JEWEL DAVIS aka BELUGA – A1023192
Safe 5-14-2015 Manhattan
SAFE – 05/14/15
JEWEL DAVIS aka BELUGA – A1023192
***RETURNED 04/18/15 – CHILD CONFLICT***
FEMALE, BL BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 2 mos
RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason CHILDCONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/18/2015, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 04/18/2015,
Re Exam 4/30: s/o:bar, very energetic, clean ears, dermatitis resolved, a:healthy, p:excellent prognosis
A Volunteer Wrote (04/15) : Jewel has a whole lot of love coming from the staff and volunteers, so it was with very mixed emotions that we welcomed her back to the shelter this week after begin adopted in December. Yes, we are thrilled to be able to spend time again with this joyful, ebullient, kind girl, but what a bummer for her that her newly adopted
family decided they might not have the energy to devote to her. This is an ebullient pup for whom it is very easy to feel devotion–she gives hugs (hugs!) so generously, is a great kisser, takes treats with the utmost delicacy, and is a blast to be around. Most important, she is sweet. Please, come meet our Jewel and allow her to be treasured forever!
Another Volunteer writes (05/15):
ADORABLE! is the word repeated again and again on baby Beluga’s volunteer log after people walk her. It’s easy to understand once you walk up to her cage, she sits so happy to see you with tail thumping the floor of her cage in excitement. She squiggles up next to me on the elevator for some belly rubs with her kisses coming non-stop. People stop me on the street to ask how they can adopt this little girl, and she sits sweetly next to me. When I put her back in her cage she reaches out with a paw and a nuzzle, almost telling me to not go. Make this Adorable girl yours and she will truly melt your heart.
Cage Exam 4/21:
Soliciting attention in kennel
Mild skin infection, self-limiting
Mild otitis, treat topically
No blood observed in kennel
Cage Exam 5/02:
5/2 ears look okay. No need for extended treatment
Jewel came to us as an owner surrdender citing concern for the family’s young children due to her high energy level. It is reported Jewel would growl and bark at the children while inside her crate, but outside would play with them exuberantly. It is also reported Jewel barked and growled at strangers who approach the house but has never bitten anyone. Jewel was very active and hard to settle for the SAFER assessment. She jumped on the observer during the relief walk. Jewel jumped up and mouthed assessor’s hand without applying pressure during Look item, she had to be reset twice but did eventually allow her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands. She displayed high energy and movement in between items. Jewel mouthed assessor’s hand without applying any pressure on the first Squeeze item. She lifted her head from the food bowl easily when hand was applied to her cheek. She was playful with the toy and rawhide and held both with a firm grip, but her body remained loose and wiggly. The Behavior Team feels Jewel would do best in an Experienced home with no young children due to the previous owner’s concerns. Any older children should have an in-depth interaction before considering adoption. She may also benefit from obedience classes to work on her manners, and enrichment toys such as rawhide and kongs so she can positively direct her energy.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement.Her body is soft, panting..
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog sniffs hand.
Food 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. She lifts her head when hand is pushed against her 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 2. Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is a bit stiff.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
When off leash with other dogs, Jewel is vocal and conflicted. She will initiate play but becomes uncomfortable and may over correct when the other dog responds in the same way. With dogs that are less interested she becomes very pushy and not respectful.
Jewel engages in some rough and rowdy play with a very energetic male.
Jewel continues to engage in rough play. She is becoming more comfortable with males who are also playful and energetic.
Jewel continues to engage in a rough play style with an appropriate male.
Jewel engages in rough, mouthy play.
Jewel is solicitous and engages in rough, vocal play.
FEMALE, BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 10 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/15/2014, From NY 11433, DueOut Date 12/18/2014,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM-WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS young female intact no vomiting seen at this time or on cage NOSF
A volunteer writes (12/14):
Tiny baby Beluga reminds me of a shy little mouse, shiny black with her triangular little face, puzzled almond eyes and giant ears. She is so eager to please, so needy of human presence and comfort.She is a Velcro dog and could be surnamed Shadow as she follows my every steps.Beluga sits on command and for treats, head up and all eyes on me, her four little feet joined in a bundle and her tail swiping the ground at the speed of light. Beluga is so adorable and petite. She is quite submissive too rolling on her back for belly rubs. She is a star lap dog , squeezing her body tightly against my chest and flooding me with kisses. She welcomes staff who come to say hello at our gate. In playgroups , baby Beluga is at first timid then join the fun. Beluga is a delicious and precious little girl we have at the Manhattan Care Center, a naive puppy still at ten months of age. Come and meet her very soon….She belongs indeed right with you, in your home, in your heart as thenew the little princess of the house.
Re Exam 12/29:
SURGICAL WAIVER FOR KEC
sx reject due to kennel cough
coughing, nasal discharge seen
On 12/15/2014 Beluga came to us as a stray. A staff member wrote “Dog was nervous upon intake. Approached people with a low wagging tail”. The Assistant noted Beluga is soft, friendly and walked well to the assessment room. During the assessment Beluga appeared soft, friendly and submissive; urinating initially when handled by the Assessor. She allowed the Assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items. When pushed away by the “assess-a-hand” Beluga did not lift her head from the food bowl. No other behavior issues; no aggression noted. Although beluga did well on the assessment, she did submissively urinate while initially being handled. It is the recommendation of the Behavior Department Beluga can be adopted by an experienced owner who can allow beluga time to become comfortable with a new owner and family environment. She may benefit from a behavior modification program.
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, and open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
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 3. Dog follows the dish. Dog does not lift her head from the bowl when hand is applied to her cheek
Toy 1. No interest.
Rawhide 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish rawhide to you.
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