SASSY – A1071182
Safe - 4-27-2016 Manhattan
SASSY – A1071182
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, ENG BULLDOG MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/23/2016, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 04/23/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Positive # 981010001930263 Sex: Spayed Age~ Approx- 5 yrs BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Waxy, cleaned with ear cleansing soln Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Mild dental tartar BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Any injuries: None seen Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes: Quiet on her bed, Sassy gets up easily as I unlatch her door happy to be out for a walk and make a new friend. Surrendered by the only family she’s ever known due to a move, we’re told that she’s friendly and outgoing, lived gently with a newborn and a 3 yo, and also lived with two smaller breed dogs whom she “dominated” due to her size and energy. Sassy doesn’t guard her things, isn’t fond of baths and nail trimming, jumps on new people for attention, loves to play with toys, is housebroken using wee wee pads, is well behaved when left home alone, and knows ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘stay’ and ‘give paw’. Sassy showed me her good leash manners, and as we walked she looked up at every car we passed……..maybe her former family drove a car? When I sat down, Sassy came into my lap for some kisses, posed for some pictures, enjoyed some treats and when our
time together was over hopped right back into her kennel and onto her bed. She’s an adorable little peanut who even at intake was happy for the attention and showed the intake staff lots of love. She’s ready to love her new person or family and we’re hoping she’ll get that chance quickly.
Sassy A1071182 is a 5yr old spayed female English Bulldog who was purchased from a breeder 5yrs ago and is being surrendered due to moving where pets aren’t allowed. She was last seen at a vet in November 2015 & has some allergies to storage mites, bay berry trees & mold (in penicillin).
Around strangers Sassy is friendly/outgoing. She’s lived with a newborn & 3yr old and was gentle, exuberant, playful with the 3yr old and gentle with the baby also with adults & 2 smaller breed dogs she lived with (although she “dominated them” with her size and energy. Sassy hasn’t been around cats nor has she ever bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Sassy isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved or with being held/restrained. During bath time & nail trimming she tries to get away. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member Sassy will bark and or jump up on them for attention/affection. Sassy hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting.
For A New Family To Know:
Sassy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable, mellow (at times) with a high activity level. The owner likes everything about Sassy and Sassy enjoys tossing you toys to play fetch with her. When the owner is home she follows them around. Sassy enjoys ball, chew/bones, stuffed toys & games of fetch/chase. She’s a mostly indoor only dog who’s walked 2x a day on weekends. When walked Sassy doesn’t pull she likes to stay by your side. Sassy sleeps on a dog bed or on the floor and eats Pedigree dry & wet food 2x a day. When left home alone she isn’t destructive and is house broken, she uses wee wee pads. Sassy’s known commands are “sit”, “down”, “stay” & “give paw”.
Sassy had a supper loose wiggly body and seemed to love being given hugs/kisses. She allowed all handling. Sassy allowed to be scanned (+), collared & taken pictures of. It was a little difficult to get a clear picture since she kept trying to jump up on us for attention/affection. Sassy then walked into a kennel with ease.
Sassy came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. It is reported she lived with a newborn and a 3 year old, gentle, exuberant, playful. It is reported Sassy lived with two smaller breed dogs, behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports Sassy isn’t bothered if anyone touches her Food, Toys, Treats. It is reported Sassy is housebroken to use we wee pads, is well behaved when home alone, knows the commands ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘stay’, and ‘give paw’. She is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, mellow at times. During intake, Sassy had a very loose wiggly body, affectionate and playful with staff, allowed all handling. She went into the kennel easily. Sassy walked well on leash for her relief walk, no pulling. She held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, open mouth, relaxed. Sassy leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, body soft. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, soft. Sassy did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. She showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports she enjoys tossing toys to you to play fetch with her, enjoys balls, chews/bones, stuffed toys and games of fetch/chase. When off leash with other dogs, Sassy is nervous and avoids interaction from the male greeter. She moves away and hides behind handlers. She gives one brief correction when approached. The Behavior Team feels Sassy would do well with an Average adopter.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Sassy is nervous and avoids interaction from the male greeter. She moves away and hides behind handlers. She gives one brief correction when approached.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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