HAZEL – A1029950
SAFE – 03/29/15
My name is HAZEL. My Animal ID # is A1029950.
I am a female white and tan pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/10/2015 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/26/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 63.0 LBS.
Scan negative. Female. NOSF
03/10/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
DOG INFORMATION SHEET Where did this dog come from? My Home ORIGINAL SOURCE Gift Does this dog have a microchip? No Animal’s Name: Hazel WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Moving RELATIONSHIP I’ve owned her a few years PEOPLE Lives with 1 adult Does she get along with children? Yes Does she get along with strangers? Yes Has she ever bitten anyone? No OTHER ANIMALS Can you describe her behavior around animals she doesn’t live with? Was scratched by a street Cat a couple of years ago and since then has “hated Cats” (as per owner). Ignores Dogs on the street. Likes smaller Dogs (her “boyfriend” is a Yorkie) more than Dogs her size or larger. She doesn’t like crowds especially if she’s with the owner PERSONALITY Loves to play, is very active Likes to be petted, hugged ect. HABITS Eats both dry & wet food Eats 2x/day TRAINING Knows “sit” Knows “give paw” Knows “come” Walks well on leash Pulls on leash only when she sees a Cat(s) Is housebroken Loves to take baths Doesn’t go on the furniture Walked 3x a day What kind of home do you think would be best for this dog? A home with someone who’ll have the time for her to play with/walk her. Maybe a home with a yard since she’s still very active. Is there anything else we should know? Hazel has spent time with an Autistic child who’s14yrs old and was good with him, she’s also been around a child with Aspergers who’s 6yrs old and she’s good with her as well. She doesn’t mind having her food bowl taken away or moved.
03/14/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Surrendered to our care as her person is moving, Hazel comes with glowing recommendations, and after spending time with her I can see why. We’re told: her best friend was a Yorkie, she doesn’t like cats (she was scratched by one when she was younger), in general she does better with small dogs, told she’s housebroken (confirmed by me), knows ‘sit’, ‘give paw’, and ‘come’, loves baths, only pulls on the leash when she sees a cat, and has been with a 14 year old autistic child and a 6 year old with Aspergers and is gentle with them. I loved the time I spent with Hazel – she’s loving, beautiful, smart, fun, great on the leash, showed off her housetraining and ‘sit’ skills, and gives wonderful stand up hugs and kisses. Demonstrating a quiet energy she loved playing with a ball in the backyard, her tail in constant wag mode. In group play she did well with dogs her own size or smaller, confirming the information her former owner left with us. She’s lanky and elegant, beautifully groomed and has a quiet feminine grace with the hint of a tomboy. It’s no surprise that Hazel aced her behavior assessment indicating she’ll be a great fit in just about any home (without cats). I’m President of the Hazel fan club, but willing to relinquish my title to her new forever person. Come meet her today.
03/13/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Hazel walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail. Hazel was calm and relaxed during handling. She was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Hazel did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. She was not interested in toys or rawhide. Hazel was surrender to us. According to her last owner she lived with one adult she gets along with children and strangers. The owner stated that she get along with small dogs more than dog from her size”. Hazel did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to a Average home. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. 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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Food 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 1. No interest. Update 3/25/15 Due to Hazel’s dog selective behavior, we feel an experienced home who can manage her interaction with other dogs would be best.
03/14/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Hazel was initally reactive (growling and baring teeth) at male dogs through the gate. She did warm up and become playful with an adolsecent male dog. Given the severity and variability of Hazel’s dog selectivity, caution should be used when placing Hazel into a home with other dogs. She has not interacted off leash with any female dogs.
03/11/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
03/20/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
Chief Complaint: Animal is coughing(kennel cough). As per:1027 Doxycycline 100mg 3 tablets SID x 10 days. Nosf
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