ASHLEY – A1068076
Safe - 4-2-2016 Manhattan
ASHLEY – A1068076
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
FEMALE, RED / BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/20/2016, From NY 10474, DueOut Date 03/23/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #N.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative female intact underweight good appetite placed TID feeding sign mild tartar clean EEN clean coat NOSF
A volunteer writes: A gorgeous red head, Ashley is sleek, fun, engaging, playful and affectionate. Happy for a walk in order to take care of her business she pottied the moment we were out the door. She pulls on the leash a bit so may do better in a harness making it a nicer walk for both end of the leash. Happy and fun, off leash in the yard Ashley found a tennis ball and a plush toy, both of which she brought into my lap to share. As other dogs passed us Ashley bounced over to the gate to say her doggie hello tail wagging happily in greeting. Treats? Why thank you and of course I’ll show you my sit for one! Ashley takes her treat gently and looks up at me with her gorgeous eyes hoping if she holds her sit another treat will come her way. And, of course, it does! Ashley is a bit too thin and is looking for a home in which good food, lots of love and playtime are on the daily ‘to do’ list. Fun, friendly and affectionate this little girl will wag her way into your heart. Meet her and see for yourself!
Another volunteer writes: Remember the expression “beauty is only skin deep” – well, that’s so true, but not only does Ashely have beauty, she’s smart, affectionate, playful and so easy to spend time with. She loves toys and happily carries one with her on walks and if she drops it and you tell her to pick up her toy, she does! Wiggling in for some hugs and kisses (with or without her toy), she’s calmly loving, and so sweet. She’s a VOLUNTEEER FAVORITE and with good reason. The perfect combination of beauty and everything else that
makes her a wonderful best friend, she’s hoping you’ll stop by to meet her today.
CAME IN WITH: NO COMPANION ANIMAL FOUND
Ashley came into our center after she was found as a stray on 3/20/2016. During intake, she was social but alert, allowed all handling but followed all movements closely with her eyes. She held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, slight wagging tail. Ashley stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, tail down, mouth closed, ears back. She was uncomfortable during Tag game, attempting to exit at each pass. Ashley did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. She playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with soft body. She did not approach helper dog. Due to her discomfort with Tag and sudden movements, the Behavior Team feels Ashley would do best with an Experienced adopter. She may initially benefit from a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can relax and know what to expect in her new home.
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, mouth closed, lip long, ears back
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly tries to exit, mouth closed, body tense
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back.
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip , body soft. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Dog – dog 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog, exits.
When off leash with other dogs, Ashley engages in bouts of gentle play with the greeter.
3/23 update: Ashley runs away and vocalizes when approached.
3/24 update: Ashley engages in running play with males and females. She offers paw slaps and is tolerant of vocal play.
3/25 update: Ashley engages in spurts of rough play with an exuberant male. She jumps on and over his back during play and offers paw slaps to solicit play to start.
3/26 update: Ashley offers paw slaps to solicit and will engage in mouthy running play with males and females. She seems to be more interested in female dogs and will solicit and spend more of her time paying attention to them if there is a mixed group of dogs in the yard.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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