JUNIOR – 17352
Safe - 1-5-2018 Manhattan
JUNIOR – 17352
Intake Date: 12/31/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Male
Weight: 61 lbs
LVT intake : BARH scan negative intact male allowed handling appx 2 yrs old clean EENT rashes on ears, muzzle, around eyes clean coat BCS 5/9
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Junior is an absolute sweetheart — gentle, quiet, affectionate — everything you would want in a canine companion. He’s even great on the leash, despite his young energy. And when we sat down on a bench, he revealed to me his aspiration to be a lapdog when he literally climbed into my lap and took a seat, licking my face and leaning heavily against me. He struck me as being quite comfortable in his skin as a submissive male (who pees like a female). When I had to say goodbye to him, the look of disappointment in his eyes broke my heart. I envy whoever ends up adopting this guy.
Another volunteer writes: Valentine Day has arrived early this year at the Manhattan Care Center with a lovely messenger: Junior… Junior is the talk of the house..Why is that? Take him out and you will understand. Walking the hallways and even the street is difficult as we are slowed down by staff or volunteers who know him.. Standing hugs, kisses, lap stops…. Enough ! We have to attend to business and go out….Junior is a good walker, discretely submissive and gentle, very polite with other dogs met, even the little ones and not a bird chaser. His favorite thing to do is to climb on a bench with a caretaker, lay down on his/her lap, eat treats and play ..puppy…Indeed Junior looks like a puppy but he is already a young man, a big tail wagger who knows his basic commands. he comes when called, seems even to know his given name and sits after a few prompts. He likes his peers in playgroups and enjoys his communal time with them . Junior is a love bug, a social butterfly and a cutie… A wonderful for ever companion he will be…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 2-Jan-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Junior approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He allowed all handling, displayed no concerning behaviors, and allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
1/2: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Junior is polite when greeting, offers bows and bounces to solicit play. He responds well to correction when the greeter no longer seeks to engage, and backs away.
1/3: Junior engages in soft bouncy play with male and female puppies.
Date of intake: 31-Dec-2017
Summary: Junior had a wiggly body and solicited attention.
Date of initial: 31-Dec-2017
Summary: Junior allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Junior so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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