NAHLA – A1075029
Safe - 5-31-2016 Manhattan
NAHLA – A1075029
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, CHOCOLATE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/25/2016, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 05/28/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 985112003799946 Sex: spayed female Age: appx 4y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: overweight, closer to 3.5-3.75 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Injuries: no Behavior: friendly, very affectionate, allowed all handling, “lap dog” Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Rubenesque, pleasantly plump, chunky monkey – call her what you will, but be sure to call her! Gorgeous in her soft cocoa color coat, her amber eyes reflect intelligence and good will. Happy to be out for a walk and the chance to go potty, she takes care of her ‘business’ the moment we’re out the door and then shows me lovely leash manners as we walk to the park. As we walk she glances at other dogs and birds but ignores them completely. Good girl, Nahla! Posing for some pictures Nahla makes sweet eye contact, doesn’t mind being tethered and poses so well we attracted a crowd of admirers. After pictures it’s snuggle time and Nahla gives gentle kisses and likes to snuggle close. Her intake notes say that she thinks she’s a lap dog!! I had to leave Nahla in a backyard pen for a few minutes and she waited quietly and was gently happy to see me back. She comes when called, loves squeaky toys and has clearly enjoyed the life of a beloved companion before joining us as a stray. She’s so lovely and gentle and quiet and that’s not just my opinion. Our behavior team feels that she’ll be a good fit in a home with average dog experience. Nahla cordially invites you to come meet her as she’s ready to settle down and begin her happily ever after with you today.
Nahla displayed a wagging tail and soft body whenever she was approached. She would jump up on the Admissions Counselors legs and allow petting. She was collared, scanned for a microchip(positive) and photographed.
Nahla pulls a bit on the leash. She was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up. Nahla was excited during some of the handling items, but had soft body language. She was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Nahla took the toy away but had soft body language.
Nahla needs a significant amount of exercise, mental stimulation. She did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs her shoulder on the Assessor.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
When off leash with other dogs, Nahla is uncomfortable and corrects approach
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