PRINCESS LIA – A1095395
Gone - 11-4-2016 Brooklyn
My name is PRINCESS LIA. My Animal ID # is A1095395.
I am a female br brindle and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/31/2016 from NY 11373, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/02/2016 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 54.0 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience) _X_No cats: Details are limited, but Princess Lia is reported to be uncomfortable around cats so we recommend a home without cats for her comfort, or adopters skilled in very slow, safe introduction. _X_Single-pet home: See GroupBehavior notes. _X_Recommend no dog parks: See GroupBehavior notes. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Princess Lia does best with a slow approach, and when given the opportunity to explore and greet in her own time. She should never be forced to interact, and should be allowed to warm up and solicit attention at her own pace. She has shown very good coping skills in the care center: retreating, avoiding, and showing her discomfort with lip licking and trembling. She has shown no aggressive behaviors, even when frightened. However, like all dogs she will have a threshold and it is important to help her gain confidence and not to push her into a place where she feels like she may need to escalate to behaviors like growling or snapping.
10/31/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/31/16 18:40 Basic Infromation: Princess Lia is an American Pit Bull Terrier who was surrendered due to her previous owne rhaving landlord issues and not being able to keep her in his home. Socialization: Around strangers Princess Lia is friendly and plays gently with adults and children. Princess Lia has spent time with children from infants and older, around them she is relaxed and playful. Princess Lia has spent time with other dogs and cats and she will have a stiff body when near them. Behavior: Princess Lia has never bitten another perosn or animal. Princess Lia gets nervous during thunderstorms or fire works and her owner would turn on the tv so she could relax.Princess Lia is friendly when someone touches her food or bowl while she is eating, takes a treat/toy away, pushes/pulls her off of the furniture, holds/restrains her, disturbs her while she is resting/sleeping, gives her a bath, brushes her coat and trims her nails. If an unfamiliar person approaches Princess Lia’s family or home she is friendly toward them. For a New Family to Know: Princess Lia is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and mellow with a medium activity level. When at home Princess Lia will follow around her owner and likes ot play with squeaky toys and chew toys. Princess Lia was fed dry food three time a day. Princess Lia is house trained and rarely has any accidents. Princess Lia is never left home alone and knows the commands sit and down. Princess Lia likes brisk walks on a leash and will pull lightly on the leash. Princess Lia has never been walked off leash. Intake Behavior: Princess Lia allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression. Princess Lia enjoys being pet and rubbed by staff.
No Web Memo
11/02/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Tense around other dogs Behavior toward cats: Tense around cats FG/RG: None reported Bite history: No bite history reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Princess Lia is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and mellow, with a medium activity level. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/2/16 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 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 low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Summary: Princess Lia was curious about the assessor and assistant, but took some time to warm up and allow approach. She startles as quick movements but once she warmed up to the assessor, she allowed all handling without issue. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: According to Princess Lia’s previous owner, Princess Lia has spent time with other dogs and she will have a stiff body when near them. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Princess Lia displays stiff and uncomfortable body language when greeting a novel male dog. A muzzle is placed on her. Once in the pen, Princess Lia continues to display stiff body language when the male dog greets her face to face and begins to offer correction by lip curling and snapping in his direction. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/1/16: During her initial me
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