BABY BEAR – A1116402
Safe - 7-6-2017 Brooklyn
BABY BEAR – A1116402
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, GR BRINDLE, MASTIFF MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/24/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 06/27/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 3 years Microchip noted on Intake? no. Tied to fence, no medical history, BAR, euhydrated, allowed full exam with minimal restraint. A little nervous but recovered well after handling. BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: minimal staining of teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, strong synchronous pulses, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male, two testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, slightly unkempt and greasy haircoat, 0.25 cm verrucous mass over right eyelid, toenails very overgrown but not impinging on pads CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy male with small mass (possible papilloma) Plan: no treatments required at this time. FNA mass and cut nails at time of neuter Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A staff member writes: Baby Bear? Such an oxymoron but in the best way possible! He is 125 pounds of pure sweetness and love. Baby Bear is wonderful and definitely a delight to be around. He has this infectious smile that will just have you amazed; it’s literally the cutest thing. Once I approached his kennel, he immediately smiled at me and wagged his tail. Later on in the day, the behavior team took him out for play group and as I watched him, I have to say I was very intrigued with how well he was doing with the other dogs, wagging that tail of his, running around! He is a very calm and humble creature and he would do great being around other dogs with the same personality as him. Another staff member and I took Baby Bear out to the play yard to interact with him. Once inside the pen, he remained with a loose wiggly body and a wagging tail. He willingly accepted all rubs and hugs. He even gave me kisses! Me and Baby Bear engaged in some play with a squeaky toy, somewhat like fetch, except he would chew, drop, wait for me to throw it and repeat, it was funny. He also allowed me to take a ton of photos, they came out very sharp! Despite his size, he is overall an enormous mush. He would be a great companion for someone. Baby Bear is really something special. As much as I love seeing that smile of his, I would love it if someone gave this handsome man a FOREVER HOME! Come see him today at BACC!!! You won’t regret it!!!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact male, Stray
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands
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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest
Summary: Baby Bear tolerated all handling without issue, he solicited some attention from the assessor/assistant though remained fairly aloof throughout the interaction.
When off leash at the Care Center, Baby Bear greets the female dog on his tip toes. He begins to whimper a little bit and becomes sexually motivated, attempting to mount. He does respond to interruptions and then just explores the yard checking in with the other dogs. When introduced to a novel male continues to be social and soft. Baby Bear was brought in as stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends the Baby Bear be placed with dogs that match his calm sociability.
Upon intake, Baby Bear appeared friendly.
During his initial medical examination, Baby Bear tolerated all handling.
We have no known history on Baby Bear so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment; in the care center he has displayed a low energy level. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet to direct his energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_No young children (under 5): While Baby Bear has not displayed concern in the care center, he has remained aloof throughout his stay, displaying minimal bouts of social behavior towards handlers. We cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment or if any behavior is suppressed as a result of the shelter environment though recommend a period decompression before exposure to new and unfamiliar situations to best set Baby Bear up for success.
_X_Strength/leash pulling: Baby Bear is a very large, strong dog who pulls hard on leash. It is recommended he be walked on a front clip harness which may help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training not to pull on leash or jump up.
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