This is a HAIL MARY post to save sweet Laiya in hopes that one special angel is reading this right now and takes her under their wing to save her !! MUST COMMIT TO PLACEMENT BY Saturday 9/12/2020 at 12PM* Laiya has warmed up to handlers needs an experienced and loving adult only home ASAP!Our jewel eyed beauty Laiya is the definition of grace and beauty. She is only 3 years old, mid sized and healthy. Raised in a home, lived in harmony with 3 cats . Laiya is sociable and playful Knowing she was being discarded, it took her a very short time to acclimate and open up to staff. She enjoys companionship and treats. Sadly her prior home did not teach children to respect her, so when she was being taunted with a hoop, she issued a warning plea which unfortunately was ignored, then led her to react and bite the child . For this, she lost her home. She is an excellent dog and should not be judged for being abused. She blossoms when spoken to softly. She would love a calm, respectful home. Laiya has a softness about her, she is poised and very beautiful. LAIYA 99384 MANHATTAN ACC Estimated to be 3 years 2 weeks old, 52 lbs UNALTERED FEMALE, LARGE MIXED BREED Came into shelter as a Owner Surrender MEDICAL BEHAVIOR EVALUATION: BEHAVIOR RATING: Shelter notes : this angel is so scared ...Observed Behavior -Tense with whale eyes and tail tucked. She was a little hard to leash because she kept dodging it. Once leashed, she walked well. In the intake room, she was tense. Muzzled with mild difficulty. After muzzled, she allowed slow handling while we were talking to her in a high pitched voice. She did not want to take treats. Behavior Assessment Date:8/7/20 Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 1, 3, 5, 9 & 13), cats Behavior toward strangers: Barks & growls at men, little exposure to strangers but usually friendly Behavior toward children: Snaps, doesn't like them in her space Behavior toward cats: Leaves resident cats alone Resource guarding: Yes, Laiya is reported to snap and bite if her bone is taken away and may try to guard if children are around. Bite history: Yes, Laiya bit a child. The family was having a barbecue in the backyard with friends. A child was repeatedly pulling on Laiya and hitting her with a hula hoop. Laiya growled and snapped once at the child, but when the child continued to engage with her Laiya lunged and bit the child on the face, resulting in scrapes to the child's face and a split on the nose requiring two stitches. Housetrained: Partially Energy level/descriptors: High level of energy SAFER ASSESSMENT DOG-DOG: FUN FACTS: Summary (1): Laiya is reported to love milk bones, bacon treats and sausage. Date of initial:29-Jul-2020 Summary:Tense, tail tucked, whale eyed ENERGY LEVEL: Laiya is described as having a high level of energy. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: During her stay at the care center Laiya initially appeared fearful with a tense body and tucked tail but has warmed up to handlers, sitting next to them and allowing pets. Potential challenges: House soiling Resource guarding Fearful/potential for defensive aggression Bite history (human) from a child teasing her over and over again Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Laiya is reported to snap and bite if her bone is taken away and may try to guard if children are around her. She should always be left alone while eating or while in possession of items she values. See handout on Resource Guarding. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Laiya is reported to bark and growl at men, and snap at children in her previous home. At the care center, she was initially fearful with handlers but has warmed up with time. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression. Bite history (human): Laiya bit a child in the previous home when the child was repeatedly pulling on Laiya and hitting her with a hula hoop. Laiya growled and snapped once at the child, but when the child continued to engage with her Laiya lunged and bit the child on the face, resulting in scrapes to the child's face and a split on the nose requiring two stitches. See handout on Bite History. House soiling: Laiya is reported to have accidents in the home. See handout on House soiling. If you can save this sweet angel please text or call Kat at 516 457-3678 . She is a very good dog , just needs the right home without children teasing her . Please say Yes and give her another chance , she is so young !! Will transport to other nearby states .