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NOTES FROM SAFE HAVEN: Sounds like a great dog that will be pretty easy once out of the shelter environment. The leash the shelter refers to (below) is a slip lead. It tightens around the neck & can cause a dog to panic. I recommend harnesses anyways....Mia is treat motivated & German Shepherds are smart... Looks like a great dog!
NOTES FROM KILL SHELTER ABOUT THIS PET:
Germ Shepherd mix; Black and Tan; Female; 1 YR I came to the shelter as a stray. Surrender reason: STRAY
BEHAVIOR EVALUATION 09/18/15:
Overall Kennel Behavior: Soft, came up to greet and took treats. When handler offered leash she became immediately avoidant of the leash and of the handler. Handler made a few attempts to leash from the outside of the kennel with no success. Dog tried to escape over the back wall of the kennel and by pushing past the handler to avoid the leash. Handler finally lured the dog to put her head through the leash using treats. Once leashed she came right out of the kennel.
Neutral Affiliation: Focused on her environment, looked out of the window, greeted and engaged with staff in the room, tail was tucked.
Soft Contact/Friendly Affection: Soft, tolerated petting but did not really seek attention or engage with the handler, more focused on the environment, tail was tucked.
Mouth Check Tolerance: Moved head but tolerated. Did try some mild restraint, she was okay with having light restraint around her waist but did not tolerate being restrained around the neck (gets squirrelly and whips head around, will snap if frustrated).
Paw/Ear Check Tolerance: Paw - Monitored hand but tolerated. Ears - Tolerated.
Food with People: Would not leave the bowl but could be pushed out with medium pressure.
Dog Introduction: A little focused on the other dog but seemed friendly. Was very tolerant of the rude test dog.
Food with Other Dogs: Monitored but kept eating.
Play/Toys/Arousal/Ability to Settle: Normal play.
BEHAVIOR DETAILS: Mia was found as a stray. She is a sweet dog who tolerates petting and normal handling. She tolerates light restraint around the waist but is very intolerant of being restrained around the neck. She has been known to snap if she gets frustrated with handling. She is fine being petted around the neck, just not restrained. She is actively avoidant of leashing, to the point of trying to escape.
MEDICAL: Due to behavior we have not been able to evaluate Mia medically. She appears to be a young, healthy dog.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mia was brought in through our Field Department; unfortunately information about her past is unknown.
MIA WILL NEED TO FIND RESCUE PLACEMENT BY 5PM ON 9/22/2015.
HOW SAFE HAVENS E-LIST ADOPTION PROGRAM WORKS:
- This pet has NOT been saved & is in danger of being euthanized at the kill shelter on the deadline posted.
- The shelter will not allow me to have potential adopters come down & view the pets. This pet is in an area only accessible to rescue groups.
- You must be 100% SURE you want to adopt this pet & commit to adopting without meeting them first (I know, scary, but keep reading it gets better...).
- Fill out an application & be screened before the deadline so I can let the shelter know we have a home for this pet. For a dog: http://www.adoptapet.com/Safe-Haven/adoption-application/ For a cat: Automated application coming soon. For now, please just e-mail us & ask for a cat application at Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com
- Once you get an approval e-mail, rest easy & follow the instructions.
- I will then pull the pet off the list, if your pet is marked as "spayed" or "neutered" in the shelter notes, plan to get your new family member either that day or the next day. Pick-up times are 9-5 every day of the week
- If your pet is marked as "male" or "female" in the shelter notes, then that means that they need to be fixed. So plan to get your new family member within 1-5 days. I will keep you updated & notify you when they are out of surgery, etc...
- After adoption, I will be available for help with training if you need it
- You can return the pet to Safe Haven if for some reason it is not working out. All I ask is that you give it a good 30 days before making that decision. (so see, it is not as scary as it sounds) This is the same way we do things with people who have fostered for us, only this is for people who are looking to adopt)
* Please note: Most pets that come from the big shelters get upper respiratory infections there. It is very common & is NOT serious. It is a virus that just needs to run it's course. Equivalent to you or I having a common cold. A dog is only contagious to another dog. Cat to cat. It is advised that you keep them separate for the first week.
It is also STRONGLY ADVISED that you crate your new pet if they are fearful , need to recuperate from surgery, need potty training, or are being introduced to other pets. A crate is a great tool in helping them & keeping them safe. I strongly believe in using crates as a training tool much the same as using a crib for a baby.
Adoption fee is only $25 & includes:
- Initial Vet check
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Up to date on Vaccinations
- Voucher for a future Free office visit to the Vet or 50% off any Optimum Wellness Plan
- 30 days of free pet insurance (in case something comes up after adoption)
- Available Paperwork: Spay/Neuter records, Vaccination records, Vet records, Microchip records, Recommendation list, etc...
- Continued Support: Safe Haven will be there for the lifetime of your adopted pet. If you ever have questions or concerns, We will always be there to help. Our goal is for you & your pet to live happily ever after!
Thank you for taking part in saving this pet from the cruelty in this world!