EMMA aka SAREENA – A1059670
Safe - 9-16-2016 Manhattan
EMMA aka SAREENA – A1059670
**RETURNED 08/27/16, SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, BOXER / LABRADOR RETR, 3 yrs
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason ATT ANIMAL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/27/2016, From NY 10003, DueOut Date 08/27/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 981020015142212 Sex: spayed female Age: reported 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL REWT 43.6 from 36.4 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: very friendly and allowed all handling, urinates when excited Medication: N/A, boostered
A volunteer writes: This little licorice roll is back with us as we’re told that due to an attack by another dog she can now be dog reactive. I remember spending time with her during her first stay and loved her then, and still do. She’s a tiny little thing in a shiny black coat, good on leash, seems to be housetrained, joined me on the park bench for some kisses as we sat and watched some kids play basketball. Emma ignored all the four legged critters in the park as we hung out. We’re told she’s friendly and gentle with all people, is good with children, is crate trained, and loves to eat paper. So, when you adopt her put your papers away! Emma enjoyed a water break in the park and then back on the bench for some hugs. Posing for photos like a pro, she makes it easy to capture how beautiful she is, and gets treats for being such a good model. Back in the building she hopped right back into her kennel, drank some more water and lay down to rest. Petite and sweet, she’s looking for the right home environment to bring out the best in her. Ask to meet her today.
Emma is a very sweet dog around people but was surrendered because she is dog was difficult to handle around other dogs. When she was first adopted a large dog started a fight with her at a dog park (bit her and wouldn’t let go). Owner says she will fight with larger dogs (she will chase them, lunge and them, bite them and not let go of them), and lunges at and attempts to bite smaller dogs. She recently bit a bag that a small dog was in (although she missed the dog) and would not let go of the bag. This happens with every dog she walks by. She has also attempts to chase and bite cats and other small animals, especially squirrels. Around people, she is extremely friendly and gentle. She did not live with children but is very friendly and gentle with children she has visited with, including young ones that might play roughly with her. Emma is crate trained, and if not in a crate when owners are away may pee inside the house. She also loves to eat paper, and will grab them off the table to play with. When previous owner first got Emma, she had food guarding issues (this is all the owner stated- she did not provide further detail about behavior, but said she worked with dog behaviorists to fix the issue) that have mostly been resolved- she will only occasionally growl now. She is fine with toys being taken away. She doesn’t mind being restrained for short periods of time, and will tolerate baths. She needs big durable toys and is used to wet and dry food. She needs to be on the leash for
walks because of dog reactivity. She will still pull on the leash.
Prior to being adopted by this owner, Emma had been found as a stray and stayed with her finder for two days before being brought to the ACC. Finder reported that The finder stated she got along with 5 cats in the home but they were fearful of her so they would run away and or hide if she approached them. She was friendly and waggy tailed with a male Pitbull in the home as well.
At the ACC, Emma was barking and growling at other dogs in the lobby. Once alone in the counselors’ office, she was quiet. She came up to counselor and allowed for petting. She jumped on counselor, very minimally and very gently. She allowed for collaring.
Emma came to the care center as an owner surrender due to her reactivity towards other dogs. Owner reported that Emma has bitten several other dogs and that she is not good with cats. It is also reported that Emma is very friendly and gentle with children. Owner stated she will growl if her food is touched. On her relief walk, Emma pulled a bit. In the assessment room she appeared friendly and social. Her eyes were averted for Look, body soft and ears back. Her mouth was closed for Sensitivity and she leaned into the assessor, body soft. During Tag, she became playful, jumping up softly. She displayed minimal interest in the Toy, sniffing it. When on leash in the care center approaching another dog, Emma held her tail above spine level, body stiff, and vocalized. She did not pull back her paw on either Squeeze attempt. The Behavior Team recommends that Emma be placed in an Experienced home. Due to owner’s report she should be the only dog resident dog. Due to potential reported possessiveness, we recommend that she be left alone while eating.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, closed mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Dog jumps softly on assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog sniffs toy. Dog to Dog: When on leash in the care center approaching another dog, Emma held her tail above spine level, body stiff, and vocalized.
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/05/2015, From NY 10462, DueOut Date 12/08/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative for a microchip Intact female Abt 3 years old Woodslamp result=Negative Alopecia throught out the body Possibly had a skin condition and was scratching–Primary spots are under the neck and chest Eyes are clear Nose= No discharge Ears are clean Teeth are stained with tarter Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D Is on a vet check NOSF
A volunteer writes: I LOVE this little pocket pittie! As we New Yorkers do she’s dressed in all black with little white accents, she’s housetrained, has lovely leash manners wagging her tail as she walks and looks up at everyone passing with a smile. She poses for photos like a pro and is so quiet and sweet that when she came into my lap for snuggles my heart melted. She didn’t mind my putting a coat on her against the cold morning, and I must say she looked fabulous! Off leash in the yard she briefly plays with a plush toy, gets silly for a short while before leaning into me for more hugs. Once Sareena discovered that she liked my treats she showed off a perfect sit in exchange for one, two or three………..she takes them sweetly which was, of course, no surprise. Wagging her tail at dogs we pass along the way, Sareena seems to like everyone. Sareena was found tied up and abandoned and the person who found her took her home for the night and told us she got along with the 5 cats and male dog in her home but has too many pets to keep her. Snuggly and sweet, friendly, smart and loving, Sareena lives up to the Urban Dictionary definition of her name: “the most incredibly sexy, intelligent, kind and funny girl out of a group of girls”. If you’re still reading and not rushing to ACC to adopt this girl, you’re missing out. Do it today!
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