SANDIE – A1086348
Safe - 9-20-2016 Manhattan
SANDIE – A1086348
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/20/2016, From NY 10451, DueOut Date 08/23/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 981020015674289 Sex: intact female Age: appx 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, wiggly, allowed all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Sandie – named for the soft color of her coat, and bringing to mind the pale sand of the beach. Petite, well groomed, trimmed nails….Sandie was nicely taken care of before joining us as a stray. Showing off her housetraining skills the moment we were out the door Sandie pulls on the leash in her excitement to be out on a lovely summer morning. Some leash training and/or a harness will make it a more enjoyable walk for both ends of the leash. Sitting for a treat, Sandie takes it gently and is thrilled to watch all the activities in the park as they unfold: kids playing ball, kids running and playing, moms out shopping – she watches it all with interest. A super hugger, she’ll jump up for a hug, poses for photos and loved playing with a squeaky toy off leash. Always up for a good game of tug Sandie doesn’t seem to guard her toy. Energetic, friendly and fun, Sandie thinks that an active family with lots of fun time, walks and activity will be the perfect match for her.
Sandie came to the care center as a stray so her behavior in a home is unknown. Upon intake, she had a wagging tail and relaxed body, she allowed handling, and responded to the cues sit, stay, and come. For her relief walk, Sandie pulled hard. Once in the assessment room, she displayed a high level of energy and appeared friendly and social. She averted her eyes during Look, body neutral, ears back. For Sensitivity, Sandie leaned into the assessor, tail wagging, body soft. During Tag, she became excited, jumping high and hard, she was able to settle afterwards. She placed her open mouth over the assessor’s hand on both Squeeze attempts. She kept a firm hold on the Toy, body not stiff. When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Sandie approached with tail above spine level, body not stiff. The Behavior Team recommends Sandie go to an Experienced home. As we have no history of her with children, Sandie would benefit from an in depth interaction with any children in the home and from positive reinforcement training. Sandie will need daily physical exercise, such as walks and runs, and mental stimulation, such as Kongs and other puzzle toys.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Shee allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is playful, jumps high and hard on the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy, and she is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog to Dog: When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Sandie approached with tail above spine level, body not stiff.
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Sandie engages in rough, mouthy play. The behavior team feels that Sandie could potentially be adopted to a home with another playful dog pending a successful pre adoption interaction. Sandie arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how her behavior will translate into a home setting.
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