PIXIE – A1050429
Safe 10-28-2015 Staten Island
PIXIE – A1050429
***SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME***
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/05/2015, From NY 10312, DueOut Date 09/08/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative bARH AMBX4 Friendly,allowed handling Female~2yrs EENT:WNL Lactating (recently had puppies) Scar above left eye No fleas seen Nosf
MEDICAL – 9/8/15:
S/O: BAR, EATING, FRIENDLY, EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC, STAINING AND SCANT TARTAR ON DENTITION, CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS, LUNGS: CLEAR, ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER,MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 3/9 , BACKBONE PROMINENT, RIBBS UNCOVERED, NS: APPROPRIATE, PLN: NSF, GU: FEMALE INTACT, NO PALPATBLE FETUSES, LACTATING, ENGORGED MAMMARY CHAIN, NO PUPPIES WITH HER AT PRESENTATION. A: DEMANDS OF LACTATION, PREGANCY LIKELY CAUSED ENERGY INTAKE IMBALANCE. P: NO TREATMENT
A volunteer writes: It never ceases to amaze me what humans to do animals and this is no exception!!! Pixie has clearly had many litters of puppies (one pretty recently) and now finds herself without her puppies and in a shelter, in spite of her current situation Pixie is nothing but lovable and friendly. She enjoys being out of her kennel and posed so nicely for her pictures, this beauty has tugged at my heart strings, she is truly special. Please consider giving Pixie a home she deserves. Come to SIACC and meet her.
9/8/15 – Safer
Pixie came into our center when a member of the public found her as a stray. She was friendly during intake, loose body and wagging tail, allowing all handling. Pixie pulled slightly on her relief walk. She whined slightly in between SAFER assessment items. Pixie held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, body neutral and a bit cautious. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, body soft, tail neutral. Pixie followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft, settling easily at end. She did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Pixie calmly allowed the Food dish to be moved, lifting her head when assess-a-hand was applied to her cheek. She playfully engaged with Toy, firm grip and loose body. She relinquished Rawhide easily. Pixie whined and barked at helper dog, approaching quickly with tail above spine level. The Behavior Team feels Pixie would do well with an Experienced adopter. She may benefit from obedience classes for leash manners and being the only resident dog.
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 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 closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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. 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 his 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 will relinquish rawhide to you.
Dog-dog: 3. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in with her tail high, whining and barking.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: when off leash with other dogs, Piixie was polite when greeted by a male dog. She began to exhibit guarding behavior towards the other dog when the other dog approaches the bench in the yard.
When introduced to a social male, Pixie was a polite greeter and often engaged in rough, mouthy play as well as offering multiple play bows. She may be a bit pushy and slow to take correction, however she did not display any guarding behavior.
10/15 – 10/16 update
Pixie continues to be tolerant and often engages in rough, mouthy play with a social male.
Pixie continues to engage in boisterous and mouthy play. She tends to rush in when greeting and can be a bit pushy but she takes well to corrections.
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