BRUNO – A0994969
Safe - 11-27-2016 Manhattan
BRUNO – A0994969
**RETURNED 11/09/16**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/09/2016, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 11/16/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan pos#985112001528705 BARH mild tartar dirty ears cleaned clean coat neutered male nervous, tense NOSF
A volunteer writes: This is how Bruno’s DoggieMatch.com ad will read: I’m a proven family dog having lived well with children between the ages of 10 months to 8 years. I’m happy to share my things, believe in good grooming so don’t mind baths, love to play with toys, am housetrained, well behaved when left home alone, and know ‘sit’ and ‘stay’. I’m active and fun, affectionate, great on leash, love sniffing new things, and loved my game of tug with a new friend. I’ve been told I’m elegant and stylish with runway model long legs, but you’ll want to play with my schmushy jowls and that’s OK! My previous family no longer had time for me but I promise you won’t be rebound love – I’ll love you no matter what and just for you. I’m OK with another canine, and I’m told I’m equal parts play, equal parts love. So, let’s meet as I believe we’re destined to be together forever and ever.
Another volunteer writes: If we are judged by the company we keep, then you are going to look like the snazziest, smartest, coolest, kindest person in the entire world having this gem of a dog by your side. With his contagious kindness and calm, Bruno turns even the most stressful moment around in a matter of minutes, trotting by his walker’s side and then placing his head in your lap, not moving it until it’s sadly finally time to go. Time spent with Bruno is so special, he’s one of those dogs where other volunteers yell across the street at each other, “Is that Bruno??? LOVE HIM!!!!!” This dog will change your life and fill it to the seams with love. Not to mention make you look so, so smart for coming down to MACC and rescuing him!
Another volunteer writes: There are dogs, and then there are Rockstars. Bruno falls under the Rockstar category, the dog you keep thinking about long after you’ve gone home, the dog you wish could be yours, the dog who while you are so hoping got adopted, you look forward to spending time with again. Just ask any staff or volunteer about Bruno and he/she will touch their heart, and say, “I LOVE BRUNO”. He’s perfect in every way, gorgeous, well behaved, good on leash, housetrained, lived with kids, friendly, playful, respectful, affectionate, gentle and I could go on and on. Those of us that know him know how unbelievably lucky someone is going to be. Run, don’t walk and ask to meet our Bruno. You deserve it.
RTO – SAFE 4/1/14
BRUNO – A0994969
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 6 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 03/27/2014, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 03/30/2014, I came in with Group/Litter #14-171923.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- INTACT MALE. WHITE & CLEAN TEETH. AMB X 4; NO APPARENT LAMENESS. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL ALLOWS HANDLING BUT NERVOUS & TENSE. NOSF
A volunteer writes:
In his handsome black and white coat and wagging tail, Bruno presents perfectly. It’s clear he’s ready to go out for a walk and when he peed a river I understood why! The person who found Bruno told us that Bruno is housebroken, and indeed he seems to be. We’re also told that Bruno gets along with all people, including children, and knows ‘sit’. Bruno has a great energy, playful, fun and friendly. He pulls on the leash in his enthusiasm, and will benefit from some leash training. As we walk he greets dogs of all sizes with an appropriate nod and wave of his tail as we walk by and it’s clear he’s like a play date. Posing perfectly and looking like a supermodel, he doesn’t mind being tethered for photos, and keeps an eye on the treat in my hand. Affectionate and sweet, Bruno joined me on the park bench for some snuggles before we made our way back to the building. He’s hoping an active family will come meet him and invite him home. How lucky that family will be!
Bruno is an approximately 3 y male Am Pit bull mix. He is being surrendered because the owner no longer has time for him. He was given to the owner by friend and has never been taken to a vet.
Around strangers, Bruno is friendly around new people. He has lived a household with children between the ages of 10 months to 8 years old, he is relaxed and playful with them and other adults in the home. He has never lived with other dog and when outside he barks at other dogs. The owner has never had cats so the owner does not know how Bruno is around them. The owner states that Bruno has never bit another person or animal before.
Bruno is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treat, or toy away, by thunder storms or fireworks. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home or a family member he approaches them in a friendly. Bruno does not mind being bathed but has never had his nails trimmed.
For a new family to know
The owner describes Bruno as playful, affectionate and friendly with a high activity level Bruno’s favorite activity is to play tug of war with the owner. Around the house, he follows everyone around and prefers to be in the same room as the rest of the family. He has toys and loves to play with Balls and rope toys. He sleeps mostly indoors with on a dog bed on the floor of the bedroom room. Bruno was being fed Beniful brand dry dog food 3 times a day. Bruno is house trained, and goes to the bathroom on grass outside the house. When left alone Bruno is well behaved in the home. Bruno also knows the commands for “sit” and “stay”. For exercise Bruno is to walks outside twice a day.
Behavior during the intake
During the intake, Bruno was relaxed with soft body. Bruno allowed to be scanned (negative), photographed, collar and placed the dog in the kennel.
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Children ages ten months to 8 years
Behavior toward children: Relaxed/playful
Behavior toward dogs: Barks at other dogs outside
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Playful, affectionate and friendly with a high activity level
Other notes: Upon intake Bruno appeared relaxed
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 closed.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Bruno displayed no behavioral concerns on his assessment.
When off leash with a female dog Bruno engages in a bit of play with the ultimate goal to mount. He responds to correction then spends his time exploring the yard.
During his initial medical exam Bruno appeared tense and nervous.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience)
11/16: Bruno engages in vocal, running play with male and female dogs. When offered correction by other dogs, Bruno ceases play.
11/18-19: Bruno engages in rough, running play with another neutered male. He is mouthy and vocal during play.
11/22: Bruno engages in rough, vocal play with male and female dogs. He offers correction if mounted.
11/19: Due to demand barking observed, Bruno is provided with in-kennel enrichment, and quickly engages with the toy.
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