MOLLY – A1067476
Safe - 3-17-2016 Manhattan
MOLLY – A1067476
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, RED / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/12/2016, From NY 10461, DueOut Date03/15/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: appx 1-2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, hyper, strong puller on lead Medication: N/A, preventatives given
a volunteer writes:
Jolly Molly I like to call her, she’s tiny and cute, and always wiggling around like a little puppy. She’s always at the front of her kennel patiently waiting. Her expressions are hilarious, her huge ears rival that of dumbo’s. She quite likely has some Basenji in her, a African breed of dog known for their intelligence and insurmountable energy. Jolly Molly though got the best of both worlds, the eager energy yet is a people person all the way, like most pits. Whenever I take her out she gives me many hugs, and even a couple of high fives, she stands on her back legs and stretches out her paws to wave at every single person in sight! We make it outside and she quickly settles in to a nice pace by my side, pulling a bit but easily manageable since she’s so small. Jolly Molly doesn’t just walk though she picks up her front paws like a horse in a arena prancing down the sidewalk. She can’t contain her joy though when another dog passes, a leap in the air and her whole body wiggling with excitement. It’s all fun and games with her though and she’s just as happy to get a butt scratch and a treat. She is very expressive with her front paws, a dancer and the best high fiver I’ve met. Come meet Jolly Molly at the Manhattan Care Center and you’ll fall in love I guarantee it!
Another volunteer writes: In the immortal words of Little Richard, “Good Golly Miss Molly”!!!! Our little peanut has fabulous ears, a
gorgeous coat, and is petite, tail waggy and sometimes a bit shy.
Sitting up front in her kennel, but seeming a little overwhelmed with
all the activity around her, she was nonetheless easily leashed for a
walk. She may be housetrained using the ‘facilities’ as soon as we
were out the door. Molly pulls on the leash so may do better on a
harness and/or with some leash training. Off leash in the yard Molly
joined me on the bench for some kisses, actively investigated and
wagged her tail at dogs in adjoining pens, showed off her sit with a
bit of coaxing and took treats gently. She’s sweet, calm, gorgeous
and a total delight. In group with other dogs she plays a bit rough
but has a great time with dogs who respond well to her play style.
So pretty, so delicious, she wowed our behavior assessors who feel she will do nicely in a home with average dog experience. Come meet her today and I know you’ll be serenading her with “Good Golly Miss Molly” too.
Molly came into our center after a member of the public found her as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. She was very friendly and relaxed upon intake, allowing all handling. Molly pulled a little on leash during her relief walk. She jumped up on assessor a bit hard, mouth open, upon entering SAFER assessment room. Molly allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. She leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, body soft, mouth closed and ears back. Molly playfully engaged during Tag game, running and jumping up, but settled easily at end. She did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts, licking assessor’s hand. Molly playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with loose body. When off leash in playgroup, Molly solicits and engages in mouthy play with other dogs. The Behavior Team feels Molly would do well in an Average home. She may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as body awareness and not to jump up. Molly would benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, play, and durable toys such as kongs and nylabones to positively direct her high energy and enthusiasm.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down,
and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, ears back, soft and loose body
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, indicates play
with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor
once play begins, settles easily.
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not pull back her paw, licks hand.
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip , body loose. She does not
place her body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: Molly solicits and engages in mouthy play with other dogs.
When off leash with other dogs, Molly greets politely and
engages in play with the male greeter dog.
Molly solicits and engages in mouthy play with other dogs.
Molly engages in running play, but quickly becomes pushy during play and ignores signals from other dogs when they are uncomfortable.
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