JADE – A1079205
RTO SAFE 07/01/16
JADE – A1079205
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, WHITE / TAN, AM PIT BULL TER, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/28/2016, From NY 10009, DueOut Date 06/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: reported 12y, seems younger Mentation: BARH Eyes: slight n. scler Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining with tartar If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no; slightly bloated abdomen (not painful), previous owner told at DVM that “it might be a tumor” Behavior: friendly, allows all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Jade is the envy of all the girls in her Mahjong group as she’s spry, gorgeous, a great leash walker and has no obvious signs of age. All the other dogs want to know her secret to everlasting youth! As we walked through the park, Jade is alert, curious, friendly and lively and when someone asked me how old she is the immediate response was, “No way!”. Jade is as sweet as can be, housetrained, and simply lovely. Surrendered by the family she’s lived with since she was a puppy we’re told she’s lived with babies and is respectful and doesn’t try to play, is friendly and outgoing with adults, doesn’t guard her things, is well behaved when left home alone (sometimes likes to play with slippers), housetrained when walked regularly, knows ‘sit’, ‘up’, ‘down’, ‘give paw’, ‘outside’, ‘go to the bathroom’ and ‘go to sleep’. During intake she did a head tilt which she did with me as well (love that!), and rolled over for a belly rub. Jade is looking for a retirement home in which she can spend her golden years surrounded by love and giving it back in kind. She’s an amazing girl, and don’t dare call her a senior as she’ll prove you wrong!
Jade is a 12 year old female American pit bull terrier. She was given to her previous owner as a gift when she was a puppy. She was surrendered for personal reasons. The last time she went to the vet was 2 weeks ago.
Around strangers Jade is friendly and outgoing and when she played with adults she was exuberant or gentle. She lived with children from ages 0-7 months and is respectful and doesn’t play. She’s spent time with other dogs of various breed and is tolerant.
Jade has never bitten a person or animal and is nervous during storms or fireworks. If her food bowl was touched while eating she had a relaxed body and continued to eat. She isn’t bothered if a toy or treat is taken from her, if she is taken off furniture, disturbed while sleeping, given a bath, or if her nails are trimmed. She was friendly if an unfamiliar person approached her home or previous owner.
For a New Family to Know:
Jade is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a medium activity level. The two things her previous owner liked most about her were; she’s a high jumper and loves company. When her previous owner was home she would tend to be in the same room. She liked to pay with slippers. She was kept indoors only and at night she slept on the floor. She ate both wet and dry Pedigree and Alpo. She is house trained but would have accidents weekly if not walked. When left alone in the home she was well behaved. She knows the cues; up, sit, down, give paw, outside, go to the bathroom and go to sleep. For exercise she went on walks 2-3 times daily. On leash she pulls lightly and off leash she wanders but comes when called.
Behavior during intake:
Jade rubbed up against my leg with her head tilted towards me looking up and nudged me with her nose. She rolled over and showed belly and allowed me to pet her. She tapped me with her paw for my attention and had a wagging tail and relaxed body. She flinched when I snapped her collar but showed no signs of aggression.
Jade walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Jade followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. She was not interested in toys. Jade was surrender to us. According to her previous owner she is friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a medium activity level. Around strangers Jade is friendly and outgoing and when she played with adults she was exuberant or gentle. She lived with children from ages 0-7 months and is respectful and doesn’t play. She’s spent time with other dogs of various breed and is tolerant. If
her food bowl was touched while eating she had a relaxed body and continued to eat. She isn’t bothered if a toy or treat is taken from her”. Jade did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears relaxed, wagging tail.
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, Jade initially offers brief greeting to the male greeter dog, then spends time exploring her surroundings.
Jade has had limited opportunity to interact off-leash with dogs in our care. She offers polite greeting, and may become uncomfortable when solicited with play. Her previous owner cites that “she’s spent time with other dogs of various breed and is tolerant.” The behavior team recommends a pre-adoption interaction for Jade to ensure compatability with resident dogs- she may be most comfortable if introduced to a calmer, respectful dog.
6/29: When off leash with other dogs, Jade initially offers brief greeting to the male greeter dog, then spends time exploring her surroundings.
6/30: Jade greets a female dog politely. She offers a strong correction when solicited with play.
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