NOVA – A1074699
Safe - 5-31-2016 Manhattan
NOVA – A1074699
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/22/2016, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 05/22/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- SPAYED WITH GREEN TATTOO. MILD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 4.8 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. ALLOWS HANDLING BUT NERVOUS & TENSE. NOSF
A volunteer writes: Wiggling in her kennel and letting me know it was time for a walk, Nova and I became friends immediately. Nova joined us when her person’s landlord said Nova had to go and she comes with a glowing resume of an obviously well cared for and loved little girl. We’re told she’s housetrained (check), is friendly, affectionate and playful (check, check check), doesn’t guard her food, loves to play tug and will bark when someone unfamiliar approaches. She plays gently with both children and adults and while she has never lived with another animal, her joy at playing with other dogs in group is so much fun to watch. Nova is a stop and smell the roses kind of a walker on leash (with an occasional happy bounce), but off leash in the yard a crazy case of the zoomies caught her and she was a riot! She loved meeting new people in the backyard, loved meeting new dogs and simply had the best time. She would definitely be the life of the party if she were human! Nova showed off her sit, takes treats gently, and then does some jumping to show how happy she is at all the attention. She wowed our behavior team who say she will be a good fit in a home with average dog experience. In Latin, Nova means ‘new’, and in Astronomy Nova is a star showing a large increase in brightness. Let’s combine the two, for our Nova is a new bright star ready to find her new family and begin her happily every after.
Nova A1074699 is an approximately 1 year old American Pitbull Mix. She was found by the owner a little over a month ago. She is being surrendered to the shelter because the owner’s landlord threatened to raise the rent if the dog was not removed from the premises. Nova does not have any health concerns.
Nova is friendly and outgoing with strangers. She plays gentle with adults and children alike. Nova has never lived with another animal. Nova has never bitten anyone.
Nova does not have any behavior issues. She allows you to bather her. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway or owner, she barks. Nova allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Nova is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. She has a high activity level. When home she follows you around. Nova has been kept mostly indoors. she is fed Pedigree dry food. she loves to play tug with a rope. Nova is house trained, for exercise she is walked on and off the leash.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Nova allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
Nova walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. Nova was calm and relaxed during handling. She followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. Nova was not interested in toys.
Nova was surrender to us. According to her previous owner she is friendly, affectionate and playful. She has a high activity level. Nova is friendly and outgoing with strangers. She plays gentle with adults and children. Nova allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. Nova allows you to take away her food bowl, water bowl, or toy away”. Nova did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
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. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, low wagging tail, ears back.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Nova greets politely, then wanders the yard keeping to herself.
5/25 update: Nova offers bows, spins, and engages in play. She corrects mounting.a
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