ANJA – A1099584
Safe - 12-24-2016 Manhattan
ANJA – A1099584
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, POINTER MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 12/13/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 12/20/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan pos# AVID 102*893*607 allows handling geriatric mod tartar, broken k9 lump on rt side of chest mild dehydration slightly alopecia on base of tail female spayed NOSF
A volunteer writes: What an award winning smile! It did not come at once, but after a while spent together. Anja is known to be a friendly gal, but still, being relinquished to the Care Center at the mature age of 9 is pretty tough on her. She is a pretty Collie/Pittie/Lab mix who wags her tail in her kennel, her bright eyes all on me. Take me out, take me out. Anja is quite energetic, a great walker and likely housetrained, as related to us by her former owner. She can be a little stubborn at times and takes root with her four, refusing to follow the direction I choose: the privilege of the elderly. Anja is a bit lost. We understand. She was a precious and beloved pet for many years, one who was the loyal and loving shadow of her family, always by their side. She can sit on command and absolutely loves treats, comes when called, and poses her head in my lap for caresses, but only after a while spent together. Anja does not seem fond of other dogs, and will intensely bark at them. She seems the PERFECT pet for an adult household, and one without another pooch. There is an amazing match out there for every single one of our dogs and cats. Just come and meet Anja. She will be the love of your life.
Anja A1099584 is an 9-9 year old Pointer Mix. She was adopted from another shelter. The main reason for surrender is that the owner is moving to a building where pets are not allowed. The only health concern that Anja has is a benign tumor on the right side of her body that she saw a Veterinarian for about 2 years ago.
Anja is friendly with strangers. She plays exuberantly with adults until she gets that first blast of energy out of her. Then she plays gentle. She prefers not to play with kids at all. Anja is tolerant of other dogs, but barks at them. Anja has never bitten anyone.
Anja allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. she does struggle a bit when you try to bathe her. She enjoys being brushed. Anja gets startled when awakened out of her sleep. During storms, or loud noises, she is not bothered.If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway, she barks.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Anja is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. Anja has a high activity level. She is highly affectionate. Anja’s favorite activity is to play with a human companion. At home, she follows you around. She does not have any toys as she destroys them. she would be better suited for a single dog home. She has been kept in and out doors. She slept on a doggy bed inside of her dog house. She is highly potty trained and prefers to go on grass. When left alone in the yard, she is well behaved. On the leash, she pulls. initial medical examination, Anja allowed all handling without issue.
Spayed, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: It is reported that Anja would prefer not to play with children at all
Behavior toward dogs: Tolerant
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Anja is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. Anja has a high activity level. She is highly affectionate. Anja’s favorite activity is to play with a human companion.
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: 1. Dog stands with his tail low and wagging, and comes toward the Assessor in a friendly manner when the Assessor ceases moving.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
Squeeze 2: 1.Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest
Summary: Anja displayed social behavior at times though remained fairly anxious throughout the assessment, focusing solely on the exit. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of this environment; force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Anja to new and unfamiliar situations.
When off leash with male and female dogs Anja greets with fast wagging tail and is standing tall; she does not engage in play when solicited. She will T the shoulder of a male dog but responds well to correction.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_No young children (under 5)
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