MINNIE – A1057148
Safe 2-27-2016 Staten Island
MINNIE – A1057148
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
FEMALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/06/2015, From NY 11213, DueOut Date11/09/2015
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – affection seeking, responds to some basic commands – food motivated F~ 2 years Ears, eyes, nose, mouth/teeth clear Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted Underweight – good appetite. NOSF
A volunteer writes: Wagging her tail as soon as she saw me, I knew that Minnie and I would be friends. She’s a gorgeous girl, her coat clean and groomed, her weight perfect for her size. She’s all about hugs, giving me a big kiss as soon as we met! She’s housetrained, good on the leash, and showed off her ‘sit’ as soon as she saw a treat in my hand. It was a chilly morning and Miss Minnie welcomed a fleece coat stealing a kiss as I put it on her. Posing for some photos like a pro, Minnie didn’t mind being tethered, wagged her tail so hard the leaves started flying around! In group play Minnie greets politely, sometimes engages in brief play, and seeks out the attention of the handler. She’s gorgeous, friendly, sweet and clamoring to be home for the holidays. Let’s make it happen for her.
Another volunteer writes: Ready to par-tay? Than Miss Minnie is the girl you want by your side. Always smiling, always wagging her tail, friendly to everyone she’s the ‘go to’ girl for those that need a reason to smile. She’s the girl in school who would have been voted Most Friendly! She loves to meet new people, and when some Con Ed guys were getting out of their truck and called to her, she wiggled her way over to say hello. Given the chance, she would have happily climbed in the truck for a ride. In group she greets others politely, plays with some dogs, ignores others and seems to prefer the company of quieter, calmer dogs. Miss Minnie wears her smile as she patiently waits for her new person or family to stop at her kennel and say, “she’s the one!”
Another volunteer writes: Miss Minnie is looking for a forever life of love and toys! Able to amuse herself endlessly with a toy she bounces playfully around the pen. After a while she lies down to give it a good chomp, not tearing it apart, just chewing. She loves people, loves toys (and will carry a toy on her walk) and is affectionate and sweet. We’re wishing Minnie a lifetime of a toy box full of toys. Can you help make our wish for her come true?
11/16 : S/O: Dog noted to be QAR/depressed on rounds. Did come to front of kennel when called. Has bilateral serous nasal discharge and is snorting/sneezing.
A: CIRDC ; P: Move to ISO and start on doxy; recheck day 7 and 10
11/22 : returned from foster due to frequent urination and “chewing at leg”; abdominal palp wnl; minor skin irritation seen on rear leg–unsure if significant; no cirdc signs: resolved; course of Clavamox for presumptive UTI and questionable pyoderma; okay to go back to foster.
Minnie came in as a stray, but the finder kept her for 15 days. The Finder has two young children (4 and 9 years old) and Minnie played very gently with them. The finder also has a 6 month old male pit bull puppy that was very playful and kept jumping on Minnie to solicit play. Minnie was very gentle with the puppy and would walk away if he became too hyper for her. The Finder stated Minnie is housebroken and well behaved when left home alone.
At intake it was reported Minnie is very social and friendly, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Minnie came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, she was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Minnie follows the handler mouths the leash in a playful manner and slowly de-escalates during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Minnie was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Minnie appears to be a high-energy dog that will likely do best with an adopter prepared to provide mental and physical stimulation and appropriate outlets for his energy. The behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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. Follows at end of leash, body soft, mouths the leash in a playful manner, but slowly de-escalates.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy, and she is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Minnie may greet the other dogs briefly but mostly keeps to herself.
Minnie greets other dogs politely and may become bouncy but rarely engages in play. Based on her behavior during playgroup, the Behavior Department recommends she can go to a home with male dogs and may be placed into a home with a female dog but we recommend a pre-adoption interaction be required. Minnie seems to do well with non-playful or gently playful dogs so we recommend placement with other calm, slightly playful dogs.
Minnie greeted the helper dog at the gate but once allowed free access she avoided interaction and paced around the yard.
11/9 update: Minnie greets other dogs appropriately but appears anxious- whale eye, ears back, avoids- when play gets physical. She delivers clear corrections for roudy play.
11/10 update: Minnie may greet the other dogs briefly but mostly keeps to herself.
11/11 update: Minnie is tolerant of interaction and greets the other dogs briefly.
11/12 update: Minnie greets politely and is a bit bouncy when solicited but does not engage in play. She offers appropriate corrections for pushy behavior.
11/13 update: Minnie greets politely and is a bit bouncy with some dogs. She is mostly uninterested in interacting.
11/14 update: Minnie greets politely and seems interested but does not engage in play.
11/15 update: Minnie is an appropriate greeter and is selectively interested in brief play with certain dogs.
11/23: Minnie offers brief, polite greeting. She seeks out attention from human handlers in the pen.
11/24: Minnie is distracted by other stimuli in the yard and does not engage in play.
11/28 update: Minnie greets politely before going off to explore the yard.
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