FLORENCE aka NEGRA – A1101576
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FLORENCE aka NEGRA – A1101576
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / AM PIT BULL TER, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/14/2017, From NY 11355, DueOut Date 01/17/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: 985121005874065 Sex: spayed Age: 8 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: wnl Ears: wnl Nose: wnl Teeth: moderate tartar Behavior: nervous but allow handling during the exam 70.8lbs
A volunteer writes: Grandma Florence is one of the most undemanding, sweetest dogs I have met. She is so quiet in her kennel, always sleeping, or just softly peering out waiting to catch someone’s eye. It’s a fact that I love a greying muzzle and her white face makes me swoon every time. And though I call her grandma, and she’s considered “middle-aged” she still has plenty of pep in her step and is always ready to take a leisurely stroll around the block. She seems very housetrained and keeps an impeccable kennel. In her former home, she lived with a small child and was tolerant of him climbing on her and playing with her ears. She knows commands such as sit and stay, loves to play with stuffed animals and enjoys sleeping in her bed, relaxing. It’s clear she’s been missing her home of nearly 8 years, and when I let her loose in the yard, she stood for a few moments, softly whimpering, possibly hoping to see a familiar face pass by. Florence would make an amazing companion for someone who is looking for a calm, reassuring member to their family, one who’s ready to take laid-back walks around the block, lay at your feet when your done, and be the best friend that you’ve always wanted. Ask to meet her today!
Another volunteer writes: I have adopted two 8 year old dogs. This is a wonderful age for adoption. The middle aged pooch does not bounce off the walls. Instead Florence loves a leisurely stroll around the block. Why not your block? Why not your home. Why not your love. Come meet sweet Florence. She is great company.
Negra is an 8 year old Spayed Labrador retriever mix with American pit-bull, She came to the previous owner’s home as a gift. The owner had Negra since she was a puppy, and she is being surrender because of the client has a new born and the landlord does not want pets in the apartment. Negra has no known health issues or injures, and has not recently been seen by the vet.
When Negra is approached by a stranger she is at first but after a few minutes she will tolerate soft petting. . She has lived with a 2 year old child, and she plays gentle with him and allows the child to climb her and play with her ears. Around other dogs Negra is very uneasy; if the dog tries to approach her she will growl at first and then snap. If Negra she’s a cat she will growl and will try to chase after it.
During Storms or fireworks, Negra isn’t bother, and will lie calmly in her bed. If an individual tries to put their hand in or attempt to touch Negra’s food or bowl he/she isn’t bothered and allows it to be removed. When someone tempts to take way a treat or a toy Negra will isn’t bothered. During bathing Negra will run and hide under to avoid getting the bath she will cry during bath time. When an individual tried to touch her feet she moves it away quickly. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house Negra will bark at first but after few minutes she becomes uninterested.
For a new family:
Negra was described as playful, affectionate, and shy around strangers at first.Negra has a low activity level and often enjoy a sleeping in her bed relaxing. Her favorite toys to play with are stuffed animals and tug-a- war with ropes. She is feed dry and wet food and house food 2 times a day, and she is house trained. Negra is mostly keep indoors and goes out side to use the bathroom twice a day in the grass. Negra has never been crate trained, and while on leash she pulls hard. When taking off Leash she runs way from the owner. She knows commands like sit and gives paw.
When the Counselor approached Negra, she was slightly timid ears pull back with her tail between her tails and her body tense and shaking. During intake every time the counselor walked by her she would try to hide or move away. She was tense when the counselor t pets her but she allowed the handling. After being softly spoken to and pet, she allowed counselor to collar and take picture.
Altered female, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and (1) 2 year old child.
Behavior toward children: Negra plays gentle with him and allows the child to climb her and play with her ears.
Behavior toward dogs: Around other dogs Negra is very uneasy; if the dog tries to approach her she will growl at first and then snap.
Behavior toward cats: Negra will growl and will try to chase after it.
FG/RG: If an individual tries to put their hand in/attempt to touch Negra’s food or bowl she isn’t bothered and allows it to be removed.
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes, Negra is house-trained. She goes on walks twice a day. Negra has never been crate trained,
Energy level/descriptors: Negra was described as playful, affectionate, and shy around strangers given a little time she eventually warms up.
Other notes: When the Counselor approached Negra, she was slightly timid ears pull back with her tail between her tails and her body tense and shaking. During intake every time the counselor walked by her she would try to hide or move away. She was tense when the counselor t pets her but she allowed the handling.
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 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 open for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Negra was friendly towards the assessor and assistant. She is a bit shy at first but is tolerant of all handling.
Negra’s previous owner reported that she is uneasy around dogs and will growl and snap at them. When off leash at the Care Center, Negra displays an uncomfortable and nervous posture- tucked-tail and tense face. She allows a very brief greet but after prolonged interaction she lip curls and moves away.
Negra’s previous owner reported that she is uneasy around dogs and will growl and snap at them.
1/15: When off leash at the Care Center, Negra displays an uncomfortable and nervous posture- tucked-tail and tense face. She allows a very brief greet but after prolonged interaction she lip curls and moves away.
Negra was nervous but allow handling during the exam.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_No cats (See known history)
_X_Recommend no dog parks (Due to the displays of behavior indicating that Negra is uncomfortable around other dogs –lip curling and moving away when they greet her- the Behavior Department recommends that Negra not be taken to dog parks. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to counter-condition and desensitize Negra to help her associate other dogs with positive experiences, such as toys or treats.)
_X_Fearful (We recommend allowing Negra to interact at her own pace, allowing her to initiate any form of engagement.)
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