CECIL – A1076147
Safe - 6-16-2016 Manhattan
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CECIL – A1076147
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, BROWN / BLACK, AMERICAN STAFF / GERM SHEPHERD, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/03/2016, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 06/03/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat WNL: Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: terrified but soon warms, shaking throughout Medication: N/A preventatives given
This dog was loose body during intake. He allowed me to take his photo and collar him with no issue. He sat, gave paw and gave hugs when asked. He responded well to treats.
Cecil is a 1 year old, male pit bull. He was last seen by a vet 9 months ago for puppy vaccines in North Carolina. His former owner got him from a breeder and had him since he was about 2 months old. Cecil may have a bit of an ear issue.
Cecil is great with children. In his former home he was around kids ages 5 and up. He is very relaxed, gentle and playful with kids. He plays a little rougher with adults but most of the time he is gentle with the adults as well. Cecil loves other dogs. All the dogs he has been around have been smaller breed dogs. He also gets along well with cats. He has never bitten another animal or person.
This pup is very good about waiting to go outside to use the bathroom. If he hears a loud noise like fireworks or a thunderstorm outside, he will bark and hide. Cecil is used to having other animals come to his food bowl. He is friendly when someone takes a treat from him. He does not like getting baths and he will run out of the tub. If someone unfamiliar comes close to him home or family he will bark but he will wag his tail soon after. Cecil is a very well behaved and very smart dog.
For a new family to know:
Most importantly, Cecil knows how to GIVE HUGS ON COMMAND. He is basically part teddy bear. He is described as very friendly and playful. His activity level is pretty average. When his owner is home Cecil likes to follow them around. He loves to chase his ball and loves to chew on rope toys. He has been kept mostly indoors. He is used to dry dog food. He is house trained very well. He almost never goes inside. He only pulls on the leash when he really has to go to the bathroom. In closing, Cecil is amazing and he would be a great family dog.
Cecil came into our center as an owner surrender citing housing issues. It is reported he is great with children, was around kids ages 5 and up, relaxed, gentle, playful. Owner reports Cecil has been around smaller breed dogs, loves them, and gets along well with cats. Owner states Cecil is very housebroken. He is described as very friendly and playful. During intake, he was loose bodied and allowed all handling, sat, gave paw, and gave hugs when cued. Cecil was uncomfortable upon entering the SAFER assessment room, whining/focused on exit. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted, a bit tense, keeping a distance from assessor. He leaned into assessor slightly during Sensitivity item, mouth closed, whining. Cecil was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game, focused one exit. He pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Cecil showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports heloves to chase his ball and loves to chew on rope toys. When off leash with other dogs Cecil is bouncy and engages in running play when solicited. He greets a social male well through a barrier. The Behavior Team feels Cecil would do best with an Experienced adopter. He may benefit initially from a slow approach/slow introduction. Cecil would do best first entering a calm, quiet, structured environment so he can relax and warm up at his own pace.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture a bit tense, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands, tries to keep distance between him and the assessor.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, mouth closed, whining, ears back
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor,
focused on the exit
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Cecil is bouncy and engages in running play when solicited. He greets a social male well through a barrier.
6/7: Cecil is cautious, flinches with approach, otherwise roams.
6/8: Cecil keeps to himself, and flinches away when approached by the helper dog.
6/9: Cecil roams the pen for awhile, does become a bit bouncy and solicitous eventually.
6/10 update: Cecil engages well with both a male and female. Although he does attempt to mount the male once, he ceases with correction then will offer a few bounces to solicit play.
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