BLUE STAR – A0888442
Safe 12-2-2015 Brooklyn
BLUE STAR – A0888442
**RETURNED 11/03/15**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/03/2015, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 11/03/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-038282.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive with chip #985121009065970 BARH – friendly, allows all handling, knows some basic commands S~ 8 years Left eye – Cherry Eye Ears – Right ear old tears/scarred Nose, mouth clear. Teeth in excellent condition Coat clear; no fleas or flea dirt noted. NOSF
Blue star is an 8 year old female spayed brindle and white american pitbull terrier who is being surrender because the owner is being evicted. Blue star has been with the family almost 8 years.
Blue star lived with 1 adult, another pitbull and a cat. Blue star is tolerant of the cat and the cat likes to maintane the boundary for interactions. Blue star is playful and affectionate to the other dog in the home. When visitors come to the home Blue star will greet them. Blue star has been exposed to small children and is exhuberant in her play. Blue star is house trained but at times may have accidents inside. Blue star gets exercise from leash walks and from yard play. When on leash and encountering other dogs Blue star may seek introduction but may lunge as well.
Blue star enjoys a bath and is tolerant of a nail trim. Blue star does not guard her food toys or treats and owner states when he takes the food she does not react. If on the bed or couch blue star can easily be removed.
Blue star likes a kong toy with peanut butter. She knows the commands sit and come. When the family is home she likes to lay down in her corner. When home alone Blue star is well behaved. Blue star is startled by lightning.
Blue star eats both wet and dry food.
Upon intake Blue star was every exuberant for introduction and loose but very energetic for handling. Counselor was able to scan for microchip (positive) collar and photograph. Blue star enjoyed belly rubs and could be calmed down with petting. Blue star could be insistent on leash but is responsive to guidance.
Behavior: Average Home
Blue star previously lived with 1 adult, another pit-bull and a cat. The owner stated Blue star is tolerant of the cat and the cat likes to maintain the boundary for interactions and she is playful and affectionate with the other dog in the home. The owner mentioned Blue star has been exposed to small children and is exuberant in her play. It was mentioned by the owner Blue star is house trained but at times may have accidents inside, she is also well behaved when home alone.
At intake it was reported Blue Star was friendly and very energetic, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Blue Star came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, she was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Blue Star joins the game during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Blue Star was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Blue Star appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Blue Star greets politely and will attempt to solicit play. She will engage in gentle, running play with a playful male and it tolerant of mouthy play.
Blue Star greets other dogs politely and will solicit play. She engages in play with other playful dogs but may overcorrect some female dogs. Based on her behavior during playgroup, the Behavior Department recommends that Blue Star can go to a home with a male dogs and may be placed with another female dog but we recommend that a pre-adoption interaction be required. She seems to do well with both playful and non-playful dogs so any play style can be considered.
11/05 update: Blue Star greets both males and females politely and will attempt to solicit play. She will engage in brief bouts of running play, ducking under the bench during pauses and then bouncing back out to continue play.
11/6 update: Blue Star is social and engages in brief bouts of running play with both males and females. She is tolerant of pushy behavior.
11/7 update:Blue Star greets politely and engages in running play with both males and females. She becomes overaroused by an anxious female and begins to inappropriately correct the other dogs near her.
11/8 update: Blue start greets and engages in running play with the helper dog.
11/10 update: Blue Star greets politely and then keeps to herself.
11/11 update: Blue Star greets politely and will attempt to solicit play.
A volunteer writes: Blue stars are the rarest, and the kind of sweetness harbored by our Blue Star makes her the rarest kind of dog! She was surrendered to our care with her housemate, Treasure, with whom she was reported to be playful and affectionate. She lived with a cat, but the cat made the rules in their relationship! She has cherry eye and it looks like bits of one of her ear have been lost along the way, but those things only add character – she is so, so beautiful! I usually find her on her bed, but with her head turned, resting on her back so she can look out. And once she knows I’m coming for her, she wiggles her way to the front. She makes very soft eye contact and is very easy to connect with. She manages to sweep every volunteer and staff member she meets off their feet and her walk log is filled with rave reviews; my favorite so far is “She SMILES while getting belly rubs!” She is easy to handle on leash, seems housebroken, and has been appropriate when we’ve encountered other dogs. She loves fetch and will bring the ball right back to me. Most of all, Blue Star loves cuddling! If I’m sitting on a bench she’ll prop both paws on me and seems to just want to be held. It’s not long before she hops up and into my lap, where she’ll calmly stay until I (regrettably!) have to take her in. She has such a soft personality and seems to thrive on human companionship…she is truly a pleasure to be with! Could she be a part of your world? Please come meet her at Brooklyn ACC!
CAME IN WITH :
TREASURE – A0888441 http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/treasure-a088441/
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