ANGEL aka AGGIE – A0857863(ALT ID A1055218)
Safe 1-8-2016 Brooklyn
ANGEL aka AGGIE – A0857863(ALT ID A1055218)
***RETURNED 10/18/15***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
FEMALE, TAN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/18/2015, From NY 11416, DueOut Date 10/25/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan positive 985121006252041 Female Intact EEN: WNL Teeth: mild tartar Applied Activyl 4 cc intrascapular Gave Pyrantel cc in food Nervous, allowed all handling though
A volunteer writes: Angels don’t always come with wings and a halo, sometimes they come in a petite frame, are a little plump, and have a face reminiscent of a cartoon mouse — our Angel is SO cute! She solicits attention from her cage, propping her paws up and doing a little tap dance with her paws when I approach her cage. She always seems so grateful for attention and whenever I see her out with staff members or other volunteers, she almost looks proud of the friend at the other end of her leash! She is easy to handle and seems housebroken. When we’ve encountered other dogs she seems interested and friendly, remaining quiet and wagging her tail. She loves treats and eagerly sits for them. When I take her in the yard she chases a tennis ball a bit, but then hops on the bench and asks me to join her with her sweet eyes. When I do, she plants lots of kisses on my face, wiggles her back end when I pet her, and just seems so happy to have company. The feeling is, of course, mutual! Angel is the best company — a little piece of heaven on Earth! She would be so happy to meet you at Brooklyn ACC!
Behavior: EXPERIENCED HOME, NO CHILDREN
Angel came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. During SAFER Angel came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Angel joins the game during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment on food item Angel eats faster and takes bigger bites when attempting to remove her head out of the food bowl, toy item she showed no interest and rawhide item she takes away with stiff body language. Due to some concerns on resources, the behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Food: 3. Dog gulps food, begins to eat faster and with bigger bites, body stiff. She does not lift head when hand is applied to cheek.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 3. Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is stiff.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Angel greeted the helper dog politely and seemed interested in interacting. She became uncomfortable and corrected when the helper dog attempted to mount.
Angel greets both males and females poliltely but can become assertive and may attempt to mount or offer strong corrections. Based on her behavior during playgroup, the Behavior Department recommends that Angel can go to a home with both male and female dogs. However, because she can be assertive some dogs may become uncomfortable so we recommend that a pre-adoption interaction be required.
Angel greeted the helper dog but was not interested in play. She snarled in the helper dog’s face in order to increase distance from him.
10/23 update: Angel greeted the helper dog politely and seemed interested in interacting. She became uncomfortable and corrected when the helper dog attempted to mount.
10/29 update: Angel greets other dogs politely but may become assertive with some dogs and may attempt to mount.
10/31 update: Angel greets both males and females poliltey but may become assertive and offer strong corrections for inappropriate behavior.
11/3, 11/4 update: Angel greets other dogs politely but may become assertive and attempt to mount some dogs. She will offer correction for pushy behavior but can be too quick to offer correction at times.
11/5 update: Angel greets other dogs politely and is tolerant of play but does not engage in play.
11/6 update: Angel greets politely and will offer correction for pushy behavior. She may become assertive and interrupt when other dogs attempt to play.
11/7 update: Angel greets politely and may become a bit bouncy when play is solicited.
11/9 update: Today Angel engaged in solicitous behavior with a male dog. She followed him around the pen and exchanged appeasment gestures with him.
11/10 update: Angel is tolerant of interaction and greets the other dogs politely.
11/11, 11/12 update: Angel greets politely and will offer correction for pushy behavior.
11/13 update: Angel will greet the other dogs politely but eventually becomes anxious and attempts to exit the yard.
11/15, 11/16 update: Angel tolerates other dog’s solicitation but offers clear corrections when it becomes too much for her. She seeks out the handler’s interaction.
11/19- 11/30 update: Angel greets politely and offers correction for pushy behavior. She may become assertive with a more playful dog and begin correcting him repeatedly and attempting to mount.
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