BRANDON – A1080178
Safe - 7-12-2016 Manhattan
BRANDON – A1080178
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BROWN / BLACK, GERM SHEPHERD / BEAGLE, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason TOO MANY P
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/06/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 07/06/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Allows handling Male intact Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes: When a staffer told me that Brandon is the cutest, sweetest little guy at the shelter at the moment in her opinion I had to meet him. He was sleeping much of the afternoon but I finally saw him pick up his head when I was on my way out, and stopped to meet him. He is absolutely adorable in his finely threaded lush coat (think super sophisticated needle point), his colors the finest shades of golds and bronzes. Brandon was given as a gift to a family member who can’t keep him so brought him to our care.
It’s not as simple as returning a sweater in a color we don’t like, or a necktie in a pattern we don’t like. Animals should not be gifts. Brandon is described as affectionate and playful, doesn’t guard his things, and lived with a female Yorkie with whom he was friendly and affectionate. We’re told he’s housetrained, a skill he showed me as soon as we were out the door, and then showed off nice leash manners as we walked down the street. He takes treats gently, gave me sweet kisses, and trotted around the backyard pen when off leash, sitting when I asked him to for pictures. He is indeed adorable and sweet, and will make someone a lovely new addition to a family. Come meet our sweet little dude today.
Brandon A1080178 is an approximately 2 year old Beagle/German Shpeherd Mix. Brandon A1080178 was a gift to the owner from a family member a week ago. The current owner cannot keep Brandon as they already have a dog. Brandon is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He allows you to take away his food bowl, water bowl and toy away. He lived with a small Yorkie female and he was very friendly and affectionate towards the dog. Brandon uses the bathroom outside. He is not bothered if disturbed from his sleep. If an unfamiliar approaches the owner, or doorway, he barks.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Brandon allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
Brandon was surrendered to the care center by his previous owner. He is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful. He lived with a small dog (Yorkie) with whom he got along well. Brandon has been social and easy to handle since intake. During SAFER he was social, body soft throughout, and fairly calm. He allowed all handling items without issue. He did not engage with the toy.
We saw no concerns on the SAFER assessment and his previous owner notes no challenging behavior in his previous home, so we feel that Brandon’s behavior is appropriate for a first-time or an experienced dog owner.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Approaches the assessor at the end.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Brandon briefly sniffs the greeter dog, then otherwise ignores in favor of sniffing his surroundings.
7/7: When off leash with other dogs, Brandon briefly sniffs the greeter dog, then otherwise ignores in favor of sniffing his surroundings.
7/8 update: Brandon is tense when entering the pen but after greeting he relaxes and continues to sniff. He eventually attempts to mount; he is not offered correction but when solicited he does not reciprocate.
7/9 update: Brandon is sexually motivated but will engage in play when solicited.
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