BROWNIE CAKE – A1092036
Safe - 10-8-2016 Manhattan
BROWNIE CAKE – A1092036
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN, COCKER SPAN MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/02/2016, From NY 10040, DueOut Date 10/02/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Neutered male Scan positive for a microchip # 490A744452 9 years old according to the owner OU=Conjunctivis Nose= No discharge Ears=Otitis Teeth are mildly stainned Coat has dandruff on it Missing a little a bit of hair on the back–possible of location of a growth at one point vs other On HP food for easy digestion and skin Known to have skin problems and possibly digestive problems
A volunteer writes: So quiet in his kennel all day Brownie Cake finally let me know he was ready for a walk by standing up and putting his paw on the door. How smart is he?? He pottied immediately, of course, and then showed great leash manners as he spryly walked by my side. And what else does the dapper dog of this year wear but a bow tie which he completely rocks! Posing for pictures like he’s done this before he did quickly become bored and let me know it’s time to move on. Surrendered by the family he’s spent all his life with we’re told that while he lived with a 5 year old child he’s not good with children in general, plays gently with adults, doesn’t guard his food, but doesn’t like his toys handled (and hides them- so cute), and may growl if someone unfamiliar approaches his person. We’re also told he’s housetrained, well behaved when left home alone, slept
under his person’s bed, and likes to play fetch. Brownie and I got along splendidly….he allowed me to pet him, came close for a quick snuggle and rejected my treats. Brownie would love an adult only home, a quiet place in which to spend his golden years as a cherished companion. Senior dogs bring so much joy with them, and aren’t demanding of our time as much as the youngsters are. He’s such a nice dog and I know you’ll love him when you meet him. Do it today.
Brownie is a 9 year old neutered cocker spaniel who is being surrendered by its owner. The owner stated she can no longer take care of him physically and cannot deal with his many health issues. Owner got him from a breeder when he was 3 months old. Owner stated he has many health issues including an ear infection. He last saw a vet on 09/02/16.
Brownie is friendly around strangers. He lived with a 5 year old child. He has spent time with other children and would growl at them. He does not like to be handled by children. He plays with adults in a gentle manner and does not play with kids. He has never lived or spent time with dogs, cat, or any other kind of animal. He has never bitten a person or animal.
Owner stated he has no behavior issues and it’s not bothered by loud or sudden noises. Brownie is not bothered if his food is touched while he is eating. Owner stated she does not give him treats. He will growl if a toy is taken away from him. He is not bothered if pushed off furniture, if held, if disturbed while sleeping, or if bathed. Owner does not brush him and has never trimmed his nails. He barks if someone knocks on the door and will growl if someone unfamiliar approaches the owner.
For a New Family to Know
Owner stated Brownie is friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level. Owner likes that Brownie will hide his toys. He will follow her owner around when home. He likes to play fetch and uses balls, stuffed, and squeaky toys to do so. He was kept indoors only and sleeps under owner’s bed. He was fed dry food. Hydrolyzed Protein Adult HP was the brand. She fed him 1 1/2 cups twice per day. He is house-trained and will go potty anywhere outside. He is well behaved when left home alone. He has never been left in a yard or crate trained. He knows the command sit. For exercise owner takes him on walks on the leash. He does not pull and owner does not walk him off the leash.
Behavior during Intake
Brownie tolerated all handling during intake. No signs of aggression were displayed during the intake procedure.
In-tact, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/young child
Behavior toward children: Growls; reported to not do well with other children.
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: Will growl if a toy is taken away from him.
Bite history: None reported
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 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.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs toy.
Dog/dog: 1. When approaching another dog on leash Brownie Cake approaches, body not stiff.
Summary: No behavioral concerns were seen on the assessment.
During his initial medical examination, Brownie Cake readily allowed all handling to be conducted.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience Adult Home Only
_X_No children (under 13) (See known history; Brownie Cake is reported as not doing well with children and will growl at them. A proper period of decompression time is recommended before further assessment of this behavior. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Brownie Cake to new and unfamiliar situations.)
_X_Resource guarding (See known history; it is reported that Brownie Cake will growl over toys when approached. We advise against ever removing anything from Brownie Cake’s possession without trading for an item of equal/higher value when attempting to modify/manage this behavior.)
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