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Tiny Purell RI

English Mastiff

Medium  |  Female



Zani's al fresco Summer Adoptions follow us on FB to find us this summer as we will try new locations to meet the needs of NYC and support the little stores:)

I'm in RI:)!!! We are thinking of changing my name to Monkey because I just got to my foster and I went shopping and absolutely fell in love w/ my monkey toy--won't go anywhere w/out! I'm fine w/ dogs, children, cats! In fact my foster mom wants to keep me--everyone does! But nope, I'm available:)
1y 35lbs VERYYYYYYYYYYYY skinny! Definitely need to add a few pounds but I am a tiny girl after all although I look so much bigger in my fotos, don't you think?
A volunteer writes: I fell for Purell the moment I first saw her doing a little wiggly dance in her cage, bashfully holding her black-masked face down and glancing up at me with those sweet eyes. She might be on the timid and submissive side, but she’s also on the sweeter than sweet side! She has been very easy to handle on our walks and looks up often, but sometimes lowers her body or wants to turn around if there’s sudden commotion. She is quiet in her cage, knows “sit” and is housetrained. She LOVES to play fetch and is that rare kind of fetcher that (most of the time!) drops the ball right in my lap or hand. She seems overwhelmed by her current environment sometimes, but still manages to be waggy and very affectionate…truly a little sweetheart!
Purell came into the shelter as a stray, so his past behaviors in a home are unknown. Purell was reported to be very active and affectionate upon intake. Purell allowed all handling. During SAFER Purell was calm and relaxed he had a loose body posture when interacting with the assessor, he allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Purell was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resource portion of the assessment. Purell was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Purell appears to be sociable, and did not display any behavior concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away. Playgroup:When off leash at the care center, Purell is nervous around the helper dog and keeps her distance. She does eventually approach and exchanges a greeting then backs up, offers once play bow and bounce while lip curling at the helper dog.
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR Purell was brought in as a stray so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the care center, Purell was initially nervous when greeting a male dog. She attempts to solicit play, but displays conflicting play signals. She play bows while lip curling, barking and growling. With dogs that do not solicit play, Purell is social, checking in on them often as she explores the pen.
9/21: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Purell displays bouncy body language as she socializes. She attempts to solicit play but displays conflicting behaviors. She play bows while lip curling and barking. 9/23: Purell continues to display conflicting play behaviors, playbowing while lip curling and growling. When the other dog continues to solicit play, Purell’s arousal level increases and she begins to chase him. The session is ended. 9/24: When solicited to play, Purell continues to display conflicting play signals. With dogs that do not solicit play, Purell is social, checking in on them often as she explores the pen.
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