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Nina is a 2y Collie Golden mix, maybe w a hint of Shepherd in her lineage, left in the lobby of the shelter as a stray. Upon intake, Nina displayed a loose body, wagging tail & open mouth. Allowed all handling and scanned negative.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/3/16 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: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog is crouching, tail is tucked and a bit tense.
Squeeze 1& 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Nina was uncomfortable throughout her assessment, displaying some fearful behavior. Nina may benefit best from a slow/soft approach.
PLAYGROUP: Nina's owner did not provide any information on Nina's behavior around dogs. Nina was surrendered along with three little dogs that lived with her. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Nina : Nina displays soft and calm body language when interacting in a group of calm male and female dogs. When a dog greets for too long, she displays a look away. The Behavior Department believes that Nina would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however a dog-dog interaction can be conducted with a potential adopter's calm dog to assess Nina's comfort level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience _X_No young children (under 5)(Nina appears to startle upon sudden movements and some loud noises, for this reason a home without young children is advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended when introducing or exposing Nina to new and unfamiliar situations.)
1/2: Nina greets the novel male dog displaying nervous body language. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen. When the male dog greets her face to face, she displays look aways.
11/5: Nina displays soft and calm body language when interacting in a group of calm male and female dogs. When a dog greets for too long, she displays a look away.
11/6-11/10: Nina explored the yard and occasionally checked in with the calm male and female dogs.
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Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and following us on FB. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of us in particular, please fill out an application by Friday so that we can be sure to be there. Otherwise we decide based on other variables. Usually we are in our foster homes so this is a bit more stressful and a slightly artificial environment but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes too.
Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won't feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate!
If you want to know about cats/dogs specifically being shown at our adoption locations, please email us email@example.com closer to the date so we know your interest and will make every effort to have that pet at the event or let you know how and where you can meet. It is extemely helpful and speeds up adoption if the application is filled out prior to visiting us so please do that before coming to our weekend events. Our weekend locations are: Sundays usually and some Saturdays. Follow us on FB for latest updates. Usually we are in our foster homes so all this is a bit more stressful but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster. And you can always donate:) Cats and Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD w/ all age appropriate shots and microchipped. Cats are feline combo tested for FIV/FeLV; dogs are heartworm tested and rabies vax'd, (NOT lyme vaxed but we seriously recommend it); rabbits are spayed/neutered. Please fill out an application and email to: For Cats: firstname.lastname@example.org
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