BILL – A1085060
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BILL – A1085060
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/11/2016, From NY 11225, DueOut Date 08/14/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Male, ~6ys Sociable, tolerates handling, no signs of aggression stained teeth, loss of lower left canine Cloudy eyes Amb x4 BARH
A volunteer writes: Some dogs, like some kids away from home for the first time at camp, are a little bummed to find themselves at the shelter…and then there are dogs like Bill! He faces every moment with wide eyes and a waggy tail as if to say “What next!?” Looks-wise, he is a little rough around the edges: he has a bump on his head (he is magical like a unicorn!), is a little skinny, and a little dirty; but those rough edges are completely overshadowed by that sweet, sweet face!! He seems to have housetraining, mostly walks nicely on leash, eagerly sits for treats, and has seemed interested and friendly towards dogs we’ve seen outside. He is always making soft eye contact and letting everyone know how delighted he is by their company. His name really suits him, as no one is on a “William” basis with him — everyone is already a good friend! He is super affectionate, and when I sit down, he is quick to climb on my lap and multitask: play bowing, threatening to go belly up and doling out lots of kisses. He is SO endearing and sweet and has such a wonderful spirit. I think a life with Bill would be an adventure that never gets old…please come meet him at Brooklyn ACC!
During SAFER Bill was relaxed when entering the assessment room, he had a loose body posture when interacting with the assessor; he allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Bill was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resource portion of the assessment. Bill was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Bill appears to be sociable, and did not display any behavior concerns, so the department feels can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
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 open for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Playgroup:When off leash at the care center, Bill greets the other dog at the gate with a neutral body. After a brief interaction, Bill wanders the pen, keeping to himself.
Bill was surrender as a stray so his past behavior towards dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Bill displays soft body language when interacting with male and female dogs. He engages in gentle play and is tolerant of high energy play. He may become sexually motivated, but does respond well to handler interruptions. The Behavior Department recommends that Bill be placed in a home with a dog that matches his gentle play style and a pre-adoption dog-dog interaction be conducted with any potential adopter’s dog to ensure compatibility.
8/12: Bill greets the other dog at the gate with a neutral body. After a brief interaction, Bill wanders the pen, keeping to himself.
8/15: Bill engages in gentle play with a female and is tolerant of her high energy paw slaps and body slams. When meeting another female he becomes sexually motivated but does respond to handler interruptions.
8/16: Today Bill met a social male. He exchanged long sniff, then wanders the pen. When a female is introduced into the group he becomes sexually motivated.
8/21: Bill became sexually motivated with one female today and was persistent after being interrupted.
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