BROOKLYN – 8338 (ALT ID – A1077476)
Safe - 11-15-2017 Manhattan
BROOKLYN – 8338 (ALT ID – A1077476)
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/14/2016, From NY 10039, DueOut Date 06/14/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan negative red irritation around eyes ears wnl flea comb negaitve- treated with activyl spayed- scar seen slight nervous during exam
A volunteer writes:
As a confirmed, boring Manhattanite I rarely get the opportunity to visit our other boroughs, Brooklyn among them. Brooklyn is for the young and for the happening. For the interesting, the cutting edge. Brooklyn is the group of friends in the corner booth, laughing too loudly and having much more fun than you ever will. Brooklyn is the place to be. So how fortunate was I to have my very own Brooklyn dropped right into my lap. A shiny, grey mouse in a seal pup vessel, 4 year-old Brooklyn has clearly loved and been loved. She once shared a home with young children and would await their return at the front door each day flopping down for belly rubs the moment they did. On our first meeting Brooklyn is understandably uncertain. I am not her people. And the door that once swung open to warm embrace has been replaced by a kennel that is most-often locked. Still, Brooklyn puts her best foot forward and off for a walk we go. She pants lightly though it is not a warm day. She tends to her business then pulls slightly on leash, stopping often to explore our busy streets. Free in a pen she sniffs toys without interest (I later learn socks are her game!) and takes treats often and gently. It is only when I sit on our bench that Brooklyn suddenly is at ease. She immediately joins me, fitting her plump, silver self perfectly into the crook of my arm. I realize this is the first familiar thing to her. We could easily be curled up on the sofa waiting for our favorite program to air. She leans against me and turns for a belly rub, and as I oblige I win my first smile of the day. Our Brooklyn may be young and interesting, but she is not cutting edge. She is all that you are. And she isn’t having any more fun than you. If you aren’t having fun, then neither is she. Brooklyn is a Friday night in, a lazy Sunday in bed, a quiet laugh shared between you and a friend. Yes, Brooklyn is the place to be. And she’s waiting in Manhattan. Brooklyn is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Brooklyn has been cared for by her owner since she was a puppy. She is described as laid back, affectionate, obedient. She lived in a home with children aged 8 years and older. She enjoys being petted and having her belly rubbed. She also lived with a male pitbull. She was tolerant of him and would sometimes play with him. When she doesnt want to be bothered she would bark or growl at the resident dog. When she notices other dogs outside Brooklyn will bark and pull towards them. When she is allowed to approach, she will sniff at them.
Brooklyn will follow her owner around the home, especially the children. Brooklyn will wait at the door for the children to arrive home. As soon as she is given attention, she will lie down to have her belly rubbed. Brooklyn is bathed 1x a month. Her owner stated that she struggles to get away but calms down once she is inside of tub. Brooklyn will allow her owner to remove food from her while she is eating. When she is left alone in the home, she is allowed to roam free except in the bedrooms but is well behaved. Brooklyn will bark when someone knocks at the door. When guest enter the home, Brooklyn will bark at the them initially until she is allowed to approach them and become acquainted with them. Her owner noted that there was an incident when a friend entered the home and had continued to approach Brooklyn and touch on her while she was barking causing her to nip him once on the hand. The incident occurred months ago.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Brooklyn enjoys chewing on socks however her owner won’t allow her to play with them. When she was younger she had to have emergency surgery to remove a sock that was blocking a part of her intestines. Brooklyn knows the commands” sit, stop, go home and jump.” During her down time, Brooklyn will go to her crate to rest. She is walked 2x a day, early in the morning and once in the evening. She is always walked on leash and enjoys quick sprints. She is accustomed to eating Pedigree wet food mixed with white rice. She prefers to eat the ground canned food, not the chunks. She sleeps inside of her crate at night.
Brooklyn came into our center as an owner surrender citing housing issues. It is reported she lived with children ages 8 and older, would wait at the door for them to come home, then lay for belly rubs. Owner reports Brooklyn lived with a large male dog, at times would bark and growl if she did not want to be bothered when the male dog solicited play. Owner reports Brooklyn is not bothered if anyone touches her Food while she is eating. It is reported Brooklyn enjoys chewing on socks, but owner did not allow as she ingested and had to have a sock removed surgically when she was younger. Brooklyn is described as laid back, affectionate, obedient. Brooklyn pulled a bit on leash for her relief walk. She was initially nervous upon entering SAFER assessment room, but warmed up quickly. Brooklyn held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, body soft. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, open mouth, body soft, tail wag. Brooklyn followed at the end of the leash during Tag game, uncomfortable and staying close to assessor, stress panting at end of game and for duration of SAFER assessment. She was difficult to position for Squeeze item, focused on exit, but once positioned pulled her paw out on both Squeeze attempts. Brooklyn showed no interest in Toy, panting and focused on exit. When off leash with other dogs, Brooklyn tucks away when sniffed at first. As she becomes more comfortable, she approaches and offers her own brief sniff. Brooklyn would do best with an Experienced adopter. She would benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, preferably with treats, so she can warm up and relax. Brooklyn may initially benefit from a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can relax and become comfortable 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 open, lip long, ears back
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Difficult to position, focused on exit. Once positioned, pulled paw back
Toy 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Brooklyn tucks away when sniffed at first. As she becomes more comfortable, she approaches and offers her own brief sniffed
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