SANDY aka SAND DUSK – A1032225
Safe 5-6-2015 Manhattan
SANDY aka SAND DUSK – A1032225 *** AVERAGE HOME *** FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/04/2015, From NY 11432, DueOut Date04/07/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN Medical Summary BARH Intact Female Scan Negative Appears to have a rash […]
SANDY aka SAND DUSK – A1032225
*** AVERAGE HOME ***
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/04/2015, From NY 11432, DueOut Date04/07/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH Intact Female Scan Negative Appears to have a rash (possible ringworm) on forehead and on the back legs Moderate Tartar and Dental Staining Gave Dewormer Gave Activyl Very friendly and easy to handle during exam NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Sand Dusk (or Sandy as I like to call her) wears the biggest smile, gives the most enthusiastic hugs and seems to have an endless supply of kisses for every person she meets! Her name may bring to mind a dimly-lit desert evening but Sandy is really the doggie equivalent of a bright summer’s day, all good cheer and sunshine. She meets life head-on and just loves getting out and about for a good walk, pulling slightly on leash but responding quickly to my voice, sniffing absolutely everything and doing all her business soon after we hit the street. She likes other dogs a lot and passes them with friendly manners but back in the yard her greeting technique is a tad over the top and involves a lot of vocalizing, frantic tail wagging and much scuttling backwards and forwards along the fence line. Once her new friend leaves we move on to the serious business of ball-playing and treat-eating, two things for which Sandy shows quite a remarkable talent! She loves snacks and takes them very nicely from my hand then waits patiently for a toss of the ball before chasing it down, picking it up and quickly dropping it again, allowing me to do the ‘fetching’ myself with no guarding issues at all. It’s no surprise that such a soft and sweet girl aced her behavior assessment and Sand Dusk is now available for adoption into almost any kind of home. Welcome the world’s least surly teenager into your family today and get ready to smile, smile, smile!
Another volunteer writes:
Sandy is a sweetie. She walked very well with me; she was calm, responsive and eagerly accepted my ear rubs. Sandy is a smiley girl who will radiate sunshine in whatever lucky home she goes to.
Re Exam 4/16:
Has Kennel Cough as per Dr.
On 3 capsules of Doxicycline 100 mg SID for 10 days
Cage Exam 4/19:
BAR, NO NASAL DISCHARGE, SOME COUGHING
BCS STILL APPROPRIATE
SCAN BLOOD IN KENNEL, FROM VULVA, APPEARS TO BE IN HEAT
CONTINUE CURRENT THERAPY
Sand Dusk walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Sand Dusk was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She was not interested in food or rawhide but took the toy away but had soft body language. Sand Dusk rushed in quickly during the dog-dog test, but showed no aggression.
Sand Dusk did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
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. 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.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Food 1. No interest.
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. No interest.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in with her tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip long
When off leash with other dogs Sand Dusk will briefly interact and may get playful with respectful dogs. She is tolerant of mounting and is often more interested in her surroundings.
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