CHUCKY – A1077988
Safe - 6-27-2016 Manhattan
CHUCKY – A1077988
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/18/2016, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 06/21/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-062026.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: Positive # 985121007713265 Sex: Neutered male Age~ Approx- 9 yrs( according to the owner) BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Mild dental tartar BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Any injuries: None seen Behavior: Friendly behavior during exam Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes: What a heartbreak it must be for Chucky’s owner to have to give him up when she became too ill to take care of him. Chucky joins us with his housemate Lucy A1077989 and both are doing the best they can in an unhappy situation. I admit to falling in love with Chucky; his calm and quietly sophisticated demeanor, his gorgeous light caramel coat, his soft and easy play style and his awesome leash manners. We’re told he’s housetrained (check), is playful with children and adults, doesn’t guard his stuff, likes to play fetch, is friendly to strangers, and enjoys a bath. Chucky has been gorgeously taken care of from his clean coat, good teeth, perfect weight and friendly sweet personality. The first thing he did when I took him off leash was drape himself in my lap for a hug and a kiss, and we then played tug with a toy. Toss a ball and Chucky skips over to it, does fetch but doesn’t bring it quite back to me but a valiant effort! When a staffer came out and saw us she gushed, “I LOVE CHUCKY”, and its easy to see why. After engaging in a verbal contest of which of us love him more, we decided the best way to end the debate is for you to come adopt him and love him even more. There is something so special, so kind, so sweet and easy about our Chucky, that within a few minutes you’ll fall in love. Come on…..meet him and you’ll see.
Another volunteer writes: It’s a quiet elegance and a vulnerability in his eyes that make my heart reach out to him. His personality is reserved with us, but he’s still happy to come on my lap and perch there to watch the kids in the park play basketball. I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend, that friend to whom you tell all your secrets, will never judge you but will simply be there to support you. That friend who will always be happy to do whatever it is you want to do as long as he’s with you. With an outstanding resume from his former person who is too ill to continue to care for him, Chucky has clearly been taken care of with love. He would be mine if I could…..I can’t but you can. Come meet him today.
A1077988 Chucky a roughly 9 yr. old Am Pit Bull mix and A1077989 Lucy a 10 yr. old Rottweiler mix. The owner got them from the previous owner; she has owned them for over 4 yrs. The owner surrendered Chucky and Lucy because the owner is sick and can no longer care for them. Chucky and Lucy have no health problems and were last taken to a vet in 2016.
Around strangers Chucky and Lucy are friendly and playful. Chucky and Lucy has not lived with children but they are relaxed and playful around children and adults they do not know. They have lived another medium size female dog, they got along very well together. Chucky and Lucy have never bitten anyone.
The owner stats that Chucky and Lucy are not bothered when some moves there food or treats while they are eating, when someone takes her toys away or when someone disturbs her while sleeping. Chucky and Lucy likes to be brushed and given bathes, having their nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or their home they approach them in a friendly manor. The owner does not know how Chucky and Lucy are around loud noises such as storms or fireworks.
For a new family to know:
The owner describes Chucky and Lucy as friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity levels. Their favorite activity is to play fetch with the owner. In the home Chucky and Lucy tend to follow the owner around the house and are kept mainly indoors. They sleep on the floor of the bedroom on a dog beds. Chucky and Lucy were fed Pedigree dry and wet dog food two times a day. They are house trained and have never had an accident in the home, when outside they go to the bathroom on or around cement. For exercise Chucky and Lucy are used to brisk walks on the leash and twice a day and do not pull on the leash. They are allowed to play off the leash in the dog park sometimes, they wander off to explore the surrounding area but come back when called when off they leash.
Behavior during intake:
Chucky and Lucy were relaxed with lose body, they both allowed us, scanned (+ Chucky and – Lucy), collared, photo and placing in dog kennel.
Chucky came into our center along with another large dog as an owner surrender citing owner’s declining health. It is reported Chucky is friendly and playful around strangers and children he meets. Owner states Chucky is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. It is reported Chucky is housebroken. He is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful. During intake, Chucky was relaxed with a loose body, allowed all handling. Chucky walked well on leash for his relief walk, no pulling. He was nervous upon entering SAFER assessment room, requiring a few minutes to warm up. Chucky allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, body soft. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth. Chucky followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft, settled easily at end of game. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Chucky playfully engaged with Toy, kept a firm grip with loose body. Owner reports Chucky’s favorite activity is to play fetch. When off leash with other dogs, Chucky briefly greets, otherwise roams and keeps to himself. The Behavior Team feels Chucky would do well with an Average adopter. He may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, so he can warm up and relax at his own pace.
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: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
.6/20: When off leash with other dogs, Chucky briefly greets, otherwise roams and keeps to himself.
Came in With
- LUCY - A1077989
Came in With
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