VIOLET – A1068742
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VIOLET – A1068742
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**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/28/2016, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 03/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive-985112006728743 Sex :female-spayed Age : approximately 3 yrs old as per owner BARH Ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean/white ear mites negative coat:clean and flea negative friendly and allowed to handling during examin ambx4 NOSF
A volunteer writes: Violet was shy and nervous when she first arrived, but has since acclimate and revealed the lovable and affectionate dog described by her previous owners. Her coloring is unique and her smile is one to beat — she’s SO beautiful! She’s very easy to handle and has even been used to help show new volunteers the ropes. If I kneel down to pet her she’ll gently prop her paws up on my shoulders and kiss my face…wiggling her tail the whole time! She is treat motivated and a star at commands (she already knows “sit,” “down,” and “paw”!). She lights up at the sight of any toy and loves to play fetch. She is reported to be housetrained, well-behaved when home alone and to have been respectful of the nine-year-old she lived with. She had a tendency to guard her toys, but not her food, and hates baths. On our most recent walk Violet found something worthy of rolling in, and stayed to let me give her a belly rub! She is fun, incredibly sweet, and eager to take root in a home — please come see her at Brooklyn ACC!
Another staff member writes: Violet is a beautiful young lady–only three years old. She loves to play fetch the ball and is well trained. Might you enjoy a nice game of catch? Come meet this fun-loving pooch.
Violet is a three year old gray and white spayed American Pitbull. She was surrendered by her owner due to personal problems. She is described as lovable, affectionate and loves attention. She was with her owner since she was two months old and was a gift from a family member.
Violet lived with three adults and one nine year old child in the home. Arund the child she is described as relaxed and respectful, owner stated she likes to jump and can knock over the child sometimes. She is tolerant around other dogs and owner stated while on walks if she sees another dog will keep her distance and keep walking. She has never been around cats.
Violet is not bothered when her food is touched while eating or when a treat is taken away. Owner stated she is territorial over her toys and will snap if her toys are touched. Owner stated she has never bitten. She hates baths but will allow bathing, she is fearful when brushed and anxious when held or restrained.
For a new family to know:
Violet’s activity level is described as medium in the home. SHe likes squeaky toys, balls and stuffed toys. SHe has been kept only indoors and when her owner is home tends to follow owner around the home. She is well behaved when left alone and is housetrained, owner stated she is walked twice a day and is used to slow leashed walks. She has a food allergy and only eats lamb or fish dry food and is fed twice a day. She loves peanutbutter treats.
Upon intake Violet was tense and had her tail tucked and head low. After a few minutes she approached counselor with a loose body and was receptive to treats, she allowed all handling. Counselor was able to collar, scan(positive) and photograph.
SAFER: EXPERINECED HOME, NO CHILDREN
Violet previously lived with three adults and one 9 year old child. The owner stated Violet is relaxed and respectful towards the child but sometimes violet jumps and knocked down the child. The owner mentioned Violet is house trained, has a medium activity level and well behaved when home alone. It was reported by the owner Violet is territorial over her toys and will snap if her toys are touched. The owner also stated Violet has a food allergy and only eats lamb or fish dry food.
At intake it was reported Violet was tense with her tail tucked and head low, she allowed all handling with a slow approach. During SAFER Violet came into the assessment room quiet and a bit fearful, she was a bit social towards the assessor with a slow approach. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Violet quickly turns when touched with her body low during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Violet was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some concerns stated from the previous owner Violet will snap if someone touches her toys, so the behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
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, her tail is between her legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog is crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, and body tense.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 2. Dog gently pulls back her paw with her body tense.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog smells, then turns away.
When off leash with other dogs, Violet greets nervously with a tense face and leaned back body. Once in the pens, Violet exchanges sniffs with the helper dog and wanders the pen.
4/6 update: Violet greets the helper dog and follows him around with a high tail and a slightly stiff body.
4/11 update: Violet approaches the gate with a stiff, tense body and high tail. Due to this behavior and the other dog’s uneasiness with this body language, Violet was not let into the pen to interact off leash today.
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