GIZMO – A1016835
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GIZMO – A1016835
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/01/2016, From NY 10466, DueOut Date 04/01/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 985112005818199 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining with some tartar If abnormal BCS: REWT 52.8 from 42.8 Skin: WNL, pink around face, could be from exertion of pulling on lead vs derm issue Hair Coat: WNL, some hairloss around tail (seems like old “happy tail” abrasions) Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: pulls, curious, allows all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Ask Gizmo where his happy place is and he’ll tell you it’s snuggling with his person. That’s how it was when he was first with us two years ago, and that’s how it seems now that he’s back with us. Surrendered by his family as they are moving out of state we’re told that he lived with two children, ages 4 and 10, and was loving and playful with them. He can initially be shy with new people but warms up quickly, does not like baths but will deal with them, is housetrained, and knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘down’ and is well behaved when left home alone and nothing is left on the floor. Giz showed me his housetraining skills the moment we were out the door and allowed me to put a raincoat on him. He’s all grown up, our little Gizmo but still has the cutest little pink nose with a spot of brown on it – the kissing spot! During the intake process Giz rolled over for a belly rub and enjoyed some petting by the intake counselor. Sweet, shy, friendly and snuggly, Gizmo comes when called and is happy to put his head in my lap for some petting. A proven family dog, Gizmo is ready to feel the love of a family or person again. He’s an awesome little guy with the best ears, the best nose and the sweetest personality. But don’t just take my word for it – come meet him today.
Another volunteer writes: Gizmo’s ideal person will always be willing to rub his cute belly! He’s a belly rub connoisseur flopping over shamelessly legs waving in the air until he finds his ideal stretched out position, preferably alongside his person. Quiet, handsome, easy to be with he’s curious, intelligent and oh so snuggly. Active in playgroup with both males and females he offers correction when play gets too rough,and enjoys running play. He’s an all around great dog who’s looking for a lifetime of cuddles and kisses….a quiet companion, with the greatest pink nose on the planet, Gizmo is ready to show you what the perfect bestie is all about.
Gizmo was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owner moving out of state. Owner has had Gizmo since 2014 after adopting him from AC&C. Owner says Gizmo does not have any injuries or health concerns.
Socialization & Behavior
Gizmo is said to be initially shy when around strangers but will soon warm up. Gizmo lived with children ages 4 and 10, and owner says he is loving and playful with them. Owner says Gizmo is sometime reactive towards small dogs in passing, and will try to lunge for them. According to owner there have been no past issues of Gizmo biting anyone or another animal. Owner says upon first adopting Gizmo he would try to place his body between owner and his food if eating, and would sometime growl. Owner says he has since stopped doing that, and allows owners to remove items from his mouth. Gizmo is trained not to get onto furniture, and unbothered if disturbed while sleeping. Gizmo does not like baths but will deal with them, and is unbothered with nail trims. Gizmo is said to be relaxed and unbothered if someone unfamiliar approaches.
For a New Family to Know
Gizmo is described as affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high activity level. When home he is normally following his owners around. Gizmo enjoys toy balls, and is normally fed dry food. Gizmo is house-trained, and owner says he never has accidents. Owner says when home alone Gizmo is behaved but will chew items left out on the floor. Gizmo understands commands sit, stay, and down.
Behavior during Intake
Gizmo was friendly during intake. He immediately came to counselor when summoned and accepted petting. Gizmo lied on back to solicit belly rubbing, and allowed scanning with ease. Gizmo allowed all handling, and showed no signs of aggression during intake.
BEHAVIOR: EXPERIENCED HOME
Gizmo came into our center as an owner surrender, citing moving issues. Owner reports Gizmo lived with children ages 4 and 10, loving/playful. Owner states Gizmo is initially shy at first with strangers, but warms up. It is reported Gizmo may lunge at small dogs he sees when walking. Owner reports Gizmo has growled in the past when anyone attempted to touch his food, but he no longer exhibits those behaviors, letting owner take things out of his mouth. Owner states Gizmo is house trained but may chew items left on the floor if home alone. He is described as affectionate, playful, and excitable. During intake, Gizmo was friendly and allowed all handling, rolling over for belly rubs. Gizmo pulled a bit on leash for his relief walk.Gizmo was nervous upon entering SAFER assessment room, tried to get closer to assessor and assistant, leaning in. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes wide and alert to his surroundings. Gizmo leaned in during Sensitivity item, body soft, mouth closed, tail tucked. He was distracted during Tag game, spun towards hand cautiously on last pass. Upon positioning for Squeeze item, Gizmo jumped up onto the chair and sat down, looking up at assessor, soft body. He was redirected off the furniture easily and did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Gizmo showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports he enjoys toy balls. Gizmo approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, investigated and then turned away. The Behavior Team feels Gizmo would do well with an Experienced adopter. He may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as crate training for when he is left alone in the home. Gizmo would do best with a slow approach/slow introduction and may do best as the only resident dog or only living with dogs similar to him in size.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, eyes wide and alert, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans in and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is tucked, mouth closed, ears back
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on stimuli other than the Assessor, turns towards hand on last pass.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, investigates and then turns away.
When off leash with other dogs, Gizmo is cautious of the yard environment. He does briefly approach to sniff the female greeter, then wanders off to sniff his surroundings.
MALE, WHITE / BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/08/2014, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 10/11/2014,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes:
Quiet in his arrival kennel, and a bit shy, Gizmo initially has to be coaxed to join me for a walk. Once outside he peed enough to raise the East River by 5 inches so is likely housetrained. Although he’s a bit too thin, his coat is clean, his nails are trimmed and he’s social and shyly friendly once he gets more comfortable. Exploring the back yard pen he greets some dogs in an adjoining pen with low key interest and moves on. Still anxious in his new environment he nonetheless joins me on the bench for some snuggling. He’s not yet interested in balls or treats, simply keen on his exploration and the occasional snuggle. He has a gorgeous face and the cutest pure pink nose I’ve ever seen! Later in the day when he sees me he paws at this kennel door and I know he needs to go out again… so out we go, and reconfirms that he’s housetrained. When I tuck him in for the night I promise him a new family with whom to snuggle. Help me make my promise to Gizmo come true. Ask to meet him today.
VIDEOS: APRIL 2016
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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