CHEECH aka CHECH aka DRE aka SPIDEY – A1031260 (ALT ID A1081317)
Safe - 2-16-2017 Brooklyn
My name is CHEECH. My Animal ID # is A1031260.
I am a neutered male gray and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS, 11 MONTHS old.
**A private donor has graciously offered $750 to the New Hope partner that pulls**
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/15/2016 from NY 11385, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/02/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 61.8 LBS.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Cheech is a human-social dog who is easily excitable; when aroused Cheech attempts to leash bite, mount his handler and become mouthy (applying light pressure), though on all occasions he is observed to readily refocus and de-escalate. For these reasons, we believe he would benefit best from a home without young children at this time and may do best in an active household where daily mental and physical stimulation is provided to positively direct his energy. Cheech may do best from basic obedience classes as he has remained highly receptive to training with the use of treats, knowing commands including, sit, stay and paw. We recommend Cheech receive a period of decompression to his new home environment to allow him to acclimate at his own pace, especially before exposing and introducing him to new and unfamiliar situations to set him up for success. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience _X_No young children (under 5) (Because of Cheech’s low threshold for excitability/arousal, the behavior department advises against a home with young children though dog savvy children can be considered pending interaction.) _X_Recommend no dog parks (See playgroup notes)
07/15/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/15/16 15:42 spidey is a gray/white Staffordshire terr mix. Spidey was found as a stray & was brought to ACC. Spidey allowed all handling & displayed a loose body, open mouth & wagging tail.
02/07/2017 WEB MEMO
A staff member writes: Cheech is amazing. He is very energetic and strong. He’s playful, loving, gives kisses and can catch treats mid air. He always keeps a clean cage and waits to go for a walk to use the bathroom . He loves seeking attention from people sometimes hes also very fashionable. You will never go bored with this cute fella he can play fetch all day. Come and enjoy this free spirit and help him find his forever home.
A volunteer writes: Can you believe this hunk of burning love is still single? We can’t either! And as our longest resident at the Brooklyn Care Center, we just think that it’s unfathomable that Cheech hasn’t found his family yet! By far, he’s a staff and volunteer favorite. Chi Chi (that’s what I affectionately call him) is always ready to take a walk-he seems very housetrained– or have a romp in the yard. He LOVES to play tug and I can sit with him for hours providing him with some very weak competition. Cheech nearly always wins- his strong, muscular physique gives him the edge every time. Plus, I like to see how happy he gets when he gets the toy away from me. If he’s not busy playing tug, he will look at you with those soulful eyes begging for some treats or a good back scratch. Cheech truly is the total package. If you’ve been looking for the perfect furry Valentine, ask to meet our most eligible bachelor today!
02/02/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
NOWN HISTORY: None Neutered, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 09/16/2016 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is down with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, Cheech was easily aroused by the leash, he became mouthy, and slowly de-escalates. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you. Summary: Cheech showed no concerns during his assessment. Cheech has remained social during his stay at our care centers though can become a bit aroused on certain occasions, easily de-escalating. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs. PLAYGROUP: Cheech was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. During Cheech’s first visit to the Care Center, Cheech approaches the gate and greets with a soft, neutral stance. He tolerates play solicitation but does not engage. Cheech becomes sexually motivated, attempting to mount, persisting after handler interruptions. Cheech greets another male at the gate with a high tail. When he is let into the pen, he immediately mounts the male greeter. He is slow to respond to the handler’s interruptions. With further playgroup sessions, Cheech is able to interact with male and female dogs, only mounting occasionally. He will offer correction when a dog solicits play. The Behavior Department recommends a thorough dog-dog interaction be conducted to assess a potential adopter’s dog comfort level with his mounting behavior. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 07/16/2016 Upon his initial medical examination, Cheech was friendly and allowed all handling.
07/17/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Cheech was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. During Cheech’s first visit to the Care Center, Cheech approaches the gate and greets with a soft, neutral stance. He initially persistently mounts both male and female dogs. With further playgroup sessions, Cheech is able to interact with male and female dogs, only mounting occasionally. He will offer correction when a dog solicits play. The Behavior Department recommends that Cheech be placed in a home with dogs that match his calm sociability. December-February: In group of calm male and female dogs, Cheech displays calm sociability when interaction with them. He may briefly attempt to mount, but responds immediately to handler interruptions and continues to explore. He runs away from a dog that offers him correction.
