MOLLY aka BRIGHT EYES – A1080997
Safe - 11-27-2016 Brooklyn
MOLLY aka BRIGHT EYES – A1080997
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK, BORDER COLLIE / AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr, 4 mos
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/12/2016, From NY 11418, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned positive with Chip#981020017731716 BARH – tail tucked, warms with attention, allows all handling S~ 15 months Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth white Coat – Rash and hair loss on upper thorax/chest. VC requested. No flea dirt or parasites noted Ambx4 Nails short NOSF
A volunteer writes: This sweet little lady first joined us at the Brooklyn ACC in July 2016 when she came to us as a stray (formerly known as Bright Eyes). Although she was adopted, Molly was returned in October when wasn’t getting along well with another pet in the home. Molly learns quickly and seems to be very intelligent, energetic, athletic, and driven– but she needs stimulation and exercise to get our her energy, and she’s just not getting enough of it at the shelter! Molly loves going for walks and playing with toys, but when she comes back inside, she gets way overexcited around the other dogs (especially barking and the high-energy environment). She would do wonderfully in a home with adopters who have experience with very smart, very active dogs (like Jack Russell Terriers, border collies, Austrian shepherd…) who need exercise and stimulation. Molly has a big personality and a big heart, and she needs someone special to match! Please come and see her at the Brooklyn ACC today.
Upon intake Molly barked a lot. She was very energetic. Jumping up and down and jumping up on the counselor. She accepted treats and allowed counselor to scan for a microchip but she did not allow collaring. When counselor attempted to collar Molly began to growl and back away. When counselor tried to put the leash on Molly she began to bark and growl as if she were afraid. A handler had to be called in to leash her. Once the leash was actually on Molly she began to calm down and relax.
As per the owner Molly was in the home wit 2 adults and 3 small children. Molly was is very hyper. She likes to run and jump a lot. Her energy level is extremely high. She enjoys going out to walk and she loves feeding time.
Molly enjoys when the kids in the home play with her and throw around the ball for her to fetch.
Molly is not house trained. She has many accidents in the house. She does not give you any signs that she has to go out to the bathroom. When you walk her she still comes inside and uses the bathroom all over the house. She eats dry dog food. When she is eating she will growl if you touch her and she will bark and show teeth if you move her food bowl.
When being walked she pulls hard on the leash. She barks a lot when she sees other dogs but does not attempt to go after them. She barks at cats and tries to chase them when they are in her path. She has never bitten anyone while she has been with this family
Spayed, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: 2 Adults 3 Children
Behavior toward children: Playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: Yes. Molly would growl, bare her teeth upon approach/removal of her food bowl.
Energy level/descriptors: Molly is described as hyper, she seems to have an extremely high energy level.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/13/16
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, and she has a tense body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with tense body posture, lip licks. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 3. Dog is easily aroused, repeatedly jumps toward the assessor, hard bark, with a tense body posture, and anxious.
Squeeze 1/2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Molly appeared anxious and uncomfortable during the assessment, becoming aroused upon sudden movements prompting hard barking. Molly recovered and remainder of the assessment was able to be conducted, an experienced home is recommended.
Molly was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs during her first time at the Care Center, Molly is initially nervous. She is slightly assertive with a female dog, placing her chin on the other dog’s back, but is able to listen to handler interruptions and wander in the pen. With further playgroup sessions, Molly is able to enjoy wandering in a group of calm male and female dogs. The Behavior department believes that Molly should be placed in a home with a dog that matches her calm energy level and a thorough dog-dog interaction can be conducted with any potential adopter’s dog to assess Molly’s comfort level.
10/13: Molly engages in gentle play and offers correction when play becomes too rowdy for her comfort level.
10/19: When interacting with a calm female, Molly displays slightly stiff body language when they exchange greetings. She is able to listen to handler interruptions and she explores the pen.
10/29- 10/30: Molly engages in and solicits gentle, chase play with a female dog. She takes appropriate play breaks and is tolerant of a vocal play style.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/13/16
During her initial medical examination, Molly tolerated all handling without issue.
_X_No young children (under 5)(See known history/potential challenges)
_X_House soiling (See known history; Molly may benefit best from routine walks, scheduled feedings as well as incorporating a crate to aid in a housebreaking process.)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
_X_Resource guarding (We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does.)
FEMALE, BLACK, BORDER COLLIE / AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/12/2016, From NY 11212, DueOut Date07/15/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH- tolerated all handling; tense and fearful during exam Intact female Approx 1 yrs old Eyes, ears and nose- clean and clear Teeth- white No obvious injuries seen No parasites or fleas seen Ambx4 NOSF
A staff member writes: From the tip of her curly tail to her big beautiful namesake, you’ll love every inch of this dog. At just a year old she still has a lifetime to get to know her new family. She can be a little shy at first, but let her take her time to get to know you and she will certainly warm up fast. Come get to know this cute girl today!
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