COVA aka TERA – A1065867
Safe - 6-5-2016 Brooklyn
COVA aka TERA – A1065867
**RETURNED 05/29/16***SAFER: AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / BLACK, BELG MALINOIS / GERM SHEPHERD, 3 yrs
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/29/2016, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 05/29/2016,
5/30: Scan positive – 981020013242317 S; 3 yo; 50.6 lb Curious and friendly; tail wagging; easily allowed all handling during exam EEN clear Skin and coat clear BARH
Cova is a 3 year old female Belgian Malinois / GSD mix. Cova was surrendered by owner due to conflict with Noah’s roomate. She was adopted from ACC and was with her owner for four months. He stated Cova has been aggressive towards the smaller dog in the home. He stated she plays rough and tends to knock over the small dog and had the dog in her mouth. She did not apply pressure and let the dog go. He was informed about behavior training but stated his roomate threatened to call the cops if the dog continues to stay in the home.
Cova has lived with four adults in her previous home. She is described as friendly around strangers and will enagage in somewhat rough play with adults. She has not been around children. Owner stated around other dogs Cova is very playful and will engage in very rough play. She lived with a minature schnauzer in the home and will engage in rough play, knocking the smaller dog over and engaging in mouthy play. She has not been around cats.
Cova is anxious when left alone and will whine and cry. She is mostly housetrained and will have accidents in the home a few times a month. She is not bothered when her food is touched while eating or when a treat or toy is taken away. She is fearful when bathed and will attempt to flee. She is not bothered when her nails are trimmed and when she is brushed. When a stranger approaches her home or owner she will bark.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Cova will follow her owner around the home and is described as friendly, loving and affectionate. Owner stated he loves hugs and her favorite activities include running and playing fetch. She likes to play with balls, stuffed toys and wrestling. She has been kept mostly indoors. She sleeps in her owners bed. She eats dry and wet food Purina brand and is fed two cups three times a day. She knows the commands sit, stay and give paw. She is walked three times a day and is used to leashed walks.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Cova was nervous but was receptive to petting and handling. Counselor was able to collar and scan(positive).
Cova previously lived with 4 adults and a small dog. The owner stated Cova is friendly around adults and strangers. The owner mentioned Cova is very playful and engage in rough play with the other dog in the house hold. It was reported by the owner Cova is mostly housetrained and describes her as friendly, loving and affectionate.
At intake it was reported Cova was calm and allowed all handling. During SAFER Cova came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was friendly and social towards the assessor. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Cova was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Cova was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Cova 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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: Cova is nervous at first as she wanders in the pen. She becomes uncomfortable when the greeter dog is too close to her and offers soft correction
According to Cova’s previous owner, Cova is very playful around other dogs and will engage in very rough play. She lived with a miniature schnauzer in the home and will engage in rough play, knocking the smaller dog over and engaging in mouthy play. When off leash with other dogs at the Care Center, Cova is a bit tense; offers brief sniffs, and then roams the pen. A couple months ago, Cova was able to engage in play in a group of males and females. Since returning to the Care Center, she has become uncomfortable when the greeter dog is too close to her and offers soft correction before wandering in the pen.
2/25: Cova is cautious and avoidant of the helper dog.
2/27: Cova is polite and will engage in play with both males and females. She offers correction when mounted and will solicit play afterward.
5/31 update: Cova is nervous at first as she wanders in the pen. She becomes uncomfortable when the greeter dog is too close to her and offers soft correction.
FEMALE, TAN / BLACK, BELG MALINOIS / GERM SHEPHERD, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/23/2016, From NY 10037, DueOut Date 02/26/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative tense, nervous underweight great appetite placed TID feeding sign clean EEN mild dental tartar clean coat overgrown nails trimmed female NOSf
OWNER INFO FROM 2/23/16 (DOG FORMERLY KNOWN AS TERA):
Tera is a 3 year old female Belgian Malinois / GSD mix. Her owners got her from her previous owner 2 years ago. They lived in another family member’s home. One owner passed away a few months ago, and the other moved out 3 days ago, leaving Tera behind. A relative from the home brought her to ACC. Tera is thin and has overgrown nails.
Tera is friendly/outgoing with new people. Children visited regularly and she’s relaxed, playful, and tolerant with them. She was relaxed, playful, and tolerant with large and small dogs when the relative took her to the dog park. She lived with 2 cats and was relaxed, playful, affectionate, and tolerant with them, playing and cuddling with them often. She plays exuberantly with people, dogs, and cats. She’s never bit anyone.
Tera doesn’t mind storms. She’s friendly with new people who approach her home/family. She enjoys being brushed. She doesn’t mind when someone takes her food/treat/toy, moves her off furniture, holds/restrains her, wakes her up, or bathes her.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Tera’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, intelligent, and high energy. She follows her family, loves being around people, and loves going outside. She played chase and tug and likes stuffed toys. Tera lived inside. She was kept in a bedroom and was usually tethered to a radiator with a chain. She was rarely walked to taken outside. She would pull dirty clothes from the basket and used them as her bed. She ate dry and wet Gravy Train and Alpo foods. She prefers her people food warmed up. She isn’t housetrained because she wasn’t walked regularly. She pottied on the floor where she was tethered. She’s otherwise well-behaved while home alone. She knows sit and down in Spanish and English. She rarely went for brisk walks and played at the dog park. She pulls on her leash.
Tera had a loose, wiggly body, open mouth, and wagging tail as she approached all new people and while I pet her, scanned her (-), collared her, and positioned her for pictures. She sat when asked and took treats nicely. She ate wet food I gave her. She jumped up and leaned against me while I pet her. Her owner’s relative said this was the happiest he has ever seen her (taking a long walk here and meeting staff at ACC).
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