RUTHILA aka RUTH – A1081392
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 02/06/2017
RUTHILA aka RUTH – A1081392
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 3 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason TOO HYPER
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/06/2017, From NY 11421, DueOut Date 02/09/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive with Chip #981020017719638 BARH – tail wags, solicits attention, allows all handling F~15 months EENT clear Teeth lightly stained along canines Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites found Ambx4 Nails short NOSF
A volunteer writes: With her gleaming coat the deep color of peanut butter and her animated Staffy face, Ruthila turns heads wherever she goes. She’s quiet in her kennel and easily leashed, but outside embarks on some sort of commando mission, crouching low, glancing every which way, and moving constantly. Ruthila may be on the lookout for her former owner, and brightens up when she thinks she sees him. She takes some treats after a bit of encouragement, then — surprise — actually starts to sit and wag her tail. We’re told Ruthila was playful, if a bit mouthy, in her previous home with kids ranging in age from one to 9. She is still almost a kid herself — she loves to play fetch — and is clearly missing her family. She plants herself stubbornly in the middle of the hallway as we head back in, almost breaking my heart, so I give her a treat and reassure her we’ll see each other again. Ruthila is waiting at Brooklyn ACC for someone to keep this promise forever…possibly you?
Another volunteer writes: What do you get when you pack Godzilla-sized sweetness into a Baby Ruth sized body?? RUTHILA!! She is the color of an apricot, has a perpetual puppy face (really, she couldn’t be cuter if she tried!) and the only thing she’ll be attacking is your heart! I’m not sure if it’s her barking neighbors or just being in a cage, but Ruthila can be a little anxious in her ward (she needs a lot of baby-talk-filled coaxing to come back in, or she’ll let you pick her up…she’s that small!). Away from the hustle and bustle though, she shines! She has been easy to walk on leash, is super treat motivated, and seems housebroken. She LOVES to play with toys, and when I give her a plushy, she goes off in her own little world and thrashes it around for a good two minutes before crawling in my lap to celebrate. She wiggles her whole hind end when I pet her, looks back to make sweet eye contact when we’re walking, licks my face when the time is right, and just thrives on having company. Ruthila is completely sweet, endearing and fun AND meant to be someone’s sidekick…please come see her at Brooklyn ACC!
Ruthila is a 1 year old Female; American pit-bull, she came to the previous owner’s home from ACC. Ruthila is being surrendered due to her being too hyper and showing behavior concerns. Ruthila has a skin condition due to her allergies towards certain dog food. She has no known and was vaccinated in July 2016.
Around strangers Ruthila barks at the individual first, but once the individual approaches she becomes playful and tries to jump on the individual’s lap. She has lived in home with children of ages 1, 6, and 9 years old. Around the children she is playful but is mouthy when the children have a squeaky toy or treats in their hand. When Ruthila is around other dogs she pulls hard on leash and hard barks at the other dog.
Ruthila does bark a lot when a stranger passes in front of her and she will not stop until the individual comes up to pet her. If an individual tries to touch her food bowl she isn’t bothered and allows it to be removed. When someone attempts to take way a treat or a toy from Ruthila she will growl and attempt to run away with toy or treat. During bathing Ruthila is slightly tense but will allow the individual to wash her. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house or approaches Ruthila will bark at first but after few minutes she tries to play.
For a new family:
Ruthila was described as playful, affectionate, and excitable by her previous family.
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 8 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/15/2016, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date07/18/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan neg BARH – very friendly, easily handled FI, approx 1 year BCS 4/9 – thin No fleas/flea dirt Developed MG EENT: Mod debris AU, no inflammation. Clean adult dentition. Some scabbing behind ears. H/L clear PE NSF 2 ml Activyl Topical 4 cc Pyrantel PO Gave RV, DA2PP, CIV, Bordetella
Ruth came into the shelter as a stray on 7/15/16, upon intake Ruth was described allowed all handling while maintaining loose wiggly body. During SAFER Ruth had a loose body posture when interacting with the assessor, she allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Ruth was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resource portion of the assessment. Ruth was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Dory appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
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 open for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1:1 Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 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 at the Care Center, Ruth greets softly and appropriately but does offer an appropriate head flip, growl correction when the male helper dog greets with high energy. She mostly keeps her distance after the initial greeting.
Ruth was brought in as a stray so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Ruth is uncomfortable with high energy play and will offer appropriate correction. She spends most of her time avoiding interactions with male and female dogs. She does display bouncy body language when interacting with a smaller female dog. The Behavior Department believes that Ruth would be most comfortable as the only dog in a home though a through dog-dog interaction can be conducted with any potential adopter’s dogs to asses Ruth’s comfort level.
7/17: Ruth greets softly and appropriately but does offer an appropriate head flip, growl correction when the male helper dog greets with high energy. She mostly keeps her distance after the initial greeting.
7/21: Ruth displays loose and wiggly body language when meeting a female. She is uncomfortable with high energy play and offers correction. She spends most of her time wandering in the pen displaying bouncy body language.
7/22-7/23: When introduced to another female dog, Ruth was a bit uncomfortable. She wandered in the pen with a tense face, avoiding the other dog.
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