DUTCHESS – A1055032
Safe 10-24-2015 Manhattan
DUTCHESS – A1055032
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/16/2015, From NY 10457, DueOut Date10/16/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Negative MC Spayed female BARH Good teeth History of UTI (on meds, not included or listed on intake), hematuria on intake, no urine seen in kennel at time of exam Tense abdomen, shrinks away, painful Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Pyrantel 4ml NOSF
REPORTED HEMATURIA. NONE SEEN AT APOINTMENT WITH VET. BAR. HYDRATED. TEMP 101.1. MM DARK PINK, CRT <2 S, BEGIN CLAVAMOX FOR SUSPECTED UTI. CONTINUE TO OBSERVE
Dutchess A1055032 is an approx. 11 year old AMPT. The owner received her as a gift from a friend 11 years ago. She is being surrendered because of her health. The owner is unable to afford the vet costs. Dutchess was diagnosed with a UTI and was seen been a vet. She was given medication but her conditioned has not improved. She has been straining when urinating and has not been eating.
Around strangers, Dutchess is very friendly and outgoing. She plays exuberantly with adults and children. The owner also has one of dutchess’ son from a previous litter in the home as well. She plays well with him. Dutchess is not too fond of cats. She has not bitten anyone or any other animal.
Dutchess was walked three times a day. She has been straining when she urinates for the past month. She has accidents in the home only because of the UTI. The owner says that she has never had any accidents before. She is not bothered by thunder storms or fire works but she dislikes motorcycles. She is not bothered when you take her food bowl away or touch her bowl. She is not bothered when you take her treats or toys away. She loves baths and brushing. She is not bothered when a stranger approaches.
For a new family to know
The owner describes Dutchess as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, and wonderful. She has a high activity level. She loves to follow the owner around the house and loves to play. She has a lot of toys and loves to play tug with her son. She has been mostly kept indoors and welll behaved when left alone in the house. She knows how to sit, stay, come, down, and paw. She pulls very hard on the leash but loves to go on brisk walks and jogging.
Behavior during intake
When the owner entered the facility, he explained the situation. Dutchess was calm and quiet during the intake. She tried to urinate in the lobby but strained. Her urine was a light brown color and she tried multiple times to urinate. It was very small amounts of urine.
Dutchess was very friendly and allowed to be scanned(-), collared and photographed.
Dutchess came to our center as an owner surrender on 10/16/2015. It is reported Dutchess lived with another adult dog which was one of her puppies and they got along well. Owner describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. Owner states she is not fond of cats or motorcycles. Owner reports Dutchess loves to go on brisk walks and go jogging. Dutchess walked well on leash, entering SAFER assessment room a bit cautiously but warmed up quickly. She held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, body soft, tail wagging. Dutchess was not as comfortable with Sensitivity item, standing still but with body a bit cautious, tail tucked, but tail wagging the moment the item ended. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft, settling easily at end. Dutchess had no response to both Squeeze attempts. She required a bit of pressure from assess-a-hand to push her cheek out of the Food bowl, body a bit stiff. She engaged playfully with Toy but only briefly, then quickly lost interest. Dutchess kept a firm grip on Rawhide, body neutral and not stiff. When off leash with other dogs, Dutchess greets politely and is a bit interested in interacting, but also comfortable with handler interaction. The Behavior Team feels Dutchess would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have very young children. Older children should have an in-depth interaction before considering adoption. Dutchess may benefit from a slow introduction and letting her warm up and approach at her own pace. Once comfortable, she was social, wiggly, and interactive with assessor and assistant.
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body cautious, mouth closed, lip long, ears back.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Food 2. Dog follows the dish with her tail down, body likely a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek.
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Engages briefly, quickly loses interest.
Rawhide 2. Dog keeps a firm hold, no growling or stiffness, body neutral.
dog-dog: Greets politely, a bit interested in interacting, more interested in handlers.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs Dutchess greets politely but does not engage in play. She is a bit nervous and more comfortable with handler interaction. 10/18 update: Dutchess greets politely and remains a bit interested in interacting with males and females. She briefly attempts to mount a male dog.
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