JUICE – A1100693
Safe - 1-23-2017 Manhattan
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JUICE – A1100693
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 12/29/2016, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 12/31/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-085281
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Neutered male Age~ Approx- 4 yrs BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Mild dental tartar BCS: 3 Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Juice is a 4 year old neutered American Pit Bull Terrier. Owner is surrendering him because she can no longer take care of him. Owner is medically impaired and her pet has become too strong for her. Owner adopted Juice from a family member 4 years ago. Owner stated Juice has no medical issues and last saw a vet in October for vaccination.
Juice is friendly around strangers. He has spent time with kids of all ages. He was playful with the kids and played in a gentle manner with kids and adults. He lived with a 1 year old female American Pitt Bull Terrier. They played in a somewhat rough manner. He has never lived or spent time with cats. He has never bitten a person or animal.
Juice has no behavior issues. He is not bothered by loud or sudden noises. Owner stated he does not guard food, treats of any kind, or toys. He tolerates all kinds of handling. Owner has never trimmed his nails. He will bark if someone knocks on the door but is not bothered if someone approaches her owner.
For a New Family to Know
Juice is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level. He will follow his owner around when home. He likes to play with balls, squeaky, and chew style toys. He likes to play chase. He was kept indoors only and slept on a couch. He was fed dry food mixed with wet food twice a day. He was fed Merricks whole earth. He is house-trained and will potty anywhere outside. He is well behaved when left home alone. He has never been left in a yard or crate trained. He knows commands sit, come, give paw, leave it, and no. Owner takes him on brisk walks for exercise and lets him run in central park when it is allowed. He pulls lightly when on a leash and wanders but comes back when off the leash.
Behavior during Intake
Juice tolerated all handling. No signs of aggression were displayed.
Neutered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Juice lived with another large dog, adults and has spent time around kids of all ages
Behavior toward children: Juice was playful with the kids and played in a gentle manner
Behavior toward dogs: playful in a somewhat rough manner.
Behavior toward cats: never lived with cats
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level
Other notes: Juice is well behaved when left home alone.
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: 2. Dog leans into assessor’s hand and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip lick
Tag: 2. Dog follows at end of leash, grabs leash mid game but relinquishes and settles easily.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Sniffs and mouths gently, does not fully engage
Summary: Juice displayed no concern during his behavior assessment.
During initial exam Juice appeared to be nervous and tense.
1/3: Juice keeps to himself. He offers a small lip curl with lingering greeting.
1/4: Juice approaches and sniffs smaller, calm dogs. He is tolerant of brief greeting. He offers a very small lip curl with a lingering face to face greeting.
1/6: Juice is more comfortable in the yard today. He is relaxed and wagging throughout his interaction with both large and small dogs, and he will actively approach to greet. He offers correction when a female dog puts her paws on his shoulders.
1/7: Juice is more interested and will bark to solicit attention from other dogs, but he is still unsure and will then back away when they approach or solicit.
1/9-1/12: Juice approaches and greets other dogs, appearing interested. He is uncomfortable when solicited with play.
1/14-15: Juice continues to be uncomfortable with face to face greetings and will offer a growl.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
12/30: When off leash with male and female dogs Juice explores the yard but will tolerate brief greetings. He will lip curl/growl with lingering greetings.
12/31: Juice keeps to himself and will offer a low growl with a lingering greeting.
Came in With
- SILK - A1100690
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