FRANK – A1092903
Safe - 10-16-2016 Manhattan
FRANK – A1092903
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/09/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 10/12/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 1-2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allows all handling and friendly but sligtly nervous around novel objects (scanner) Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Do you believe in omens? I do! The park was full of shadows as I was trying to take photos of Frank, and all of a sudden the clouds parted ways and the sun shone down on Frank giving me enough light. Was someone up there trying to throw the spotlight on this great dog?! I’d like to think so! I was actually walking past Frank’s kennel when I looked down and saw his gorgeous face looking up at me with that I really need to go out look…. So, we did. Frank peed enough to raise the Hudson River by 5 inches, and pooped enough to fill a sinkhole. Yes, I know, TMI but hey, it’s important info as he’d clearly been holding it waiting to go out. Frank is initially bouncy on leash but settles down to a nice walk after giving me a delicious stand up hug. His tail never stops wagging, he shows off his ‘sit’ with some coaxing and takes his reward treat gently. He’s gorgeously groomed, his markings are stunning, and his soft eyes are highlighted with some patches around his eyes giving him a rakish look. He’s very serious about this whole picture taking endeavor but when I put the camera away he’s in for some sweet cuddles and kisses. Fun, friendly, affectionate, smart and alert, Frank is hoping that his forever person or family will walk in the door today. We hope so too! Are you that lucky person?
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction was easy to distract him.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 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: Frank showed NO concern during the behavior assessment.
10/11: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Frank greets politely. He is tolerant of play, and eventually reciprocates when solicited.
During his initial medical examination, Frank readily allowed all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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