07/16/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
07/16/16 18:22 Scan positive: 985 112 004 515 391 BARH. Easy to handle, nice dog ~2 yo MN Pitbull BCS 7/9 – well muscled Linear scar at top of head approx 1.5″ in length Several scars on muzzle ranging from 1-2 cm length Moderate brown waxy debris AU Eyes clear, NND No ectoparasites Clean adult dentition H/L clear Amb x4; AA Activyl 4 ml topical 8 cc pyrantel PO Gave RV, DA2PP, CIV, Bordetella
01/03/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
01/03/17 S/O: BARH. Active, allows most handling (resented exam of hindend) BCS 3/5 EENT: Very mild staining of teeth, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl H/L: Normal thoracic auscultation ABD: WNL INTEG: Mild pododermatitis, no raised masses appreciated as noted on previous exams MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Neutered A: Mild dermatitis P: No treatment indicated at this time. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
***RETURNED AGAIN 07/03/16***
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 2 yrs, 4 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/03/2016, From NY 11385, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/13/2016, From NY 11385, DueOut Date03/16/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN; Medical Summary
Scan positive – 985112004515391 N; 2 YO; 86.4 LB Very curious; calm; easy to handle; likes attention Large, heavy-duty chain on neck tied tight with industrial zip ties. Removed using bolt cutters. Both dog and chain covered in motor oil/grease Overweight EEN clear Skin and coat clear BARH
MALE, GRAY, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/25/2015, From NY 11385, DueOut Date 03/28/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan negative neutered, ~1yrs old clear eyes clean ears and coat applied activyl heavy panting noted before, during and after the exam overweight, bcs-4 allowed all ahndling without aggression barh nosf
A volunteer writes:
Meet Chech, the charming and cheerfully chunky BFF you never knew you were missing! Having arrived on our doorstep as a ‘stray’ twice before (I’m starting to think we should request a name change to Houdini!) he’s hoping that when it comes to being adopted, third time’s the charm. As happy and loving as the day is long, Chech’s favorite spot is right in the thick of the action and he longs to be where the people are, barking up a storm in his kennel whenever a potential friend walks by to let them know he’s available for a date–any time, anywhere! And he’s a cheap date too, grateful for small kindnesses and thrilled by everything and everyone he sees. Whether greeting other dogs with a happy tail, politely following commands to earn a treat, waiting for a toss of the tennis ball (and catching both mid-air!) or simply leaning heavily into a good body massage, Chech is 100 percent pure joy and he’s got the ear-to-ear smile to prove it. Unsurprisingly, he’s a strong puller on leash (90 pounds and counting, thank you very much) but more surprisingly given his obvious lack of physical care and apparent ‘outdoor coat’ of dirt, he does in fact seem to be house trained! Chech is full of delightful surprises, a man of mystery whose affectionate charms and good-natured outlook on life are simply irresistible. I can only imagine what sweet secrets lie yet to be discovered when he’s finally safe and loved in a once-and-for-all forever home.
Another volunteer writes: Cheech is a beautiful young boy. Only two years old, he has lots of years to become your new best friend. He sports an elegant pearl gray cloak with a nifty snow white vest. Cheech is the friend and companion you have been searching for. Come meet this great pooch now.
Cheech came into the shelter on 7/15/16, as a stray, so his past behavior in a home is unknown.
During SAFER-Cheech came into the assessment room a bit anxious, Cheech was social toward the assessor he had a soft body, while wagging his tail. Cheech was calm and relaxed during the assessment. During the tag interaction Cheech was mouthy with the leash but quickly de-escalates. He showed no concerning behavior during toy item -Cheech did not get stiff/freeze; he did not escalate to a snap or bite to the assess-a-hand. Based on some known passed behaviors noted in shelter (previous freezing over toy) in combo with Cheech’s level of aniexty, the behavior department feels Cheech may do best with an “experienced” adopter with no children who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary positive behavior modification.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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 open closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at end of leash, body soft, mouth’s the leash no pressure.
Flank squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Quickly disengages.
Playgroup:Cheech greets the female dog displaying soft body language. He is sexually motivated, attempting to mount her. He is able to wander in the pen, intermittently trying to mount. He does not respond to handler interruption.
Cheech was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. During Cheech’s first visit to the Care Center, Cheech approaches the gate and greets with a soft, neutral stance. He tolerates play solicitation but does not engage. Cheech becomes sexually motivated, attempting to mount, persisting after handler interruptions. Cheech greets another male at the gate with a high tail. When he is let into the pen, he immediately mounts the male greeter. He is slow to respond to the handler’s interruptions. The Behavior Department recommends a thorough dog-dog interaction be conducted to assess a potential adopter’s dog comfort level with his mounting behavior.
7/17: When off leash at the Care Center, Cheech greets very briefly with a soft body but then anxiously paces the pen and avoids any further contact with the helper dog.
7/27: Cheech greets the female dog displaying soft body language. He is sexually motivated, attempting to mount her. He is able to wander in the pen, intermittently trying to mount. He does not respond to handler interruption.
8/16: Cheech greets another male at the gate with a high tail. When he is let into the pen, he immediately mounts the male greeter. He is slow to respond to the handler’s interruptions.
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