ROXIE – A1107676
Safe - 5-23-2017 Manhattan
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ROXIE – A1107676
SPAYED FEMALE, RED / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
FOSTER – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason FOSTER END
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/16/2017, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 05/16/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes: Foxy Roxie!! She’s gorgeous in her clean and groomed caramel coat, her eyes sparkly and her tail wags at the prospect of an outing. Roxie pulls hard on the leash for a while, but then settles down into a nice pace after going potty and posing for some photos. Roxie waited until we got to the park to take care of her business, perhaps preferring to ‘go’ on some dirt? She loves chasing the birds to watch them soar, and after some pictures ( for which she poses and shows off her ‘sit’) and a belly rub we hang out
on the bench for some hugs and kisses. Roxie enjoyed making friends with someone who wanted to meet her, telling me how gorgeous he thinks she is. She is!! Roxie is a friendly, fun, and lively little girl who enjoys a romp in playgroup from time to time. She may be selective in her choice of playmates and slow introductions are always recommended. I see Roxie enjoying long walks and lots of cuddle time with her new person, and she told me she’s ready to find her happily ever after. Will it be with you?
FEMALE, RED / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/28/2017, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 04/28/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: Owner reports that pt is 1 year old. Physical exam is consistent with a 1-4 year old based on overall appearance and dentition Microchip noted on Intake? No – MC placed during exam Owner surrender, no medical hx given SO friendly!! Relaxed and wiggly body, allowed all handling and MC placement with no stress and minimal restraint Objective BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, 1 accessory nipple noted. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Mild tartar, otherwise apparently healthy adult female dog Plan: Spay Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088
A volunteer writes: Roxie seems to be the dream companion to a family with children and pets. She lived with young kids, a young male Pittie and a cat with whom she played nicely. Her owners moved to a place not allowing dogs. She has been beautifully cared for and comes with stellar comments. She is young, in perfect condition, impeccably dressed, is extremely sociable, obedient and loves the company of people. She is a professional kisser and tail wagger. Roxie waits patiently in her kennel. She is ready when you are, leashed in no time and a fast runner to the nearby park. She is a pigeon chaser and a squirrel stalker. She is cool with noisy crowds, screaming children, dashing bikes. Roxie sits on command and takes treats politely from my hand. She loves to be caressed, and a lovely Pittie smile accompanied by happy sparkling eyes tell me how appreciative she is. We are told that Roxie is fine with her kind. I know Roxie dreams of a new home to call her own and a person or family to love. There is no doubt about that. Come and meet her, see for yourself, and maybe take our Roxie home with you…
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for seven months)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages one and six), another dog, and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and playful
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with the dog she lived with
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes, goes outside and will also use wee wee pads
Energy level/descriptors: Roxie is described as friendly, affectionate and playful with a very high activity level.
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Roxie displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment and was social throughout. She did jump up on the assessor many times in an attention seeking manner.DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with another dog, Roxie is uncomfortable. She greets with hackles up and stiff body. She will give a hard correction with prolonged greeting.
4/30: Roxie is avoidant and hard barks when approached.
5/18: Roxie is conflicted in her interaction with another dog. She will offer playbows and greet with soft body. However, she will become uncomfortable with interaction and bark and move away from the helper dog if he reciprocates.5/19: Roxie continues to solicit play from the other dog by playbowing and barking. She will engage in brief bouts of play when the helper dog reciprocates.
During her initial medical exam, Roxie was social and had a relaxed, wiggly body.
Roxie’s previous owner described her as having a very high level of activity. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: Roxie displayed a lot of jumping up on her assessment. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting.
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