ANAIS – A1072306
Safe - 7-2-2016 Manhattan
ANAIS – A1072306
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/02/2016, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 05/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild to mod tartar clean EEN slightly alopecia on body, may be due to harness slightly blood seen on paws, poss broken nails pyoderma on abdomen spay scar and tattoo seen NOSF
Anais might keep a serious face but she has the most gentle disposition. She is a very quiet damsel who goes with the flow, friendly, sociable, always tail wagging and ready for whatever you might want to propose. Of course, between want and can, there is a big difference…Anais ‘ hind paws are one big sore that we are treating of course but makes for now walking, running or playing with a ball a bit difficult. She is a great trooper, though and insists to go out and be in company. Leashed easily, Anais and I aim for the yard where she does her business at once. She is quite a pretty gal, dressed in a silky and perfect milk chocolate coat. She owns lovely almond shaped eyes and piggy ears. Anais comes immediately when called, sits on command and takes treats very gently from my hand. She does not guard a ball she likes to chew on or her meal.Anais of course loves attention big time. She is a great lap dog and she has already been carried in quite a number of arms so she does not hurt more her feet…Yes, little Anais is very much loved here at the care center. Lovely Anais is a sweet girl, mature at 4 years of age, pretty and well mannered.She is looking for a home sweet home, a little TLC and promises her unconditional love and loyalty in exchange. Come and meet her soon..Anais is waiting for you.
Another volunteer writes:
In Arabic Anais means, “those who bring peace and tranquility to the heart.” How fitting for our cinnamon girl. 4 year-old Anais’s arrival was unfortunately not so peaceful. She arrived as a stray, underweight, her coat spotted and marked, and with open sores along her paws. A beautiful butterfly with her wings temporarily clipped, Anais drew sympathy and stole hearts from all those around her and was frequently seen being carried by her caretakers (as any princess should be). In the month since her arrival Anais has won nothing but more admirers. Her delicate face, those oversized ears, and that cinnamon coat draw “oohs” and “ahhs” wherever she goes. She has recovered from her injuries and resumed life as a boisterous, snuggly, affectionate, and well-mannered girl. And yet she continues to be admired from only a distance. Behind a cage door or on a leash. Not free and in flight as a butterfly should be. Anais harbors no ill will for what brought her here. She seems to have peace and tranquility in her heart. She will bring the same to you. Anais is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Another volunteer updates: What do you do on a hot summer afternoon? If your name is Anais you go for a swim, play with toys in the water and sit for treats!! Having a ball jumping in the pool to get her toys Anais even manages to get two in her mouth at the same time, bringing them to her person for another throw. She sits, enjoys a treat (even retrieving one from the pool), snuggles happily and not for a second does she stop wagging her tail! She’s a gorgeous, fun loving snuggle loving little girl who’s patiently waiting to find her happily ever after. We’re all rooting for her so come meet her today!
Anais has displayed concerning behaviors during interactions with other dogs while in our care. It has been observed that Anais displays heightened arousal and reactivity when dogs pass by, and is slow to de-escalate afterward. During Anais’s most recent off-leash interaction, she escalated in response to correction from another, resulting in her growling, vocalizing and attempting to bite the other dog. When handlers were able intervene, Anais continued to lunge toward the other dog in attempt to follow. Based on the behaviors observed on Anais while in our care, the behavior department that Anais would be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a home, with an experienced adopter.
Anais walks calmly on leash. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Anais followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. She took the toy away but had soft body language.
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.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears relaxed, wagging tail.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
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.
Anais has briefly engaged in bouts of pushy play with males and females. Over time, Anais has become increasingly tense and assertive during interaction, to the point of vocalizing and standing on top of other dogs. During Anais’s most recent playgroup interaction, she escalated in response to correction, resulting in her growling, vocalizing and attempting to bite the other dog. When handlers are able intervene, Anais continued to lunge toward the other dog in attempt to follow. Based on the behaviors observed on Anais while in our care, the behavior department that Anais would be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a home.
When off leash with other dogs, Anais greets politely, and engages in pawsy play with the male greeter. She is polite when greeting female dogs.
5/5 update: Anais engages briefly in bouts of bouncy play with males and females, however becomes anxious with prolonged time in the yard.
5/9 update: Anais is tense and stands tall when greeted. She mounts the other dog and begins to vocalize.
5/10 update: Anais is tense when engaging, only engaging briefly in pushy, assertive play. She becomes reactive when another dog passes by and begins to bark and react until the other dog is out of sight. Once Anais is in a heightened state of arousal, Anais becomes tense and reactive to the dog inside the pen.
5/11 update: Anais is tense when greeting a calmer male dog. She jumps onto his back and begins to vocalize. When the other dog reciprocates with vocal correction, Anais escalates in response, growling, vocalizing and attempting to bite. When handlers are able intervene, Anais continues to lunge toward the other dog in attempt to follow.
5/26 update: Anais is muzzled based on previous interaction. She bows and bounces to solicit from the helper dog.
6/1 update: Anais is muzzled, and begins to solicit play from the helper.
6/2 update: Anais is not muzzled. She begins to solicit play with her paws. Anais becomes increasingly aroused during the session and begins to mount the other dog. She growls in response to receiving correction from the other dog.
6/9: Anais engages in bouncy play with a male dog, she mounts during play.
6/10 update: Anais engages in rough play with a tolerant, social male. She will vocalize and mount during play.
6/11 update: Anais, again, mounts the helper dog. She does engage wrestling play otherwise.
6/16: Anais continues to display this behavior.
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