ANASTASIA – A1088209
Safe - 9-10-2016 Manhattan
ANASTASIA – A1088209
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/ NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
FEMALE, CHOCOLATE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIED Intake Date 09/01/2016, From NY 10463, DueOut Date 09/04/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Allows handling Female Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes:
Anastasia may not be the most famous Disney princess but she’s certainly one of my favorites. Wizards, hexes, mistaken identity, all in a far away exotic land? You got me, I’m hooked. Well New York City isn’t QUITE as exotic as all that (though it does have its moments), and our only opportunity for wizards is when they come to play the Knicks. But make no mistake about it. Our Anastasia is a princess. Tiny as a pea in her kennel 1 year-old Anastasia (Anna for short) immediately gets me smiling when I spot those velvet ears. Perched elegantly atop her head like two of Snow White’s sparrows, those floppy, furry triangles are enough to make anyone burst into song. And burst into song you might. Or at least break out into chuckles when Anastasia suddenly jumps into your lap and with one flick of her endless tongue “SLURRRRRP!” You’re kissed as well as any frog or (fingers crossed) a prince. Anna walks well on leash, a firefly on a string, and attends to her business straight away. She’ll sit for her treats but only for so long! Recall that princesses are full of wonderful traits with patience not among them. At the end of our time together I escort Anna back to her kennel. And after I properly fluff her (royal) pillow, she calmly climbs in and lays down for a nap. Later I pass by and see her, a sleeping beauty, those furry triangles moving lightly and quickly as she dreams. And what does a princess dream of? Why a happy ending of course. Anastasia is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Anastasia is estimated to be about 1 year old. She was found as a stray on 9/1/16 and brought to ACC. Her finder described her as very friendly and playful, she allowed him to put his hands in her mouth and touch her paws. She would jump up for attention and gave him kisses. He stated she seems to not know how to walk on a leash and pulls. When she see’s other dogs she gets really excited and barks with a wagging tail and wiggly body. She knows the cues sit and come.
Behavior during intake:
Anastasia allowed me to pet her, collar her and take her pictures. She jumped up for attention and took treats gently. She showed no signs of aggression.
Anastasia came into our center as a stray. Finder stated she was friendly and playful. Upon intake, she jumped up for attention. She pulled hard on her relief walk. In the SAFER assessment room, she displayed high energy, jumping and running around the room. For Look, she leaped into the assessors lap, body wiggly. She displayed high energy during Sensitivity, attempting to get closer to the assessor, body soft. During Tag, she jumped hard on and mouthed the assessor. After this she had a hard time settling and needed to be reset. She did not pull back her paw for either Squeeze attempt, and she put her open mouth on the Assessors hand. She was playful with the Toy and she relinquished it. The Behavior Team recommends that Anastasia be placed in an Experienced home with no young children. Any older children should have an in depth interaction with her. She will need daily physical exercise, such as runs, walks, and play, and mental stimulation, such as Kongs and other puzzle toys. Anastasia would benefit from positive reinforcement training to teach her basic manners and not to jump.
Look: 1. Dog jumps into Assessor’s lap with tail wagging.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, tail wagging.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly jumps up hard on the Assessor, mouths Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Toy 1. Dog play with toy, will relinquish toy to you.
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