NANA – A1076893
Safe - 2-18-2017 Manhattan
NANA – A1076893
**RETURNED 02/08/2017**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/08/2017, From NY 11212, DueOut Date 02/09/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: positve 981020017334721 Sex: spayed Age 5 years Eyes: wnl Ears:wnl Teeth: mild dental tartar If abnormal BCS: Skin: flea comb negative- treated with activyl Behavior: relaxed during exam
A volunteer writes:
Nana is a 5 years old American Pitbull mix. She is an altered female. Owner got her from a breeder and is surrendering due to landlord issues. There are no injuries or health problems with nana and she saw a vet back in June of 2016.
Around strangers she is friendly and approaches but likes to smell first before being pet. She lived with a 4 and 9 years old and respectful with the children. She played gentle with the children and exuberant with adults. She lived with another large breed dog and was respectful but would growl when she would be too much in her face. She has spent time with a cat and does not do well with her. She has chased and tried to bite the cat. There is no bite history of a person or animal. She has been scratched by a cat when she was a puppy.
Owner stated that she does not get along with other cats but other than that her behavior is good. During storms she barks. She isn’t bothered with touching of food bowl, holding or restraining. She growls when someone is taking a toy or bone out her mouth but has not escalated. She struggles a little bit when given a bath, trimming of nails. She isn’t bothered with unfamiliar approaches to house or family member.
For the new family to know
Owner described her as friendly, affectionate, confident, and mellow. She has a medium activity level. Owner’s favorite thing about nana is how obedient she is. When owner is home, she follows you around the room. She loves chew bone and playing tug with them. She was kept mostly indoors. She eats both pedigree wet and dry food 2 cups a day and night. She likes any type of treats. She is very house trained and never has accidents. She is well behaved in the home when left alone. She is crate trained and does well in it 4-8 hours. She knows sit, down, and slow down. She doesn’t pull on leash and when off leash she keeps her distance and sometimes hard to catch
Behavior upon intake
Nana was receptive to all handling including scanning, collaring, and petting. She had a comfortable body language and wagging tail
Spayed, Owner Surrender (In previous home for five years)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages four and nine), another large dog.
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Playful and gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful of the dog she lived with but would growl if the dog got in her face.
Behavior toward cats: Will chase and try to bite.
Resource guarding: Growls when a bone or toy is taken out of her mouth.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Nana is described her as friendly, affectionate, confident, and mellow with a medium activity level.
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 in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Nana displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment. She was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
2/10/17: Nana solicits chase play. She runs through the pen playfully when no other dog is engaging.
2/11: Nana initially engages in gentle, running play. She will eventually become vocal, barking at nothing in particular.
During her initial medical exam, Nana was relaxed.
Nana’s previous owner described her as having a medium energy level. At the care center, she has also displayed a moderate level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to the report by the previous owner that Nana will growl if bones or toys are taken from her mouth. Older children who can be trusted to leave Nana alone while she is in possession or something may be considered.
_X_No cats: Previous owner reported that Nana will chase and attempt to bite cats.
_X_Resource guarding (Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Nana was observed to growl when items were taken from her mouth. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Nana’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value).
RTO – 6-11-2016
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
SEIZED – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/10/2016, From NY 10459, DueOut Date 06/17/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-060824.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: appx 2-3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: old scars on face but no current injury; slight kink to tail tip, old fracture? Behavior: friendly, hyper, allows all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Nana was so quiet in her kennel all day, curled up on her fluffy bed watching me go by. It was finally our time and she stepped forward gently to be leashed. She seems smaller than her weight indicates, her face sweet and confused as she joins us with her housemate JD (A1076892) when their person lost his home. We head into the yard where Nana potties right away, I pick up a squeaky toy (her tail wags when she hears the sound), and we go into a pen. Nana is a gorgeous little girl, her rich golden coat looks like it’s been bathed in perpetual sunlight, and the markings on her face serve to highlight her beauty. We played a little, Nana barking at the squeaky toy from time to time, chasing a ball, wagging her tail at a staffer who stopped to talk to us, and then lying down to rest and giving me her belly to rub. She has the cutest little belly! Nana and I sat on the ground, Nana listening to the sounds from the street, the birds chirping, the wind blowing, from time to time kissing my hand and giving me her belly again to stroke. A sweetheart of a little girl Nana has done well in her first group, engaging in running play with both males and females and respectfully engaging only when the other dogs are comfortable. I enjoyed our time spent together – she’s easy, calm and sweet and ready to find her new person. Ask to meet her today.
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