RUBIE – A1072098
Safe - 5-11-2016 Manhattan
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RUBIE – A1072098
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / AM PIT BULL TER, 9 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/01/2016, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 05/01/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young female dog clean EEN clean coat very nervous, scared, tense, resisted handling NOSF
A volunteer writes: A shy, gentle family dog, Rubie lived well and a 3 and 5 year old before the family moved out of the country and couldn’t take her with them. Spending her weekends at the dog park, we’re told she played well with other dogs, doesn’t guard her things, enjoys being brushed and bathed, and is nervous/fearful of loud noises and sudden movements. We’re also told she’s housetrained when walked regularly and knows ‘sit’ and ‘come’ in Spanish. Rubie is a stunning girl, her coat gleaming with care, her legs long and elegant – she could be a runway model with those legs! She showed off her housetraining skills the moment we were out the door, comes when called, and is affectionate and snuggly once we established our friendship. Rubie is alert, smart, curious, and snuggly happily sitting between my legs for some petting. Her former owner told us he loved how good she was with the kids, and I love how sweet and gentle she is. Her beauty adds to this lovely, sweet girl who is hoping to find a new family to love. Will you be the lucky one?
Another volunteer writes: Rubie is our ‘little engine that could’…..so shy with us Rubie is still most comfortable hugging the back wall of her kennel. But, open her door and sit with her for a second and her tail wags as she comes forward. Easily leashed she steps down gently and out we go. Going potty is her first priority, and after checking out what lies ahead we’re off and walking. From time to time she still needs a bit of coaxing to move forward but she’s made so much progress my heart swells for this little girl. While we’re thrilled that she’s getting more comfortable with us, what we are wishing hard for is for Rubie to find her new person or family and begin her happily ever after. Her glowing resume from her former family speaks volumes about what a wonderful companion she is and she’s ready to prove it to you. Ask to meet her today.
Rubie A107298 is a 9month old female black & white Labrador Retriever/AMPBT mix who was given to the owner from a friend 9months ago and is being surrendered due to the owner moving out of the country. She was last seen by a veterinarian 6months ago and currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Rubie is shy for a few minutes. She’s lived with a 3 & 5yr old and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed, playful with them also the adults in the home. Rubie hasn’t lived with other animals but does spend her weekends at the dog park where she gets along with all the dogs. Rubie has never bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Rubie isn’t bothered by the following: having her food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being brushed, being bathed or being disturbed while sleeping/resting. Rubie hasn’t had her nails trimmed. If someone approaches the home/family member Rubie will bark.
For A New Family to Know:
Rubie is friendly, affectionate, playful, nervous/fearful of loud noises & sudden movements (at times), mellow, excitable & independent with a medium-high activity level. The owner likes how good Rubie is with the kids. Rubie enjoys playing. She enjoys playing with the dogs at the dog park and the owner stated she isn’t big into toys. Rubie is mostly an indoor only dog who sleeps anywhere & is walked 1-2x a day (on weekdays) & is at the dog park for hours on the weekends. She pulls lightly on her leash during walks and hasn’t been walked off leash & eats dry Pedigree 2x a day. She will have accidents in the home if someone takes too long to take her out. When left home alone Rubie is well behaved. She hasn’t been placed into a crate and her known commands are “sit” & “come” in Spanish.
Rubie had a low body posture with her tail tucked in and her ears down flat, when approached she gave slight whale eye. She allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of (with help from the owner), also when she heard the squeaky toy her ears and facial expression perked up a bit. Rubie was then walked to the kennel where she hesitated to go in and had to be lifted in which she didn’t seem to mind.
Rubie walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She is frightened of the loud noises she would tried to escape from the handler. Rubie was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body, but trying to stay close. Rubie was shy during handling with a fearful body language. She becomes extremely frightened during the tag interaction, tail tucked, and trying to exit room. Rubie was not interested in toys
Rubie was surrender to us. According to her previous owner she is friendly, affectionate, playful, and nervous. She fearful of loud noises and sudden movements (at times), mellow, excitable & independent with a medium-high activity level. Around strangers Rubie is shy for a few minutes. She’s lived with a 3 & 5yr old and was gentle, exuberant, relaxed, and playful with them also the adults in the home. Rubie hasn’t lived with other animals but does spend her weekends at the dog park where she gets along with all the dogs. Rubie doesn’t mind having her food, toys or treats touch”. The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter. Rubie is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. Rubie is nervous and trembling throughout the assessment and has a crouched body posture. The behavior department advises that future adopters should be able to provide positive experiences for Rubie. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Rubie be given the opportunity to interact at their own pace. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
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: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Rubie is initially fearful and avoidant of approach from the male greeter dog. After time spend in the yard, she re-approaches and begins to offer play bows, in response to which the greeter dog reciprocates. She engages in bouts of soft, bouncy play.
5/4 update: Rubie engages in running play with males and females.
5/5 update: Rubie engages in rough play with males and females.
5/6 update: Rubie solicits games of chase with males and females.
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*We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.*
For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please read here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions/
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see:http://information.urgentpodr.org/frequently-asked-questions/
You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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