BROOK – A1091934
Safe - 10-9-2016 Manhattan
BROOK – A1091934
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 9 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/01/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 10/04/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 9M Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: wnl Hair Coat: flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: tense but allowed all handling Medication: none nosf
A volunteer writes: Smoldering, smoky, sexy good looks – that’s leading man material, and that’s our Brooke! As I was walking out of the building with him, staff called out – wait, that’s my man, I need a hug! Laughing I stopped, staff got her hug as Brooke was happy to oblige, and we then continued on. His leash manners are lovely, he seems to be housetrained and he’s been gorgeously taken care of. His coat is clean with subtle coloring that looks like it was designed by the best fashion house in NYC. Brooke play bows to the little dogs in the park, ignores the large ones, and poses for pictures like the leading man he is. It’s off leash with a plush toy that his inner puppy comes out and he then flashes a big smile as he tosses a toy around the room. I had my leash hanging on a peg and he walked over to nudge it a couple of times, making me think that might be his signal to his person that he’d like to go out. He’s smart as well as gorgeous so anything is possible. This sophisticated puppy impressed our behavior team as much as he did me, earning an “average” rating, meaning he’s good to go into a home with average dog experience. If it’s a leading man (er, dog) you’re after, look no further than Sir Brooke. He’d love to meet you.
A volunteer writes: Brook is a 9-month-old baby boy who stole my heart. He is a handsome guy with brown fur and patch of white on his chest. He is a great walker, and he loves to sniff and explore while we are out and about. He takes his walks very seriously! He’s gentle and sweet, and when it was time for me to put him back his kennel he cried for me to stay. Pulling on my heart strings! If I could have stayed with him all night, I would have! But you could, so come to the Manhattan Care Center to meet him right away.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Affectionately jumps on assessor during positioning, licks face. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, body soft. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
Summary: Brooks displayed no concern during his behavior assessment; appears to do best with a soft approach.
During his initial medical exam Brook was tense but allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an Average amount of experience)
10/4: Brook arrived as a stray, so in home behavior around dogs is unknown. When introduced off leash to other dogs, Brook is soft-bodied and engages in bouncy play. He at times attempts to mount, however is unaltered. The behavior department feels Brook may potentially be adopted into a home with another social dog.
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