ALICE – A1084681
Safe - 9-11-2016 Brooklyn
ALICE – A1084681
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME, SOCIAL GREETER DOG**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/08/2016, From NY 11357, DueOut Date 08/08/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scan negative Spayed ~3yrs — per owner Aggressive, non sociable, does not tolerate petting mild tartar, gingivitis Tolerated only limited PE due to temperment. ENT — NOSF Coat – Clean AMBx4
A volunteer writes: Alice is a pint-sized sweetheart; and like some pint-sized ice cream, she is of the super premium variety! She has previously lived with infants (and was relaxed around them), played with dogs in dog parks (and here at the shelter, has been used to help integrate dogs into playgroup), and has even been relaxed and playful around cats (that completes the trifecta!). We’re told she has a high activity level, likes to play with toys, and is well behaved when left alone. She has been super sweet and wiggly whenever I’ve hung out with her. She walks nicely on leash, seems housebroken, and is always checking in and seems delighted to be out on an adventure together. If I stop to scratch her butt she wags her tail so much it hits her in the face, then she shimmies around so I can get all of her other “spots”, then tap dances over to me and licks my face clean! On one walk, a staff member called to her from her car. Alice seemed ready to jump in (and she let me pick her up so she could say a proper “hello” through the window), and when we encountered another volunteer she was quick to prop her paws up on him and wiggle her way into his heart. She is so sweet and charming! Please come check her out at Brooklyn ACC.
A staff member updates: ALICE is a PlayGroup rockstar! Not too high energy though! An AMAZING social greeter dog!
Alice is a female American Pit Bull Terrier Mix who was surrendered due to personal problems of her previous owner.
Around strangers Alice is shy for a few minutes and plays exuberantly with adults. Alice has lived with infants and was relaxed around them but did not play with them. Alice has spent time with various types of dogs in dog parks. Around them Alice was relaxed and played exuberantly. Alice has spent time with cats and was relaxed and playful with them.
Alice has never bitten another person or animal and has no behavior issues seen by her previous owner. Alice is scared of loud sounds and will hide when she hears them. Alice is friendly when someone touches her food or bowl while she is eating, takes a treat/toy away, pushes/pulls her off of the furniture, holds/restrains her, disturbs her while she is resting/sleeping, brushes her coat or trims her nails. Alice is afraid when being given a bath. If an unfamiliar person approaches Alice’s family or home she will bark and growl at them.
For a new Family to Know:
Alice is described as: friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, and excitable with a very high activity level. When at home Alice will follow around her owner and likes to play with stuffed toys. Alice likes to play fetch and tug. Alice was fed dry food mixed with rice twice a day. Alice is house trained and never has any accidents. Alice will go to the bathroom anywhere outside. When left alone in the yard or at home Alice is well behaved. Alice stays in her cage from 10pm to 7am at night. Alice knows the commands sit, roll over and stay. Alice likes to go running and jogging for exercise. Alice will pull lightly on a leash and will wander when off leash but come when called.
Alice was growling and barking when staff approached her. Alice allowed staff to take pictures but did not allow staff to collar her.
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME
Alice previously lived with adults and infants. The owner stated Alice is shy around strangers for a few minutes and plays exuberantly with adults, with the infants she was relaxed around them but did not play with them. The owner mentioned Alice has spent time with cats and was relaxed and playful with them. The owner describes Alice as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, and excitable. It was reported Alice is house trained, with a very high activity level and well behaved when home alone.
At intake it was reported Alice was growling and barking at the counselor, she did not allow any handling. During SAFER Alice came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, she was friendly and social towards the assessor. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Alice joins the game during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Alice was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Alice appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play ends.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves her legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw because she was startled.
Flank squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Alice greets the other dog displaying soft body language. She is tolerant of a male that mounts her and displays bouncy body language as she explores the pen.
***Social Greeter Dog ***
According to Alice’s previous owner, Alice has spent time with various types of dogs in dog parks. Around them Alice was relaxed and played exuberantly. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Alice displays soft and bouncy body language while interacting with male and female dogs. She is utilized as a greeter dog and is tolerant of males that attempt to mount her. She will give clear warning signs when males attempt to mount her by clicking in their ears. The Behavior Department recommends that Alice be placed in a home with a dog that matches her gentle play style.
8/10: Alice greets the other dog displaying soft body language. She is tolerant of a male that mounts her and displays bouncy body language as she explores the pen.
8/12: Today Alice was introduced to a soft female. She solicited play at the gate, then bounce away. Once the pen door is open she exchanged sniff, with a high wagging tail. She presents her rear with quick turnaround before walking away to investigate the pen.
8/14- 8/30: Alice was used as a greeter dog today. She tolerated mounts by males and solicits play with wiggly, bouncy spins. Alice also gives clear warning signs when males attempt to mount her by clicking in their ears. She will offer appropriate correction for a male dog that persistently attempts to mount her.
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