JACK – A1087541
Safe - 9-9-2016 Manhattan
JACK – A1087541
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, BLACK / BROWN, GERM SHEPHERD / LABRADOR RETR, 9 mos
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/27/2016, From NY 10465, DueOut Date 08/27/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative Came with previous medical records and medication(Fluxetine)-Highly suspect kennel cough and anxiety Animal is always trying to bite himself Skin wound in the back Intact male Age approx.- 9 month Ear mite and flea comb negative Tense and nervous during exam BARH AMBX4
A volunteer writes: Jack’s former owner is ‘special needs’, as is Jack. Maybe two special needs people in one household was too much, so Jack was surrendered to our care. Friendly and outgoing, he’s been around young children and is playful and respectful with them. He likes to play with other dogs, and tries to play with cats. We’re told that Jack is housetrained (check), but is crated when left home alone as he can be destructive. He knows ‘sit’, ‘come’ and ‘friend’ which means give paw. I’m extremely flattered now knowing what giving paw means, because as Jack and I were together in the park he offered me his paw….was he telling me he considered me a friend? I’d like to think so. Jack is a bit too thin and has a hot spot on his back which we’re told is caused by his anxiety. He’s on anxiety meds as he doesn’t like to be separated from his person. I so enjoyed my time with him, his leash manners are lovely, he loves to cuddle close to his person, responds to the commands he knows and takes treats gently. Greeting a small poodle in the park with appropriate body language confirms the information that he likes all dogs, and his first playdate reflected his playful nature. Friendly, social, playful, affectionate….Jack is a dog who wants to be with his person (and perhaps a canine friend or two) much of his day. He’s a puppy with a lifetime of love to give his new family. Once you meet him you’ll want to spend your day with him…..He’s a delight!!
Jack is friendly and outgoing around strangers and is immediately friendly with them. He has been around children ages 4 to 6 and is playful and respectful with them and is really good around his owner who is special needs. Jack likes to play with other dogs and is always trying to play with other dogs that are near him. Jack is the same way around cats but they rarely reciprocate the energy.
Jack exhibits anxiety and is prescribed medicine, it express itself when his owner leaves him or closes a door and seperates themselves from jack, he will cry, tear up furniture and btie on his flank. Even seeing his owner close themselves into their bathroom gives him anxiety. Anything that is left on the floor will be chewed up. When he is around his owner however he is well behaved only when left alone does he exhibit these behaviors. He is friendly and does not mind having his food, treats or toys touched or taken away. He is restrained to be given his medicine and does not mind it. He will try to run when it is bath time. He does not mind getting his nails trimmed and is fine when strangers approach his home or owner.
He has a very high level of activity at home and likes squeaky toys and things that crunch like water bottles. He is very house trained but do due his destructive nature is crated when owners are gone. He handles the crate decently. He knows sit, come and friend (which means give paw). He pulls very hard on the leash and is not walked off leash often but does know how to go home if told to go home and is within a block of his house. He is an indoor dog and is fed Doctor foster & Smith dry food with fresh pet wet food twice a day and recieves anxiety medicine every 24 hours.
When jack entered the shelter he had a loose excited body with tail wagging. He was jumping and playing in the lobby with one of his owners.
Jack came to the care center as an owner surrender due to his anxiety issues. Owner reported that Jack will cry, tear up furniture, and bite his flank when left alone, although when his owner is around he is well behaved. It is also reported that Jack is not bothered if his food or treats are taken away and that he likes squeaky toys and knows the cues sit, come, and paw. Upon intake, Jack had a loose body and wagging tail. For his relief walk, Jack pulled a bit. In the assessment room he appeared friendly and social. He jumped up on the assessor and licked her face during Look. During Sensitivity, he leaned in, body soft and ears back. He was playful during Tag, jumping up softly. He did not pull back his paw on either Squeeze attempt. He kept a firm grip on the Toy, body loose and wiggly. : When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Jack assumes
the play position and approaches, body loose and tail above spine level. The Behavior Team recommends that Jack be placed in an Experienced home. He would benefit from a home where he can be with a person for the majority of the day.
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Jumps softly on assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy 1. Dog is playful with toy, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly.
Dog to Dog: When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Jack assumes the play position and approaches, body loose and tail above spine level.
Jack’s previous owner cites that “Jack likes to play with other dogs and is always trying to play with other dogs that are near him.” When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Jack engages in exuberant play. The behavior team feels that Jack could potentially be adopted to a home with another dog pending a successful pre adoption interaction.
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