VIVA – A1054665
Safe 11-11-2015 Foster Home
VIVA – A1054665 ***IN ACC FOSTER**FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected]** SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 7 yrs OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO ANSWER Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/13/2015, From NY 11231, DueOut Date10/16/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior Medical Summary Scan positive, BARH Spayed female Ears are clean , Slightly […]
VIVA – A1054665
***IN ACC FOSTER**FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected]**
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO ANSWER
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/13/2015, From NY 11231, DueOut Date10/16/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary Scan positive, BARH Spayed female Ears are clean , Slightly over weight but over all APH, Mild dental staining and tartar. Flea comb negative Gave dewormer Gave activyl NOSF
RE- EXAM: 10/24/15 11:25
S/O: cage exam during rounds. nasal discharge and lethargic. A: CIRDC P: move to iso start doxy 250 mg PO SID x 10 days
A volunteer writes: Viva’s soulful eyes speak volumes and gazing into their depths I see love, sadness, confusion and maybe, just maybe, a little spark of hope. Her name means ‘alive’ in Spanish but since she lost her home Viva is feeling pretty far from her happy, playful self and our time together is spent in quiet contemplation as she sniffs and explores first the yard then the park, her soft eyes taking in everything with the calm resignation that this is where she lives now. Viva walks very nicely on leash, uses the facilities promptly and sits politely to nibble treats from my hand but she doesn’t really come alive until we see other dogs and then a little of the ‘real’ Viva shows through in her bright eyes and wagging tail. Surrendered to our care because of the NYCHA ban on large pets (and Viva is quite adorably chunky), she’s lived in harmony with children aged from 2-15 years and enjoyed playing gently with them and is said to be just as sweet when socializing with fellow dogs AND cats–the perfect addition to a family of any size, shape or species! Viva gave 7 whole years of love and devotion to her people and she’s got plenty more where that came from, all you have to do is ask. Already spayed and ready to leave for her new home immediately, Viva is at our Manhattan Care Center, patiently waiting and hoping that today is the day she’ll have a reason to smile…
Another volunteer writes: Miss Viva is a star! She loves other dogs, actively trying to engage every dog she comes in contact with. And once engaged she’s a rough and tumble player – nothing too feminine here! Despite being a tad on the chunky side (more to love – and you’ll want to), this little girl can move! Gentle and easy with people, she’s a favorite of volunteers to walk as she briskly trots along. This chunky mama is ready to find her new home, preferably with a canine sibling or two. Don’t pass up the opportunity meet her.
A staff member writes: Viva is a super star at MACC!!! We’ve dressed him up for Halloween and he loved it! He even went to NBC this morning and was televised for Pitbull Awareness Day, where he was cool calm and collected!!! See the link below! Take him home today!!!
PROFILE: 10/13/15 13:43
Basic Info: Viva is a 7 year old spayed dog who has no known injuries or medical problems. She was gotten as a gift and surrendered due to personal issues with the owner.
Social Life and Personality: She has lived with children form ages 2-15 and was relaxed, affectionate, and playful. When she played she was gentle to exuberant and would seek to be pet more than try to play. She has the same behavior around dogs and cats. She is house trained, kept mostly indoors, and has a medium level of energy.
Intake behavior: During intake she would approach admission counselor, sniff and lick him, and allowed all handling without aggression. When scanned was positive for a microchip and when given treat would sniff but not eat. When touched had soft, relaxed body and responded to sit and stay commands.
Viva pulls a bit on the leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. She was calm and relaxed during most of the handling items she became a bit stiff and uncomfortable during paw handling. Viva was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She was not interested in food, toys or rawhide.
Viva was surrender to us. According to her previous owner she has lived with children form ages 2-15 and was relaxed, affectionate, and playful. When she played she was gentle to exuberant and would seek to be petted more than try to play. She has the same behavior around dogs and cats. She is house trained, kept mostly indoors, and has a medium level of energy” .The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow on this behavior.
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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and his 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: 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: 3. Dog closes mouth, a bit stiff.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, a bit stiff.
Food: 1. No interest.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs, Viva greets politely. She corrects when the other dog is too forward. 10/17 update: Viva will use her paws to solicit play and will correct a sexually motivated male. 10/18: Viva continues to display these behaviors. 10/20 update: Viva is playful and solicitous with a group of female dogs. 10/21 update: Viva continues to engage in play with other dogs. 10/22 update: Viva is social and playful with other dogs. 10/23 update: Viva will muzzle nudge and use her paws in attempts to solicit play with other dogs. She is slow to respond to correction when the other dog is not comfortable.
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