JIGGY – A1085999
Safe - 9-10-2016 Manhattan
JIGGY – A1085999
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/18/2016, From NY 10305, DueOut Date08/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: neutered male Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A, tail docked Any injuries: no Behavior: sweet, friendly, allows all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: When another volunteer tells me how awesome a dog is, that dog is moved right to the top of my “must meet” list. And Jiggy didn’t disappoint! Surrendered to our care due to landlord issues, Jiggy comes with an outstanding resume! He enjoys playing with children (although can be a little rough in play not realizing he’s big and they’re little), he’s friendly with everyone, is housetrained, doesn’t guard his things and may even think you’re playing if you take a toy away. I loved my time with Jiggy – he showed off his housetraining skills the moment we were out the door, and even hopped into the street to do his business (not on the sidewalk). He loves to cuddle crawling onto my lap, yes all of him, to snuggle and give me kisses. If I stopped petting him he’d nudge me with his nose to “carry on”. Wagging his stubby little adorable tail at every dog we pass, on his first play date he engaged in bouncy play with the female helper. His fabulous personality is equaled by his stunning good looks and grooming. Jiggy is clearly a dog who was a beloved family companion and he’s ready to find true love again. Don’t make him wait long, come meet him today.
Another volunteer writes: Can you feel the love? Jiggy is one of those rare pups who not only grabs your heart but is also a true bundle of fun! Show him a toy and see his eyes light up, take him for a walk and he will gaze up adoringly, making sure everything is “ok.” But the best is when he nuzzles up to lie gently in your lap, his heart beating softly beneath the brilliant white of his coat; his trust is instant and implicit. Beautifully cared for by his former family, Jiggyy’s notes from them are filled with wonderful comments such as he enjoys playing exuberantly with children and is well-mannered around other dogs. Being a youngster, Jiggy might need some guidance to curtail some of his “puppiness” when at play, but no doubt he’s eager to learn. So, lace up your sneakers and come meet Jiggy. You’ll find yourself a loving forever friend!
Jiggy was surrendered to the ACC due to previous owner’s landlord issues. He was described as friendly, affectionate, and excitable by previous owners. He is friendly around strangers, and will go up to them wagging his tail and jump on them. He has never lived with children, but has been around children about five years old and older for brief periods of time. He enjoys playing with children exuberantly, but will sometimes get a bit rough with them- jumping on children that are very small, etc. He will play similarly with adults, lots of jumping. He has never lived with dogs or cats, but will tolerate other dogs on the street when he walks by them. He is house trained and usually does well being left alone in the house, but can occasionally become slightly destructive (going through garbage, attempting to get into cabinets where his food/treats are). He does not react to loud noises such as fireworks.
Previous owner says that he does not mind when his food is taken away. She stated that if you attempt to take a bone or toy away from him, he will think that you are trying to play and will start a tug game. He will drop the item if told to, sternly. He enjoys baths and being brushed, but has never had his nails trimmed. He likes to follow his owner around the house and has a high to very high activity level. He usually sleeps on the bed with his owner or on the floor in their room. He is used to going on slow or fast walks on a leash. He will pull on the leash a bit, but will stop if firmly told to do so.
At the ACC, Jiggy was very friendly. He went up to every new person he met with a wagging tail and would sniff them and jump on them. He followed counselor around. He allowed for collaring and enjoyed being pet.
Jiggy pulls a bit on the leash. He was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up. Jiggy was excited during some of the handling items, but had soft body language. He followed the assessor at the end of the leash jumpy with a soft body language when playing tag. Jiggy took the toy away but had soft body language.
Jiggy was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he is friendly around strangers, and will go up to them wagging his tail and jump on them. He has never lived with children, but has been around children about five years old and older for brief periods of time. He enjoys playing with children exuberantly, but will sometimes get a bit rough with them- jumping on children that are very small, etc. He will play similarly with adults, lots of jumping. He has never lived with dogs or cats, but will tolerate other dogs on the street when he walks by them. Previous owner says that he does not mind when his food is taken away. She stated that if you attempt to take a bone or toy away from him, he will think that you are trying to play and will start a tug game”. The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior. Jiggy needs a significant amount of exercise, mental stimulation.
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand, with loose body and open mouth, dog licks hands while lips are long.
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body soft, jumpy with his ears back, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
When off leash with another dog, Jiggy engages in bouncy, jumpy play.
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