EBONY – A1066111
Safe - 3-9-2016 Manhattan
EBONY – A1066111
FEMALE, BL BRINDLE, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/27/2016, From NY 11412, DueOut Date 03/01/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: appx 3y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL, some dander Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: tense and nervous on exam, shied from handling Medication: N/A, preventatives give
A volunteer writes: Ebony, my kind of girl…When I think of her, and I do often, I call her Bonnie, like a dog I met long ago and sadly gone…She was sweet and undemanding like Ebony, a bit shy, keeping a low body, her head down and her eyes looking up and searching for mine…I love her greying muzzle that places her a little bit older that 3 years of age and her shiny and silky dark brindle coat that reflects the sunlight. Her nails are short and beady like tree seeds and make me think of the upcoming spring. Ebony comes slowly out of her kennel, walks with small steps, does her business in the street and nears in a very civil way her peers. She does not answer when a dog barks angrily at her.She stops, wagging her tail and looks at small children spilling out a nearby school. There might have been little ones in her life…She certainly made her own and a few times as witnessed by the mammary curtain under her belly. Ebony’s favorite thing is to put her head in my lap and be petted again and again….She scrambles her body in a tiny pile and stays glued to me….Ebony is a love…..In playgroups with other dogs, males or females, she is very polite, ladylike and welcoming….Do I have to say more ? Would you like to meet Ebony? I know what many people will say looking at her…Another black dog…Indeed, she is a dark brindle but see beyond what your eyes see, a beauty, a dark rose without thorns who will sweeten your life with her love and loyalty…Ebony is with us at the Manhattan Care Center. We will gladly give her to you if you promise to make her your beloved friend …
Another volunteer writes: Shy and sweet, not only does Miss Ebony
not like her picture taken, she likes to be so close to her person it’s very difficult to step back to get a good shot. She’s housetrained and great on leash, and is so cute as we walk as her tail wags and she looks up constantly as if to ask, ‘How am I doing? Are we good, everything OK, am I doing well?’ When I tell her she’s a good girl her tail wags, we take a few more steps and then she turns again to check up with me. Staff adores her and with good reason!Off leash in the backyard her favorite place to be is with her head on my lap, giving in to my stroking her cute nose as her eyes close in pure bliss. Low key and calm, I see Ebony curled up with her person,watching Animal Planet, or The Voice, happy to make her favorite TV show whatever yours is. The perfect companion by your side, Ebony hopes you’ll choose her to be your best friend. She’ll certainly be
Ebony walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She was fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. Ebony was shy during handling with a fearful body language. She becomes frightened during the tag interaction, tail tucked, and trying to exit room. Ebony was not interested in toys.
The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter no young children. Ebony is fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. Ebony has been showing fearful behavior and was avoiding interaction during the assessment. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Ebony is more comfortable and settled in a home environment.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, shy body language , mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Ebony allows greeting and politely re-approaches to sniff the male greeter with a soft body and wagging tail.
Ebony is soft when interacting, and is briefly interested in play.
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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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