CECIL – A1088462
Safe - 9-7-2016 Manhattan
CECIL – A1088462
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BLUE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/03/2016, From NY 10463, DueOut Date 09/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan negative possible inflammed ears- placing on vet check inflammed skin- vental abdomen DOG CAME WITH MEDICATION—-DEXAMETHASONE 0.75 MG flea comb negative- treated with activyl mild dental tartar seen male intact slight tense, nervous during exam
A volunteer writes: Someone loved Cecil enough to let him go; tied to a bench with a note that said “please take me”, there was a bag of his things right next to him: his bowl, some snacks, his food, a towel and a bottle of meds with full instructions along with a vaccination record. We don’t know what happened to his person and need to look to a bright future for this amazingly sweet dog. Cecil was quiet on his bed when I approached, happy to get leashed for a walk and the chance to go potty. He pulls a bit from time to time but nothing major. Wagging his tail at other dogs we passed in the park, Cecil impresses with his gorgeous slate grey coat, his ‘sit’ and ‘shake paw’, along with his cuddles and sweet kisses. Off leash he comes when called, we cuddle some more and Cecil softly takes some offered treats in exchange for another ‘sit’. Cecil is making the best out of this change in his life and is doing such a good job our behavior assessors think he’ll do well in a home with average dog experience. We’re rooting for Cecil to find true love, he’s so lovely and sweet it will be an easy give on the part of his new human. Will you be the lucky one?
Cecil came into our center after a member of the public found him tied to a pole. He was slightly tense during his initial medical exam. Cecil pulled hard on leash for his relief walk. In the SAFER assessment room he appeared friendly and social. During Look he jumped up and licked the assessor’s face, loose body, tail wagging. He leaned in for Sensitivity, body soft and wiggly. For Tag he jumped up softly and played. On both Squeeze attempts he gently pulled back his paw. He displayed minimal interest in the Toy, sniffing it. When approaching a dog on leash at the care center, Cecil approaches with tail high and body a bit stiff. The Behavior Team recommends that Cecil be placed in an Average home. He would benefit from daily physical exercise, such as runs and walks, and mental stimulation, such as Kongs and puzzle toys.
Look: 1. Dog leans 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 or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1/2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Dog-Dog: When approaching a dog on leash at the care center, Cecil approaches with tail high and body a bit stiff.
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