BUDGET aka WILLOW aka MARVELOUS – A1099054
Safe - 1-7-2017 Brooklyn
BUDGET aka WILLOW aka MARVELOUS – A1099054
FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/28/2016, From NY 11374, DueOut Date 12/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
MARVELOUS – A1099054
FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 11 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/07/2016, From NY 10451, DueOut Date 12/10/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young female dog clean teeth, ears, eyes clean coat allows handling NOSF
A volunteer writes:
“She should be called ‘Marble-ous,'” marveled a fellow volunteer on seeing this 11 month-old beauty. It’s true. Marvelous’s coat is among the most rich, luxurious, and intricately patterned that ever I’ve seen. My second thought when it comes to miss M is that someone should check the local race track and ensure a prize-winning thoroughbred’s not gone missing. You see Marvelous is essentially the Giselle Bündchen of dogs. Her long, elegant legs paired with a stunning face and yes, that coat, make her an undeniable show-stopper fit to grace any one of New York’s runways. But if Marvelous has reason to strut or to brag well that would be news to her. She is quiet as a mouse in her kennel, and nearly as tiny, and once outside pads along the busy street with a tail slightly tucked as if to make herself even smaller. When we arrive at the park Marvelous sits without being asked the moment we pause at a bench. I sit alongside her and she allows me to run my hands over that spectacular coat and takes her treats with an Emily Post politeness. I begin to question Marvelous’s age. A pup so young, not even one year, should be rambunctious, spry, and eager to meet the world. And it’s just as I have that thought Marvelous spots one of the park’s other occupants. Its most frequent. He with the bushy tail and the mouth full of acorns. Marvelous springs to life no longer an uncertain sculpture but now a confident and excitable girl. She squeals and pulls and darts and dashes all while the object of her affection (or obsession) calmly (and mockingly) munches just a few feet away. Gradually we make our way back and now Marvelous’s eyes are open. She spies everything on our return and that magnificent tail is now firmly untucked. Marvelous the model, Marvelous the thoroughbred, Marvelous the shy and shrinking violet just waiting for her chance to shine. Marvelous is all of those things. And she is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
PROFILE: 12/07/16 19:16
Marvelous is an approximate 11 month old female American Pitt Bull terrier mix. She was found in a third floor of a Bronx apartment complex building. Police were called because she was loose inside the building. Police stated she behaved in a timid manner; she put her head down and put her tail between her legs when they approached her. Police fed her two cans of wet dog food. Police stated she ate them all. She never displayed any signs of aggression towards the police.
Behavior during Intake
Marvelous tolerated all handling. No signs of aggression were displayed.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Other notes: Upon intake Marvelous tolerated all handling.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is a bit tense; her tail is tucked. She 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 closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Marvelous was a bit fearful during her assessment but she allowed all handling. She would benefit from a slow approach and slow introduction.
When off leash with male and female dogs Marvelous engages in rough, running play. She is vocal and will jump on and over the other dogs during play.
12/10: Marvelous will continue to engage in rough, running play. She will offer correction when another dog is too mouthy during play.
12/13: Marvelous engages in running play, and continues to offer correction for hard mouthing.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/8/16
During her initial medical exam Marvelous allowed all handling.
Though observed to be human-social, Marvelous may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Marvelous to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
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