BISHOP – A1067742
Safe - 10-3-2016 Manhattan
BISHOP – A1067742
***RETURNED 09/24/16***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER / LABRADOR RETR, 11 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/24/2016, From NY 10026, DueOut Date 09/24/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scanned negative neutered eyes are clean ears are clean easy to handle fleas tx of activyl 3 cc pyrantel given x4 ambulant nosf
A volunteer writes: Surrendered back to our care due to his energy level we’re told that “he believes children are his best friends”. Bishop is a gorgeous puppy, energetic, playful, friendly, tail waggy, and everything a puppy should be as he’s growing and discovering the world. It’s up to us as pet parents to channel that energy, provide structure and training to make our children and pets the best they can be. Bishop showed off his housetraining skills the moment we were out the door, and we’re also told that he’ll use a wee wee pad if not walked on time (but only when placed someplace where he could ‘go’ privately) – I guess this sweet pup is modest – how cute is that!? He loved playing with his kids, loves toys, is crate trained, and high energy. Most puppies are which is why puppies aren’t for everyone. Bishop is alert, curious, friendly, snuggly, play bowed to me, thought the park squirrels were there for his amusement (oh, they aren’t?) and wants to meet every person and dog we pass. On his first playdate he romped happily with the helper dog. He’s been gorgeously taken care of, his cow print coat clean and shiny. Bishop is looking for a new family to play with and love……he’s active with a lovely puppy energy that he’s hoping to share with a new forever family. Come meet him today.
Bishop is a neutered eleven month old, american pit bull terrier. He came into our care center as an owner surrender because his owner is no longer able to care for him due to his high energy.
He is not shy at all and will happily approach strangers. He had been around kids and the owner stated that he thinks that he believes children are their best friends. He is good around other dogs and will approach them when he is on a walk. However if he senses there is conflict he is likely to walk away. He had not been around other cats so his behavior around them remains unknown.
He uses the bathroom both inside and outside the home. When his owner’s were unable to walk him due to lack of time he would use the bathroom indoors on a wee-wee pad. However his owner noted that he would only utilize the pad when it placed inside the bathroom and the door was closed, so nobody could see him. During baths he will sit still but appears scared due to his trembling. He does enjoy brushing.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW:
His previous family described his temperment as hyper and full of energy. His favorite activity is watching the kids run around at which point he will join them. Some of his favorite toys include stuffed animals, balls and squeaky toys.
He is familiar with the go, come and give me your paw commands. When the owner had not been home he had stayed in a crate, because otherwise he was likely to get into stuff.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE:
Upon entering the room Bishop was jumping around and greeting everyone in the room with a wagging tail and wiggly body. He remained high energy for much of his intake. He was difficult to collar because he was so wiggly and squirmy but he did allow handling. When he was asked to sit for his picture he listened. He became excitable when his leash
was changed and started to bite and tug at it. When the counselor ignored the biting and tugging he would eventually stop.
Bishop came to the care center on 9/24/16. Owner reported that Bishop has been around children and that he believes they are Bishop’s best friends. It is also reported that he is good around other dogs, his behavior around cats is unknown, and he is trained to go outside and on wee wee pads. His previous family described his temperament as hyper and full of energy, and stated that he is crate trained. Bishop was loose and wiggly upon intake. In the assessment room he appeared friendly social. He pulled his head out of the assessor’s hands three times during Look, tail wagging and body soft. For Sensitivity he leaned in, body soft, mouth open. During Tag he followed, playful, grabbing the leash at the end. He did not pull back his paw on either Squeeze attempt. He played with the Toy and relinquished it. When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Bishop approaches quickly with tail above spine level, body not stiff. The Behavior Team recommends that Bishop be placed in an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-Dog: When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Bishop approaches quickly with tail above spine level, body not stiff.
Bishop’s previous owner cites “He is good around other dogs and will approach them when he is on a walk”. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Bishop engages in exuberant play. The behavior team recommends slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home.
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