LUCY – A1084509
Safe - 8-17-2016 Manhattan
LUCY – A1084509
FEMALE, WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/07/2016, From NY 10463, DueOut Date 08/10/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: NEGATIVE Sex: FEMALE CURRENTLY IN HEAT Age 1 YEAR Mentation: BARH Eyes: CLEAR Ears: CLEAN Nose: CLEAR Teeth: NO STAINING If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: APH Declawed: NO Any injuries: NONE Behavior: TENSE Medication: NONE NOSF
A volunteer writes: As I was leading Lucy out of the building a staff person said, “I LOVE LUCY!” And she said it with a straight face and in all seriousness. Yes, we’re all support players to the star that is Lucy, and when you meet her you’ll understand why. Shy and submissive, stunning in her well groomed white coat, if she were lost in a blizzard she could stick her adorable pink nose up out of the snow and it would be a beacon – that’s how cute it (and she is). Lucy was found as a stray and her finder kept her for two weeks before bringing her to us, telling us that she’s friendly, sweet and playful, housetrained, let the 18 month old child in the home ‘ride’ her like a horse, and doesn’t guard her things. While we don’t recommend kids ‘riding’ dogs, it’s clear that she ‘knows’ kids as she watches groups of kids in the park while gently wagging her tail. I sat next to Lucy on the ground and she promptly crawled into my lap giving me kisses, letting me cuddle and stroke her all over. Sweet, gentle, soft and easy Lucy was submissive in her first play group, preferring to interact with the handlers. A gentle soul who has nothing to offer but unconditional love, which is really everything, she hopes to meet her kindred soft spirit for a lifetime of all good things. Ask to meet her today.
Lucy walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body, but trying to stay close. Lucy was shy during handling with a fearful body language. She had a low body position during the tag test, but followed the assessor at the end of the leash. Lucy was not interested in toys.
Lucy was surrender to the shelter because she was found as a stray 2 weeks ago at Van Courtlandt Park South. Finder stated that Lucy was very friendly, sweet and playful. Finder stated that Lucy is house trained and prefers to go on grass. Lucy was around an 18 month old child, and the child would ride Lucy like a horse. She was friendly, affectionate and respectful of the child. Lucy listens to the command sit. Lucy allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away”. The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter. Lucy is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Lucy is more comfortable and settled in a home environment.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
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, Lucy displays submissive behavior, walking low to the ground and crouched, low fast wag, and remains crouched when sniffed. She offers a small wag whenever re-approached, however displays most interest in interacting with human handlers.
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