CHEVY – A1076223
Safe - 6-23-2016 Manhattan
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CHEVY – A1076223
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 9 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/04/2016, From NY 10459, DueOut Date 06/04/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Dog is very tense at first but when given time and spoken to softly becomes comfortble and relaxed Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 9 months Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear — red due to constant pulling on leash Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: APH Declawed: No Any injuries: None Behavior: tense but with time becomes confortable Medication: none NOSF
A volunteer writes (as told by Chevy): Hi, I’m Chevy! I’m here because my person passed away, and I miss the four kids I lived with and my kitty friend. I played gently with the kids (they’re little so I knew to be careful) and I let the kitty share my food (yeah, I’m a pushover). My people describe me as “friendly, affectionate, playful and mellow”. Yup – that’s me! I was scared here at first, not sure about making friends, but my new friend, Volunteer, took me out of my kennel, gave me time to warm up and before she knew it I was up on the bench giving her kisses! I love to be pet and get belly rubs, and when another person came into our pen I was happy to make friends and then she gave me a butt scratch. It felt so good! It was good to get out of my kennel to go potty…when you gotta go, you gotta go! Volunteer kept telling me how soft and gorgeous my coat is, and even commented on my sparkling white teeth! My former people took good care of me – good grooming is important! Once I got comfortable I was so happy to make new friends and when I saw my friend Volunteer later in the day I wagged my tail really hard to let her know I remembered her. I love to kiss and cuddle, so would love a new family who likes to do that too. I’m young but not overly energetic if you know what I mean – I’m just right!! So, do us both a favor, come meet me today and let’s spend the rest of our lives together. Deal?
Another volunteer writes: Things I love about Chevy: 1) He’s a corporate helper dog attesting to his amazing personality. 2) He’s great in playgroups 3) He’s calm and easy 4) When he’s done playing he simply hops up on the bench for a self imposed ‘time out’. 5) He’s gorgeous 6) He’s the best dog on the planet 7) Every single staffer tells me how much they love him. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Let’s get this boy home!
Chevy A1076223 is an approx 9 month old AMPBT mix. He was given to the owner as a gift and is being surrendered due to the owner passing away. He has not been to the vet and he currently has no known health issues.
Chevy is very friendly and outgoing with strangers. He plays exuberantly with adults. He is gentle with children and plays well with smaller dogs. He lived in the home with 4 small children and lived with a cat. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal.
Chevy was walked 3 times a day. He is not bothered by thunderstorms/fireworks. He is not bothered when you take his food bowl away or his treats.He even allows the cat in the home to share his food while he eats. He does not mind nail trimming or brushing and loves bathtime. He does not bark when someone unknown approaches.
For a new family to know
Chevy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. He has a medium activity level. At home, he follows the owners around the house and wants to play. He sleeps on his doggie bed. He does have chew toys and squeaky toys. He was fed Pedigree dry dog food. He loves belly rubs and petting ad seeks attention all the time.
Behavior during intake
Chevy was very friendly and he allowed me to approach and scan (-) him. I collared him and he tolerated all petting. I was able to leash him and took treats from the staff. He sniffed our sneakers with a wagging tail. He was photographed, carried and placed inside of a kennel.
Chevy came into our center after his owner passed away. Family reports Chevy lived with 4 small children and a cat, gentle. Plays well with smaller dogs as well. Family states Chevy is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. He is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful. During intake, Chevy was very friendly and allowed all handling. Chevy is nervous when inside kennel, approaches slowly with low body, low wagging tail. He pulled on leash for his relief walk. He was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. Chevy allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, relaxed. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, lip lick, ears back, mouth open. Chevy became overly aroused during Tag game, grabbing leash and vocalizing, difficult to settle initially but calmed down with gentle coaxing. . He mouthed assessor’s hand without applying any pressure during Squeeze item. Chevy playfully engaged with Toy, kept a firm grip with loose body. When off leash with other dogs, Chevy is initially uncomfortable with the new surroundings, but greets politely. The Behavior Team feels Chevy would do best with an Experienced adopter. He may benefit from a calm introduction without quick movements until comfortable. Chevy would do best with puppy obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as focus to decrease over arousal during play.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans in, lip lick, ears back
Tag: 2. Dog initially follows on leash, becomes overly aroused, grabs leash and vocalizes, jumps up on assessor’s leg.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Chevy is initially uncomfortable with the new surroundings, but greets politely.
Group: 6/6: Chevy greets politely, then sniffs around the yard, cautious of his environment.
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