GEO – A1072015
Safe - 5-7-2016 Manhattan
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GEO – A1072015
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE, 4 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/30/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 04/30/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 4-5 Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining on teeth If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: “happy tail” Behavior: friendly, hyper, allows all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Geo = of the earth………we study GEOgraphy, we GEOcode, and now we get to GEOsnuggle and GEOplay!! This adorable little pocket pittie, this tiny little morsel of delight is playful, affectionate, likely housetrained and all about having some fun. Happy for a walk to take care of his ‘business’, he poses for pictures adorably, sits when asked adorably, makes soft eye contact adorably, and loves to hug ….yup, adorably! All 25 pounds of him are wiggle and fun, throw in some kisses and a lively game of fetch, a ‘sit’ when asked and you have our Mr. Geo! He LOVES playing fetch and surprised me by leaping off the ground to catch a ball on the fly and for a little dude he’s pretty amazing. He’s fun and funny, everything is a new discovery and everyone is a friend. Running off to greet dogs in adjoining pens, he then comes back for the ball, or a treat or a hug. Our behavior team thinks he’s pretty cool too and will do well with a person or family with average dog experience. So, stock up on some tennis balls, we’ll send Geo home with a couple to start and come meet him today!!
Geo came to our center after a member of the public found him tied to a pole. He had a wagging tail and relaxed body during intake, allowed all handling. He pulled a bit on leash for his relief walk. Geo allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, tail wagging. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, mouth closed. Geo followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, became playful mid game, grabbed the leash momentarily but let go on his own, settled easily. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, sniffing assessor’s hand. Geo playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with loose body. He approached the helper dog with tail at spine level, slight lip lick, not stiff. The Behavior Team feels Geo would do well with an Average adopter.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, mouth closed, tail wag.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, becomes playful mid game
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, sniffs hand
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip , body loose. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
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