FABIAN – A1033724
Safe - 1-7-2017 Manhattan
FABIAN – A1033724
**RETURNED 01/03/2017, SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/03/2017, From NY 10028, DueOut Date 01/03/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar dirty ears cleaned cryptorchid, poss abdominal nails trimmed NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Fabian looks to me like a home buddy, a family dog who loves his hearth and his people and accepts whoever and whatever his flock welcomes. He was clearly loved and appreciated by his first owner who passed away and the second one who lost his home….Yes, we do know Fabian who comes and came with fabulous comments from his former masters and we would like, once and forever that this wonderful dog finds a permanent and loving home. Fabian looks very serious with his little pout and wondering big eyes. He likes my treats, hints at playing with a toy but seems a little subdued. He walks very nicely on the leash, does not mark at all his territory and meets other dogs in a civil way. His tail wags often . He so wants to find his bearings… In playgroups with his peers, he greets politely but clearly prefers calm and well mannered pooches. As I bring him back to his den, we meet the very person who assessed his behavior. “A friend!!!!” yep, that is what Fabian is thinking.. He rushes toward her for hugs and caresses. They are like 2 pals who have not seen each other in ages and are so happy to meet again…Handsome Fabian is really a very sweet dog, easy going, a great walker, house trained ,calm, affectionate and known to be quite playful(with children of all ages and adults). He is a proven family dog who dreams of only one thing….to hold again the job he had before… Come and meet our fabulous Fabian at the Manhattan Care Center !
Another Volunteer Wrote: “He’s such a good boy!” one kennel officer reported as I went to take him out. Sigh. He’s even better that—he’s a phenomenal boy.. Faithful, mellow, and unwaveringly kind, Fabian is a family dog through and through. His former owner, who surrendered him for personal reasons, reports it to be true (Fab lived with children of all ages), but his gentleness is clear in every moment. He is phenomenal on a leash; housetrained per his former owner and it sure seems to be true; he is kissing and loving and waggy-tailed but stoic when he needs to be, getting back into his kennel without complaint (although the face he gave us as we left was hard to bear.) In playgroup with other dogs, I was told he’s “a lazy kind of guy,” which is an A+ as far as we’re concerned when it comes to interactions with other dogs! Fabian used to follow his owner from room to room, and we are so eager for him to have another person to whom he might prove his devotion. Please, come meet Fabian. He deserves a life filled with love!
PROFILE: 01/03/17 11:12
Fabian is a 4 year old neutered American Pit Bull Terrier. Owner is surrendering him because he lost his job and will soon have to move out of his home. Owner adopted Fabian from ACC about two years ago. Owner stated Fabian is in good health and last saw a vet about a year ago for vaccinations.
Fabian is friendly around strangers. He lived and spent time with kids of all ages and was playful around them. He plays in a gentle manner with kids and adults. He has never lived or spent time with other dogs, cats, or any other kind of animal. He has never bitten a person or animal.
Fabian has no behavior issues but gets nervous during storms. Fabian does not guard food, treats of any kind, or toys. Fabian tolerates all sorts of handling. Owner has never trimmed his nails. He will bark if someone knocks on the door and is not bothered if someone approaches his owner.
For a New Family to Know
Fabian is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level. He will follow his owner around when home. He likes to play with chew style toys and stuffed toys. He likes to play tug. He was kept mostly indoors and slept in his own bed. He was fed dry dog food. Owner stated he gave him 5 spoons full of dry dog food once a day. Fabian is house-trained and will go potty anywhere outside. He is well behaved when left home alone and when left in a yard alone. He has never been crated. He knows the command sit. For exercise owner takes him for normal walks. He does not pull and is never walked off the leash.
Behavior during Intake:Fabian tolerated all handling. No signs of aggression were displayed.
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children of all ages
Behavior toward children: Gentle/playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Fabian was described by his previous owner as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level
Other notes: Upon intake Fabian tolerated all handling
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/4/2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is low wagging, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, tail low wagging with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, settles easily at end.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages enthusiastically, tossing toy in the air for himself, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Fabian was friendly, sociable, and interactive. No concerning behaviors noted during assessment.
When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Fabian approaches and greets politely. He ignores play solicitation and begins to become overwhelmed when it is consistent.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/4/17
During his initial medical exam Fabian appeared to be tense and nervous.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, WHITE / BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR OWNER DIED Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/20/2015, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 04/27/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-010667.
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes: You wouldn’t know from looking at this frumpy little face that this is a tail wagging, affectionate snuggle muffin of a little boy! Joining us with his housemate Artem (A1033725) when their owner died, Fabian is trying to make the best out of a sad situation. He’s without his friends, both human and canine, in a strange place with lots of noise, light, barking dogs and activity. Quiet in his kennel he’s thrilled to be leashed and out we go. After immediately going potty once outside we’re off to the park, Fabian showing me fabulous leash manners. He’s so easy to walk I have the chance to admire his gorgeous markings, pet his soft fur and watch his tail wag as we make friends. Low key, calm and adorable he poses for some pictures in the park, not minding being tethered while he makes soft eye contact with his gorgeous hazel eyes. Off leash in the yard
he plays with a toy and it’s cute to watch him figure out exactly what he wants to do with it. He comes in for snuggles, first burying his head in my lap, and then enjoying a butt scratch, head in the air eyes closed….so sweet. In group play he interacts briefly, doing well with quiet females (he hasn’t been with males in group as of this writing). Compact, soft, gentle, easy, well mannered and snuggly all lead to acing his behavior assessment which comes as no surprise to those of us who know him. Someone is going to be very lucky to add this rockstar to their family. Will it be you? Ask to meet him today.
VIDEO FROM 04/20/15:
CAME IN WITH: ARTEM – A1033725 http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/artem-a1033725/
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