LINDA aka HOLDEN – 27744
Urgent - Manhattan
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER**
LINDA aka HOLDEN – 27744
**RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER**
Intake Date: 5/10/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: — Sex: Spayed Female Age: 5 years
Weight: 42 lbs
No medical information
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: My heart belongs to Linda! From the very day she arrived I’ve been besotted with this quiet beauty who curls her body right at the front of her den and softly thump-thumps her tail as you feed her treats through the door. She’s incredibly affectionate but also shy, eager to enjoy snuggles and offer kisses yet unsure of the big, wide world beyond her door. Her favorite place to be is cuddling close with friends on a backyard bench. Linda walks nicely on leash, seems to be house trained, and keeps her kennel neat as a pin, and she meets other dogs politely, too. Time and TLC from a patient family will help her really come into her own and gain some much needed confidence, and with a stellar behavior rating and the gentlest nature ever, almost any home would suit Linda just fine. Welcome this darling girl into your heart and you can look forward to a lifetime of sweet sweet snuggles and absolute adoration. Linda is at our Manhattan Care Center, waiting for you to show her what a wonderful world it can be.
Her foster home writes: One look at Linda’s smile and you’ll fall completely in love. She is a simple girl who loves going on long walks exploring the neighborhood. While outside she holds her head up high and smiles the entire time, attracting people young and old to pet her. She responds well with gentle sniffs and kisses for the lucky few. Inside the house, she is a calm, quiet, and adoring soul who enjoys snuggles and the occasional treat. She is house trained and very well behaved when left to herself. Although she may appear to not be interested in toys, some persistence and nice belly rubs will get her excited enough to play tug-of-war with you. Even when excited, she will sit at the sight of a treat after a bit of persistence – and her sit is a beautiful sight in itself. She is still learning and adjusting to life inside an apartment and will bark at the sound of people outside the door (such as the neighbors and postal worker). She will also greet visitors with lots of excitement and energy, but it is just her way of showing affection. SShe is a great companion who will shower you with lots of love and affection.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 13-May-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Linda approached the assessor with a soft body. She was social and calm during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Based on behavior observed in the care center, Linda may be most compatible with other calm dogs, but it is recommended she meet them at a slow, one on one basis due to observed concerning behavior during recent interaction (see below).
5/11: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Linda greets politely and wanders the pen.
5/12-15: Linda is polite when greeting male and female dogs.
5/16: Linda is polite when greeting other dogs. When greeting a select dog, she approaches and begins to nip at the back of the other dog. She is removed from the interaction without further incident.
5/17: Linda keeps mostly to self.
5/31: Linda is tense when greeting a polite, calm dog.
Date of intake: 10-May-2018
Summary: Social, allowed all handling
Date of initial: 12-May-2018
Summary: Timid, gentle
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Linda so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Holden displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Recommendations: Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments: No dog parks: See PLAYGROUP for more details. Linda may succeed best if given slow introductions to dogs in a controlled setting.
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