FLORENTINE – A1044070
Safe 8-10-2015 Manhattan
FLORENTINE – A1044070
FEMALE, TAN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/15/2015, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 07/18/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Eyes are clear Ears had dry skin= Cleaned with ear cleaning solution and gauze Nose=No discharge Teeth=All intact and mild staining Intact Female Possibly in heat Scan negative for microchip Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl Very active and friendly during initial BAR NOSF
A volunteer writes: Her gorgeous Rubenesque figure probably speaks to the fact that she likes food and maybe some snacks, although she didn’t like my treats and politely refused them. Such a lady! She’s stunning in her light tan coat and smiling face, thrilled to be going out to go potty and have a nice walk. Her leash manners are lovely and while she pulls from time to time she’s easy peasy. Off leash in the yard her eyes light up at the sight of a tennis ball and she eagerly awaits my throw, focused and poised ready to go. Florentine gives chase and brings it right back to me, dropping it for another throw. This girl can move! As other dogs pass by our pen her tail wags appropriately, softly and gently. The intake person notes that she was friendly during the process giving kisses to all and rolling over for a belly rub. How sweet is she! Florentine is ready to settle into a home as the cherished companion she is meant to be. Although it appears she’s had a couple of litters, she clearly was well taken care of and loved before joining us as a stray. Florentine means “blossoming”, and she is ready to blossom in her new home. If you’re the lucky one she chooses it could be yours!
OBSERVATION: Reports of not eating meds–add injectable baytril, Shown signs of foamy coughs, Setup tx
TREATING PROPHYLACTICALLY FOR CIRDC,MILD COUGH OBSERVED BY ACC STAFF — NO SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS OBSERVED AT TIME OF EXAM. SENT WITH 400MG DOXY PO Q24 FOR 8 DAYS.
Florentine came to us as a stray on 7/15/15. Upon intake it was reported that Florentine had soft and friendly body language and allowed all handling. She was very interested in interacting with the assessor when entering the behavior room. She allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items while maintaining soft body language throughout the assessment. She proved a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had soft body language. Florentine was easy to handle as well during the toy and rawhide portions of the evaluation. When interacting with another dog on leash Florentine had confident body language, but remained relaxed. The behavior department believes that she can go to an 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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. She indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 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 a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish rawhide to you.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs Florentine greets the helper dog but spends most of her time exploring her surroundings. She will appropriately correct a sexually motivated male. 7/21 update: Florentine is tolerant, vocal, greets the other dog politely and offers appropriate corrections. 7/22 update: Florentine is vocal and will bark while exploring the yard. She will offer appropriate correction.
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