OLIVIA aka OLIVA – A0976347
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OLIVIA aka OLIVA – A0976347
***RETURNED 1/11/2016***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/11/2016, From NY 11230, DueOut Date 01/11/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan positive 9851120052157171 Female Intact 6 yrs QAR EEN: clear Teeth:unable to fully examine mouth, dog was not receptive to touching mouth Skin/Coat: NSF BCS: 4/5 Dog was quiet, allowed handling except near mouth
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 08/23/2013, From NY 11230, DueOut Date 08/26/2013,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative. Allows handling & petting. Moderate tartar & gingivitis. Female. Otitis externa- ears are flushed with otic cleansing solution. AMB x4 BARH
A volunteer writes: Whoever said the best things come in small packages obviously hasn’t had the pleasure of meeting Oliva! She looks more like Garfield or Alf than a real dog and if I were an artist, she would be my muse. She can usually be found taking up her whole bed, with her face smooshed between her front paws, seemingly trying to pretend she is somewhere else. That is, until she sees a familiar face approach. She’ll woof at me as if to say “bust me out already!,” softly whine, and even wag her tail. She has perfect leash manners, seems housebroken, “sit”s for treats, and takes them nicely. She weighs in at over 100 pounds, but that doesn’t stop her from climbing on the bench (and inviting me to join her — it’s her favorite spot), briefly chasing after tennis balls (in her last home she loved squeaky toys), or trying to play with another dog when I saw her in playgroup (but he felt a little intimidated by her size!). She is described by her old family as mellow, loving and protective. She always looks melancholy, but has subtle ways of letting me know how much she appreciates my company: soft eyes, nuzzling my hands when I pet her, licking my nose, and peacefully protesting going back inside. Oliva would love to take lots of naps with you, follow you around the house, and be the one you bring all your leftovers home to! Please come meet this sweet, special lady at Brooklyn ACC!
Olivia is a tan and white female American Pitbull terrier who was surrendered due to her owner no longer being able to care for her. She is described as mellow, loving and protective.
Olivia has lived with three adults in the home, she has been around children ages 2-5 and is described as relaxed and playful. Owner stated she is exuberant with children and will jump on them. She has not been around cats and has had limted interactions with dogs. Owner stated when she is walked and sees another dog she will woof and bark. She is housetrained and had been kept only indoors. Her activity level is described as low, owner statd she likes to lunge around the home and sleep.
Olivia will bark when her home is approached, owner stated she will bark and woof until the visitor enters the home then she will stop and greet the visitor with a loose body.
For a new family to know:
Olivia is used to leashed walks twice a day. She plays with squeaky toys and when home likes to be in the same room as her owner. She eats dry food, twice a day; and will sleep on her dog bed.
Upon intake Olivia was calm had a loose body, she allowed all handling. Counselor was able to collar, scan (positive) and photograph.
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME
Oliva previously lived with three adults and has been around children ages 2-5 years old. The owner stated Oliva is relaxed and playful towards the children and the adults in the household. The owner mentioned Oliva is housetrained and has a low activity level.
At intake it was reported Oliva was calm with loose body posture, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Oliva came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was friendly and affectionate towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Oliva was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Oliva was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Oliva appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” 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. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Oliva greets politely with a soft body. She exchanges sniffs and explores the enviroment. On two or three occassions, Oliva offers shallow play bows and bounces around playfully with the other dog.
PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs, Oliva greets politely with a soft body. She exchanges sniffs and explores the enviroment. On two or three occassions, Oliva offers shallow play bows and bounces around playfully with the other dog.
1/25 update: Oliva greets another female dog with a loose body. She does not solicit further interaction but in response to the other dog’s solicitations she gives appropriate corrections for pushy behavior.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://information.urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues/
If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected]
Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. *We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.*
For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please read here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions/
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/frequently-asked-questions/
You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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