ARI – A1091187
Safe - 9-30-2016 Manhattan
ARI – A1091187
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, BOXER / STAFFORDSHIRE, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/25/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 10/02/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: positive 985112005804215 Sex: spayed Age 8 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: slightly cloudy Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: mild tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: social and playful Medication: none NOSF
A volunteer writes: There is something about her little imp face, her saucer like eyes, and initially shy demeanor that draw me in. Little Ari joins us when the only family she’s ever known moved where she isn’t welcome, and she’s doing the best she can in a unique and strange environment. She’s upfront in her kennel ready to come out for a walk, is leashed easily and off we go. We’re told she’s housetrained and likes to potty in the street between cars and she showed me exactly that! Clever girl. She’s lived with and played gently with young children, doesn’t guard her things, and is described as friendly, affectionate and playful. She slept in bed with her person and likes to play with socks (so put away your socks when you adopt her!), and is well behaved when left alone. Ari warmed up quickly after some initial shyness, gave me kisses, rolled into my lap snuggling as close as she could, allowed me to fondle her all over, gave me her belly for some rubbing, and in the park lay down froggy style (love that) as we cuddled. Ari showed off her ‘sit’, takes treats gently and loved watching some kids playing ball, perhaps thinking of her former kids. Ari is a Greek name meaning “superior” and she is that in every way. I fell hard for this little slip of a girl who is doing the best she can while waiting for a new family to love. Her family resume is outstanding and she showed me how much she earned it. Now she’s waiting to show you. Come meet her today and take her home. She deserves it, and you deserve her.
Ari A1091187 is an approximately 8 year old Boxer/Staffordshire Mix. She was a gift to the owner from family 8 years ago. The main reason for surrender is that the owner is moving to a place where pets are not allowed. Ari does not have any health concerns.
Ari is friendly and outgoing around strangers. She lived with a 6 and 9 year old child. She plays gently with kids and adults alike. Ari has never lived with another animal. Ari has never bitten anyone.
Ari allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away without concern. She allows you to bathe her. Ari is quiet if an unfamiliar approaches the owner or doorway.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Ari is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. She has a medium activity level. When home, she follows you around. She has been kept mostly indoors. she enjoys playing with socks. she sleeps on the bed with her owner. she is fed Blue Buffalo. Ari is house trained and prefers to go on cement in between cars. when left alone, she is well behaved. For exercise she is walked on the leash.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Ari allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/young children
Behavior toward children: Plays gently
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/26/16
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: 4. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand with a very fast head movement. Her body is stiff and she has a closed mouth with a short lip.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away.
Toy 1. Minimal interest.
Summary: Showed uncomfortability with handling; slow approach recommended
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Ari allows approach and greeting, offers a few sniffs, however remains a bit reserved. Her previous owner cites that she has not lived around animals before. The behavior team recommends slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home.
During her initial medical exam Ari appeared social and playful
_X_Fearful (Ari has observed to be a bit fearful in shelter when made uncomfortable by sudden movement and loud noises; she does otherwise display social behavior, particularly warming up quicker when a slow approach is used. Due to this behavior noted in shelter, we believe Ari would benefit best from an experienced adopter who will allow Ari to interact at her own pace. The behavior department recommends a period of decompression to aid in acclimating to a new home environment; force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Ari to new and unfamiliar situations)
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