MADONNA aka TIPSY – A1058215
Safe 12-7-2015 Staten Island
MADONNA aka TIPSY – A1058215 ***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME/NO CHILDREN*** SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/17/2015, From NY 10314, DueOut Date 11/17/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW Medical Summary limited exam Microchip: negative Sex: female spay scar seen […]
MADONNA aka TIPSY – A1058215
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME/NO CHILDREN***
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/17/2015, From NY 10314, DueOut Date 11/17/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary limited exam Microchip: negative Sex: female spay scar seen Age 4y Mentation: barh Eyes: wnl Ears: wnl Nose: wnl Teeth:wnl Skin: wnl Hair Coat: Any injuries: Behavior: very nervous, will avert eyes, will lift lip
Madonna is a 4yr old spayed female Pit Bull that has no past or current medical issues according to the owner.
Social Life & Personality:
Madonna comes from a home with children and she interacted with them in a playful gentle manner. Madonna has been around other dog (Large & Small) and she gets along with them just fine according to the owner. The owner isn’t sure how Madonna would respond in the presence of a cat due to never having one around for her to interact with. Madonna is an indoor only dog that is house broken. Madonna is described to be friendly, playful, and affectionate with a medium activity level.
Madonna has never bitten a person or another animal according to the owner. Madonna doesn’t have any guarding issues and this applies to food, treats, and toys. These items can be given and taken away with no issues. Madonna has received baths and appears to be afraid when this is being done. She will get into the tub and tremble in fear but will allow you to bath her. The owner has never tried to trim her nails and isn’t sure how she would respond to having this done. However she does like to have her coat brushed.
For a New Family to Know:
Madonna knows two basic commands and that is to sit & lay down. She went for slow walks on a leash and let out into the yard for daily exercise. Madonna enjoys all sorts of dog toys and will play with just about anything according to the owner. When in the home Madonna is the type to rarely seek attention but be in the same room. When left alone in the home Madonna is well behaved and this applies to her being left in the yard as well. Madonna was brought up eating dry food and the brand the owner gave was kibbles & bits.
Behavior During Intake:
Madonna was brought into the facility on a leash by the owner. Upon arrival Madonna appeared to be afraid and at one point she wouldn’t walk. As she sat her body was stiff & trembling at the same time. Her tail was tucked and when she did walk she remained close to the owner. When we were in the office she remained seated under her owners legs. I then started to chant that she was a good girl and spoke to her in a soft spoken voice. She slowly raised from the floor and approached my hand and sniffed it. I then went to pet her and she allowed it. I was then able to scan, collar, and handle her.
Madonna came into our center as an owner surrender citing owner developed allergies. It is reported Madonna comes from a home with children and she interacted with them in a playful gentle manner. Owner states Madonna has been around other dogs large and small and gets along with them. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports Madonna is housebroken. During intake, Madonna was fearful, tail tucked, remaining close to owner. Once spoken to gently she warmed up and allowed handling. Madonna walked slow and cautiously for her relief walk, tail tucked, no pulling. Madonna allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, lip lick, tail down, body cautious. She stood still and accepted the touch, body cautious, tail down, lip lick, tail down. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body low, tail tucked. Madonna required some time to become comfortable enough in position for Squeeze item to be completed, whale eye, trembling, lip lick, but did not pull her paw back on both attempts. She had no interest in Toy. Madonna approached helper dog with tail tucked, lip licking, ears back. The Behavior Team feels Madonna would do best in an Experienced home with No children. Any older children should have an in depth interaction before considering adoption. Madonna would benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction and given a significant amount of time to feel comfortable and warm up. She may initially benefit from a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can relax and know what to expect in her new home.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is cautious, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body cautious, mouth closed, ears back, lip lick.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper dog submissively -tail tucked, lip lick, ears back
When greeted by a social male off leash, Madonna was very stiff and nervous. She often bares her teeth and does not allow to be greeted.
11/24 update : Madonna continues to be tense and will vocalize when a social male would attempt to greet. Madonna will often search for an exit out of the yard, she appears to be uncomfortable around other dogs.
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