COCO – A1070857
Safe - 4-30-2016 Manhattan
COCO – A1070857
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/19/2016, From NY 11413, DueOut Date 04/19/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Spayed Allows handling Nosf
A volunteer writes:
Another volunteer writes: Coco already has a ‘job’ at the Care Center – she’s a “corporate helper dog”! When corporate groups come to visit and meet the dogs her even temperament and friendly good nature make her a natural for the job. Rockstar! I loved my time with Coco, she’s great on leash, loves to hug burying her head in the crook of my neck and purring……the best sound ever! Her tail wags as she walks, she’ll stop for a hug when she thinks it’s hugging time (anytime is hugging time in my opinion), and while the squirrels in the park attract her interest she watches their antics never pulling towards them. Surrendered to our care as the children developed allergies, her resume as a family dog is impressive. Friendly to all, calm and respectful, no guarding of her things, good with other dogs as also demonstrated in playgroups with males and females, Coco is a total rockstar. Our behavior team was so impressed with her good manners, as were all of us, they feel she will do well in a home with average dog experience. Shouldn’t you be the one to make Coco yours? Come meet our Rockstar today!
Coco is a spayed, brown American Pit Bull Terrier that is 5 year old. The owner rescue Coco from a Pet hospital when she was 3 year old. Coco has been their loyal friendly buddy. Owner is surrendering Coco because her children have allergies. Coco has no known illness.
Coco has been introduced to children ages 9 and up. She is playful and allows being petted by all children and teenagers. Coco displays the same behavior towards the adults in the home. When strangers come over she jumps up and greets people with kisses. On long walks Coco sniff other dogs and gently approach them (male or female). However she
attempts to pull on the leash or chase cat & squirrels.
Coco allows all handling. She is friendly with new people. She has no bite history. Coco allows owner to place their hand in her food bowl. She allows owners to remove toys from her mouth and sometimes play tug. Coco allows being bath, restrained and enjoys having her coat brushed. She is house trained. But sometimes she has accidence in the house, if she is not taking outside twice a day. Coco have nerve been in a crate and sometimes suffers for separation anxiety. She cries or barks for attentions.
FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW
Coco is described as playful, friendly and affectionate. She enjoys being around people. She enjoys unlimited degree dry or wet food. Sometimes she is living wet food in the winter only due to her coat shedding. She sits on people laps and lounges around in the living. Coco knows the command sit, stay and go to bed. On brisk walks she pulls on the leash. At night time Coco sleeps in her dog bed in owner’s room or hall way.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
During intake Coco’s body was soft and relax. She jumped up and greeted counselor with kisses. She sat for her picture, allowed being collard and scanned. She was friendly and excitable.
Coco pulls a bit on the leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. Coco was calm and relaxed during handling She was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Coco was not interested in toys.
Coco was surrender to us. According to her previous owner Coco is playful, friendly and affectionate. She enjoys being around people. Coco allows all handling. She is friendly with new people. Coco has been introduced to children ages 9 and up. She is playful and allows being petted by all children and teenagers. Coco displays the same behavior towards the adults in the home. When strangers come over she jumps up and greets people with kisses. On long walks Coco sniff other dogs and gently approach them (male or female). Coco allows owner to place their hand in her food bowl. She allows owners to remove toys from her mouth and sometimes play tug. Coco allows owner to place their hand in her food bowl. She allows owners to remove toys from her mouth and sometimes play tug”.Coco did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
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, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Lick Hand
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Coco engages in some running play, becoming a bit aroused and beginning to mount during play.
4/21 update: Coco briefly shows interest in running play with males and females. She offers correction when approached in an assertive manner by a more tense female dog.
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