PICKLES – A1093637
Safe - 11-1-2016 Manhattan
PICKLES – A1093637
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / BULLDOG, 2 yrs
STRAY – NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/16/2016, From NY 10473, DueOut Date10/19/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan negative ears- wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl female intact slight nervous during exam
A volunteer writes: “You need to see how her lips flap when she’s playing with other dogs”, a shelter staff member sighs lovingly, after admitting that she’s head over heels in love with this hilarious, playful canine. It is fair to say that she is far, far from alone in her feelings for Pickles: something about this magical dog brings us all to our knees. She’s got a snub nose and an underbite, about which we coo as if she were a Vogue model. “Doesn’t she just make the cutest faces?” I heard another volunteer sharing. But wait–there’s more! She’s beautifully housetrained! She sits on command! She kisses, she hugs, she snuggles! She loves playing with other dogs! The behavior staff agrees, Pickles is awesome. Please come meet our girl, and make her yours!
Another volunteer writes: Miss Pickles was spayed in order to attend an event, but because she wasn’t feeling well never made it. Instead, volunteers are taking her for walks as she’s so loved by all. Cute, funny, grumpy faced (I say that with love), when she smiles her entire face lights up. She’s good on leash, housetrained, and when I sat down on the curb she was content to lie in my lap, giving me gentle kisses as we watched the world go by. I sat with her until my legs went numb and then apologized to her for having to bring her back to her kennel. I would love to never ever have to say ‘I’m sorry’ to her for bringing her back to her kennel, instead I’d like to lead the cheers as she wags her way home with her new family. She’s an awesome dog just waiting to prove it to you. Come meet her today.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Pickles did not display and behavioral concerns on her assessment.
10/20: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Pickles engages in exuberant, running play.
10/21: Pickles engages in rough, running play with males and females. She is persistent with her solicitations and will often not cease play once correction has been offered.
During her initial medical exam Pickels appeared tense thoughtolerated all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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