SHEBA – A1090046
Safe - 9-29-2016 Brooklyn
SHEBA – A1090046
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, BLACK, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIED Intake Date 09/16/2016, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 09/19/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH- tolerated all handling; sociable Intact female Approx 3 yrs old Eyes, ears and nose- clear Teeth- mild staining Dirty coat Lactated when expressed-maybe pregnant Ambx4 NOSF
9/18/16 : Check possible pregnancy.
O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. ABD: Soft, non-painful. No palpable feti, no abdominal distension. UG: Mild mammary enlargement, able to express milk from one nipple.
A: Not pregnant – suspect dog has recently weaned puppies.
P: Monitor while at BACC.
Sheba came into the Care Center on9/16/16 as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown.
Behavior during intake: Sheba was nervous with her tail tucked but allowed all handling by the counselor.
During SAFER Sheba came into the assessment room with her tail tucked she was a bit nervous had a calm body posture when interacting with the assessor; she allowed all handling items to be conducted while maintaining the same body language. Sheba was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resource portion of the assessment. Sheba was easy to handle when engaged with the item. She appears to be sociable, but nervous and tense, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter, and could use a slow approach and time to warm up.
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, soft and loose body, and open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Playgroup:When off leash at the care center, Sheba greets the helper dog briefly but mostly pacing around the pen anxiously and keeps to herself.
Sheba was brought in as a stray so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown.
9/18: When off leash at the care center, Sheba greets the helper dog briefly but mostly pacing around the pen anxiously and keeps to herself.
9/21: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Sheba displays soft body language and mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen. She seeks handler interaction.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2016-09