BABY – A1089166
Safe - 9-20-2016 Manhattan
BABY – A1089166
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/09/2016, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 09/12/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: bronx scanner is not working — will scan upon arrival to macc Sex: female Age 4 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear 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 friendly Medication: none NOSF
A volunteer writes: When Baby’s person lost her home, Baby lost everything she held near and dear: her home, her person, everything that was familiar and she’s now in this strange new place trying to make the best of her situation. Anxious and ready to be out for a walk she went potty immediately confirming what her former owner told us that she’s “very housetrained”. A stand up hug, an excited tail wag and we’re off to the park. Baby’s tail wags as we walk but it’s clear she’s still looking for her person. We’re told she energetic and affectionate, enjoys baths and will jump into the bath tub (awwwwww), doesn’t guard her things, is respectful with the baby in the home, and is well behaved when left home alone. Baby is friendly and jumpy, happy to make a new friend draping herself in my lap for a snuggle and a kiss. Meeting a squirrel in the park, Baby and squirrel had a staring contest: Squirrel-1, Baby-0! Beautifully taken care of in a pretty tan coat she wasn’t interested in my treats or playing with a toy, she just wants to find a new home. Come meet Baby, and quoting one of my favorite movie lines ever: “NO ONE PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER”. Make her the center of your life today.
Baby is very good with strangers and is friendly and energetic when she first meets people. Baby has been around childrenand has grown up with a baby in the house and she is respectful of her. Around other dogs she is very energetic and affectionate and always wants to play. She has not been around cats but often chases them if she can. Baby does bark a lot at home and is not bothered by loud noises. Baby does not mind if you take or touch her food, toys or treats. She will think you’re playing if you take her toy. She enjoys getting bathed and will jump into the bath tub. She also enjoys being brushed.
She has a medium level of activity at home. She will follow her owner around the house and is very house trained. She knows the command sit. She pulls very hard on the leash and is not walked off-leash. Baby is fed dry food all throughout the day. She does not destroy household items.
Baby was very energetic while in the lobby and was jumping up on the desks and councilors and licking them in the face.
Baby came to the care center as an owner surrender 9/9/2016. Owners reported that Baby has been around an infant and was respectful of her. It is also reported that Baby is playful around other dogs. Her behavior around cats is unknown. It is also reported that Baby barks a bit and that she is not bothered if her food, toys, or treats are touched, she knows the cue ‘sit’. Upon intake Baby displayed a high energy, jumping on and licking the counselors. On her relief walk Baby pulled a bit. In the assessment room she jumped around soliciting attention. For Look, she jumped up on the assessor, mouthing and licking her face, body soft and wiggly. She leaned in during look, mouth open, body soft. She followed during Tag, playful and a bit distracted. She did not pull back her paw on either Squeeze attempt. She kept a firm grip on the Toy, body loose. Due to her jumpiness and mouthiness, the Behavior Team recommends that Baby be placed in an Experience home with no young children. She would benefit from positive reinforcement training.
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
PLAY GROUP NOTES:
Baby’s previous owner cites that “Around other dogs she is very energetic and affectionate and always wants to play”. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Baby ignores greeting or approach, and instead seeks handler attention. Baby should require pre-adoption interactions and slow introduction before placement into a home with other dogs, as behavior observed in the care center are not consistent with those observed by the previous owner at this time.
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