BENTLEY – A1103019
Safe - 2-11-2017 Staten Island
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BENTLEY – A1103019
MALE, BLACK, PUG MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/05/2017, From NY 10302, DueOut Date 02/05/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary initial scan negative Barh Male ~ 5 years nervous , resisted examination , required the use of restraint equipment but did not exhibit agrressive behaviors. Gingivitis and teeth tartar. Ambx4 EENT: wnl Nosf
Bentley is a 5 year old male Pug Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner received Bentley from a breed but can longer have the him due to moving to a new home that does not allow pets.
According to the previous owner, around strangers, Bentley is cautious and bark at first but after a few minutes when he becomes comfortable he is friendly and outgoing. Around adults and children (ages 7-16 yrs.), Bentley is respectful and playful. With adults & children, Bentley plays in a gentle or exuberant manner. Bentley has lived with one other small dog (Chihuahua/male) and was respectful and playful and played in a gentle manner. Bentley has never interacted with larger dogs so his behavior is unknown. Bentley has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. He has never bitten a person or another animal.
Previous owners stated that Bentley doesn’t have any behavioral issues. Bentley isn’t bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her or when he is pushed or pulled off furniture. Bentley and isn’t bothered by bathes. Bentley does not like having his nails trimmed. Previous owner did not brush Bentley’s coat, so it is unknown how he would react to this grooming agent. Bentley barks when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member.
For a New Family to Know:
Bentley is described as friendly, affectionate, excitable, and playful with a medium activity level. When in the home, Bentley is the type to follow you around seeking attention. Bentley likes all kinds of toys but he especially loves his stuffed dog named Toby. Bentley was kept indoors only and was fed dry & wet dog food. According to previous owner, Bentley is house-trained and would rarely have any accidents. Bentley usually goes to the bathroom anywhere outside. When left alone in the home/yard, Bentley would be well-behaved. Bentley knows commands sit and paw. For exercise, he enjoyed brisk walks with the previous owner & playing in the yard. On the leash, Bentley can pull hard or slightly depending on how excited he is and when previous owner would never let him off the leash.
Bentley is very depressed and shut down in the shelter environment. He is usually lying in his cage, quiet. When I reach in to leash him, his eyes get very wide, he treats, head low and lip licks. Once I get the leash on him, he exits the cage very slowly and cautiously. Once in the yard, he often just explores the yard and searches for an exit. Occasionally, Bentley would approach and sniff my shoes and legs, jumps with his front paws on my lap to sniff my face. I coaxed him to jump up next to me on the bench and allow me to pet him all over. He allows me to pick him up as well. Bentley appears to really want to interact with me but is very scared and nervous. Slow approach is recommended.
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