MATA – A1088977
Safe - 9-22-2016 Manhattan
MATA – A1088977
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/07/2016, From NY 10037, DueOut Date 09/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: owner reported 3m but closer to 7-8m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: udnerbite but WNL, no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, hyper, allows all handling but difficult with energy level Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: I love her face!! Mata has such beautiful markings, her eyes twinkle like the finest amber gemstone, and when she’s not smiling (which isn’t often), she looks like she was playing with her mom’s lipstick and smeared it! So cute! Rushing out the door to go potty, when she was done she looked up at me waiting for her ‘good girl’ treat and of course she got one. Her leash manners are pretty good and the first stop in the park was the water fountain where she stood up to drink from the water flow. How smart is she! Mata was surrendered to our care when a family member developed allergies and we’re told she lived with kids ages 5 and 12, tried to play with the family cat who wasn’t interested, is housetrained, and will bring her leash to her owner when she wants to be walked. This is one smart girl! We’re also told she doesn’t guard her stuff, is friendly to all, is active, sleeps with her owner or in her crate, is well behaved when left home alone, and is crate trained but doesn’t like it. Mata waited patiently for me as I sat to take some notes, and together we watched some kids playing ball. She’s been beautifully cared for, gave me kisses and her smile lights up not only her face, but the entire area around her. A proven family dog without a family at the moment, Miss Mata is hoping that her new one will walk in today to meet her. How about it?
Mata is a 3 month old female American Pitt Bull Terrier who is being surrendered because owner does not have time to take care of her and a family member of the household is allergic. Owner got Mata from a friend about three months ago. Owner stated Mata has no medical issues
but she has never taken her to a vet.
Mata is very friendly around strangers. She lived with kid’s ages 5 and 12 and has spent time with kids of all ages. She is very playful with them. She plays in an exuberant manner with kids and adults. She has never lived or spent time with dogs. She lived with an adult cat. She would attempt to play with the cat but the cat did not tolerate the play. Mata has never bitten a person or animal.
Owner stated Mata has no behavior issues but will hide during thunder storms. Mata is not bothered if her food is touched while eating, if a treat of any kind is taken away, if a toy is taken away, if pushed off furniture, if held, or if disturbed while sleeping. Owner has never bathed Mata, never brushed, or never trimmed her nails. She will bark if someone knocks on the door. She is friendly and playful when someone unfamiliar approaches her owner.
For a New Family to Know
Mata is friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level. Owner likes that Mata will bring her chain to her when she wants to get walked. She will follow her owner around when home. She plays with squeaky style toys. She plays fetch and tug. She is kept indoors only and sleeps in owner’s bed or her crate. She is fed wet dog food mix with white rice twice a day. Owner did not remember brand of dog food. She is house-trained and likes to go potty on cement. She is well behaved when left home alone. She has never been left alone in a yard. She is crate-trained but does not do very well. Owner stated they just started training her. She knows the command sit. She goes running on a leash for exercise and pulls very hard. Owner never walks her off the leash.
Behavior during Intake
Mata was very active during the intake procedure. She jumped on me a few times but would stop when corrected by her owner. She ate treats from my hand. She tolerated all handling. She sat on command for her photo. She did not show any signs of aggression.
Mata came to the care center as an owner surrender due to family member developing allergies. It is reported she lived with children ages 5 and 12 and has spent time with children of all ages, plays exuberantly. Owner reports Mata lived with a cat, attempted to play but cat was not interested. It is reported Mata is not bothered if anyone touches her food, toys, and treats. It is reported Mata is housetrained to go outside on cement, will bring the leash to owner when she wants to be walked. She knows the cue ‘sit’. Mata allowed all handling during intake. She pulled on leash for her relief walk. Mata jumped up to lick assessor’s face during Look item. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, open mouth. She was distracted and unresponsive to touch during Tag game. She pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Mata kept a firm grip on toy, body a bit stiff. The Behavior Team feels Mata would do best with an experienced owner that does not have very young children.
Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging,
ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Body soft, open mouth, ears back. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor. Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw. Toy: 2 keeps a firm grip, body a bit stiff.
09/08/16 : Mata’s previous owner cites that “she has never lived or spent time with dogs.” It is unknown how her behavior will translate into a home setting. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Mata engages in bouncy play. The behavior team feels that Mata could potentially be adopted to a home with another dog pending a successful pre adoption interaction.
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