JUDE – A1089182
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JUDE – A1089182
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/09/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 09/12/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-073488.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Came into shelter with another dog — Baraka 1089181 Microchip: bronx scanner is not working — will scan upon arriving to macc Sex: male Age 3 year Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: staining present If abnormal BCS: 2 — underweight Skin: wnl Hair Coat: dirty Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: tense, fearful Medication: VC will determine nosf
A volunteer writes: “Hey Jude, don’t make it bad / Take a sad song and make it better / Remember to let her into your heart / Then you can start to make it better…” I think we can all sing this song to Jude. Initially shy and needing some time to warm up Jude and I walk to the park chatting all the while. In the park Jude poses for some pictures, gently takes some treats (he loves treats), and while still a bit uncomfortable allowed me to sit with him on the grass. Together we watched some kids play ball, and as time passed Jude got closer and closer to me, finally resting his head on my lap and allowing me to pet him. Closing his eyes in petting bliss our friendship was cemented! Jude seems a bit overwhelmed by all the City sounds and chaos, at this point more comfortable indoors in the quiet where he can relax. It’s clear he wants to be friends but isn’t sure how his overture will be received. Once confident, Jude responds with tail wags and happily snuggles close ready to give some kisses. It’s a joy to watch a shy and uncomfortable dog ‘unfold’ and be ready to let someone into his heart……it will take soft words, a slow approach and a bit of time. I think this handsome boy is so worth it.
Previously lived with: Finder had him for three days- was with an eleven year old child, and finder’s dog.
Behavior toward children: Got along with the eleven year old in theVfinder’s home.
Behavior toward dogs: Fought with the finder’s dog.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Bite history: Unknown.
Housetrained: Not housetrained.
Look: 1. Jumps up affectionately during positioning. 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, mouth closed
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Jumps up affectionately during positioning. 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, but fearfully retreats at approaching assess-a-hand.
Summary: Jude seems to require a slow approach upon human interaction, then displays social behavior. Jude showed no human directed aggression during his assessment.
PLAYGROUP: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Jude approaches and greets politely. Though initially cautious in the yard, he opens up and appears more confident after introduction the female greeter. He eventually does attempt to mount, however briefly ceases when offered handler interruption. It should be taken into consideration that he’s unaltered. His finder states “fought with the finders dog, finder stated that he was not out of aggression or if they were fighting over food.” The behavior team feels that Jude should be allowed time to acclimate to life outside the shelter environment as the only resident dog, before following up on his/her behavior around them. Jude arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs other than information provided by his finder.
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