JAY – A1104963
Safe - 3-10-2017 Staten Island
JAY – A1104963
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL TER, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 02/28/2017, From NY 10310, DueOut Date 02/28/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-089768.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary No MIC found. BAR-H. Approachable and easy to handle. EENT: Conjunctivitis OU suspect environmental, no light sensitivity or evidence of pain. HR/LUNGS NAD. MSK NAD. ABD NAD. INTG Heavy callouses @Elbows. Plan – vax. Wave Neuter – age
Jay is an 11 year old pit mix. The previous owner is not aware of any medical issues for Jay.
Jay has lived with 2 adults and children of various ages, his whole life: 12, 11, 8, 7 and 2. He has always played gentley with both adults and children. He has also lived with two other dogs, both unspayed females, a Boxer/Pit mix who is 1 years old and a medium sized pit bull who is 10 years old. Around strangers Jay is said to be friendly and outgoing but tends to not realize how big he is, per the previous owner.
Jay has not shown behavior concerns in the home and thoroughly enjoys being around his house mates. The dogs in the home didn’t typically have a lot of toys available to them because they would always play with each other. Jay’s play style will vary with the dog that he is with, per the owner. He can be exuberant or calm and gentle. We are unsure of what Jay’s behavior is around cats, however, in the backyard, Jay would run after and bark at the cats. Jay pulls slightly on the leash, but mostly likes to play in the yard. Jay does not like fireworks or thunderstorms and will hide when he hears it.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
The previous owner stated that Jay is such a good dog and does not chew on any furniture when left home alone. He was typically kept in the kitchen area of the home and had access to the backyard, where he always relieved himself. The previous owner stated that Jay sometimes will growl when taking a toy or food away, but what it seemed like he wanted to do was play tug of war. Jay is described as very friendly, likes staying in a specific spot in the home, with a medium activity level. Jay was fed Pedigree dry food but the previous owner said he will eat just about any food you give him.
Behavior upon intake:
Jay was relaxed upon intake and pulled slightly on his leash but allowed all handling.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered male, owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children ages 2, 7, 8, 11, and 12 and two other dogs.
Behavior toward strangers: friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Owner reports Jay’s play style will vary depending on the dog he is with, ranging from exuberant to calm
Behavior toward cats: Jay would bark and run after cats in the backyard
FG/RG: Jay reportedly growled if a toy or food was taken away, owner believes it may have been playful vocalization to solicit tug
Bite history: Unknown
Energy level/descriptors: Jay is described as very social with a medium activity level
Other notes: Jay will hide from fireworks and thunderstorms
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, open mouth
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, a bit distracted
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: No interest. Owner reports Jay did not have many toys as the resident dogs played with each other.
Summary: Jay displayed no concerning behavior during his assessment.
3/2 update : Jay continues to be social and tolerant with his housemate, he is slow to respond when corrected for sexual behavior. When off leash with his housemate (Royal), Jay was soft, relaxed and often explored the yard with the company of Royal. He did not engage in any play.
3/8 update : Jay was very polite and tolerant when greeted by different female dogs. He can get a bit sexually motivated but responds when corrected. He does not engage in any play and would often explore the yard with the company of a female dog.
During his initial medical exam, Jay was easy to handle.
His previous owner describes Jay as very social with a medium activity level. This matches the behavior we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behavior outlined below)
_X_ No cats: See owner profile
_X_Resource guarding – Owner reports Jay may growl when food or toy is taken away, but believes it may be to solicit a game of tug. We have no way of knowing if this is a playful solicitation or an appropriate warning. We recommend that Jay be left alone while eating to prevent rehearsal of the behavior as well as to prevent escalation.
Came in With
- SHERAH aka ROYAL - A1104964
SHERAH aka ROYAL - A1104964 FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL / BOXER, 1 yr OWNER SUR - EVALUATE, NO…
Came in With
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