BETTY – A1089570
Safe - 11-1-2016 Manhattan
BETTY – A1089570
FEMALE, BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 10 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/12/2016, From NY 11224, DueOut Date , I came in with Group/Litter #K16-073897
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes: How do you say LOVE? BETTY! How do you say CUDDLE? BETTY! How do you say BELLY RUB? BETTY! From the moment I leashed this peanut of a little girl I was in love – big time! Likely housetrained, she loves attention, tail wagging and so sweetly submissive. Wagging her tail as we walk, she greets other dogs we pass with a play bow, and when we accidently run into her littermate, Bob A1089569, on a walk with another volunteer it was play time, tails wagging a mile a minute. I had both in my lap for some kisses and I was in heaven. In the park Betty poses for some pictures, takes treats gently and rolls over for a belly rub and I’m telling you I could have stayed there all morning rubbing her belly. She is beyond sweet and when she gets a few happy zoomies my heart bursts just watching her. Betty needs TLC for her mange, some meds, medicated baths and good nutritious food and her coat will clear up to reveal how stunning she is. Petite, sweet, adorable, friendly, playful, a belly rub snuggle queen, Betty is looking for her happily ever after. Loving her will be so easy you’ll want to give her the world….and she should have it. Please come meet the sweetest girl ever.
Betty walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body, but trying to stay close. Betty was shy during handling with a fearful body language. She had a low body position during the tag test, but followed the assessor at the end of the leash. Betty was not interested in toys.
The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter. Betty is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Betty is more comfortable and settled in a home environment.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, shy body language , mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs Betty offers a play bow at the gate but once introduced she begins to engage in soft play. She offers correction when the helper dog is too playful for her. She arrived to the care center with a male dog but as a stray, so any in-home behaviors are unknown; however, when she approaches her littermate on-leash she play bows and attempts to wrestle with him. Based on this information the behavior department feels that Betty could go to a home with another dog that is also playful.
Came in With
- BOB - A1089569
BOB - A1089569 **SAFER : AVERAGE HOME** MALE, BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 10 mos STRAY - STRAY WAIT,…
Came in With
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