RAIN – A1087674
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RAIN – A1087674
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/28/2016, From NY 10027, DueOut Date08/31/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary SCAN POSITIVE 985121011123522 BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- SPAYED WITH GREEN TATTOO MILD DENTAL TARTAR. FOCAL ALOPECIA NOTED. DERMATITIS ON LEGS, ABDOMEN AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 6.7 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. ALLOWS HANDLING BUT NERVOUS & TENSE. NOSF
A volunteer writes: I finally know what ‘downward dog’ means! Forget about Yoga, watching Rain lie down is the true definition of downward dog. First, the front legs stretch out…then the back legs stretch out…and then she lies down! SO cute to watch this little maneuver and how flawlessly she executes it. Good in her kennel but clearly ready to make a new friend and go for a walk, she goes potty as soon as we’re out the door and her lovely leash manners make for the most enjoyable walk to the park. As soon as we got on the grass she got a little bouncy as if she so enjoys the grass vs the pavement – it was cute to watch her little bunny hops. Surrendered to our care due to “no time”, we’re told that Rain is friendly to all, is gentle with kids, lived with a 13yo small terrier mix and a 4 yo female bulldog, as well as respectfully with a cat. Rain enjoys taking a bath and doesn’t guard her stuff. She’s housetrained (check) and well behaved when left home alone. Rain showed me her sit, takes treats gently and as we hung out together in the park (Rain in her downward dog position) she had no reaction to people passing us close by. Mellow, chill, friendly and relaxed she’ll be an awesome companion with whom to watch your favorite TV show and debate who should be the winner of America’s Got Talent. And, while I’m sure she’ll have an opinion, I venture a guess she’ll let you win the debate. Come meet Rain today.
Rain is a 5 year old spayed American Pitt Bull who is being surrendered because owner no longer has time to properly take care of her. Owner got Rain from a neighbor when she was a little puppy. Owner stated Rain has hot spots and last seen a vet on August of last year
for the hot spots.
Rain is friendly around strangers. She has spent time with kids of all ages and was playful, respectful, and tolerant with them. She plays with adults in a gentle/exuberant manner and plays with kids in a gentle manner. She lived with a male 13 year old small terrier mix and a female 4 year old bulldog. She was relaxed and tolerant of them. She played in a gentle manner with both dogs. She lived with a cat and was respectful of the cat. She has never bitten a person or animal.
Owner stated Rain has no behavior issues but is nervous during storms. She is not bothered if her food is touched while she eating, if a treat of any kind is taken away, if a toy is taken away, if pushed off furniture, if held, if disturbed while sleeping, if someone knocks on the door, or if someone unfamiliar approaches the owner or family member. She really enjoys bath time. Owner has never brushed Rain or trimmed her nails.
For a New Family to Know
Rain is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a high activity level. Owner likes that Rain behaves well all of the time. At home Rain likes to stay in a favorite spot. She likes to play with chewable style toys and plastic bottles. She likes to play tug and wrestling. She is kept indoors only and sleeps in owner’s son room in her own bed. She is fed dry dog food, Taste of The Wild, 2 cups once a day. She is house-trained and does potty on cement. She is well
behaved when left home alone. She has never been left in a yard or crated. She knows commands like sit and come. Owner stated she does not exercise. She pulls lightly on a leash and when walked off leash she stays by your side.
Behavior during Intake
Rain tolerated all handling during intake. She took treats from my hand. She sat on command for her photo. No signs of aggression were displayed during intake. Rain’s previous owner cites that “She lived with a male 13 year old small terrier mix and a female 4 year old bulldog.”. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Rain ignores greeting and wanders the yard.
Rain pulls a bit on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Rain was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was not interested in toys.
Rain was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Rain is friendly around strangers. She has spent time with kids of all ages and was playful, respectful, and tolerant with them. She plays with adults in a gentle/exuberant manner and plays with kids in a gentle manner. She lived with a male 13 year old small terrier mix and a female 4 year old bulldog. She was relaxed and tolerant of them. She played in a gentle manner with both dogs. She lived with a cat and was respectful of the cat. She is not bothered if her food is touched while she eating, if a treat or toys of any kind is taken away. Rain did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his 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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rain’s previous owner cites that “She lived with a male 13 year old small terrier mix and a female 4 year old bulldog.”. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Rain ignores greeting and wanders the yard.
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