VALENTINE aka VANESSA – A1088915
RTO SAFE 09/12/16
VALENTINE aka VANESSA – A1088915
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/07/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 09/10/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned positive 985112007338423 QARH Mild dental tartar Tense and nervous Spayed, green tattoo sen Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes: Vanessa was letting me know that she needed to go out now and indeed went potty the moment we were out the door. Good girl Vanessa! Originally a Greek name meaning ‘butterfly’, the Urban Dictionary defines the name as ‘pretty, hot’, ‘the cutest girl
you’ll ever see’. I love both definitions for this little girl as she is indeed all of the above. She’s a petite peanut, adorable, pretty, and she flits softly from place to place until she finds her spot
cuddled against my leg. Her leash manners are good as she walks well by my side, stops to survey the area, continues on, stops again to check things out, and continues on. In the park Vanessa shows off her sit’, takes a treat gently and then spits it out when not to her liking. I guess she’s used to better! Snuggling close to me when I sit to take some notes, her initial shyness seems to melt away as I feel her body relaxing. Our beautiful, petite butterfly is ready to
spread her gorgeous wings and alight softly in her new home. Small enough to fit into any living situation she’s ready to begin her happily ever after.
Vanessa walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body, but trying to stay close. Vanessa was shy during handling with a fearful body language. She became fearful while playing tag but unresponsive when touched. Vanessa was not interested in toys.
The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter. Vanessa is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may
change when Vanessa is more comfortable and settled in a home environment.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, shy body language , mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have long
lip or lip lick. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy 1. No interest.
Vanessa arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Vanessa corrects solicitation and forward approach. She continues to actively avoid interaction. The behavior team feels that Vanessa would be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a new home, before following up on her behavior around them outside the care center environment.
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