TAMMIE – A1072755
Safe - 9-30-2016 Manhattan
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TAMMIE – A1072755
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLUE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE / AMERICAN STAFF, 6 yrs
FOSTER – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason FOSTRTREAT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/30/2016, From NY 11355, DueOut Date 08/30/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary On a vet check for follow up exam Small mass on lower right side of the neck–had surgery at BP REWT from 60.8 to 58.0 UTD on Vaxes Spayed female–performed at BP Scan negative for a microchip About 3 years old Eyes are clear Nose= No discharge Ears are clean Teeth are intact and stainned with mild tarter God appetite Coat is clean Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF
“Tammie tammie bo bammie…” What can I say? Tammie brings out the child (and songstress) in me! Tammie may be 3 years-old but she’s as playful and spry as a pup half her age. I affectionately deem her “my little seal pup” not long after our first meeting. She is adorably round, with her stout, little legs, and her gorgeous face often seems too small for her gorgeous body. She bounds about our pen, batting away toys, and returning to my side each time. Tammie may be childlike in some ways but she is also a sophisticated, elegant lady who knows what she wants and when she wants it. When I take too long to produce a treat, “WOOF!” (Translation: “Now, please!”) When I step away from her momentarily to speak to a fellow volunteer, “WOOF!” (Translation: “Hello! Pay attention to ME, please!”) But do not be fooled. Tammie is not ill-behaved, not in the slightest. She is sensitive, curious, bright, and communicative. She’s merely telling you what she wants which is the key to any successful relationship! The moment I produce a treat and return to her side, respectively, she flashes that megawatt smile and falls quiet once more. Tammy is a terrific (and humorous) walker (waddler?) on leash, appears to be housebroken, and, it goes without saying, thoroughly enjoys her treats. She will sit for them if you ask her (nicely). Just don’t leave her waiting too long. Tammie is waiting on you (and your treats!) at Manhattan’s ACC.
Another volunteer writes: Tammie is a legend already – much loved by staff and volunteers; her megawatt smile, sparkling eyes, and tubby little body is the stuff that dreams are made of. Super friendly, great in play group with dogs her own size, good with small dogs, she’s friendly and outgoing, Miss personality plus! Tammie would absolutely be voted Most Popular and Most Likely to Succeed were we all in high school, but because we don’t have votes at the Care Center you’re just going to have to meet her yourself and cast your private vote. Be warned…..you’re going to want to make her yours when you do, and that’s what she’s hoping for. Meet our superstar today!!
Another volunteer writes (as told by Tammie): I’m a 3 year old friendly doggie with a gentle, sweet energy. I love people; especially ones that give me massages, treats, and play fetch with me. While I am more on the mellow side, I can be peppy too! I love to play, even by myself. If you give me a stick (or chew toy), I will be entertained for hours! I walk really well on a leash and love going for long walks at the park. At the end of the day, I love nothing more than to snuggle up next to you, with a nice cozy blanket. I have a lot of love to give, so please help me find my forever family!
P.O. stated Tammie was found tied to a gate in the Bronx.
Tammie pulls a bit on leash. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Tammie was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She took the toy away but had soft body language.
Tammie 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: 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: No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Tammie offers correction when approached near rear, and begins to bark then the greeter dog approaches.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Tammie appears to be a 3 year old Staffordshire. She displayed a soft body and wagging tail during her intake. She allowed petting and would even hop onto the Admissions Chair to sit down when someone was seated. She was collared, scanned for a microchip(negative) and photographed.
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