LUNA – A1078790
Safe - 7-1-2016 Manhattan
LUNA – A1078790
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 10 mos
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason HOME SIZE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/25/2016, From NY 11205, DueOut Date 06/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan positive 982000402880516 QATH Young dog Has skin irritation all over the body, posibble flea allergies vs others Spayed, green tattoo seen Nosf
Puppy Luna was sitting by her car with her human parents and her 4 year old sister. She was happy and carefree like a youngster should be, saluting passing dogs and responding excitedly to strangers comments. What a pretty gal ! Few hours later, I spotted a little ebony dog at the back of her kennel. Luna….She looked so scared. I talked to her softly, presented to her a few treats she did not want and leashed her. She was not eager to exit but once out, pulled and ran like very stressed dogs usually do. I took quickly a few pictures. She looked so serious and gloomy in them. I knew she was not herself, not the same silly babe I met just few hours ago.I promised I would be back and found the next day a puppy that was still wary but a little better. She took some treats from me and strolled at a fast pace around the block. She looked intensely at people we neared, checked parked cars..She was searching for her family. We sat for a while and i started to pet her. Her beautiful eyes met mine . Wariness was still lingering. Lovely Luna is with us as her masters lost their home…She lived happily with a very young child and even a cat. She came aross the board with excellent comments, making her a very desirable little gal who just needs to come out of her shell. The best way to do that? You know the answer… The love of a master and a stable and welcoming home. Come at the Manhattan Care Center and bring Luna to her new castle..
Luna was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owner not having the space for her. Owner has had her since fall 2015. Owner says Luna as a skin disorder, and the vet stated that she may be allergic to fleas.
Socialization & Behavior
Luna is said to be friendly and outgoing when around strangers. Luna lived with a 4-year old; ad owner says Luna was playful ad occasionally got rough by accident with the child buy jumping. Luna was playful ad affectionate with the cat she lived with. According to owner there have been no past issues of Luna biting anyone or another animal. Luna is said to be unbothered if food is touched while eating, owner says she’ll just attempt to follow the bowl. Luna allows owner to remove items from her mouth, and is relaxed if possessions are touched. Luna tolerates baths and brushing. When getting nail trims Luna will attempt to flee. Luna barks but soon relaxes when someone unfamiliar approaches home or owner.
For a New family to Know
Luna is described as playful, excitable, and confident with a very-high activity level. When home she is normally following her owner and enjoys chew toys. Luna was walked twice a day ad fed Purina pro plan dry food. Luna is house-trained and goes on grass. When home alone Luna is in her crate. Luna knows commands sit, shake, stay, and come, up/down. If out off leash Luna will initially stay close but is easily distracted. Owner says she may chase something if it catches her attention.
Behavior during Intake
Luna was stressed during intake. She panted, cried, and paced once owners left. Luna accepted treats and allowed petting. Luna allowed all handling to be conducted and showed no signs of aggression during intake.
When off leash with other dogs, Luna sits by the door and seeks exit. She does not move away when sniffed but does lay down and avert her gaze.
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