ALANA – A1037044
Safe 5-30-2015 Manhattan
I am a female tan and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARSI came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/21/2015 from NY 10454, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/22/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 63.6 LBS.No Final Exam
05/21/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/21/15 11:52 Basic Information Alana was brought in as owner’s surrender. Client stated that he was moving to a new residence and is not allowed to have dogs there. Alana is a 2-year old female Staffordshire bull terrier. She had been with her owner for the past 9-months, and she was a gift from his brother-in-law. Owner says Alana doesn’t have any issues or health concerns, but she has never been to the veterinarian. When asked two things he adores most about Alana owner chose that she is smart, and great with children. Personality & Behavior Alana is described as playful, affectionate, and friendly. Owner says Alana has been around children ages 5, and 8. Owner says she is very calm and relaxed with them, and plays gently. Owner says Alana is also relaxed, calm, and playful with other dogs. He states that Alana has lived with another Staff terrier and owner says she was friendly and playful with him. Owner says Alana is house-trained and goes outside about twice a day, Alana is described as medium active, owner says she is Mellow and loves to lay in the living room and relax. Owner says he has had no past issues with Alana biting another animal or person. Owner says Alana is unbothered if her food or treats are touched while eating, and he says if you touch her she’ll think you’re initiating play, Owner says if you push her off furniture she’ll first think you want to play, but will then get serious and stay down. Owner says when time for a bath Alana first will attempt to run, but once inside she’ll just deal with it. Owner says she enjoys being brushed, and is playful when someone unfamiliar approaches the house or a family member. Owner also says she is unbothered if disturbed while sleeping. For New Family to Know Owner says Alana knows commands sit, down, stay, and paw. He says she enjoys playing chase and stuffed toys. Owner says she has been trained with a metal crate, and she usually stays in her favorite spot at home. Alana is usually well behaved when left alone, and owner says she gets nervous when hearing fireworks upclose. Owner says Alana eats both wet and dry food, and usually sleeps in the kitchen. Behavior during Intake Alana was visibly stressed during intake. She was constantly pacing, and began to cry once her owner left, although stressed Alana allowed handling. She allowed me to pet her while I collared her, and allowed photo to be taken. Alana showed no signs of aggression during intake.
05/25/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: When Alana was a beloved family dog, life was good and all was right with the world. There were little kids to play with (gently of course), a four-legged brother to keep her company and all the familiar comforts of home like her treats, toys and bed. She was such a good girl and quickly learnt how to stay in her crate, go potty outdoors and follow commands for sit, stay, down and shake paw. Whether playing with plush toys or enjoying a game of chase with her human and doggie pals, Alana was always affectionate and friendly, and when playtime was over she loved to chill out and relax on the living room floor. But one fateful day her family moved to a place where dogs weren’t welcome and suddenly Alana’s happy world was gone. She sensed something was wrong as soon as she entered the Care Center and nervously paced up and down as her owner told us what a great girl she is, how she’s sweet, sociable and well-behaved and how their favorite thing about her is her smart mind and the wonderful bond she shares with children. Then they walked out the door and Alana began to cry. A few days have passed and though this beautiful girl is still anxious and in mourning for the life she lost, she’s trying to be brave and make the best of things and for anyone lucky enough to spend time with her, she really knows how to turn on the charm. Keen to approach (and sniff!) every man, woman, child or dog she sees, Alana does pull a bit on leash but once we switch to a harness it’s plain sailing as she takes care of all her business promptly and wags her tail with happiness over being outside in the sunshine with a new friend by her side. She takes treats gently and eagerly chases a tennis ball, but socializing is her favorite game, and she likes getting up beside me on the bench for some petting, and LOVES running to the fence to meet four-legged friends both large and small. Wearing a pretty costume of velvety fur and a winsome expression to melt the hardest of hearts, this darling girl is as beautiful to look at as she is lovely to know, and when you welcome her into your family she’ll repay your kindness ten times over. Alana deserves a return to the good life she once knew, but she needs our help to get there…will you be the one who reaches out a healing hand?
05/23/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Alana was a bit difficult to remove from her kennel barking and charging at the gate. Once she was out he pulls hard on the leash. She was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. Alana was focused on objects in the room during handling. Alana was focused on objects in the room during handling. She was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Alana was not interested in food, toys or rawhide. Alana approaches the helper dog with her tail at spine level, eras relaxed, body not stiff, lip long. Alana was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Alana has been around children ages 5, and 8. Owner says she is very calm and relaxed with them, and plays gently. Owner says Alana is also relaxed, calm, and playful with other dogs. He stated that Alana has lived with another Staff terrier and owner says she was friendly and playful with him. Alana is unbothered if her food or treats are touched while eating, and he says if you touch her she’ll think you’re initiating play”. Alana did not show any concern during the behavior assessment but the behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog 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 is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Food 1. No interest. Toy 1: No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest. Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip long or neutral. Helper: A1037093
05/24/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Alana is a bit forward upon introduction but then slows down and engages in rough play. She is very appropriate in her play with soft, solicitous body language.
05/22/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact female BARH Slight staining but otherwise good teeth Distended mammaries from previous litter Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSF Cage aggressive and fearful outside of it
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