CHIFFON – A1058519
My name is CHIFFON. My Animal ID # is A1058519.
I am a spayed female gray and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 11/24/2015 from NY 10312, owner surrender reason stated was PETS CONFL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/22/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 59.0 LBS.
WEIGH TAKEN – 59.0 LB SPAY SCAR SEEN
11/25/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/25/15 00:19 Chiffon was adopted this afternoon, but upon arrival to new home became reactive to other dog in the house. After some growling, hard barking and snapping, adopters brought Chiffon back to the shelter. Behavior during intake. Lunged at my hand when I took the leash, but quickly calmed down. pulled hard while walking. When ACO came to rope and collar, her top lip curled and she began hard barking. When ACO walked forward with the rope, she lunged toward the rope snapping. After ACO walked away I was able to rope, but not collar.
11/25/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Chiffon’s name may conjure up images of a dainty girly-girl but don’t let that pink coat and her pretty blue-n-brown eyes fool you, this sweet snowball is a tomboy through and through! She’s quiet in her den, extremely well-trained in every way but leash walking, affectionate and gentle (though selective) with her friends and boy, does she LOVE to play. Fetch and tug-o-war are her favorites and I don’t think I’ve ever had a better teammate than Chiffon, especially when it comes to the game of tug. Sitting on command to wait for a throw of the toy, she chases it down and quickly runs back to my side, nudging me to take up my end of the plushie then pull pull pulling until I let go and we can start all over again. This solid girl likes her food and will sit and shake paw for a reward so I call a brief timeout for treats and photos. But Chiffon’s having none of it and just keeps booping my hand with her toy… c’mon silly, it’s play time, not food time! She’s a real wigglebutt outside and likes to keep the ball in her mouth after she fetches it so while I can grab and tug on it, she’ll only give it up when she’s good and ready, which makes for a whole lot of fun I-chase-you-then-you-chase-me action. Snuggles are welcomed, and much as she hates wearing her coat and manages to wriggle out of the neckline again and again, I have no problems adjusting and re-adjusting it until our walk and pictures are done and she can finally ‘break free’ with a happy shimmy. Other dogs of both sexes are met with soft good manners and amiable tail wags and among her favorite humans, Chiffon is a soft, smart, funny sweetheart. She seems to prefer women over men and doesn’t automatically like everyone she meets (because really, who does?) so slow introductions to new people are a must. Visit our Manhattan Care Center to find out if you make the grade for membership in the not-so-exclusive I Heart Chiffon Club today!
11/27/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Update: Chiffon has shown some concerning behavior during interactions with staff members, including lunging, growling, snarling, and nipping when approached. She has not bitten or broken skin, but requires a slow and cautious approach and due to the potential for injury we feel that Chiffon would do best if placed with a rescue partner that can follow up on these behaviors more closely, keep Chiffon and those around her safe, and provide any positive behavior modification necessary before placement into a permanent home. SAFER 11/24/15: Chiffon pulls a bit with a low fearful body language on leash. She was fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. Chiffon did a lot of jumping up, body checking and played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction. She took the toy with a soft body language. The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter without children. Chiffon show a bit of concern during the tag interaction she became a bit over arousal. Chiffon at first was 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 Chiffon In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Chiffon be given the opportunity to interact at their own pace. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 3. Dog responds with his tail high, ears forward, mouth likely closed for at least half of the assessment item, body stiff and body checks the Assessor. Dog is often focused on other stimuli in the room. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. When off leash with other dogs, Chiffon appears interested in interacting with the helper dog, but corrects when approached face-to-face.
11/22/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Chiffon has shown defensive behaviors when interacting with other dogs. She does allow greeting and will approach to greet briefly but will eventually offer a correction. The behavior department recommends that Chiffon have a pre-adoption interaction before being placed in a home with another dog as well as doing a slow introduction to allow her time to get comfortable in the home. When off leash with other dogs, Chiffon appears interested in interacting with the helper dog, but corrects when approached face-to-face. 11/24: Chiffon shows interest in approaching and greeting. She gives minor correction when approached face-to-face.
11/21/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Limited PE due to temperament: Microchip:Positive#152164674A Sex:Female. Uncertain if spayed or not. Will place on tech check for cofirmation as well as weigh. Age:Female Mentation:Tense and nervous the entire examination. Eyes:Alert Ears: Alert Nose:Moist Teeth:Good If abnormal BCS:N/A Skin:Good Hair Coat:Good Declawed:N/A Any injuries:N/A Behavior: Very tense and nervous. Questionable. Medication:N/A Nosf
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