BLUE – A1063956
Safe - 2-24-2016 Brooklyn
BLUE – A1063956
MALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/30/2016, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 01/30/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 6m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, very affectionate Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Puppy Blue is playful, affectionate, huggy and enthusiastic about everything. Surrendered due to housing issues we’re told Blue lived with four children ages 4, 11,12, and 13 with whom he was playful. We’re told he wasn’t socialized much with people
outside the family so can sometimes be fearful and take time to warm up. He enjoys baths and grooming, is well behaved when left home alone, is housetrained, and is super affectionate after he gets to know his person. Blue took about 10 seconds to decide I was a friend and became loving, affectionate, huggy and kissy….in fact so much so that he needs to learn not to jump on people to kiss them! You have to love his puppy enthusiasm though and it’s all a matter of positive reinforcement training. He’s a bit zig zaggy on leash, again a matter of training, and he’s been taught to sit so we know he’ll learn what he needs to. He enjoys treats and takes them nicely. He’s learning quickly that new people are to be loved, showering staff with kisses, and happily greeting people on the street with a friendly tail wag. If you’re a puppy person, ready to usher this rock star puppy into rock star adulthood, than Puppy Blue cordially invites you to stop by to meet him, share a hug, a kiss and a treat. Do it today!
BASIC INFORMATION: Blue is a 6 month old male American pit bull terrier mix. Blue has no known health issues and was given to owner as a gift. Blue was surrendered to ACC due to owners residential move to a home that does not allow pets.
SOCIALIZATION: Blue is scared of strangers and loud noises, after a stranger starts to show Blue affection, he begins to warm up & starts to come towards the stranger. Blue also loves to give kisses and receive affection when he knows there is nothing to be scared of. Blue
has not been socialized much with people over the past 6 months. Blue has resided with children, 13,12,11 & 4yrs old. Blue is playful towards children and adults. Blue has not resided with another dog or other animals. Blue has never been exposed to cats & he has never bitten someone or another animal in the last 10 days.
BEHAVIOR: Blue will allow when owner touches him while he is eating from his food bowl & allows owner to take away toy, bone or anything from his mouth. Blue enjoys grooming & baths. Blue will not become aggressive or bothered when he is pushed off furniture or is
restrained. Blue barks and makes owner aware if someone approaches the home. Blue is not crate trained & is well behaved when left alone in the home.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Blue is best described as a playful, affectionate and friendly dog. His activity level is very high and he enjoys playing in the yard. When the owner is home, Blue will follow owner around. Blue enjoys playing with squeaky toys, stuffed toys & balls. He has been kept mostly indoors and enjoys eating dry food 3X per day from brand Blue Buffalo. Blue is house trained. Blue is familiar with the following commands, sit, shake/give paw & come. Blue does not pull on leash. He would do best in a family home. Blue loves attention and feels safe when he is with the owner. Blue needs to learn how to be around others & other animals. Blue warms up quickly to people, he has never displayed signs of aggression from fear, but will attempt to hide behind his owner when he becomes frightened.
BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE: Blue displayed a tense body & slight whale eyes. Once the counselor sat next to him & started to talk to Blue he came towards the counselor and immediately opened up & started to wag his tail. He loved to get pet & allowed all handling (scanned negative).
Blue came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. It is reported Blue was not socialized and has lived with children ages 4, 11, 12, and 13, playful. It is reported he is scared of
strangers and loud noises, but will warm up with a slow approach. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports Blue allows owner to take away food, toys, treats without issue. It is reported Blue enjoys baths and is well behaved when left home alone. It is reported Blue is
housetrained, has never been crate trained. During intake, Blue displayed a tense body and slight whale eye. He warmed up when spoken softly to. Blue walked well on leash for his relief walk, staying very close to handler’s legs. He was trembling and nervous in the SAFER assessment room, but wagged his tail when spoken to. Blue attempted to chew through the nylon leash when not engaged by handlers, once allowed to roam the room he jumped up on desk, chair, etc. but was easily redirected off. Upon positioning, Blue was tolerant of all tactile portions of assessment. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, tail wag. Blue leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth, body soft. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, jumping up playfully at end of game. Blue pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He showed brief interest in Toy, playfully taking it with his mouth, but lost interest quickly and relinquished easily. He approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail at spine level. Due to his under socialization reported by owner, the Behavior Team feels Blue would do best with an Experienced owner. He would benefit from obedience classes to learn proper leash manners as well as not to jump up.
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 leans into the Assessor, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, jumps on assessor at end.
Squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw.
Toy: 1. Brief interest in toy, playfully takes in his mouth with tail
wagging, quickly loses interest and relinquishes easily
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body
not stiff, lip neutral.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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