BISHOP – A1078819
Safe - 7-13-2016 Manhattan
BISHOP – A1078819
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 11 mos
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/10/2016, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 07/10/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan pos#981020017444487 young neutered dog gave booster new wt 46 NOSF
A volunteer updates: I loved him the first time, and I love him now. Adopted and returned due to allergies, Bishop continues to impress. He’s housetrained, mostly good on the leash, friendly to all, and dressed to impress – he’s GORGEOUS! Posing for photos in the park he makes soft eye contact, goes into a down for a treat which he takes gently, ignores other dogs we pass, thinks birds are fun to chase, and makes friends with a woman who wants to meet him. Stand up hugs are delish, his sweet gentle kisses divine…..yes, I’m in love. His former adopter tells us that Bishop lived playfully and lovingly with a 2 year old, is scared of fireworks, doesn’t guard his food, and enjoys taking a bath in a tub. He confirmed Bishop’s housetraining skills, is well behaved when left home alone, and knows ‘sit’, ‘down’ and ‘stay’. In playgroup Bishop is social and playful, offering bows to solicit play. An all around fabulous boy, Bishop is looking for a new person or family to love. Will you be the lucky one to make him yours?
Bishop was brought in as a return due to adopter having allergies. At time of intake Bishop held a light cough and a rash on his stomach due to his harness.
Socialization & Behavior
Bishop is described as being friendly when meeting strangers. He lived with a 2-year old and owner and is very playful and loving with him. According to adopter there have been no issues of Bishop biting anyone or another animal. Bishop was afraid when hearing fireworks and attempted to flee. Bishop is unbothered if food is touched while eating. He is unbothered if removed from furniture and enjoys baths in the tub.
For a New Family to Know
Bishop is described as friendly, playful, and confident with a medium activity level. When home he is normally following his owner and was taken out three times a day. Bishop was fed Blue Buffalo and Pedigree in both wet and dry food. Bishop is trained using the bathroom outside and owner says eh didn’t have any accidents while with him. Bishop is behaved when home alone and understands commands sit, down, and stay. When off leash he wanders but returns when home.
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 10 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/25/2016, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 06/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 10 months Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: APH Declawed: No Any injuries: none present Behavior: Very social and friendly Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes: Is it possible to improve upon puppy perfection? I think you’ll have to meet Bishop and decide for yourself. This gorgeous pup wears a lush, well groomed honey color coat, an ear to ear grin and a quiet, calm and friendly personality. He seems to be housetrained, peeing enough to raise the Hudson River by 5 inches as soon as we were out the door – one long pee and called it a day! When he took care of his ‘big business’ he looked up at me waiting for his “good boy” and he looked so proud of himself! Cute beyond words! His disposition is bright and sunny, matching the great smile he wears as well as his ever wagging tail. Stopping in the park to take some pictures he poses like a super model making soft eye contact, showing off his ‘sit’, and taking treats gently. Done with pictures I sat down to take some notes, and Bishop lay quietly at my feet watching the afternoon park activities unfold. School kids marching by, balls tossed, dogs out being walked, bikes whizzing by…. Bishop watched it all easily. As some dogs pass us on the way back he gives a little bounce in an invitation to play – so cute to see. This is a rock star young dog who is going to make someone an amazing companion. Shouldn’t it be you?
Behavior during Intake
Bishop was stressed during intake, he constantly cried after owner left. Bishop still allowed petting and accepted treats. Bishop showed no signs of aggression and allowed all handling.
Bishop pulls a bit on the leash. He was calm and relaxed during handling and easily engages in play, body is loose and wiggly, mouth open. Bishop was not interested in toys.
Bishop did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
6/28: When off leash with other dogs, Bishop displays playful behaviors, offering bows and muzzle nudges to solicit.
7/11: Bishop is social and playful, offering bows to solicit.
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