SKY – A1090527
Safe - 9-27-2016 Manhattan
SKY – A1090527
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, BASENJI / RHOD RIDGEBACK, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/20/2016, From NY 10471, DueOut Date 09/20/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Allows handling Spayed Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes:
Sky is our runway model. She walks elegantly on long booted legs and sniffs the ground or the air along the way like the Hound she is…She is a beautiful young lady who has been very well cared for and was clearly loved. She lived and played with a seven year child and frequented a dog park where she enjoyed the company of pooches of all sizes. House trained, no handling issues, well behaved when left alone in the house, house trained….A lovely doll…with lots of the qualities we like to find in a pet. Meeting and spending time with Sky was a pleasure, a calm moment in my day at the care center. At the end of our walk, we just hung around, ate a snack and watched people and other dogs passing us by…The good life….I have only good things to say about Sky. I did forget one important point, though…I heard lots of compliments about her performances in playgroups with her peers. Well, I hope I convinced you that Sky is a great gal…Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center and hopefully, make her yours.
Sky A1090527 is a 1yr old spayed female tan & white hound mix (Basenji & Rhodesian Ridgeback are rough guesses) who was found given by the previous owner and is being surrendered due to landlord issues. She was last seen by a veterinarian in 2015 and currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Sky is friendly/outgoing. She’s lived with a 7yr old and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed, playful with them also the adults in the home. Sky has played with dogs of different sizes/ages at a dog park and would run around with them. She hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Sky isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being brushed, being bathed, having her nails trimmed or being disturbed while sleeping/resting. If someone approaches the home/family member Sky will bark and or jump on them to pet her.
For A New Family to Know:
Sky is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow & independent with a medium activity level. She enjoys sleeping & or playing. She enjoys squeaky, rope, ball toys and games of fetch, chase & tug. Sky is mostly an indoor only dog who sleeps in her crate & is walked 2-3x a day. Sky eats dry Blue Buffalo 2x a day. When left home alone Sky is well behaved (doesn’t bark or make much noise) and her known commands are “sit”, “come”, “go inside/inside” (for her crate).
Sky allowed all handling. She allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of including positioning her during her photo session. Sky then walked alongside me to her kennel where she went in on her own initially then ran out and didn’t want to go back in so I picked her up and placed her inside which she didn’t seem to mind.
Spayed, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/child
Behavior toward children: Gentle, exuberant, relaxed, and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Plays and runs with dogs at the dog park.
Behavior toward cats: N/A
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow & independent with a medium activity level
Other notes: Crate trained.
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 stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, focused on other stimuli (exit door)
Tag: 3. Dog escalates quickly, jumps hard on assessor, mouths moderately/hard on assessor’s forearm, does not settle easily.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 2. Dog keeps a firm grip, body not stiff.
Summary: Sky became overly aroused during Tag game, jumping up hard on assessor, mouthing assessor’s arm moderate to hard. Sky may benefit from another resident dog to appropriately direct her energy and enthusiasm without becoming overly aroused.
Sky’s previous owner cites “Sky has played with dogs of different sizes/ages at a dog park and would run around with them”. In home behavior with dogs is not known. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Sky plays exuberantly. The behavior team feels that Sky may be adopted to a home with another dog.
Sky readily allowed all handling to be conducted during her initial examination.
ENERGY LEVEL: Displays high energy within the care centers
_X_No young children (under 5) (See potential challenges; hard mouthing)
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys)
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