BRUCE – A1073995
Safe - 5-21-2016 Manhattan
BRUCE – A1073995
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED NO KIDS**
MALE, YELLOW, POMERANIAN / CHIHUAHUA LH, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/17/2016, From NY 11102, DueOut Date 05/17/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BAR scan negative male intact tense, nervous geriatric mild dehydration severe tartar, missing teeth cloudy eyes dirty ears, eyes, coat long nails trimmed NOSF
Bruce is an 11 year old male Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. His owner got him as a gift from a family member and had to surrender him due to lack of time.
Bruce is timid. He’s shy with strangers (adults and children) at first but soon becomes friendly. He is relaxed and sniffs other dogs. He watches cats he sees outside. He’s never bit anyone.
Bruce doesn’t mind if someone takes his food, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, wakes him up, bathes him, or brushes him. He had his nails and hair trimmed by a groomer. When someone comes to the door, he barks. Once a stranger comes inside, he stays close to his owner. He doesn’t mind if strangers approach his owner.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Bruce’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, mellow, and low energy. He follows his family and sits in their laps. He plays with balls. He lived inside and slept on a dog bed. He ate wet Alpo food and got chicken as a treat. He’s housetrained, pottied outside, and didn’t have accidents. He’s well-behaved while home alone. He sits when asked. He went for slow walks and didn’t pull on his leash. Off-leash, he wandered but came when called.
Bruce had a soft body with his owner and while we were working. When we approached him and while we pet him, scanned him (-), collared him, picked him up, held him, positioned him for pictures, and switched his leash and collar, he was a little tense with a low body, but was always tolerant. He sat on the backdrop. He walked around and sometimes stood while on the floor. He was quiet and didn’t vocalize.
Bruce came into our center as an owner surrender. Owner reports he is timid and shy with strangers but soon becomes friendly. It is reported Bruce isn’t bothered if anyone takes his Food. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, mellow, and low energy. Owner reports Bruce is housebroken to go outside and is well behaved when home alone. During intake, Bruce had a soft body while next to owner, but became tense with low body when handled, though always tolerant. Bruce walked nicely on his relief walk, no pulling. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted, tense. Bruce stood still during Sensitivity item, body tense, mouth closed. He tried to exit during Tag game, crouching on last pass, uncomfortable. Bruce did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, lip lick. He showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports he plays with balls. When off leash with other dogs, Bruce greets other dogs, and roams the pen. The Behavior Team feels Bruce would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have Children. He may benefit from a calm, quiet, structured environment where he can relax and know what to expect in his new home.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body is tense, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth closed
Tag 3 . Dog tries to exit, crouching on last pass
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog does not pull back paw, lip lick
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Bruce greets other dogs, and roams the pen.
When off leash with other dogs, Bruce greets other dogs, but does not cease when correction is offered from an uncomfortable dog.
Bruce greets other dogs, and roams the pen.
Bruce attempts to mount males and females.
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