BITZY – A1072741
Safe - 5-20-2016 Manhattan
BITZY – A1072741
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / ALASKAN HUSKY, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/07/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 05/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: female Age 1 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: slight staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: APH Hair Coat: WNL — flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None Behavior: Very social and friendly Medication: None NOSF
Bitzy A1072741 is a 1yr old female American Pitbull Terrier/Alaskan Husky mix who was a Christmas gift at 8wks and is being surrendered due to moving out of state where pets aren’t allowed. She was last seen at a vet at 2 months and has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Bitzy is friendly/outgoing. She hasn’t lived with children or other animals but was gentle, exuberant & playful with them (children & dogs at the park) also with the adult. Bitzy hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Bitzy isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being held/restrained & bath time. Her nails haven’t been trimmed. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member Bitzy will bark & jump up on them for attention/affection. She hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Bitzy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful & very excitable with a high activity level. The owner likes how sweet & playful she is and Bitzy enjoys playing. When the owner is home she follows them around. Bitzy enjoys ball, squeaky, stuffed toys & games of fetch/chase. She’s a mostly indoor only dog who’s walked 2-4x a day. When walked Bitzy pulls on her leash. Bitzy sleeps on a dog bed & eats Purina Puppy Chow dry food 2x a day. When left home alone she’s well behaved and house broken (will use wee wee pads). Bitzy’s known commands are “sit” & “come” in Spanish.
Bitzy came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. It is reported Bitzy is playful with children and dogs she meets at the park. Owner reports Bitzy isn’t bothered if anyone touches her Food, Toys, Treats. It is reported Bitzy is housebroken, uses wee wee pads, knows the commands ‘sit’ and ‘come’ in Spanish. She is described as friendly, affectionate, playful & very excitable with a high activity level. During intake, Bitzy had a super loose wiggly body and very high energy, allowed all handling, jumping up for attention and affection. She was friendly upon entering SAFER assessment room. Bitzy allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. She sat down and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, mouth closed, body soft. Bitzy ran and followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, soft. She did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts, licked assessor’s hand. Bitzy showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports she enjoys playing ball, squeaky/stuffed toys, and games of fetch and chase. When off leash with other dogs, Bitzy engages in rough wrestling play with males and females. The Behavior Team feels Bitzy would do well with an Average adopter. She may benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, play as well as durable toys such as Kongs and Nylabones to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog sits down and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Runs and follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, licks hand
Toy 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Bitzy engages in rough wrestling play with males and females.
Bitzy engages in mouthy, puppy play
Bitzy had a super loose wiggly body very high energy. Bitzy allowed all handling. She allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of. It was a little difficult to get a clear picture since she kept trying to run/jump up on us for attention/affection. Bitzy was then walked to a kennel where she hesitated so I lifted her into it where she began to sniff around then bark (perhaps to be let out).
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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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