GIORGIO – A1113638
Safe - 6-9-2017 Brooklyn
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GIORGIO – A1113638
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs, 1 mo
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/30/2017, From NY 11693, DueOut Date 06/02/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: ~1-2yrs, male Microchip noted on Intake? No. Stray brought in by NYPD BARH. Very active, attention seeking, allows all handing, ‘submissive smile’ P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, minor wounds interdigitally at RH CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A staff member writes: Giorgio is a little munchkin. He is too cute for words. He is like a gusher, bursting with life and energy. Nonetheless a pint sized, beautiful, brindle teddy bear. When he is outside, he is in his own world. He loves running and playing with tennis balls. He loves going to the play yard and hiding under the bench with his tennis ball and just lays there and continues to play. It’s the funniest and cutest thing ever. When I sit on the floor with him, he loves to jump up on me and give lots of kissed and hugs. He is very affectionate. He is my little buddy and I love having him around. I love interacting with this little guy but I would love it even more if he got a forever home. He is as sweet as they come. Come see him at Brooklyn ACC Today, you won’t regret it!!!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Giorgio was friendly, playful and very high energy towards the assessor.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Giorgio displays social body language with male and female dogs. Giorgio was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Giorgio be placed with resident dogs that match his calm sociability.
5/31: Giorgio displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. He is nervous and slowly leans forward to greet her. He is tolerant of play solicitations, but does not engage.
6/1: Giorgio displays soft and bouncy body language when socializing with a playful male dog.
6/8: Giorgio solicits and engages in gentle play.
Upon intake Giorgio was loose and wiggly, he allowed all handling.
During his medical examination, Giorgio was very active and attention seeking, he allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Giorgio so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5)- Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Giorgio may be to high energy for young children. Giorgio displays rough play and not knowing his own strength.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control- It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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