PENNY – A1074427
Safe - 6-6-2016 Manhattan
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PENNY – A1074427
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/20/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date05/28/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-058162
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Limited Exam Microchip: Positive # 985112005734292 Sex: Female Age~ Approx- 1 yr BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: White and clean BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Any injuries: None seen Behavior: Growling, barking during exam Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes: This gorgeous little girl has an ear to ear smile that will make your heart melt. It did mine! She and her housemate Buster (A1074428) joined us when their owner lost his home and are doing a good job of adjusting to the loss of everything they knew. We’re told that Penny lived and played with four cats, and while we’re told that she doesn’t like other dogs Penny has been in group and has done well soliciting play. She may need to learn some better manners and to read another dogs signals when play isn’t welcomed, but she’s smart and with the proper person to guide her interactions she’ll learn. Penny showed off her housetraining skills, has lovely leash manners little ‘flag’ ears that go this way and that, joined me on the bench for some cuddles, loves to play ball, doesn’t guard her stuff (per her former owner), and enjoys baths and being brushed. We were told that Penny can be a bit shy and may need time to warm up to a new person, but she’s been doing great as she gets used to her new environment. Our behavior team feels that she’ll do best with an experienced adopter who can guide her behavior as she settles in. She’s a gorgeous little peanut who lies down froggy style when she relaxes and enjoys a good belly rub. She hopped right back into her kennel when our time together came to an end. Miss Penny is looking for a new family or person to love so be sure to meet her when you visit.
Penny A1074427 (AM Pit Bull), and Buster A1074428 (English Bull dog mix) were brought in together as owner surrenders. The Owner got them from a friend as a gift; he has owned Penny and Buster for over 2 years. The owner surrendered them because he is being evicted from his home. Both Penny and Buster never been taken to a vet.
Around strangers Penny and Buster are very shy and protective of their home and territory (Will growl and lung at strangers). They have not lived with children. Penny and Buster have lived with four cats (Frankie A1074432 (DSH Cat), Odie A1074429 (DSH Cat), Curious A1074431 (DSH Cat) and Knox A1074434 (DSH Cat). Penny is plays well with the cats but Buster often fights or chases the cats. They do not like other dogs and will bark and lung at them when they are approached on the street. Penny and Buster have never bitten anyone.
The owner stats that Penny and Buster is not bothered when some moves their food or treats while they are eating, when someone takes their toys away or when someone disturbs them while sleeping. Penny and Buster like to be brushed and given bathes but has never had their nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or their home growl bark and snap at the person or animal. The owner does not know how Penny and Buster are around loud noises such as storms or fireworks.
For a new family to know:
The owner describes Penny and Buster as shy and protective with a medium activity level. Their favorite activity is to play fetch with his owner. In the home Penny and Buster tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. Penny and Buster sleep on the floor of the bedroom on a blanket. Penny and Buster were fed Pedigree dry dog food once a day. They are house trained somewhat and do have accident in the home if not walked or stressed, when outside they go to the bathroom on or around trees and grass. For exercise Penny and Buster are used to brisk walks on the leash once a month.
During Intake: Penny and Buster were both tense with stiff bodies, when approached by staff Penny growled at the staff member but allowed slow approach, owner was able to assist us, scanned (Penny + Buster-), collared and placing in separate dog kennels.
Penny pulls a bit on the leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail, open mouth. Penny was calm and relaxed during handling. She was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Penny shows minimal interest with toys.
Penny was surrender to us. According to her previous owner she is shy and protective of her home and territory (Will growl and lung at strangers). She had not lived with children. Penny had lived with another dog Buster A1074428 and four cats. She is not bothered when some moves her food or treats while she is eating or when someone takes her toys away”. Penny did not show any concern during the behavior assessment but Because of her owner surrender profile the behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter.
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: 2. Dog is not 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. Minimal interest. Dog may smell or lick toy, then turn away.
When off leash with other dogs, Penny is uncomfortable and does not approach. When sniffed, Penny moves away.
5/26 update: Penny solicits running play with spins and bows.
5/27 update: Penny engages in rough play with another female but is tense throughout the interaction. She repeatedly muzzle punches and jumps onto the other dog despite her attmpting to get away.
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