COOPER – A1065688
Gone - 5-6-2016 Staten Island
COOPER – A1065688
**RETURNED 04/22/16, DOH HOLD**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 5 yrs
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/22/2016, From NY 10307, DueOut Date 04/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Nervous, but allowed handling Neutered~5yrs EENT:WNL No fleas seen Overweight Nosf
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN, LABRADOR RETR / PIT BULL, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason ATT PEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/21/2016, From NY 10314, DueOut Date 02/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: scan positive 981020005481655 Sex: neutered male Age: approximately 5 years old Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: very clean Nose: wnl Teeth: mild tartar buildup; mild gingivitis BCS: 4.5/5, overweight Hair Coat: well groomed Behavior: very nervous, was trembling during exam; allowed handling
A volunteer writes: Calling all Lab Lovers!!! Cooper is a great dog. He loves to play tug of war and fetch tennis balls! Cooper is fun to have out of his kennel and initiates play as soon as he’s done his “business”. We played fetch for a while and then he puts his enormous head in my lap for some kisses and cuddles. Cooper is a big boy weighing over 85 pounds. It is recommended that Cooper go to a home with an experienced owner and with no small children in the home. If you are interested in adopting Cooper please come to Staten Island ACC and meet him.
Cooper is a 5yr old neutered male Labrador Retriever mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of.
Cooper is friendly in the presence of strangers as long as they don’t appear to be afraid of him according to the owner. If that someone is scared of him he becomes aggressive and will bark, growl, and possibly even try to bite that stranger. He is good in the presence children, Cooper is said to be gentle and playful when interacting with kids. Cooper has been around other dogs and according to the owner he is aggressive towards males. It was reported that he has tried to bite/attack other male dogs. They don’t know how he would be around smaller dogs. The dogs that he does get along with Cooper plays in a gentle manner. Cooper has bitten people in the past but nothing within the last 10days according to the owner.
Cooper has guarding issues when it comes to food, treats, and toys. These items can be given with no issues but when you try to take them from Cooper he barks, growls, snaps, and tries to bite when trying to take them away. When in the yard the guarding issues doesn’t apply to toys and you can take/touch the toys with no problems. Cooper has guarding issues when it comes to furniture and can be protective of a couch. He has went at people for simply telling him “Down” and yanking at his collar to pull him off the couch. Cooper is afraid of receiving a bath and will try to flee. But once in the tub he will sit and allow you to bath him. The owner has never tried to trim his nails and doesn’t know how Cooper would respond to having this done. However he takes well to having his coat brushed, to holds and restraints. Cooper is protective of the yard and will bark at people passing by the fence. In the event someone tries to enter the yard he will bark, growl, and try to bite that person.
For a New Family to Know:
Cooper is described to be friendly, excitable, and anxious with a high/very high activity level. When in the home Cooper is the type to follow you around or be in the same room. He enjoys all sorts of dog toys and will play with anything. According to the owner Cooper would do well with a single person and in a home calm type setting. Cooper is an indoor only dog that is house broken. Cooper was brought up eating both wet/dry food and the brands the owner gave were Beniful & Pedigree. When left alone in the home Cooper is fine.
SAFER – Experienced No Child Home
Cooper came into our center on 2/21/2016 for behavioral problems including recently attempting to bite owner’s grandchild. It is reported that Cooper is typically gentle and playful with children, but this incident involved food. Owner reports Cooper may lunge, bark, growl, snap, and attempt to bite in regards to Food, Treats, Toys and also the couch including if told ‘down’ to get off furniture. Also reported Cooper is reactive shortly after any flea preventative applications are applied. Owner reports at times Cooper is friendly towards strangers, but if approaching stranger appears hesitant or nervous he will bark, growl, and try to bite inc. if someone attempts to enter the yard. Owner reports Cooper prefers female dogs and will play in a gentle manner, but may quickly become reactive/attempt to bite large male dogs. Behavior around cats and smaller dogs is unknown.
In the home, Cooper is described as friendly, excitable, and anxious with a high activity level. It is reported he is housebroken and he is well behaved when left alone in the home. Cooper was nervous and trembling during his initial medical exam, but allowed handling. Cooper growls inside his kennel, retreated to the back, but once outside is more comfortable and soft. He walked nicely on leash for his relief walk, sporadically jumping up playfully on handler. Cooper averted his eyes during Look item, slightly backing away, body a bit tense. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth pant, body soft. Cooper followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft. He gently pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Cooper kept a firm grip on Toy, body loose. It should be noted that owner reports outside (yard etc) Toys may be taken away with no issue. When off leash with other dogs, Cooper is polite when greeted by a social female. He is bouncy and wiggly but does not engage in play, he often wanders the yard. Due to Cooper’s surrender profile, the Behavior Team feels he would do best with an Experienced adopter that Does not have Children. We recommend quick treats only, no long lasting treats or chews to decrease possible possessiveness.
Look: 2. Eyes averted, body a bit tense.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, open mouth.
Tag 1 follows, soft
Squeeze 1/2: 1 gently pulls back
Toy: 2 firm grip, body loose
:Dog-dog: bouncy and wiggly but does not engage in play, he often wanders the yard.
When off leash with other dogs, Cooper is polite when greeted by a social female. He is bouncy and wiggly but does not engage in play, he often wanders the yard.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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