DONKEY – 24024
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DONKEY – 24024
Location: Staten Island, Intake Date: 3/29/18, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Sex: Male, Age: 1 year, Weight: 59 lbs, Original Location: 10301
Scan negative; BARH; AMBx4; Friendly,allowed handling; MAle~1yr; EENT:WNL; No fleas seen; Nosf
A Little Bit About Me…
A staff member writes: Donkey is one of the sweetest boys I have met! He loves attention from people and sometimes he thinks he is a lap dog and doesn’t realize he weighs 58lbs. Staff members stated he is extremely intelligent and eager to learn commands.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 29-Mar-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):Stray
Summary (1):When introduced to a large male through a gate, Donkey was wiggly, and curious, often sniffing the other dog. Donkey play bowed through the gate and began to whine. We did not have an appropriate helper dog to do an off leash interaction.
Date of intake:29-Mar-2018
Summary:Alert, curious of surroundings, allowed all handling.
Date of initial:29-Mar-2018
Summary:Friendly, allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:We have no history on Donkey 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. Donkey displays a medium to high activity level in the care center.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:Donkey is barking, seeking attention in his kennel. When attempting to leash, he does try to bolt out. In the yard, Donkey is high energy, playing with toys, running around and seeking handlers attention. During an enrichment session in the lobby, Donkey was very social with all handlers. He often sits for treats and loves to ply fetch with plush toys and balls. Donkey is easy to leash but does avoid going back into his kennel but is easily coaxed with treats.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar;H – Healthy
Potential challenges:Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments:Donkey is a large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
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