EASTERN – A1070188
Safe - 10-10-2016 Brooklyn
EASTERN – A1070188
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL, 2 yrs, 5 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/13/2016, From NY 11233, DueOut Date 04/16/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan negative intact female weight: 61.7lbs bright eyes clean ears clean coat staining and tarter and gingivitis present nails down to kwick superficial healed scratches seen on her face healed sores on elbows overall body condition is good very tense and nervous during exam but showed no signs of aggression – with baby talk to her she relaxes a little – head stays low QARH NOSF
A volunteer writes: Eastern might be the best kept secret in Brooklyn!! She is one of our longest residents and if you ask me, one of the sweetest! She was very shy and timid when she first arrived, but has really come out of her shell and is easily one of my favorites. She has some calluses and scars that suggest she might not have lived the cushiest life before, but she has soulful eyes, the best smile, and is just one of those dogs that gets more beautiful the more time you spend with her. She sometimes starts trouble with her neighbors when she’s coming out of her cage, but I like to think it’s her way of telling them it’s her turn to get attention (and she has seniority, of course!). She walks nicely on leash, seems very housebroken and is great at fetch when she’s in the mood for it. She is super food-motivated (she isn’t picky and takes treats nicely) and already knows “sit,” “down” and even “roll over” — a star! She’ll stay on her back to eat the treats she’s earned and get a belly rub, then bounce up into zoomie mode! She is friendly to everyone we encounter, but gets extra excited to run into familiar staff or volunteers, and will shower them with hugs, kisses and tail wags. She is such a good sport and always seems so happy and grateful to have company. It’s time for the best kept secret in Brooklyn to find the best home ever…please come visit her at Brooklyn ACC!
SAFER FROM 5/21/16: AVERAGE HOME
Eastern came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. During SAFER Eastern came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was friendly and social towards the assessor. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Eastern was relaxed during the tag interaction and during the resources portion of the assessment Eastern was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Eastern appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter and we recommend a dog to dog interaction before being place into a permanent home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft but a bit distracted.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: Eastern was used as a helper dog today; however she becomes uncomfortable with nervous dogs and offers inappropriately hard corrections.
SAFER FROM 4/16/16 – EXPERIENCED HOME
Eastern came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. During SAFER Eastern came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was shy and friendly towards the assessor with a slow approach. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Eastern follows softly but her body was a bit low during the tag interaction and during the resources portion of the assessment Eastern was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Eastern came be shy and skittish at time but tends to warm up to strangers after some time. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Eastern be given the opportunity to interact at her own pace. The behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is a bit tense 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, her tail is between her legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft but a bit low.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Eastern was easy to get out of her kennel and walk to the play pens. Once in the play pen she wanders the pen. She approaches me very slowly when I have treats in my hand and allows me to touch her with a soft but nervous posture.
4/17-4/18: Eastern was at the front of her kennel as I approached. She had a soft face as I leashed her and brought her outside. Once in the pens, she wandered with a worried face and rounded back. She did not want treats, but would come over to me with a low, wagging tail and allow me to pet her. She was head shy but seemed to enjoy her chest and back being rubbed. Easy to leash and bring back inside.
Eastern was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. At the Care Center, Eastern greets at the gate with a neutral body posture. Once let into the pen she solicits bouncy play then wanders when the other dog does not reciprocate. She becomes nervous of the handlers in the pen, displaying a low body and head, when they approach her. With further play group sessions, Eastern became more comfortable with the handlers and is playful and tolerant of high energy play. She will correct a sexual motivated male appropriately but offers inappropriately hard corrections with nervous dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that a thorough dog-dog interaction be done with any potential adopter’s dogs to make sure the adopter’s dog is tolerant of Eastern’s playful behavior and that Eastern is comfortable.
4/19 update:Eastern was used as a greeter dog today and offers play bows at the gate. She enters the pen full of energy and can be over-whelming to the other dog. She is tolerant of dogs with high energy but will offers corrections with sexually motivated male persistently mounting her. When Eastern becomes exhausted she greeted a puppy with hackles up, stiff body and low grumbling growls.
4/20 update:Eastern was used as a helper dog today; however she becomes uncomfortable with nervous dogs and offers inappropriately hard corrections.
5/26: Eastern greets and wanders in the pen, becoming stiff at times.
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