SNOW – A1068669 (ALT ID# A1098009)
Safe - 5-15-2017 Brooklyn
SNOW – A1068669 (ALT ID# A1098009)
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN, LABRADOR RETR / MASTIFF, 1 yr, 6 mos
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/06/2017, From NY 10314, DueOut Date 05/13/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / TAN, LABRADOR RETR / MASTIFF, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/26/2016, From NY 10037, DueOut Date 11/27/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 981020015134807 Sex: spayed female Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: severe udnerbite but no staining on teeth If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed all handling and friendly, sweet temperment Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Just in time for winter….a gorgeous pup named Snow! And her coat is so white and gorgeous that unless she sticks her nose up from a snow drift she’ll blend right in! Snow has already won the hearts of staff and volunteers who have met her, and the buzz is….’have you met Snow yet – you’ll LOVE her’. And indeed we do! Making friends with everyone we pass on our walk, she’s happy to share hugs and kisses, poses for photos with a perfect ‘sit’, and softly sweeping treats from my fingers. Surrendered by her family due to ‘allergies’, we’re told that she plays gently with adults and kids, is respectful of small dogs, will hide during storms and fireworks, doesn’t guard her things, doesn’t like to be awakened from a nap, is housetrained (check) with regular walks, slept with her owner, her favorite treats are Bacon Strips, she’s lively and energetic and she loves to play chase and to wrestle. Snow loves to give hugs and when her favorite staff person joined us in a pen, Snow was happy tail wags and hugs welcoming her friend. Intake notes describe her as “friendly and sweet” and I second that! Soft, sweet, and submissively affectionate, her adorable little face will melt your heart. We all agree that Snow is pretty special, so be sure to ask to meet her when you visit.
Snow is a very friendly/outgoing pup who plays gently with adults and kids, but sometimes her play is too much for young children. She’s been around small dogs but is more respectful of their territory and has never seen a cat before. Snow has never bitten a human or animal. During loud noises such as fireworks and thunder she is nervous and will hide. Snow isn’t bothered by much, you can take away her bowl of food, treats, and toys and she’ll look for it. She isn’t bothered when you push her off furniture and will just hop back on. She also doesn’t mind being held or restrained. If you wake Snow when she’s sleeping, she’ll growl until you stop. She isn’t bothered by baths, brushing, and trimming nails. She’ll bark when an unfamiliar person approaches her home but will just watch when a stranger approaches one of her previous family members. Snow’s previous owners describe her as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high activity level. Their favorite thing about her is how much she enjoyed attention and chewing on toy bones. Snow’s other favorite activities include chase and wrestling and she loves playing with anything made of rubber (especially balls). When her owners were home she would tend to follow them around and sleep in her owners’ bed. Snow had been kept mostly indoors and for the most part is house trained. She does have a few potty accidents indoors but when outside will go on the cement. When left alone she will destroy minimal household items that she thinks are toys. Snow knows sit and come and has never been crate-trained. She enjoys brisk walks on leash and will pull very hard when something excites her. Snow eats Purina puppy chow, about 1 and a half cups, twice a day. Her favorite treats are Bacon Strips.
On intake Snow jumped on me and started licking my face. She sat when I went to collar her and after a few takes allowed me to take pictures of her. Every time I got her to sit for pictures she would run back to my face to lick the camera. Snow sat still for vaccines.
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Playful though sometimes too much for young children
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high activity level
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/28/2016
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, ears back, mouth closed, leaned in towards end of item
Tag: 2. Dog is a bit distracted but playful.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, then walks away.
Summary: Snow displayed no concerning behavior, she remained gentle and affectionate throughtout her assessment.
11/28: Snow greets male and female dogs through a barrier with loose body and wagging tail.
11/29: Snow displays submissive body language when approached by other dogs. Snow mostly stays near the handlers.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/26/16
During her initial medical exam Snow appeared friendly and allowed handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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