CAMO – A1094479
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CAMO – A1094479
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLUE MERLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / AMERICAN STAFF, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/23/2016, From NY 10028, DueOut Date 10/23/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative male intact mild tartar clean eyes ear infection, painful and did not allow to clean cropped ears clean coat nervous, tense NOSF
A volunteer writes: SWOON! I am the self proclaimed President of the Camo fan club which already has quite a few members. Simply put, Camo in awesome. Likely named Camo for his camouflage coat which must be seen to be appreciated for its subtle coloring and sheen, he’s all about making new friends and wagging his tail in welcome. Surrendered by the only person he’s ever known due to landlord issues, we’re told that “he was my best friend”, spent time with children and is relaxed, tolerant and gentle with them, lived with a male Yorkie and a female Pit Bull, met dogs on walks, and played with dogs in a dog park but mainly relaxes there. Camo doesn’t guard his things,
loves being brushed, is tolerant of baths, and is “overall perfect”. He’s housetrained, never had accidents, well behaved when left home alone, and ‘sit’s and ‘gives paw’. I LOVE Camo, his gentle sweet nature, his snuggles and kisses, his tail wags, good leash manners, and smiling face. He was also the only dog who allowed me to put him into a bit too small caterpillar costume for Halloween. You seriously have to love a dog who’s that good. I’m willing to relinquish my Presidency of the Camo fan club to the person who promises to love him to the moon and back. Come meet him today.
Camo is a 4 year old male APBT mix. His owner got him from a breeder when he was 1 month old and surrendered him due to landlord conflict and personal issues. Camo scratches at his ears.
Camo lived with 2 adult men and had been staying with 1 woman. He is friendly/outgoing with new people. He spent time with children and is relaxed, tolerant, and gentle with them. He lived with a male Yorkie and female Pit Bull, met dogs on walks, and played with others at the dog park, and was relaxed, playful, tolerant, and played gently with all other dogs. At the dog park, he sniffs others and runs with them a little but mainly relaxes. He hasn’t bit anyone.
Camo is nervous during storms. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, or wakes him up. He shivers during baths but sits still and is tolerant. He loves being brushed. He’s friendly with strangers who approach his home/family.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Camo’s owner reports that he was his best friend. He describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, obedient, loyal, quiet, attentive, low-medium energy, and overall perfect. He followed him and they spent most of their time together. He lived inside and slept with his owner or on a dog bed. He ate dry Beneful food and got Beggin’ Strips as treats. He’s housetrained, pottied outside, and didn’t haveaccidents. He’s well-behaved while home alone inside and well outside in the walled-in backyard. He sits and gives paw when asked. He went for slow and brisk walks and didn’t pull on his leash. Off-leash, he wanders but comes when called.
Camo had a loose, wiggly body and wagging tail while I pet him, scanned him (-), collared him, and photographed him. He leaned into me, sat in my lap, and tilted his head while I pet him.
Unaltered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/Dogs
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Playful/Tolerant
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Low-medium energy
Other notes: Played with others at the dog park, and was relaxed, playful, tolerant, and played gently with all other dogs.
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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Camo showed NO concern during the behavior assessment.
10/25: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Camo approaches and sniffs the female greeter. He intermittently offers brief hops to solicit.
During his initial medical exam Camo appeared tense though tolerated all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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