COLE aka COLECO – 7975 (ALT ID – A1126471)
Safe - 10-14-2017 Manhattan
**A private donor has graciously offered $400 to the New Hope partner that pulls Cole 7975 from the Manhattan ACC. **
Hello, my name is Cole. My animal id is #7975. I am a desexed male white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years 6 months 2 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior determination: Experience (no young children under 5) A volunteer writes: Sitting up front in his kennel, Coleco waits so patiently for a walk, and judging by how long he peed, I’m impressed with his patience! What a good boy! His leash manners are lovely, and even though he’s too thin in my opinion, he takes treats hungrily but gently after showing off his sit. He’s never grabby and waits patiently for the treat. Off leash in a pen, he rolled around on our faux grass, loved watching some men on the roof working (so cute!), got bouncy playful with a squeaky toy, and came up on the bench to cuddle when invited. When some birds flew into our pen to pick at leftover treats, Coleco thought them amusing and fun to watch fly. We don’t know Coleco’s past, but between being too thin and needing a spa day, we can only guess that the few days before joining us were not easy. However, nothing has marred this gentle boy’s demeanor: he’s sweet, friendly, respectful and a joy with whom to spend time. Coleco hopped right back into his kennel when our time together was over, and I promised him a future with a fabulous person or family. Please help me keep my promise to this sweetest of dogs. He’s waiting to meet you in adoptions.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 52 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 1-Oct-2017 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick. Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Cole was fearful during his assessment, having a tense body and tucked tail. He was aloof with the assessor but allowed all handling. Summary: Cole initially displayed nervous, avoidant behavior during introduction to the helper dog, but when given time opened up to engaging in running play. The behavior department feels that Cole would succeed best if given slow introductions to respectful dogs. Summary (1): 9/26: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Cole is initially tense and avoidant, opens up, follows, sniffs. Summary (2): 9/27: Cole is initially tense and avoidant, but quickly warms up and play-bows, engaging in brief bouts of running play. Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Tense, fearful Date of initial: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Tense, though allowed handling ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Cole so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below) Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No young children (under 5) Recommendations comments: _X_No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Cole may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. Potential challenges: Fearful Potential challenges comments: _X_Fearful: Cole is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Cole the option to walk away from any social interaction. Cole should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Coleâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Cole would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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