SONIC aka GIUSEPPE – A1084350
RTO SAFE 08/14/16
SONIC aka GIUSEPPE – A1084350
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, WHITE / BROWN, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/06/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 08/09/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 4 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: red / irriated — possibly due to pulling Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: mild tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: hyper and playful Medication: VC will determine NOSF
A volunteer writes: With his goofy smile, and ears that look ready for lift off, I knew I was going to like this fun loving boy. And, he didn’t disappoint! Leashed easily and stepping carefully out of his kennel we’re out the door quickly so that he can go potty (whew!) and we’re off to the park. He ignores or barks at other dogs we pass on our walk, his tail wags as we walk and he’s totally in tune with his person. He’s responsive to slight moves of my leash in order to change direction, or move him closer to me and I’m pretty impressed. He’s nicely groomed, a perfect weight for his size, and if you ask him what his absolutely favorite thing is he’ll tell you loud and clear – BELLY RUBS!!! He wags his tail so hard he has the beginning of what we call “happy tail” – a bruising at the end of his tail from banging it against the sides of his kennel. After taking some pictures, I sat down beside Giuseppe and he promptly rolled over for bellies, head in my lap nudging me to not sit there doing nothing :). As if I could with that adorable belly just waiting for some petting. If awards were given out in the Doggie Olympics for the fastest belly rub rollover, Giuseppe would win the Gold Medal! He’s an absolute delight who wants nothing more than to be your best friend and enjoy a lifetime of belly rubs. Surely we can make that happen!!
Giuseppe pulls a bit on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Giuseppe followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He shows minimal interest with toys.
Giuseppe did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
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. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog may smell or lick toy, then turn away.
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