JOJO aka GERONIMO – A0984103
Urgent - Staten Island
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JOJO aka GERONIMO – A0984103
**RETURNED 11/16/16, SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/16/2016, From NY 10301, DueOut Date 11/16/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan positive985111000272868 BARH AMBx4 Nervous,but allowed handling Neutered~4yrs mild gingivitis/tartar EEN:WNL Old scarring on head No fleas seen Nosf
A volunteer writes: JoJo was with us 3 years ago as a puppy. I still remember his beautiful cow print coat, and those big ears to hear the slightest sound around him. But someone abandoned this beautiful boy, and he hasn’t lost his charm at all. His brown eyes are lined with a hint of mascara, highlighting his male model looks. Jojo is eager to come out of his kennel, and I couldn’t be happier to accommodate him. At first, he pulls a bit on leash, and then he settles down for his midday walk. He is very friendly with me, and he struck the pose for his shelter pics. JoJo loves his backyard time, and grabbing and tossing a rope toy seems to be his favorite activity while out in the yard. Jojo loves any attention he can get, and cherishes every moment when in the presence of staff and volunteers. Come down to the care center and see this wonderful dog. That would really make his day!
Another volunteer writes: JoJo has such a happy outlook on life. His passive nature and big smile are both a delight when I put the leash on him to go for a walk. When he wants attention, he barks only one deep bark and then waits to be noticed. Once we’re outside, his youth shines through, and he pulls slightly in his eagerness to experience everything! Once he’s back in his cage, he quickly quiets down, and delicately takes his treat using only his front teeth to make sure your fingers are safe. If you want to adopt this happy boy, come to our Care Center on Staten Island and say hi!
PROFILE: 11/16/16 20:50
JoJo is a 4 year old neutered Pit Bull Terrier Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner received JoJo from another owner and can longer have the dog to due to client pet sitting for previous owner but he can no longer hold the dog anymore.
According to the previous owner, around strangers, JoJo is cautious and can be protective of owner. Around adults and children, JoJo is respectful and playful. With adults, JoJo plays in an exuberant and sometimes somewhat rough manner. With children, JoJo plays in a gentle manner. JoJo has never lived with other dogs so his behavior is unknown. JoJo has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. He has never bitten a person or another animal.
Previous owners stated that JoJo doesn’t have any behavioral issues. JoJo growls and snaps when any food or treat is taken from him. Jojo isn’t bothered by having a toy taken from him or when he is pushed or pulled off furniture. JoJo tolerates having a bath but previous owner did not brush his coat or trim his nails. JoJo barks and snaps when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member.
For a New Family to Know:
JoJo is described as affectionate, excitable, possessive, and playful with a high activity level. When in the home, JoJo is the type to rarely seek attention. JoJo likes all kinds of toys but his favorite is a rope toy and he likes to play tug. JoJo was kept indoors only and was fed dry dog food. According to previous owner, JoJo is house-trained and would rarely have any accidents. JoJo would only have an accident if his scheduled walk time is missed. JoJo usually goes to the bathroom on the grass. When left alone in the home, JoJo would be well-behaved. JoJo knows the command sit. For exercise, he enjoyed brisk walks with the previous owner. On the leash, JoJo can pull hard or slightly hard depending on how excited he is and when previous owner would never let him be off the leash due to his behavior.
Neutered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: Jojo has growled and snapped when bothered while eating food or rawhide bone, but will allow to take toy away.
Bite history: Once snapped at stranger’s pants while out on walk when stranger reached over to pet him; no contact with skin.
Energy level/descriptors: JoJo is described as affectionate, excitable, possessive and playful with a high activity level.
Other notes: JoJo reportedly barks and snaps when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/22/2016
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, sniffs, then turns away. This may be due to environment as it is reported he enjoys rope toys and tug.
Summary: No concerning behaviors during SAFER assessment. Friendly and sociable, allowed all handling; took treats gently after assessment.
Jojo was growling and hard barking in his kennel when anyone approached him, with some positive reinforcement using treats, Jojo does not display this behavior anymore. He allows me to take him in and out of his kennel with no issues. Outside in the yard, Jojo is relaxed and often explores the yard; he solicits handler’s attention and takes treats in a gentle manner. He does not display any guarding behavior with treat, i am able to put in and take out treats with no issues.
When approaching the fence to enter playgroup, Jojo is soft but gives one bark, appears to be demand barking to enter. He is muzzled but approaches softly and polite when greeting an assertive female, again offers one bark, remains soft when corrected. Due to not having an appropriate greeter dog, the interaction was shortened and dogs were separated. Any other resident dogs should have an in-depth interaction before considering adoption.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/16/2016
Jojo was nervous but allowed all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced Adult Home
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (See known history; Because this defensive behavior may present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised to assess the behavior and work with it as needed.)
_X_Resource guarding (See known history; Jojo may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address this food guarding behavior. In addition to food behavior modification protocol we recommend teaching Jojo “Drop It” and trade-up games.)
ADOPTED – 11/9/13
GERONIMO – A0984103
MALE, WHITE / BLACK, PIT BULL MIX, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 11/04/2013, From NY 10303, DueOut Date 11/07/2013,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary SCAN POSITIVE- 985111000272868 BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- HEALING WOUND AND SCAB NOTED ON DORSUM, AND BOTH FRONT LIMB BOTH FRONT PAWS ARE SWOLLEN EARS CLEAN EYES AND NOSE CLEAR MILD DENTAL TARTAR LIVE FLEAS NOTED, TX WITH FRONT LINE ABD NSF H/L WNL NEUTERED MALE NERVOUS DURING EXAM
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