FRANKLYN – A1091646
Safe - 11-16-2016 Manhattan
FRANKLYN – A1091646
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/28/2016, From NY 11221, DueOut Date10/01/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 3-4y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: underweight, closer to 2.5 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no; scars on face Behavior: allows all handling but nervous and jumpy Medication: N/A, preventatives given TID feeding sign placed
A volunteer writes: “Just me and my shadow….strolling down the avenue….” That was my serenade to this schmushy Velcro dog named Franklyn. Shy and sweet he was afraid of the elevator (a box that moved!!) needing some coaxing and reassurance that I’d keep him safe. It was pouring outside so he let me put a raincoat on him but once he stuck his nose out and saw the rain said, ‘no siree lady, I’m not going out in that!’. So, we head into a small space where he can be off leash, where we can cuddle to both our hearts content and I can try to take some photos. Try taking a photo when each time you step back he steps forward! Franklyn is a total lover boy, the happiest he can be when snuggling with his person. He’s tiny, a bit too thin and a gem. He was given a bath by our groomer volunteer, Mark the Dog Guy, and I’m told he was a perfect gentleman in the tub. I wish I
could have spent the day snuggling with Franklyn. I can’t, but you, lucky adopter, can spend your happily ever after cuddling with this boy. His world will revolve around loving you and I can’t imagine anything sweeter than that, can you?
Franklyn walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Franklyn had a low body position during the tag test, but followed the assessor at the end of the leash. He was not interested in toys. Franklyn did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
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 in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
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