NICOLA – A1078778
Safe - 7-8-2016 Manhattan
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NICOLA – A1078778
**SPAY ABORTED**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR RTO Reason STRAY
Intake condition PREGNANT Intake Date 06/25/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 06/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female, pregnant, reported by owner Age: reported 2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean, AS hematoma Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL, distended abdomen Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no; early lactation (or oil d/c from mammaries) Behavior: friendly, allows all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Little Nicola was found tied up to a pole and brought to the care center by good samaritans. She was very friendly to them and their seven year old child. Nicola is pretty and petite and might be carrying a precious load. Or could she have been separated recently from her puppies ? She appears healthy, is well groomed and her weight is quite good. She is very sociable, comes right away when called and is leashed so easily. She likes caresses and hugs, gives kisses and is very delicate taking treats from my hand. She sits upon request and poses nicely for the camera. Nicola is a very lovely , well mannered, calm and low key little gal who seems to believe that we humans are the source of all good….Although she appears friendly to small dogs, Nicola is very wary of large ones and will react strongly to them. It is not unusual for a female in her condition to behave that way and we have to understand and believe that it is hopefully a passing thing. Nicola needs a safe place to call home , caring and loving owners or fosters who will accommodate her present needs and seek a happy and bright future for her. Nicola is at the Manhattan Care Center, hoping that you will believe in her.
Another Volunteer writes :
When I first walked up to Nicola’s crate, I thought, wow that is a plump lady. Turns out she’s got a good reason – she’s pregnant! This momma-to-be is looking to go on a permanent maternity leave at a forever home where she can relax and live the good life. Niiiiicola! I kept saying Nicola’s name like the yodeler in the Ricola cough drops commercials. She politely laughed the first eight times, I think by the ninth she was over it but tolerated me so I’d keep scratching the top of her head. As we sat in the park, she kept scooting closer to me to get the full head scratch effect. Her eyes were closing a little bit and I could picture her like this on someone’s couch, cozy and content to watch whatever her person wants on Netflix as long as the pets kept coming. Nicola has a face that could get her out of trouble, but she was so sweet and well-behaved, it seems like she might never need to use it! Her little expressive eyebrows sent major feels right to my heart – my dog has them and uses them to get out of trouble for his mischief, Nicola doesn’t seem to have a mischievous bone in her body! Her ears are amazing – one up/one down, making her look like she’s always asking a question. One is big and floppy, the other almost looks curled or crimped. Nicola was found as a stray, but she might’ve been a beloved pet once – she walks like a dream on the leash and is so calm, at only around two years old. Could your home be the perfect place for Nicola to enjoy her maternity leave? Come meet her today at ACC!
Nicola A1078778 is a small female tan and white APBT mix who was brought in after being found tied up on a street in the Bronx near the finder’s home. The finder stated they felt bad for her as she looks pregnant or had given birth recently, was friendly and allowed them to untie her and walk her to their home where she was kept in the yard for two days. They also stated she seemed to get along well with their 7yr old child and wasn’t destructive in the yard.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Nicola allowed all handling. She allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of. When approached and spoken to gently/softly Nicola will wag her tail. Nicola then walked calmly along my side and went into the kennel on her own once she saw I had placed more wet food mixed in with the dry food.
Nicola walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Nicola followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. She took the toy away but had soft body language.Nicola did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 relaxed, wagging tail.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
When greeting another dog through the gate, Nicola displays a soft body and wagging tail.
7/5 update: When off leash with other dogs, Nicola is intially tense, but opens up and engages in play with female dogs. She greets politely and begins to correct mounting.
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