SHALAH – A1072046
RTO SAFE 05/04/16
SHALAH – A1072046
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / AMERICAN STAFF, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/30/2016, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 04/30/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 985121005432553 Sex: spayed female Age: reported 7y Mentation: BARH Eyes: slight n.scler OU Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining If abnormal BCS: overweight, closer to 3.5 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, quiet, allowed all handling and easy going Medication: N/A, preventatives given; reported bladder stones but no pain on palpation or abnormal urination seen, no explanation for type of stones but owners stated “Rx food needed”
A volunteer writes: In Hebrew the name Shalah means ‘to be quiet or at ease’, and I cannot think of a more appropriate name for this gorgeous girl with whom I’m totally in love. Surrendered by her family she comes with a fabulous resume which includes how playful and relaxed she is with kids and adults, does well with other dogs but does not tolerate being mounted, not a fan of kitties, will hide during thunderstorms and fireworks, loves toys, is very housetrained (check), and knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘come’. Shalah was waiting quietly in her kennel, happy to be leashed and peed forever as soon as we were out the door. We had a perfect walk to the park, Shalah showing me her lovely leash manners. What a joy! She posed for some pictures in the park and then again in the back yard, got a bit bouncy from time to time but mostly loved snugging with me and giving me kisses. She’s been gorgeously taken care of, her coat is lush and clean, she’s quietly social and if I needed one word to describe her personality it would be ‘soft’. Shalah has that quiet elegance and sophistication that comes with age, and her demeanor, her personality, her sweetness is simply soft. She responds to love and that’s what it’s all about. She’s so easy to be with she’ll fit into any home with average dog experience and per our behavior team “will make a lovely family pet”. Run, don’t walk to meet Shalah today and make her yours.
This is a 7 year old, spayed, lab/pit bull mix. She is being surrendered because she has bladder stones. The cost of the ongoing care is too much for the former owner.
This dog is friendly to strangers. She is relaxed and playful with both kids and adults. She has been around kids ages 4 and up. She is relaxed and playful with other dogs but she does not like being mounted by male dogs. Shalah does not like cats, she will chase them.
Shalah has never bitten a person before. She did bite a male dog 3 years ago when he tried to mount her. During fireworks or thunderstorms she will cry and hide. She does not like getting baths. She will try to run out. She doesn’t mind if her food bowl is touched while she is eating.
For a new family to know:
Shalah is described as friendly, affectionate playful and very mellow. She is a very loyal dog. She loves to play with almost any kind of toy. She can sit, come and stay on command. She is house trained very well. Shalah is an amazing dog and she deserves another shot.
Shalah came into our center as an owner surrender on 4/30/2016 due to Shalah having bladder stones. It is reported she has been around children ages 4 and up. She is reportedly friendly with strangers, children, and other dogs, but will chase cats. Owner reports Shalah does not mind if anyone touches her Food bowl while she is eating. It is reported Shalah is housebroken. Shalah was friendly and easy going during her initial medical exam, allowed all handling. Shalah walked well on leash for her relief walk, no pulling. She was calm and quiet upon entering SAFER assessment room. Shalah allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, lip lick. She sat down and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, body soft. Shalah ran and played along during Tag game, settled easily at end. She did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Shalah playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with loose body. Owner reports she loves to play with any kind of Toy. She approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail at spine level, relaxed. Behaviorally, Shalah would do well with an Average adopter and would make a lovely family pet.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, lip lick, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog sits down and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, body loose. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral
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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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