ROLANDA – A1076444
Safe - 6-15-2016 Manhattan
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ROLANDA – A1076444
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/06/2016, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 06/09/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar dirty ears, face, body coat some areas of white paint dandruff and itchy hair coat female intact NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Ever meet a pup and feel like there just has to be a person inside of there? A quirky, hilarious, curious, interesting, incredible person with whom you’d probably be ridiculously good friends? That’s Rolanda. Of course first I’m drawn to her beautiful face. A delicate black and white cookie but naturally twice as sweet. She is petite in her little white socks and her eyes grow big like a child’s as I unlock her kennel door. She attends to business right away on the street and sticks close to my side looking up at me often. As we stop to rest on a park bench (no judgment, it was hot!) she sits at my feet and stares up at me. As I speak she adorably cocks her head to the right and the left and I can tell that she’s listening. I instinctively start to tell her about my day, my goals, my frustrations, about those who’ve let me down. She squints her eyes in sympathy. “I’ve been there,” she seems to say. A sympathetic ear! I go on. But as I’m coming to a key point in my tale Rolanda yawns abruptly and loudly. I’ve droned on too long. We pack up and move ourselves back to a pen where Rolanda shows little interest in toys. She does enjoy treats and takes them gently, licking my fingers long after they’re gone. As the sun starts to set I return to my seat and pause for a moment to gather my things. When I look up Rolanda is again in front of me, this time resting her head on my knee. “I’m here,” she seems to say. And there is something so sweetly soulful about her I feel compelled to start talking all over again. But I don’t. Instead I rub her ears and stare straight back at her. “Me too,” I say. Rolanda is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Rolanda came to us as a stray so we don’t have any behavior information other than what has been observed in the shelter environment. She pulled strongly on during her relief walk, and was very interested in interacting with the assessor when entering the behavior room. Rolanda allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items while maintaining soft body language. She became a bit aroused during the tag interaction engaging in play and mouthing the leash a bit strongly, but calmed quickly at the end of the item. Rolanda proved easy to handle when chewing on the toy item relinquishing it to the assessor when the assess-a-hand was applied. We believe that Rolanda can go to an adopter with an average amount of dog experience.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 closed for a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. She indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog mouths leash a bit strongly but calms quickly.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
When off leash with other dogs, Rolanda ignores greeting from the helper and opts to explore.
6/8: Rolanda keeps to herself initially, and eventually re approaches, barks and bows to solicit from the helper male.
6/9: Rolanda is initially tense when approached and growls when solicited. She becomes interested in play eventually.
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