MAMA MIA aka MIA – A1091136
Safe - 10-15-2016 Manhattan
MAMA MIA aka MIA – A1091136
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/25/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 09/25/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-075471.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: female Age 3 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: wnl Hair Coat: aph Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: social and friendly Medication: none NOSF
A volunteer writes: Shouting it from the rooftops – I LOVE MAMA MIA! Surrendered with her son Future (A1091137) when new human babies in the family had allergies, she’s soft, gentle, easy and simply fabulous. Her leash manners are perfect, she ignores other dogs and all the squirrels in the park, shows off her sit and takes her reward treat gently. We’re told that she lived with children of all ages and was gentle, relaxed and playful with them, doesn’t like female dogs, doesn’t guard her things, loves playing with toys, playing chase and wrestling, is housebroken and knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’, and ‘come’. Posing for pictures like a model (and she’s gorgeous enough to be one), Mia then joins me on the bench snuggling in close after resting her head on the back of the bench wistfully watching some kids play ball. She’s gentle, calm, quietly affectionate, and her manners are perfect . She’s been a mom a few times, and gets along well with her son Future and intake notes indicate that she licked his face through the bars as he pressed his face against it. I love her for her gentle demeanor, and quiet affection. Mia may need to be the only resident dog in the home if not with Future, but she’s such an amazing and special companion she is all you need. The Latin origin of Mia is “wished for child”, and there is no one I would wish to have by my side more than Mia. Walk, don’t run, to meet our golden girl today.
Mia A1091136 is a 3yr old female tan & white American Staffordshire terrier mix who was bought from someone as a puppy 3yrs ago and is being surrendered along with her son Future A1091137 due to family conflict/allergies. They were both last seen by a veterinarian in early 2016 and currently have no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Mia is friendly/outgoing. She’s lived with children of different ages and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed and playful with them also the adults in the home & Future (she’ll lick him and lay with him to comfort him). She hasn’t been around cats and according to the owner Mia doesn’t like other female dogs; she’ll bark, sometimes lunge and growl at them (the owner stated they haven’t let her get close enough to a female dog to see if anything occurs. Mia has never bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Mia 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. For bath time Mia (& Future) will try & jump out of the tub. She hasn’t had her nails trimmed and if someone approaches the home/family member Mia will bark for attention.
For A New Family to Know:
Mia is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, mellow, excitable & independent with a medium activity level. Mia enjoys playing and ball, squeaky toys and games of fetch, chase, wrestling & tug. Mia is mostly an indoor only dog that sleeps anywhere & is walked 2-3x a day where she doesn’t pull on her leash. Mia eats wet & dry Pedigree 2x a day, is housebroken and her known commands are “sit”, “stay” & “come”.
Mia allowed all handling. She allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of including positioning her during her photo session. Mia then walked alongside me to her kennel where it took some coaxing to get her in but then had to be lifted into her kennel which she didn’t seem to mind. When Future came to join her in an adjoining kennel Mia licked his face through the bars as he pressed his face against it.
Unaltered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Children of different ages, another dog (her son, Future)
Behavior toward children: Gentle, exuberant, relaxed, and playful.
Behavior toward dogs: Does not like female dogs- will bark, lunge, and growl at them
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: Is not bothered if her food, toys, or treats are touched
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, mellow, excitable & independent with a medium activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on exit
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. No interest.
Summary: Mama Mia displayed no concern during her behavior assessment.
Mama Mia’s previous owner cites “Mama Mia doesn’t like other female dogs; she’ll bark, sometimes lunge and growl at them”. When introduced off leash to another dog (male) in the care center, Mama Mia barks and backs away. She arrived with a male dog, however history on them was not cited. The behavior team feels that Mia would be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a new home, before following up on her behavior around them outside the care center environment.
During her initial medical exam, Mama Mia appeared social and friendly, she readily allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for a home with an Average amount of dog experience)
Came in With
- FUTURE - A1091137
Came in With
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