BRONX – A1076209
Safe - 6-15-2016 Manhattan
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BRONX – A1076209
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2NYCHA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/04/2016, From NY 10469, DueOut Date 06/04/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: positive 985112000456552 Sex: neutered male Age 6 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: red — due to pulling Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: slight 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: Described as “very social and friendly” during the intake process, Bronx comes to us as a result of NYCHA restrictions. He’s a stocky low rider with a great smile, wagging tail and was clearly loved and well taken care of. I admit to falling head over heels in love with him and have appointed myself President of the Bronx Fan Club! Quiet in his kennel, thrilled to be leashed for a walk, Bronx pottied the moment we were on the street and we’re off for a short walk. In the yard Bronx picked up a tennis ball and brought it over to me to throw! How smart is he! His eyes sparkle,his tail wags and he excitedly dances in front of me waiting for my throw. He runs, he catches, he brings it back! Although a chunky papa this boy still has the moves! We’re told that Bronx is friendly and outdoing to all, likes small dogs and is shy around larger ones, doesn’t mind nail trims or brushing but doesn’t like baths and is afraid of water. He loves belly rubs and petting and loves attention. He’s gentle, calm, super friendly, affectionate (if you need your face washed he’s the man!) comes when called, doesn’t guard the ball, sits when asked to, takes treats gently (and spits them out equally gently when they aren’t to his liking) and then as if I didn’t already love him enough, play bowed to me when I took the leash down. Clearly to him, a leash means he’s going out, and I was sad that in this case the leash meant he was going back in. Hopping back into his kennel like a perfect gentleman I promise him a new family to love. I’m ready to relinquish my Presidency to the new President of the Bronx Fan Club. Don’t make either of us wait. He’s awesome and waiting to meet you.
Another volunteer writes: There is no more room on Bronx’s walking log as volunteers clamor to take him out because he’s so great on leash, such a good looking dog, so easy peasy, and a kissing fool! To say that we’re all in love would be an understatement, and I don’t think that anyone who has met him has labeled him anything but AWESOME. Awesome Mr. Bronx is still waiting for his forever home and it’s a mystery to me why that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe he’s waiting for his very, very, very special someone to walk in the door. Is it you?
Bronx A1076209 is an approx 6 year old Staffordshire terrier mix. He was purchased in a pet store and is being surrendered due to the owner moving to a private home that does not allow pets. His last vet visit was in 2015 and he currently has no known health issues.
Bronx is very friendly and outgoing with strangers. He plays exuberantly with adults. He is gentle with children and plays well with smaller dogs. He is shy around bigger dogs. He has been around indoor cats but does not like strays in the street. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal.
Bronx was walked 3 times a day. He is not bothered by thunderstorms/fireworks. He is not bothered when you take his food bowl away or his treats. He does not mind nail trimming or brushing but is afraid of running water and does not like bathtime. He will try to hide and will struggle. He does not bark when someone unknown approaches.
For a new family to know
Bronx is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. He has a medium activity level. At home, he follows the owners around the house and wants to play. He sleeps on his doggie bed. He does have chew toys and squeaky toys. He was fed Pedigree dry dog food. He loves belly rubs and petting ad seeks attention all the time.
Behavior during intake
Bronx was very friendly and he allowed me to approach and scan (-) him. I collared him and he tolerated all petting. I was able to leash him and took treats from the staff. He sniffed our sneakers with a wagging tail. He was photographed, carried and placed inside of a kennel.
Bronx came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. It is reported he is gentle with children and plays well with smaller dogs. He has been around indoor cats as well but does not like strays in the street. Owner reports Bronx is very friendly and outgoing with strangers. It is reported he is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful. During intake, Bronx was very friendly and allowed all handling. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, lip lick, body soft. Bronx leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, mouth open. He followed at the end of the leash playfully during Tag game, body soft. Bronx did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He kept a firm grip on Toy, loose body. When off leash with other dogs, Bronx greets politely then roams the yard. The Behavior Team feels Bronx would do well with an Average adopter and would make a wonderful family pet.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture, lip lick
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Bronx greets politely then roams the yard.
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