MADELINE aka PENNY – 8248 (Alternate ID – A1070409)
Safe - 1-11-2018 Manhattan
MADELINE aka PENNY – 8248 (Alternate ID – A1070409)
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/15/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 04/18/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Female Age 2 yrs BAR AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Very Slight dental tartar BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Any injuries: None present Behavior: Friendly behavior during exam Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes: Voted “Best Two Toned Nose on the Planet in 2016”, Madeline is all wiggles and tail wags as she makes new friends with both people and other dogs. Delighted to be out for a walk to go potty, she pulls hard on the leash and will benefit from some leash training to make it a more enjoyable walk for both ends of the leash. Madeline is too thin but nevertheless sits for a treat (with some coaxing) and takes them gently. Clearly a mom many times over, it’s Madeline’s turn to be taken care of and loved for the friendly, energetic and fun loving girl she is. Joining me on the bench for some kisses, she lies down beside me and flips over for a belly rub – all fours waving in the air – so cute! Maddy (yes we’re on a nickname basis now, she calls me Vol) would love an active, fun home where good food, lots of love and playtime are on the daily ‘to do’ list. Her enthusiasm for everything she does is completely contagious and she’d love a person or family to share her passions with. Ask to meet our Maddy today.
Her foster writes: Penny is a delightful, strawberry blonde, brindle, pit mix pup with a unique spotted nose! Her tail has been thumping since we left the Manhattan ACC. When we arrived home, Penny had a bath. She was patient while I bathed her with apricot puppy shampoo and she really liked being dried with a towel. Then it was time to explore her foster home. When she understood her dog bed is truly for her, she was so happy that she rolled over for a belly rub. Penny is a kisser – she licks your hand when you pet her, when you give her a treat, when you tuck her in for bedtime. She seems so grateful for attention and tender loving care. Penny knows her sit, although she’s so ravenous for food that her bottom raises off the floor when she reaches to nibble treats from my hand. She is housebroken, crate trained, and we’re working on her leash Penny is a lovable, happy-go-lucky pup waiting to meet her furever family, but in the meantime is enjoying being spoiled by her foster mommy!
Madeline came into our center as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. During intake, she was very friendly and allowed all handling. She pulled hard on leash for her relief walk. Madeline was social and interactive upon entering SAFER assessment room, high energy/darting around the room excitedly. She jumped up to lick assessor’s face during Look item. Madeline stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, fast wagging tail, open mouth pant, soft body. She was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game, focused on other stimuli. Madeline did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts, mouthing assessor’s hand with no pressure, licking hand. She showed no interest in Toy. The Behavior Team feels Madeline would do well in an Average home. She will benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners and focus as well as not to jump up. Madeline will require daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, play as well as durable toys such as kongs and nylabones to positively direct her high energy and enthusiasm.
Look: 1. Dog 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 fast wagging with relaxed body posture, open mouth pant
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure, licks hand, does not pull back paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Madeline engages in running play with the helper dog.
4/19 update: Madeline engages in soft play with a polite male.
4/20 update: Madeline greets and engages in bouts of play with males and females. She corrects and offers a low growl when approached by more intensely playful dogs.
4/26 update: Madeline offers a few playful bounces. She corrects sexually motivated behavior.
4/27 update: Madeline briefly engages in play. She continually approaches a more fearful dog in a forward manner with a slightly tense body.
4/28 update: Madeline engages in rough, running play with a young female dog. She offers vocalizations and mouths the other dogs during play.
4/29 update: Madeline greets politely. When in a pen with a younger puppy, she intervenes and offers correction when they attempt to solicit.
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