SARAH – A1097476
Safe - 11-25-2016 Manhattan
SARAH – A1097476
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, BLUETICK HOUND MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 11/20/2016, From NY 10011, DueOut Date 11/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan pos#089074050 nervous, tense geriatric mild tartar clean EEN clean coat slightly underweight skin tag on chest and anal area female spayed NOSF
A volunteer writes: The name Sarah means Princess, and to think anything less of this amazing girl would be an oversight. She is so special that words actually fail me. So happy to be out for a walk to go potty, she’s lively, great on leash, fun, friendly, affectionate, housetrained, and just about perfect in every way. In the park she posed for some photos, and then showed me her kangaroo hop – it’s her signature move, and as cute as can be. She jumps up lightly, all fours off the ground and wow, I hope I’m that good when I’m the equivalent age. There is nothing about her that says ‘senior’, other than perhaps the calendar and a frosted face. Period. She has a wonderful energy, loves to play with a ball or toys, and lets me take the ball right out of her mouth. Surrendered by her person due to ‘personal problems’, we’re told that she’s extremely friendly, is relaxed and playful with children of all ages, is housetrained, loves playing with dogs of all sizes, hides in the bathtub during storms and fireworks, doesn’t guard her things, loves baths and being brushed, loves to play with toys and balls and go to the dog park, is a great cuddler, knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘paw’, ‘look’, and loves brisk walks. Sarah slept in bed with her person or on the couch, and is now sleeping alone in a kennel. She’s doing an amazing job of making friends and keeping her balance, and has already won the hearts of staff and volunteers who have met her. I mean, how can she not? Come meet our amazing, fabulous and gorgeous girl Sarah, our Princess. You won’t want to leave without her. I guarantee it.
Sarah is an extremely friendly and outgoing dog. She has spent time around children of all ages and is very relaxed and playful when playing with them and adults. She has never bitten a person or animal and loves playing with dogs of all sizes, especially bigger guys! Her previous owner describes her as playing gently with all humans and dogs alike but has never come into contact with a cat. During storms or loud noises such as fireworks, Sarah would hide in the bathtub of her previous owner’s apartment. Her previous owner says she’s friendly when taking away toys, food bowls, and treats. She is not bothered when you hold or restrain her, or push her off furniture. She loves baths and getting brushed but is squeamish when it comes to trimming her nails. She’s friendly to anyone approaching her home or owner. Sarah’s previous owner describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable. Her activity level is medium and loves balls, stuffed toys, bones, and going to the dog park. Sarah loves to chase, wrestle, and tug on chew toys. Her previous owner said his favorite thing about Sarah was how she’s a great cuddler and an even better companion. When home, Sarah liked to be in the same room as her owner and enjoyed sleeping on his bed or on the couch. She mostly stayed indoors and is house-trained. She enjoys going potty outside on cement. Her previous owner states that when left alone, Sarah was well-behaved. She was crate-trained but her owner believed over the last few years she did not need it anymore. Sarah knows sit, stay, paw, look, and responded to food and “home”. For exercise, Sarah likes brisk walks and running. She does not pull on leash and when off leash will wander some but would always come back to her previous owner.
On intake Sarah was very well behaved. She sat for me once her owner left and allowed me to collar her with no hesitation. She was easily led onto the mat to be photographed and stood still long enough for me to capture a few photos. While waiting to be brought back to holding, Sarah showed signs of playing but bowing down. Her tail was wagging the entire time.
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Playful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable. Her activity level is medium.
Other notes: Upon intake Sarah appeared friendly and social
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/21/16
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.
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. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Sarah displayed no behavioral concerns on her assessment.
11/22: When off leash with other dogs Sarah engages in some play then corrects mounting.
11/23: Sarah engages in a bit of play but will offer correction when play intensifies.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/21/16
During her initial medical exam Sarah appeared tense and nervous.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience
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