SEFRA – 7835
Gone - 10-11-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Sefra. My animal id is #7835. I am a female tan dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 1 years 6 months 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior Determination: Experienced (no young children) A volunteer writes: A petite ginger-coated pup with ears for days, pretty Sefra has obvious Instagram appeal. But her soft, gentle nature is where this wee gem truly shines. Greeting me from her bed with a thumpa-thumpa tail wag, she’s easily leashed and a great walker, shy of the wider world yet ever so curious at the same time. Sefra does have some timidity over loud noises and sudden movements, but she’s not going to let that stop her from making the most of life, and eagerly hits the street for a very thorough sniffing, followed by a crunchy stroll through the fall leaf piles, a short break for snuggles, and then her favorite part of any outing…snack time! The easiest way to Sefra’s heart is through her stomach, and once she knows you have treats on you, you’re in like Flynn! While she was only with her last family for a few weeks, Sefra still arrived with glowing reviews. We’re told she was friendly toward strangers, playful with the kids and relaxed around other dogs. She’s clearly feeling a bit out of her element at the Care Center, and though she greets politely, at this time she tends to avoid fellow pups in playgroup. Slow introductions to new four-legged friends are a must. Sefra’s an enchanting, tender-hearted little pixie who’s ready for love, and longing to find that special person or family who’ll make her feel safe and secure once more. Come in to our Manhattan Care Center for a snuggle date today!
sefra is being placed at risk for CIRDC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 42 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 28-Sep-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 3 weeks) Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages 6,7, and 8) Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Playful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Unknown Energy level/descriptors: Sefra is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful. Date of assessment: 1-Oct-2017 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick. Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Summary: Sefra approached the assessor slowly in the assessment room with her body low. During tag, she appeared very fearful, cowering, and was reluctant to come near the assessor after. She approached after some time and allowed handling. Summary: Sefra has been fearful of interaction with dogs in the care center. She has allowed greeting from select dogs who are respectful. The behavior department feels that Sefra would succeed best with one on one introductions to calm dogs. Introductions should be conducted at a slow pace. History around dogs is unknown due to arriving as a stray. Summary (1): 9/29: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Sefra allows greeting but is fearful and avoids all other interaction. Summary (2): 9/30: Sefra continues to avoid interaction. Summary (3): 10/2: Sefra becomes a bit tense and uncomfortable when in a larger group of calm dogs. Summary (4): 10/3: Sefra is tolerant of polite greeting from a respectful dog. Date of intake: 28-Sep-2017 Summary: Relaxed body and allowed handling at intake Date of initial: 28-Sep-2017 Summary: Allowed handling during intake exam BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below) Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No young children (under 5) Recommendations comments: No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Sefra may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. Potential challenges: Fearful Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Sefra is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Sefra the option to walk away from any social interaction. Sefra should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Sefraâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Sefra would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
Experience no young
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