AMOS – A1093170
Safe - 2-27-2017 Manhattan
AMOS – A1093170
*** RETURNED 02/26/17 ***
NEUTERED MALE, BLUE / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF / AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr, 4 mos RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/26/2017, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 02/26/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes: “If you’re handsome and you know it wag your tail…wag, wag, wag…” Amos is a WOW, no question about it. His gorgeous big head, soft eyes, stunningly groomed coat and ever wagging tail holds the promise of a super loving and affectionate dog. And, Amos delivers on that promise! Adopted from us and returned for “no time”, we’re told that Amos lived with young children, and a few puppies. Amos went to the dog park where he played with other large breeds, and has done well in ACC playgroups. He does better with females than males, and it’s recommended that if he is adopted into a home with another dog, it be with a female. We’re told that Amos doesn’t guard his things, is friendly to all, his favorite games are tug and fetch, and he needs to be walked regularly to maintain his housetraining skills. I loved my time with Amos, he walks nicely on leash, but will pull if he sees something or someone he needs to investigate, showed off his sit, takes treats gently, posed for photos like a model, and joined me on the bench of lots of hugs and kisses. Amos enjoys life with gusto, he’s energetic, fun, lively and a total delight. He told me that he’d love to be adopted by an active person or family with the promise of plenty of regular exercise and lots of love. Mr. Awesome…I mean Amos, would love to meet you today.
Amos is a 1 year old neutered male. He was adopted from ACC 4 months ago. He was surrendered because his previous owners no longer had the time to care for him. He has a wound on the base of his tail. The last time he went to the veterinarian was 4 months ago.
Amos is friendly around strangers. When he plays with adult people he is exuberant. He is friendly towards other dogs and children. He spent time with children 5 to 12 years old he was playful. At the dog park he played with other large breeds including pitbulls. He enjoys playing with small breeds but due to his exuberance he was often times rough with small dogs.
Amos has never bitten a person or animal while with his previous owners. If his food bowl was touched while eating, he had with a wiggly body and was playful. He would look up and stop eating. Amos was friendly when toys and treats were taken away. He is not bothered when pushed off furniture. Amos was friendly when held or restrained. He isn’t bothered when he was disturbed while sleeping. He was tolerant when given bath and whenever his paws were touched. Whenever an unfamiliar person approached the home or owner Amos is friendly.
For a New Family to Know
Amos was described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy and excitable with a very high activity level. He tends to follow his owner around the house and enjoys being in the same room. Amos likes to play with toy ropes. His favorite games were tug and fetch. Amos was kept indoors only and slept in the living room on a blanket. He ate dry Pedigree complete. Amos likes to go to the bathroom outdoors but would urinate indoors 4 times a week when not taken out regularly. He does not enjoy being outside in the rain as he will go to the bathroom then rush back home. When left alone in doors he is well behaved. He knows the cues sit, come and stop. For exercise Amos was taken on brisk walks three times a day. He was also taken to the dog park and ran off leash. On leash he pulls very hard and off leash he wanders and comes when called. He runs to play when
another dog is nearby.
Behavior during Intake
Amos came to our shelter tail wagging. He jumped on the client and admissions counselor. Amos sat on cue, he took treats gently, allowed counselors to collar and pet him.
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLUE / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF / AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/11/2016, From NY 10466, DueOut Date 10/11/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary SCAN POSITIVE 911002001374062 BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- INTACT MALE. YOUNG DOG EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 6.3 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. ALLOWS HANDLING BUT NERVOUS & TENSE. NOSF
A volunteer writes:
“WOW. What’s his name??” Get ready to hear that each and every day of your life with famous Amos by your side. Yep this is far from your average, cookie-cutter pup. With his sweet vanilla and silver cow print coat, this boy is more delicious than anything mom ever made. “AWWW.” Here we go again! Now 1 year-old Amos is dazzling crowds with his excellent leash manners and picture-perfect “sit.” With etiquette far beyond what any 1 year-old should have, Amos is a perfect gentleman from the moment that we meet. “Oh. My. Goodness!” Well Amos has gone and done it again. Now he’s enraptured another with just a few wags of his long tail. Of course one works up a hunger when admired so furiously so Amos and I decide to stop for some treats. I’d like to say I’m surprised to see him sniff and first consider my roast beef offerings being indulging, but I’m not. It’s precisely how any proven gentleman would behave. “Oh no he is TOO cute!” Have I mentioned we’ve gone just one block? But no matter. Amos graciously accepts more attention and I’ve now grown used to being ignored. Sweet, delectable, warm, and ooey-gooey, famous Amos is exactly the treat you need to mark the end to a long day. So satisfy your sweet tooth, grab a cup of milk, and get ready to (happily) be ignored by everyone around you. Amos is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Basic Info: Amos is a one year old pit bull mix who has spent most of his life with his previous owner. He was surrendered due to health issues in the owner’s family.
Socialization: Amos was reported to be friendly around strangers. He won’t walk up to them, but will allow strangers to approach and pet him. He lived with a three year old. Previous owner stated that he was very protective of her and would stop strangers from touching her by barking. He sometimes played a little rough with her because he liked to jump on her. Amos was reported to play a little rough with adults, too, because he loves to jump. Amos lived with several young puppies, who he would tolerate and sometimes play exhuberantly with. There was also an older male dog in the apartment. Amos would sometimes growl and and bark at this dog. Amos lived with one cat, who he mostly ignored.
Behavior: Amos is not yet completely house trained. He will always pee outside, but will sometimes poop inside on the floor. Amos will allow for food and treats to be taken away, but will try to play tug if owner attempts to take toy away. Amos will struggle if you attempt to hold or restrain him. He will bark when people are outside the apartment in the hallway or knocking on the door.
For a New Family to Know: Amos was reported to have a high to very high activity level. He loves to play tug. He is used to eating dry Pedigree puppy food. His previous owner would exercise him by taking him to the dog park and letting him run off leash. He knows the command “sit”.
Behavior During Intake: Amos came into the shelter tail wagging and allowed most handling. He wined a bit but remained calm.
Unaltered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/child (3 yr.)/cat/dog/puppies
Behavior toward children: Tolerant/Plays rough with child in home
Behavior toward dogs: Tolerated puppies in home though growls/barks at older adult dog
Behavior toward cats: Ignores/avoids cat in home
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Amos was reported to have a high to very high activity level.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, does not fully engage
Summary: Recommend Average adopter; May benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, play. Also training to learn not to jump up.
During his initial medical examination, Amos appeared tense though readily allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_House soiling (We recommend routine walks, scheduled feeding and incorporation of a crate to aid in a housebreaking process.)
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