COSMOS – 8114 (ALT ID – A1124855)
Urgent - Brooklyn
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COSMOS – 8114 (ALT ID – A1124855)
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 6 mos
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/08/2017, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 09/11/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: ~1-2yrs, neutered Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. Tense, nervous, soft muzzle placed, allowed all handling P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent
A volunteer writes: Are you looking for a dog that’s out of this world?! Well look no further because shockingly, Cosmos is still available! Cosmos has become quite the departure from how he was when he first arrived (nervous, a bit aloof). He’s morphed into the most fun-loving, playful guy. He’s always up for a game of fetch, and loves to bring his toys to you to play tug. He’ll even climb into your lap, casually holding his toys in his mouth. Cosmos seems impeccably housetrained and walks nicely on the leash. He knows some commands and is so food motivated that I suspect he could learn pretty much anything you’re willing to teach him. He’d likely do best with other calm, sociable dogs and a family that has experience with large, high energy pups! You don’t need a spaceship to to find Cosmos. Head to the Brooklyn ACC and ask to meet him today!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Neutered male, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is at spine level position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
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.
Summary: Cosmos was friendly, and social towards the assessor. He allowed all handling, and showed no concerns.
When off leash at the Care Center, Cosmos displays a nervous posture initially and avoids the other dog. In subsequent sessions, Cosmos has become a little playful but remains overall uncomfortable. Cosmos was brought in as a stray so his behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Cosmos be placed with resident dogs that match his calm sociability. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision.
9/9: When off leash at the Care Center, Cosmos is hesitant to greet the novel female dog, and scurry away. He eventually approaches the greeter with a soft body and tuck tail. He mostly keeps to himself.
9/10: Cosmos greets a male helper dog with a stiff, assertive posture. He relaxes a bit after the initial greet and offers one, awkward play bow and chase.
9/11- 9/16: Cosmos continues to loosen up and engage in very brief bouts of bouncy play.
9/17: Cosmos is used as a social greeter dog today. He engages in bouncy play with a novel playful female.
9/19: In a group of playful dogs, Cosmos is slightly assertive, and offers a few muzzle punches. He engages in brief bouts of gentle play.
Cosmos had a loose wiggly body, he began to hard bark when he saw another dog in the lobby. He became aroused and jumped and continued to bark. He was photographed and taken into the kennel by animal care specialist
During the initial examination Cosmos was tense, nervous, soft muzzle placed, allowed all handling.
We have no history on Cosmos so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. Cosmos displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment. Cosmos will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the (behaviors outlined below).
_X_ Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Cosmos has shown during playgroup (see GROUPBEHAVIOR SUMMARY), we feel that Cosmos should not visit dog parks. The Behavior Department recommends that he be socialized in a more controlled setting until his behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed.
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