and Kibbles and Bits foods. She enjoys cheese as a treat. She pottied on wee-wee pads at the door to the balcony and didn’t have accidents. She sits when asked. She goes to her bed when her family asks her to “go home.” She wasn’t walked outside.
MJ had a soft, slightly low body. She approached me, sniffed me, sat next to me, and leaned into me while I pet her, scanned her (-), collared her, and positioned her for pictures. She followed me closely and sat next to me while I worked. She wagged her tail when I talked to her.
MJ pulls a bit on the leash. She was calm and relaxed during handling and easily engages in play, body is loose and wiggly, mouth open. MJ was not interest in toys.
MJ did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest
When off leash with other dogs, MJ s a bit nervous and cautious of interaction. She backs away from greeting and offers a small correction when solicited with play.
5/17 update: MJ is uncomfortable and seeks handler attention. She bares teeth when approached from behind.
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