STORM – A1062029
Safe - 1-15-2016 Manhattan
STORM – A1062029
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, BASENJI / BORDER COLLIE, 9 mos
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/10/2016, From NY 10016, DueOut Date 01/10/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, BASENJI / BORDER COLLIE, 9 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/02/2016, From NY 11224, DueOut Date 01/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Female Intact BARH EEN: clear Teeth: NSF Skin/Coat: NSF Gave 4cc Pyrantel Applied 2 cc Activyl
A volunteer writes: You know you have a set of ears on you when a wide lens is needed to photograph them. The first thing that came to mind when I saw Storm’s ears go up was the Flying Nun. And it’s hard not to notice her little pink accents on her nose, four white paws and a tail that looks like it was dipped in whiteout. When I first made this Border Collie mix’s acquaintance, she growled in her cage. Unsure of where she’s at, she can initially be shy. But in only a matter of minutes she warms up tremendously, eagerly approaching me for petting and attention, giving the most gentle kisses as a thank you. In playgroup, her Border Collie nature comes out. She gets down on the ground, doing a stalker crawl, even trying to herd the other dogs. Storm will do best in a home that can exercise her regularly and provide fun activities for her intelligent mind. If you think you have just what Storm needs, ask to meet her at the Brooklyn Care Center today!
A volunteer updates: Adopted and returned due to allergies let their loss be your gain! Storm is a stunning girl, her coat sleek and shiny, her ears reach to the sky, and her face looks like a modern painting by Picasso. Ready to come out to go potty and then enjoy some off leash time, Storm plays with a plush toy, runs to greet other dogs passing by, shows off her perfect ‘sit’ for a treat and then runs off to play some more. We’re told by her short term adopters that she always pottied outside, knows ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘paw’ and ‘crawl’. Storm loves other dogs always excited for the opportunity to play. While our behavior team feels that Storm will fit into most homes, it’s important to note that this breed is active, smart and likes to have something to do. Plenty of physical and mental exercise will keep Storm (and you) happy. She’s affectionate, playful, active and gorgeous and is looking for a new family to take care of.
Storm came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. During SAFER Storm came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, she was friendly, social and affectionate towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Storm was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Storm was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Storm appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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. Minimal interest in toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Storm greets the other dog with an excited and wiggly body. She engages in bouncy play and plays by the 50/50 rule– also know as playing fairly.
When off leash with other dogs, Storm greets appropriately with a loose and wiggly body. She solicits play somewhat obnoxiously by nipping at the other dog’s hocks and offers corrections for behavior she feels uncomfortable with.
Storm greets with a high energy bark and bounce. She is able to calm down long enough to offer an appropriate greeting and engages in chase play and mouthy fencing with the other dog.
Storm greets the other dog with an excited and wiggly body. She engages in bouncy play and plays by the 50/50 rule– also know as playing fairly.
Storm engages in running chase play with several other dogs. She corrects appropriately when a sexually motivated male attempts to mount.
Storm is described as affectionate, friendly and energetic. She lived with her adopter for less than a week but stayed in an adult only home. She did not interact with children while in her new home. Storm was affectionate with her owner; she allowed her owner to pet her all over and would jump up and give kisses. When she notices other dogs outside, Storm becomes excited and tries to approach them and play.
She was not bothered by her adopter touching her food or approaching her while eating. She enjoys attention. She followed her adopter around the home. She was well behaved in the home and didn’t tear at the furniture. Storm displayed a soft body and playful attitude when she was introduced to her adopters’ visitors.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
With the use of hand signals, she responds well to the commands “sit” “down” “paw” and “crawl”. She didn’t respond too much to the rubber toys offered to her. Storm appears to be housetrained, because she wouldn’t use the bathroom in the house. She pulls hard on her leash while being walked but responds when told to calm down.
Storm displayed a soft body and wagging tail. She would come when called and responded to all commands when offered treats. She would take treats from hand quickly and rough but never bit the Admissions counselor’s hand. She allowed petting and would jump onto the Admissions Counselor to give kisses. She was collared, scanned for a microchip (negative) and photographed without displaying any negative behavior.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://information.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 read here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions/
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see:http://information.urgentpodr.org/frequently-asked-questions/
You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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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