LOUISE – A1045305
Safe 8-2-2015 Brooklyn
LOUISE – A1045305
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AMER BULLDOG MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/24/2015, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 07/27/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan negative intact female weight: 33.8lbs bright eyes clean ears clean coat mild tartar seen on teeth along with slight gingivitis – has an underbite nails down to kwick overall body condition is good sweet girl – easy to handle APH BARH NOSF
A volunteer writes: I always catch myself referring to Louise as a little lamb or anything else that connotes her soft, gentle, quiet, sweeter than sweet nature. Really she is a little dog, with the most precious underbite, a chocolatey black coat, and ears that sometimes hang in way that make her look like a little mouse! She was abandoned in the lobby, but handled it with grace and charm – even crawling into a staff member’s lap while she was being intaked! I remember seeing shortly after she first arrived, she stayed curled up in her cage when I approached, but softly wagged her tail. I still haven’t heard her speak, but she solicits attention with soft eye contact and comes to the front. She is very light on leash and seems to have some housetraining. She seems very submissive and can even be a bit bashful, but I think Louise’s favorite pastime is cuddling! She loves to be held, will bury her head in my lap, and gives delicate kisses. Even comparisons to small innocent farm animals do her no justice, she is no less than little Louise – please come meet her yourself at Brooklyn ACC and see how special she is!
A staff member writes: This dog is very sweet and friendly, walks right up to people. Was able to collar and scan for microchip very easily.
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME
Louise came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. At intake Louise was very sweet and friendly towards the counselor and people, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Louise came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was social, friendly and attention seeking towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Louise was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Louise was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Louise appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
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. 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: 1. Minimal interest in food, dog licks, then turn away.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog licks, then turns away.
Dog-to-dog: When off leash Louise is nervous and fearful. She allows greeting/sniffing but is uninterested in engaging in greeting or play.
PLAYGROUP: Off leash Louise is nervous and fearful. She allows greeting/sniffing but is uninterested in engaging in greeting or play. 7/29 update: Louise is social and playful. She is solicitous and engages in mouthy running play with both males and females. 7/30 update: Louise engages in rough running play with both males and females. She will offer vocalizations and play bows in attempts to solicit play.
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