BARAKA – A1089181
Safe - 9-21-2016 Manhattan
BARAKA – A1089181
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 7 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/09/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 09/12/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-073488.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Came into bronx shelter with another dog —- Jude A1089182 Microchip: bronx scanner is not working — will scan dog at macc upon arrival Sex: male Age 7 years Mentation: QAR — slightly dehydrated Eyes: cloudy ou Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: moderate tartar If abnormal BCS: 2.5 — slightly underweight Skin: wnl Hair Coat: slight alopecia in various parts of the body Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: social Medication: none nosf
A volunteer writes: A handsome redhead, Baraka and I become instant friends. He seems to be so housetrained, he whizzed forever and filled lots of poop bags! TMI, I know, and he may need a little reinforcement when in a new home, but he’s got what it takes! Baraka and I enjoy our walk to the park, he pulls slightly on leash but no biggie. In the park we chat as he poses for some pictures, takes treats super gently even though he’s too thin, and finally showed me a ‘sit’ with a lot of coaxing. I may not speak his language, or my treats weren’t good enough, but again, he’s got what it takes! He’s a low key kind of a guy, alert, curious, gentle and easy to be with. He was happy being petted, let me clean a bit of goop from his eyes, and wore his scarf with a flair. On his first playdate with a female, he offers some bows, and romps happily in the pen, a joy to watch. Joining the realm of the “seniors” by our estimation, he has a wonderful and appropriate energy, and if you don’t tell him he’s considered middle aged, I sure won’t. Watching him play you won’t believe it either! He’s a terrific dog and hopes you’ll stop by to meet him today.
Baraka came to the care center as a stray after being found by a member of the public. Finder kept Baraka for three days and reported that he got along with the eleven year old child in the home and the two other dogs, but was not fully housebroken. Upon intake he had a loose body and wagging tail. On his relief walk, Baraka walked nicely. He was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. Baraka held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, relaxed. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, eyes soft, ears and tail neutral. Baraka followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft. He did not pull his paw back or show any interest in Toy. Baraka approached the helper dog with his tail above spine level, not stiff. The Behavior Team feels Baraka would do well with an Average adopter. He may benefit from obedience classes to learn proper housetraining.
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, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 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.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward, not stiff.
09/12/16: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Baraka is sexually motivated and attempts to mount, however, does engage in play when solicited. He has not yet been introduced to another male dog. The behavior team feels that Baraka could potentially be adopted to a home with another dog pending a successful pre adoption interaction and slow introductions. Baraka arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting.
Came in With
- JUDE - A1089182
Came in With
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