LOVE – A1077807
Safe - 7-23-2016 Manhattan
LOVE – A1077807
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/17/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 06/17/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Positive # 985111000029184 Sex:Spayed Age~ Approx- 4 yrs BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Mild dental tartar BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Any injuries: None seen Behavior:Tense and nervous during exam Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Two mature females, both shaken up family dogs , made my day yesterday. I went home with a lighter heart….Love and Trixi, totally unrelated and uncomfortable in a shelter environment came up to life while picnicking in the park. Love was hesitant to be leashed. Her tail was between her legs. She did not care for a scarf.She walked at a good pace, did her business on the way and started to pay attention to her surroundings. She did not look numb anymore, her tail wagged a little, she looked at me, more relaxed….The park was jammed with people, kids, dogs, bikes and the smell of cooked sausages and hamburgers was overpowering…Not to Love who weights 78 pounds…It fell a little bit like home. We found a shady spot under a tree, spread a blanket . Love sat after a few prompts in English and only one in Spanish.. She gulped some roast beef, drunk water and started rolling herself in the grass, non stop….What a smile on her face. I can fairly say that she was as happy as a clam. She came for kisses and hugs. Love was beaming… Mission accomplished…at least for the day….Our little escapade was just a taste of what life as a pet can be… Love, qualified by her former owner as smart and sweet, was relinquished into our care because of housing issues. She comes with absolutely outstanding recommendations down to …loving to be bathed….I did not mention that she lived happily with kids of all ages, was good to strangers, pooches of all breeds and sizes, a good girl when left alone, house trained and without handling issues. The cherry on top: Love has been loved and has been beautifully cared for . Come and meet our princess at the Manhattan Care Center, take her to the park and see what I am talking about…. Love will give her new master or family what they came for… unconditional love and loyalty…
Love A1077807 is a 4yr old spayed female tan & white AMPBT mix who was purchased as a puppy 4yrs ago and is being surrendered due to the owner moving to where pets aren’t allowed. She was last seen by a veterinarian in late 2015 and currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Love is shy for a few minutes. She’s lived with young children and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed, playful with them also the adults in the home & her neighborhood doggie friends of different breeds. Love has never bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Love isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being brushed or being disturbed while sleeping/resting. Love loves the water (bath time). She hasn’t had her nails trimmed. If someone approaches the home/family member Love will bark.
For A New Family to Know:
Love is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, mellow, excitable & independent with a medium-high activity level. The owner likes how smart & sweet she is. Love enjoys playing, squeaky toys and games of fetch, chase, wrestling & tug. She is mostly an indoor only dog who sleeps with the owner & in her crate when home alone (door open) & is walked 2-3x a day where she doesn’t pull on her leash. Love eats dry Blue Buffalo 2-3x a day. She will have accidents in the home if someone takes too long to take her out. When left home alone or in the yard Love is well behaved and can stay in her crate “all day” (cage door opened).
Love initially was nervous as I tried to scan her, she had a low body posture with her tail between her legs. She allowed to be scanned (+), collared & taken pictures of including positioning her during her photo session with the help of her owner. Love then had to be lifted into the kennel on her own as she resisted going in but once in she rested.
When off leash with other dogs, Love initially offers quiet, polite greeting. As she warms, up, she offers brief bows to the male helper.
Love came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. It is reported she lived with young children, gentle, exuberant, relaxed, playful. Owner reports Love isn’t bothered if anyone touches her Food, Toys, Treats. Love is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, mellow, excitable, and independent-loves water (bath time). During intake, Love was initially nervous, tail between her legs with low body, but allowed handling. Love pulled slightly on leash for her relief walk. She was nervous upon first entering SAFER assessment room, low tail, but warmed up with gentle coaxing and began to wag and solicit affection. Love allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, ears back, tail neutral, mouth open. Love followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, became playful at the end. She pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Love showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports she enjoys playing with squeaky toys and games of fetch, chase, wrestling, and tug. The Behavior Team feels Love would do well with an Average adopter. She may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, so Love can relax and warm up at her own pace.
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, ears back
Tag: 1. Dog follows, end of game assumes play position, running and jumping
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 1. No interest.
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