DYMUND – A1068564
Safe - 4-3-2016 Manhattan
DYMUND – A1068564
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 14 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 03/26/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 04/03/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Appears to have wound on the surface of her nose area — vet check Microchip: positive 981010000070573 Sex: spayed female Age 14 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: OU cloudy Ears: clean Nose: has a wound on the surface of her nose / clear other wise Teeth: moderate dental staining and tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: wnl Hair Coat: aph / flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: wound on the surface of her nose Behavior: very soicl, playful and relaxed during the exam Medication: none NOSF
A volunteer writes: Surrendered by her family as they are moving where she’s not welcome, Dymund comes with an outstanding resume. She knows sign language for “sit”, “down” and “relax” and is one class short of her Therapy Dog Training. Wow. We’re also told that she’s housetrained, crate trained, lived with children newborn to 15yo is and is gentle, relaxed and playful, is tolerant of cats depending on how they react to her, doesn’t guard her ‘stuff’, slept with her owner, and loves to play with toys. Miss Dymund has wowed all of us and we all find it hard to believe she’s 14 – I hope I look that good and move that well when I’m the equivalent in human years. She’s pretty amazing! Dymund has been beautifully taken care of, showed off her housetraining skills the moment we were out the door, loved playing with a toy, showed off her sit in exchange for gently taking a treat, ignored a little yappy dog lunging at us during our walk, never stopped wagging her tail and even wagged her tail at the life size animal stickers on the front door of the building. Needless to say that attracted a small audience as we all chuckled. Dymund played well with a male dog in her first group, offering correction when mounted looking at him as if to say, “whoa buddy, I’m old and over that!”. Dymund is the perfect combination of fun, affection (she gives a great kissing face wash), lovely manners, ladylike behavior with a dash of mischief thrown in. She wowed our behavior team who says she’s a great fit for a person or family with average dog experience and “would make a lovely family pet”. She certainly will, and if you’re still reading this and not rushing over to meet and adopt this amazing girl………….
Dymund A1068564 is a 14yr old spayed female tan & white AMPBT mix who was given to the owner from the previous owner and is being surrendered due to the owner moving to where pets aren’t allowed. She was last seen by a veterinarian in 2015 and currently has some arthritis, might be losing her hearing & is allergic to grass.
Around strangers Dymund is friendly/outgoing. She’s lived with children ages newborn-15yrs old and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed, playful with them also the adults in the home. Dymund plays well with female dogs but can be stern/cautious/more serious around male dogs, she tends to overpower them. She’s been around cats and her behavior towards them depends on how the cat(s) react to her. Dymund has never bitten/scratched any person or animal.
During fireworks/storms Dymund jumps as if to see what’s going on. She isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being brushed or being disturbed while sleeping/resting. For bath time she’ll attempt to hide and or run away. To trim her nails you can tell her to “relax”, she’ll lie down & you can trim her nails (she hates the grinding nail trimmer). If someone approaches the home/family member Dymund will want attention/affection from them.
Dymund is friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, independent & fearful/anxious when you reach to pet her head she’ll flinch (as she’s gotten older this happens) with a medium activity level. The owner likes how goofy (entertaining herself with ball toys) & nurturing towards her newborn son and baby animals Dymund is. Dymund enjoys playing with ball, squeaky & rope toys (although she’ll destroy the squeaky & ropes), chewing on rawhide bones (not the white ones). When the owner is home Dymund follows them around. She’s a mostly indoor only dog that is walked 2x a day and only pulls when she’s eager to “go”. In her previous home she had a yard and was well behaved (inside the home as well), she was also walked off leash. Dymund sleeps with the owner, eats Diamond Natural Adult Performance dry food 2x a day, loves treats, is house broken & she used to be kept in a crate for up to 16hrs while the owner was at work also due to her brother being destructive they kept both in crates. Dymund was 1 class short of her Therapy Dog Training. She knows sign language for “sit”, “down” & “relax”; she also knows “heel”.
Dymund allowed all handling. She’s super sweet & wiggly.
Dymund came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. It is reported she has lived with children ages newborn-15 yrs old, gentle, relaxed, playful. Owner reports Dymund is tolerant of cats and will match her energy level to each cat’s individual temperament. Owner reports Dymund isn’t bothered if anyone touches her Food, Toys, Treats. Owner states to trim her nails she responds to the command ‘relax’ and will lie down to have her nails trimmed (does not like the grinding style nail trimmer). She is reportedly housebroken and crate trained. Owner states Diamond was one class short of completing Therapy Dog Training, knows sign language for ‘sit,’, ‘down’, and ‘relax’, as well as knows ‘heel’. She is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. During intake, Dymund allowed all handling, very sweet and wiggly. Dymund walked very well on leash for her relief walk, no pulling. She was sociable and interactive upon entering SAFER assessment room, soft, wiggly, licking assessor’s hand. Dymund whined while positioning for Look item, held gaze for three full seconds, tail wagging. She leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth, ears back. Dymund ran alongside assessor during Tag game, soft popping of her body, settled easily at end. She pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. When off leash with other dogs, Dymund offers bows to the male greeter and begins to bounce throughout the pen. She offers a small vocal correction when mounted.
The Behavior Team feels Dymund would do well with an Average adopter and would make a lovely family pet.
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: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, indicates play with soft ‘popping’ of the body
Squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, body soft. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Dymund offers bows to the male greeter and begins to bounce throughout the pen. She offers a small vocal correction when mounted.
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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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