BRUNO – A1107152
Safe - 4-25-2017 Brooklyn
BRUNO – A1107152
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/03/2017, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 04/03/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-092878
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary wagging tail, allows all handling P = 80 R = sniffing constanting BCS 5/9 EENT: red rimmed eyes but seems wnl, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: sinus arythmia ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact, 2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment healthy Plan neuter
A volunteer writes: I LOVE BRUNO! This sweet, happy, gentle boy starting wagging his tail and wiggling all over the place as soon as he saw me approaching his cage. I knew I was going to have a good time with this one. 🙂 If you’re looking for a snuggle buddy, or a giant teddy bear, Bruno is the one for you. Bruno walks easily on a leash, can sit for treats (and take them very gently), and is super affectionate. When I sat down to take a break on our walk today, Bruno immediately came over for pets, pushing his little (not so little) booty towards me for back scratches, and then pressing himself into me so I wouldn’t stop. When I started scratching behind his ears, Bruno took it upon himself to make it very easy for me–by climbing into my lap. Little did Bruno know he would only be able to fit his two front legs and half his torso, but he settled right in and seemed prepared to stay forever. This sweet boy rested his head in my lap and appeared to have absolutely no care in the world beyond head scratches. Every once in a while he would look up at me and sniff my face, then return to rest. This sweet boy is going to be an excellent cuddle buddy for someone. Come and meet him at the Brooklyn ACC today!
Bruno is a 5 year old male American Pit bull terrier mix. He came to his family as a gift and was being surrender due to the owner no longer having space. Bruno has no known health issues or injures and has no vet history.
Around strangers Bruno is friendly, and will allow strangers to pet him. He has lived in with children of ages 8-9 years old and is relaxed and playful with the children. Bruno has lived with one other female dog in the home and is playful but he tries to mount her. Around cats Bruno will bark and growl when she sees them. he has no Bite history.
When an individual tries to touches Bruno’s food bowl he isn’t bothered. Bruno loves water and enjoys bath time. If an unfamiliar approaches the owner he isn’t bothered. Bruno is described as Affectionate, Playful and confident with a very high activity level by her previous owners. Bruno mostly stayed outdoors and seems to be house-trained and uses the potty on the cement. Bruno is well-behaved while in the yard and is freed feed dry food and chicken. he has never been crate trained and knows commands like sit and come. While on leash he pulls hard and off leash he wanders some but comes when called.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered male, Owner surrender (Lived in previous home for 5 years)
Previously lived with: Adults, children ages (8 and 9 years old), one cat
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers Bruno is friendly, and will allow strangers to pet him.
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful.
Behavior toward dogs: Playful
Behavior toward cats: Bruno will bark and growl.
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Bruno appears to be housetrained, Bruno is kept outdoors.
Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, playful and confident with a very high activity level.
Other notes: Bruno appears to be friendly and allowed all handling.
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Bruno was friendly, and allowed all handling; he showed no concerning behavior.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Tolerant: These dogs are typically non-reactive on leash and will be either friendly or indifferent off leash. They can typically tolerate some rude behavior from other dogs and can be described as having a long fuse. They show relaxed, appropriate, easy-going body language around others.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Bruno displays soft and social body langauge with male and female dogs. He may attempt to mount female dogs, but responds well to handler interruptions. According to Bruno’s previous guardian, Bruno lived with a female dog and is playful but he tries to mount her. The Behavior Department recommends that Bruno be placed with resident dogs that match his calm sociability.
04/04/17: Bruno displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. He is sexually motivated, persistently licking the female’s genital region, but does not mount. He responds well to handler interruptions and explores the pen.
04/05/17: Bruno displays soft body language when greeting a male dog. He exchanges a long greeting then keeps to himself.
04/12/17-04/17/17: Bruno displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs. He is social, and begins to display bouncy body language. He walks away from a dog that begins to growl. When a dog mounts him, Bruno offers appropriate correction and walks away.
During his initial medical examination, Bruno allowed all handling.
Bruno is reported to have a high energy level in his previous home in line with what has been seen in the care center. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average(Suitable for a adopter with an average amount of experience).
CAME IN WITH : COCO – A1107150 (NOT URGENT)
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