STORM – A1076074
Safe - 6-11-2016 Manhattan
STORM – A1076074
***SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 11 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason HOME SIZE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/02/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date06/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young female dog spay scar and tattoo seen mild ear infection clean coat NOSF
A Volunteer Wrote: This sums up Storm for you: She became a rescuing dog with me when we came upon a pigeon who had been hit by a car. Stopping to pick the pigeon up to take it to the shelter? No problem for our beloved Storm, who is happy to help in any crisis by staying totally calm and dear. Getting lunged at by another dog while all of this was happening? She just wagged her tail and didn’t bat one of her beautiful blonde lashes. At the risk of being too straight forward, if you don’t come fetch this dog from the shelter you are totally nuts. We are so madly in love with Storm we dare say she’s the perfect dog—and what’s to argue with? She used to live with a cat. She lived with children. She’s the belle of the ball with other dogs, she’s an angel with humans. This stunning girl is so great on a leash you could walk her with a piece of dental floss and that would be more than you needed. She playbows when she sees other dogs, and then she engages in the sweetest of play. We are so sad our kids can’t meet her, but please, won’t you introduce yours? Help us turn Storm from a rescuing dog into a rescued dog!
Storm had a loose body with tail wagging seeking attention. She
allowed counselors to perform all handling. Storm has been around
children ages 9 and 12 and sometimes infants and is said to be very
playful and good but sometimes rough, not knowing her own size. When She plays with children she doesn’t bite but uses her paws.when playing with adults she is also rough and sometimes play nibbles. Around other dogs outside Storm barks at them but when she is home she gets along with the dogs she lived with which was a maltese and her puppies. Storm has also lived with a cat that she liked to play with and paw and whenever she got too rough the cat ran away.
Storm did exhibit slight anxiety when her owners left the house and
would whine and bark. She does not destroy things in the house except for her bed which she tore up. She does not mind if you touch or take her food.If you take her toy she wants to playfully take it back. Storm does not like baths or getting her nails trimmed, she will try to run away.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Storm has a high activity level and will follow you around the house
when home. She is kept mostly indoors and if regularly walked she will never use the bathroom in the house. Storm knows “sit” “come” “mind your business”(which means leave people/something alone), and “lay down”. She is easy to walk on the leash and doesn’t pull, and is fed Dry pedigree
Storm walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. Storm was calm and relaxed during handling. She followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. Storm was easy to handle when chewing on toys
Storm was surrender to us. According to her previous owner Storm has been around children ages 9 and 12 and sometimes infants and is said to be very playful and good but sometimes rough, not knowing her own size. When she plays with children she doesn’t bite but uses her paws. When playing with adults she is also rough and sometimes plays nibbles. Around other dogs outside Storm barks at them but she is friendly with the dogs that she live with. Storm has also lived with a cat that she liked to play with and whenever she gets too rough the cat ran away. She does not mind if you touch or take her food. If you take her toy she wants to playfully take it back”. Storm did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
When off leash with other dogs, Storm is nervous at first, opens up,
begins to solicit- then eventually corrects.
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