GAETANO – 20115
Safe - 2-12-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Gaetano. My animal id is #20115. I am a male white dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 06-Feb-2018.
Gaetano is at risk for medical reasons, having been determined to be heartworm positive. Gaetano otherwise presents as a healthy dog. Behaviorally, we suggest that Gaetano would be best suited to a dog experienced home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Gaetano was found wandering the streets, and given his personality, it’s entirely possible he was on his way to a party and got lost. He’s such a charmer, and despite his hulking frame, as mellow as a lamb. He doesn’t mind seeing other dogs in his room being walked before him, just sits politely and quietly until his turn comes. He doesn’t pull much on the leash, and makes sweet eyes at whoever’s at the other end of it. He shivers with pleasure at butt scratches, and everyone he meets along the way — human or canine — merits a steady tail wag and a wide grin. He does need a little TLC (he has a medical condition) but what is that in exchange for the perfect house-guest? Gaetano is waiting for your invite in Brooklyn; he is sure to brighten up your party.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 56 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/6/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history.
Date of assessment:: 2/8/2018
Look:: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy:: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary:: Gaetano was friendly during handling engaging in play with the assessor. He was mouthy throughout the assessment, but remained soft and playful.
Summary (1):: Gaetano was brought in as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. 2/7: When off leash at the Care Centers, Gaetano is social and appropriately greets the novel female dog. He is sensitive near his rear, and quickly spins when the greeter attempts to sniff him. He explores the pens, staying close to the other dog throughout his session.
Date of intake:: 2/6/2018
Summary:: During intake Gaetano allowed the counselor to take his picture with no problems.
Date of initial:: 2/7/2018
Summary:: loose, wiggly, high energy. Did well for medical exam
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Gaetano so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. Gaetano displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:: Due to Gaetano’s mouthy behavior in the care center, we feel young children may intimidated; we recommend a home with no young children at this time.
Potential challenges: : Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:: Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition:Gaetano has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (walking away whenever Gaetano’s teeth make contact with skin).
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