PEARL – A1031284
Safe 3-30-2015 Manhattan
SAFE 3/30/15 Manhattan Center PEARL – A1031284 Pulled by For The Love of Dog Please honor your pledges: http://www.4theloveofdog.org/HelpTheDogs.asp#donate FEMALE, BLACK / BROWN, ROTTWEILER MIX, 6 yrs STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/25/2015, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 03/28/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW Medical Summary SCAN […]
PEARL – A1031284
Pulled by For The Love of Dog
Please honor your pledges: http://www.4theloveofdog.org/HelpTheDogs.asp#donate
FEMALE, BLACK / BROWN, ROTTWEILER MIX, 6 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/25/2015, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 03/28/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- mild tartar mild ear infection female nervous, growling NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Pearl wants so much to come out of her kennel. She is dancing back and forth. She would prefer to do so without a leash. It took me a while to lasso her successfully but eventually, we left for the yard and later for the street. Pearl is very stressed and scared. I can not take a photo without some foam drooling at the corner of her mouth. Her look is wary and she only occasionally gazes at me or the eye of the camera. She eliminates pretty quickly and meets other dogs, big and small uneventfully.She walks quite well in the street, even sits on command. She does not want any treats although her figure indicates a naturally good appetite and state of nutrition. Poor Pearl is clearly not herself at the care center. A stroll around the block did her good, though. Indeed, back in the yard, Pearl sat by my feet. I petted her, cleaned her mouth and her eyes.Pearl seemed fine with my handling of her and even started to look back at me with gentle although “bruised” eyes. Pearl appears to be a Rottweiler mix (may be with a Beauceron or a Shepherd.) She is beautiful, well nourished and is dressed in a lush and well kept coat. She was a mother once upon a time.She has been well cared for until her abandonment. I gather that Pearl with her stern “attitude” is not a crowd pleaser. We do not know who she really is, but we do know that “our” Pearl is not the real one. It is now a matter to give her a chance – or not. Pearl is at the Manhattan Care Center. She needs a hero to believe in her.
A volunteer updates:
Pearl surprised me today! She was at her door, demanding to go out. No problem to leash her anymore. No more drooling. A great walker and even house trained. I let her free in the pen where she explored the area. She came when I called her, sat by my side and accepted my caresses. She would still not take my treats but I am hopeful that soon enough, she will. I am so proud of Pearl! From very scared dog, she evolved into one trying to find her balance in a new environment. She showed me her social skills and her like for us, humans. There is a lot to say about her progresses. I feel like a proud parent. Pearl is dreaming of a new home and a new master. Will you be the one?
Re Exam 3/27:
BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED
PHYSICAL EXAM- growls with PE , but doesn’t mind ears cleaned with handler
mild ear infection with wax and mild lichenification.
abd palp tense, no signs of mamary gland tumors, BCS 6/9
female, no spay scar seen
A: healthy dog
P: behavior test
otitis externa – excellent/ good px otiobiotic AU SID 10 d
Pearl walks calmly on leash. She was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. Pearl was shy and nervous during handling, with a fearful body language. She was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Pearl became stiff and uncomfortable showing teeth and freezing during paw handling. She was not interested in food, toys or rawhide. Pearl was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful.
Pearl was a bit fearful during the assessment; she was not very sociable and was uncomfortable with some of the handling. The behavior department feels that she would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Squeeze 1: 5. Dog freezes
Food: 1. No interest.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog – dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful.
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