BRAVO aka HANSEL – A0976196
Safe - 8-14-2016 Manhattan
BRAVO aka HANSEL – A0976196
NEUTERED MALE, BLUE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/20/2016, From NY 11692, DueOut Date 07/20/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 985112002255762 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 5y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL, slightly overweight (3.25) Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, responds to name, very affectionate Medication: N/A, preventatives given
RTO – SAFE 8/24/13
MALE, BLUE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 08/21/2013, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 08/24/2013, I came in with Group/Litter #K13-150146
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- 5 dogs came together 2 adults:male A0976196, female A0976195 & 3 puppies A0976197, 98, 99 mild tartar male intact NOSF
CAME IN WITH GRETEL – A0976195; PAPUNZEL – A0976197; ARIEL – A0976198; CINDERELLA – A0976199
A volunteer writes: He’s gets his teeth brushed (his teeth are white and fabulous) and his coat blow dried!!!! Seriously – how can you not love this gorgeous dog! I am in love and was in love before I read the comments from Bravo’s former owner who surrendered him due to ‘no time’. I fell in love because he’s calm, soooooooooo housetrained (he attracted an audience he peed for so long once outside), has fairly good leash manners, sits when asked, takes treats with the softest mouth ever, makes wonderful soft eye contact as we walk, comes when called and plops down at my feet, to keep me company as I take notes, gives kisses and rolls over for belly rubs. He’s also fabulously good looking which doesn’t hurt his case either! . I’m even more in love. His person told us that he has a low energy level, likes to lie around, doesn’t guard his food, is passive with strangers, likes to play with tennis balls, is walked 3x a day and is “perfectly housetrained”, knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘paw’, prefers to potty on grass, likes to eat his dog food mixed with rice or olive oil and is afraid of loud noises such as fireworks, balloons popping etc. Bravo has lived with children of all ages and was playful with them. We’re also told that he doesn’t like non neutered dogs and may growl, so our behavior team feels he’ll do best with an experienced adopter. I adored my time with Bravo and when it was time to go inside he hopped right back into his kennel and onto his bed. In my opinion, he’s a great family dog and is ready to take care of and love a new family to the moon and back.
Bravo has been cared for by his family for the past 3 years. Bravo is described as friendly, laid back, loyal and affectionate. He has lived with children of all ages and was very playful with them. Bravo doesn’t mind if other dogs approach him while being walked and will allow them to sniff him. His owner noted that he becomes dominant with non-neutered dogs. He will stand his ground and may growl.
Bravo is described as a “lazy dog” because he spends most of his time lying down. He rarely barks at the door or sounds that he hears. Bravo doesn’t mind if his food is touched while eating or if food is taken from him. Bravo will sniff at guest that enter the home and then leave them alone. He is passive with strangers that approach him while being walked. He doesn’t pay them any attention. He is accustomed to being bathed every weekend along with having his teeth brushed and having his fur blow dried.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
He likes to play with tennis balls. He knows the command “sit, stay and paw.” He walked at least 3x a day and is perfectly house trained. He will only relieve himself on the grass and if his leash is being held, he will not make stool. He will stay next to his owner if walked off leash. He is accustomed to eating dry or wet dog food mixed with rice. He may be allergic to dry dog biscuits and rawhide because he developed a rash when he was given them. He will also eat dog food if it’s mixed with olive oil. He isn’t supposed to eat chocolate but will search for it and eat it if it’s left around him. Bravo is afraid of fireworks, balloons popping and flying toys. He will tremble and hide.
Bravo would flatten his ears and tail when he was approached while seated next to his owner. He allowed the Admissions Counselor to pet him on his head and would come when called. When another dog entered the office, he would stare at her and whimper. He was collared, scanned for a microchip(positive) and photographed.
Bravo walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Bravo followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He was not interested in toys.
Bravo was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he is friendly, laid back, loyal and affectionate. He has lived with children of all ages and was very playful with them. Bravo doesn’t mind if other dogs approach him while being walked and will allow them to sniff him. His owner noted that he becomes dominant with non-neutered dogs. He will stand his ground and may growl. Bravo doesn’t mind if his food is touched while eating or if food is taken from him”. Because of his owner surrender profile the behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification.
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. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Bravo greets and sniffs politely, and bounces around a bit. He offers a few bounces. He becomes anxious with prolonged time outside. When solicited by another dog at this point, he offers correction.
7/21: Bravo greets and sniffs politely, and bounces around a bit. He offers a few bounces. He becomes anxious with prolonged time outside. When solicited by another dog at this point, he offers correction.
7/22 update: Bravo greets politely and may engage briefly in play but is more interested in exploring the yard.
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