JENNY aka HENNY – A1025812
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JENNY aka HENNY – A1025812
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs, 9 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO ANSWER
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/07/2016, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive 985112000719824 QARH Mild dental tartar Allows handling Spayed Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes: “Jenny shared her home with a toddler and they were the best of friends”. Always gentle with the toddler, she was also gentle with dogs and cats approaching to play. As volunteers we meet hundreds of dogs every year, and some remain in your heart and mind long after they’ve been adopted. Jenny is that dog so we were all saddened to see her back with us. We’re told that one of the family members was scared of her and they made it very clear to us that it was nothing that Jenny ever did, it was just one of those things that the person could not get over. We’re also told that she loves to play with water (although not so much a fan of baths), and we had a bubble making machine that she had a ball playing with. So cute to watch her! Jenny is gorgeously groomed, her coat clean and soft, and the manner in which her former owner describes her clearly shows how much she was loved. She’s a bit skittish on the street with loud, sudden noises, gives gentle kisses, showed off her sit in exchange for softly taking a treat, and rolled into my lap for hugs and kisses. Jenny is housetrained, has moderate energy and seems like the perfect family dog. As much as Jenny ‘wowed’ me and every other volunteer, she also ‘wowed’ our behavior team who feel she’ll be a good fit in a home with average dog experience. Jenny is a proven family dog who is looking for a new family to love. It doesn’t get better than Jenny, so please come meet her today.
Jenny is a two year old, spayed american pit bull. She was adopted from our shelter about a year ago. She was brought back into our care because a family member had been scared of her. They tried to work out the issue over the course of a year but were unsuccessful. It is important to note that Jenny had not ever done anything to incite fear in the family member. The owner’s felt that they had no other options and decided to bring her back into our care center.
SOCIALIZATION: Jenny is great around strangers. She approaches them in a calm and polite manner, slowly walks over and sniffs them. She had also shared her home with a toddler and they had been the best of friends. Jenny would always be gentle with the toddler even when she was high energy and would touch/play with her incessantly. Additionally she maintains her gentle demeanor around dogs and cats. She approaches always wanting to play with them.
BEHAVIOR: She is great about using the bathroom outside. While she was in the owner’s care they had noticed that she would occasionally leave behind pee puddles. They took her to a vet to figure out if there were underlying medical issues. The vet speculated that it was likely due to an early spay surgery and prescribed Proin. Jenny is given half a tablet every morning and night which has cleared up the problem completely.
She appears to be somewhat scared of baths but she will sit still while she is being washed. Her slight discomfort about baths runs counter to her love of water. Apart from her occasional baths, she loves playing with water and will often be found playing in the pool, or the water hose.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW:
Her energy level can range from moderate to low. She will have short spurts of energy in which she will run around outside for a few minutes. This burst of energy is typically followed by lounging around the home and cuddling with her owners. Overall her demeanor is affectionate and relaxed. She is not much of a barker but will become vocal when she hears loud noises such as trucks, or UPS delivery cars. Additionally she knows several commands, which the family noted that she picked up quickly. Some of the commands she knows include sit, stay, down, easy and give me your paw. However she does feel some tenderness in her back legs so it is important not to push down on her backside when instructing her to sit.
Spayed, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/toddler
Behavior toward children: Owner reports Jenny and toddler were the best of friends. Jenny would always be gentle with the toddler even when she was high energy and would touch/play with her incessantly.
Behavior toward dogs: Gentle
Behavior toward cats: Gentle
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Her energy level can range from moderate to low. She will have short spurts of energy in which she will run around outside for a few minutes. This burst of energy is typically followed by lounging around the home and cuddling with her owners. Overall her demeanor is affectionate and relaxed.
Other notes: Some of the cues she knows include “sit, “stay”, “down” and “give me your paw”. However she does feel some tenderness in her back legs so it is important not to push down on her backside when instructing her to sit.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/10/2016
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 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
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back.
Toy 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip, not stiff
Summary: Jenny displayed no concern during her behavior assessment.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/7/2016
During her initial medical examination, Jenny readily allows all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
SAFE – 02/14/15
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SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/19/2015, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 01/23/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan pos#985112000719824 BARH young dog spay scar seen clean eyes, ears polydactyle hind paws NOSF
A Volunteer Wrote:
Here’s what my notes from spending time with Jenny read: “Perfect, perfect, perfect.” And I’m a hard sell at this point. She’s the perfect size, she has the perfect temperament, she’s kind to all she meets; she’s calm, loving, gentle, great on a leash, and appears housetrained…she is a joy to be with, with a gentleness that would make me not hesitate to bring her home to my children, if only I could. Since I can’t, can you? Jenny is a glorious family dog only waiting for her family.
Another volunteer writes:
I fell hard for this little girl…..she is such a delight – petite, gorgeous, soft and gentle….and is so loved by staff already that when we pass in the hall staff calls out greetings to her. Quiet and calm, she takes treats gently, is likely housetrained and has a soft, dainty little lilt to her step. Even when chasing a ball in the backyard she has a soft ladylike grace. She amuses herself in play, is calm and tolerant in play groups, soliciting play from other dogs. Jenny became all tail waggy excited when I took my leash off the gate as to her it clearly means ‘yay, we’re going out’…..so sweet… As we walk to the park it’s clear she’s looking for her person as she looks up at every passing face. Come meet her and add your name to her growing list of fans, and if you’re lucky, she’ll choose you to go home with. Ask for Jenny today.
BEHAVIOR: AVERAGE HOME
On 1/19/2015 Jenny came to us as a stray via NYPD. A staff member wrote “This dog was nervous during intake”. The Assistant’s observations: very social followed soft and walked well on leash to the assessment room. During the assessment Jenny appeared friendly jumping up to like the assessor. She allowed the Assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items and accepts handling well. When pushed away by the “assess-a-hand” Jenny lifted her head from the food bowl. No behavior issues; no aggression noted. Jenny is a soft friendly dog that should be a good family pet. It is the recommendation of the Behavior Department jenny may be adopted by an average owner.
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted
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
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Food 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push her out.
Toy 1. No interest
Rawhide 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: Calm, tolerant of puppy (Spuds), social, solicits play
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