BOBBY – A1071949
Safe - 6-3-2016 Manhattan
BOBBY – A1071949
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/29/2016, From NY 10452, DueOut Date05/02/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean, slight thickening to pinnae Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL, slight dander Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, hyper, allows all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
Re Exam: 05/09/16 13:17 BARH coughing softly; A: cirdc; P: move to iso, start doxycycline po SID x10D; 05/15/16 17:27; BARH; No nasal discharge present; No coughing or congestion present; Okay to move out of ISO as per 1168; NOSF
05/15/16 17:27 BARH No nasal discharge present No coughing or congestion present Okay to move out of ISO as per 1168 NOSF
A volunteer writes:
B is for Bobby…and also for BIG surprise! This playful and happy youngster, found as a stray in someone’s yard, had been trying to get my attention in his kennel as I walked by with neighboring dogs. Sitting front and center at his kennel door with his mouth open and silly tongue lolling to the side, Bobby was easily leashed and stepped out of his kennel like a true gentleman. The big surprise revealed itself as we walked to the park- this big guy is terrific on the leash! Keeping pace with me, he did all his business outside, greeted passers by with lots of wags and smiles, and was the loveliest companion strolling through the park. His joie de vivre is truly infectious and people called out greetings as we walked. Bobby loves attention and is equally popular at the Care Center. At the end of our time together Bobby put the breaks on in protest and did not want to go back into his kennel but allowed himself to be lifted back in without protest. We hope this social butterfly’s stay is short and he soon has a new loving family surrounding him. Come meet this big surprise today!
Another volunteer writes: To say that Bobby is a staff and volunteer favorite would be an understatement. To hear the behavior team profess their love for this gorgeous dog who is a rockstar in play group, a snuggler beyond compare, easy peasy and handsome beyond belief is to wonder why this hunk has not yet been adopted. Yes, he’s big but so easy to be with everyone wants their turn to cuddle with him. Lucky you, Mr., Mrs., or Ms. Adopter – you can get the chance to do that. Run, don’t walk, to meet Bobby and get some snuggle time. You won’t leave without him – guaranteed!
Another volunteer writes (as told by Bobby): Hi! My name is Bobby. I’m an energetic and fun doggie who loves to play games. If I see you playing with a tennis ball, you just became my best friend. Bonus points for anyone who likes to give me belly rubs! I like to relax after playing games, and the best part is, I’m mostly house trained. If you’re looking for a fun dog to accompany you in your physical activity, look no further.
Bobby came into our center on 4/29/2016. He had a loose, wiggly body upon intake, sitting on command (knows the command in Spanish). Bobby was friendly and allowed all handling during his initial medical exam. Bobby pulled on leash for his relief walk. He jumped up hard on assessor when approached in the SAFER assessment room. Bobby allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, fast wagging tail, sniffing assessor and focused on other stimuli. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, lip lick, mouth closed. Bobby followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, a bit distracted. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, sniffing and licking assessor’s hand, fast wagging tail. Bobby showed minimal interest in Toy, and only when it was approached by assess-a-hand. When approached, he grabbed it and kept a firm playful grip with loose body. Bobby approached the helper dog a bit quickly, tail above spine level, not stiff. The Behavior Team feels Bobby would do best with an Experienced adopter. He will benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as body awareness in regards to jumping up. Bobby would benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, and play to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
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, focused on other stimuli.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, mouth closed, lip lick
Tag: 2. Dog follows at the end of the leash, a bit distracted.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog does not pull back paw, sniffs and licks assessor’s hand.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, only when approached by assess-a-hand, then firm grip with loose body.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
When off leash with other dogs, Bobby offers polite greeting. He offers bows and muzzle nudges to solicit play. He does not continue to solicit from dogs that are not interested in play. Bobby is tolerant of pushy and other “rude” behaviors. The behavior department feels that Bobby may be placed into a home with other dogs.
5/4 update: Bobby greets males and females politely. He briefly runs along when other dogs are engaging in play but does not engage fully. Bobby briefly attempts to mount females, however responds well to correction from other dogs.
5/5 update: Bobby greets other dogs politely. He is polite yet still curious when interacting with smaller dogs. Bobby eventually makes some attempt to mount, but takes correction.
5/6 update: Bobby continues to engage in some play, mounting when play ceases.
5/20 update: Bobby engages in bouncy play with males and females. He eventually ceases engaging and focuses solely on mounting.
5/22, 5/23 update: Bobby is tolerant of play solicitation but does not engage. He is more intent on mounting.
5/24 update: Bobby engages in play with intent to mount females.
5/25 update: Bobby engages in brief bouts of play. He greets other dogs politely, but does at time attempt to mount an anxious male.
5/26 update: Bobby greets politely engages in bouts of play. At times he displays sexually motivated behavior, but takes correction.
5/27 update: Bobby continues to exhibit these behaviors when off leash with other dogs.
5/28 update: Bobby engages in bouts of running play with males and females. He occasionally attempts to mount but responds well to correction.
5/30 update: Bobby continues to display the above behavior.
5/31 update: Bobby engages in bouts of play with other dogs. At times he attempts to mount females.
6/1 update: Bobby engages in bouts of play. At times he becomes a bit sexually motivated, however ceases when corrected by the other dog. Bobby offers a correction for “rude” solicitation.
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