NALA – A1057068
NALA – A1057068
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/06/2015, From NY 10309, DueOut Date 11/06/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-038540.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 985121007785143 Sex: Spayed Age: 7yrs Mentation: BARH,AMBx4 Eyes: WNL Ears: WNL Nose: WNL Teeth: Mild gingivitis/tartar If abnormal BCS: Slightly overweight Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Behavior: Friendly,allowed handling
A volunteer writes: Nala was surrendered to the shelter with her housemate Jack when their owners moved to a place that doesn’t allow pets. Nala is the quiet, mellow, shy type who just wants to cuddle and be near you. While the dogs around her are going crazy trying to get my attention, she sits calmly in her kennel adverting her eyes when I look over at her. When I approach her kennel she gives me a little tail wag, letting me know she wants to go out too. Once out, she does her business (indicating she is house broken), then we cuddled. What an absolute sweetheart. I’m in love <3 , you will be too. Come to Staten Island ACC and meet Nala.
PROFILE : 11/06/15
Nala is a 7yr old spayed female Pit Bull mix that has no medical issues that the owner is aware of.
Social Life & Personality:
Nala has been around children and interacts with them in a gentle playful manner. Around other dogs, she also acts the same and is playful and relaxed. She has never been around cats so her behavior is unknown. She was kept only indoors and is housebroken. She is described as having a medium activity level and is playful, confident, and friendly.
Nala has never bitten a person or another animal according to the owner. Nala doesn’t have any guarding issues. She is not bothered when any items are taken away from her (toys, rawhide, food). The previous owners never had her groomed or bathed or her nails trimmed, so her behavior is unknown. She is not bothered and is very friendly (tail wag, wants to play) when somebody unfamiliar approaches the yard or family member. She is also not bothered when she is disturbed while sleeping.
For a New Family to Know:
Nala knows a few basic commands like sit, down, and give paw according to the owner. Nala went for slow walks on a leash and let out into the yard for daily exercise. She enjoys all sorts of dog toys. Nala has been crate trained and sleeps in her crate on his own. She does very well according to the owner. When in the home, Nala is the type to follow you around seeking love and affection. When left alone, she is very well behaved. During storms/fireworks, she is nervous and will hide. She was fed whichever dry food was available (no specific brand) and enjoys sleeping in her crate with the door open.
Behavior Upon intake:
Upon intake, Nala was very friendly with his tail wagging. She jumped up on me and licked my face and was looking for attention. No signs of aggression were noticed and he allowed all handling.
Nala came into our center along with another large dog as an owner surrender. Owner reports Nala has been around children and other dogs and interacts in a gentle playful manner with them. She has never been around cats so behavior is unknown. Owner reports Nala is crate trained and will also sleep in her crate (with the door open) on her own. Owner states she is nervous and will hide during storms and fireworks.Upon intake, Nala was very friendly with tail wagging. She walked nicely on leash for her relief walk, no pulling. Nala allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, body relaxed. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, lip lick, tail down, jumped up affectionately at end of item. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft. Nala did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts, lip lick. She had no interest in Toy. Nala approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail at spine level, body not stiff. The Behavior Team feels Nala would do well with an Average adopter.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, body neutral. 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, her tail is between her legs, mouth closed, ears back, lip lick.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, lip lick.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
When off leash with other dogs, Nala is a polite greeter and often engaged in jumping play with a social male. She offers appropriate corrections for mounting as well.
11/11 update : Nala engaged in brief bouncy play with a familiar dog, she attempts to mount as well.
11/12 update : Nala engaged in gentle play with a female puppy.
11/13 update : Nala engage in play with both male and female dogs, she will often attempt to mount and responds well to corrections.
CAME IN WITH: JACK – A1057067 http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/jack-a1057067/
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