NIKA – A1024474
Safe - 10-9-2016 Staten Island
NIKA – A1024474
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 08/30/2016, From NY 10314, DueOut Date 08/30/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-072333.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Spayed~9yrs Mild gingivitis/tartar No fleas seen Mildly cloudy eyes ENT:WNL Nosf
RE EXAM: 8/31/16; S: geriatric exam; O: BAR; mild dental calc and gingvitis, some worn teeth; no nasal or ocular discharge seen; no murmur, regular rhythm; lungs clear and eupneic; abdomen- snp; BCS 6/9; ambulatory; FS (has tattoo); A:; geriatric dog, appears healthy; P:; gave rabies 3 yrs- RH
A Staff member comments: Nika is super sweet and favorite! She was surrendered because they are moving to a place that doesn’t permit animals. Nika lived with another dog currently here and is well behaved in dog playgroup
A volunteer writes: Huggable! Lovable! Nika is a beauty both inside and out. She is a pleasure to spend time with, she walks beautifully on leash, takes treats ever so gently and just wants to be near her person. Nika has a way about her that makes you feel like you’ve know her forever. I imagine Nika following her owner around her new home just to be near them. Nika is a sweet senior hoping to find a new forever home. If you are interested in adopting Nika please come to Staten Island Care Center and meet her.
Nika is a 9 year old spayed Brown Pit bull mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Nika for a year and received her from SIACC.
According to the owner, around strangers, Nika is friendly and outgoing. Around adults and children, Nika is relaxed, respectful and playful. She plays in a gentle or exuberant manner. Nika has been living with another pit bull and has interacted with other dogs outside of the home and he is relaxed, respectful and very playful. Nika enjoys playing with other dogs in an exuberant manner. Nika has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. She has never bitten a person or another animal.
Previous owners stated that Nika doesn’t have any behavioral issues but does get nervous during thunderstorms or fireworks. During thunder storms or when there are fireworks. Nika hides under the blankets. Nika is not bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her. She is not bothered by baths, but is afraid when someone goes to trim her nails. When someone unfamiliar approaches the home, family member or yard, Nika isn’t bothered.
For a New Family to Know:
Nika is described as friendly, and affectionate, with a medium activity level. She knows sit, down, and stay. When in the home, Nika is the type to follow you around seeking attention or likes to be in the same room as you. When left alone in the home, Nika is well-behaved. Nika’s favorite toys are balls, bones, stuffed toys that she loves to play tug and fetch with. She was kept mostly indoors. She was fed Pedigree dry dog food. She rarely has accidents and was not crate trained. For exercise, she enjoyed going for brisk walks with the owner. On the leash, Nika may pull lightly when she sees another dog. When off the leash, Nika would wander but come back when called. Nika usually would use the bathroom on the grass or trees.
Nika came into our center along with another similarly sized dog due to moving issues. Behavior around cats is unknown. Around adults and children, Nika is reportedly relaxed, respectful and playful. Owner states Nika is not bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her. Nika is described as friendly, and affectionate, with a medium activity level. Owner states she knows the cues ‘sit, down, and stay’. Nika whined and pulled out of assessor’s hands on all three Look attempts. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, open mouth. Nika was a bit distracted during Tag game, unresponsive to each pass. She pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Nika showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports her favorite toys are balls, bones, stuffed toys, enjoys tug and fetch. When off leash with other dogs, Nika is very tolerant and will correct appropriate corrections to mounting. Nika did not appear interested when play was offered, she often explored the yard and solicited handlers attention. The Behavior Team feels Nika would do best with an Experienced adopter.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth open
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Nika is very tolerant and will correct appropriate corrections to mounting. Nika did not appear interested when play was offered, she often explored the yard and solicited handlers attention.
9/7/16 : When off leash with other dogs, Nika is very tolerant and will correct appropriate corrections to mounting. Nika did not appear interested when play was offered, she often explored the yard and solicited handlers attention.
9/12 – 9/13 update: Nika does not engage in play with her bunk mate but is tolerant of his pushy play solicits and when he attempts to mount her.
9/15 update;Nika was very tolerant of a playful large puppy. However, she did not engage in any play with him. Nika will often explore the yard with the company of another dog.
9/29 update: Nika engaged in brief play with a submissive male. She was very tolerant of mounting and often explored the yard.
10/2 update; Nika engaged in brief bouncy play with a male dog. She offer appropriate corrections when the male becomes too pushy.
SAFE – 01/15/15
*** AVERAGE HOME ***
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/02/2015, From NY 10301, DueOut Date 01/05/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Female~8yrs Mild gingivitis/tartar EEN:WNL Callouses on back limbs No fleas seen Nosf
A shelter staff member writes: Nika caught my heart immediately. She cried for me in the kennel to give her some attention. She is an older lady, very gentle and loves any type of attention. She is currently on stray wait until 1/5/15 and can be all ready for her new home.
SAFER – 1/8/15 – Average
On 1/2/2015 Nika came to us as a stray. The Assistant’s observations: friendly calm and walked well to the assessment area. During the assessment Nika appeared calm friendly allowing the Assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items and accepted handling well. When pushed away by the assess-a-hand, Nika lifted her head from the food bowl. She kept a firm grip on a rawhide. No other behavior issues; no aggression noted. Nika is a calm friendly dog that should be a good family pet. It is the recommendation of the Behavior Department Nika may be adopted by an average owner.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. She lifts her head when hand is pushed against his cheek.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the rawhide
Dog-dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper dog, soft body, not playful, tail down, investigates then turns away.
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