KOHEBA – A1091841
Safe - 10-16-2016 Brooklyn
KOHEBA – A1091841
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, GR BRINDLE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO ANSWER
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/30/2016, From NY 11379, DueOut Date10/07/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive; BARH; neutered ~ 9 yrs; mild dental tartar and gingivitis; ocular dishcarge – poss. entropion; eyes cleaned; senior dog; AMBx 4; friendly allows all handling
10/03/16 : Check eyes. O: BARH. EENT: OU – mucopuirelent discharge, crusting, no chemosis. Mild lower lid entropion OU, periocular redness. A: Conjunctivis OU, entropion OU. P: Rx TAB oint OU BID x 14 days. Good prognosis. May need surgical correction when placed.
A volunteer writes: I’m sure Koheba is pronounced like the premium Cuban cigar Cohiba and he should be just as sought after…what a GEM!! He’s debonair, his smile could light up a coal mine, AND he has the best unexpectedly curly tail! He’s usually quiet in his cage but knows how to talk with his eyes and is always game to go out. Although he’s big, he has impeccable leash manners and is even recommended to new volunteers to help build their confidence. He might need a little TLC, but I think Koheba will manage to make every other dog look bad on spa days: he stays still when I wipe gunk from his eyes and his previous owner tells us he likes baths and will even get into the tub on his own! He’s lived harmoniously with young children and another dog, is reported to be house trained (he seems it!), and to love playing with two liter bottles. When I show him a toy he jumps like a little kid on a trampoline and carries them around like a prize. His previous owner describes him as friendly, loving, and sleepy with a low activity level…in other words, a dream boat! He’s still very spry and playful, but it doesn’t seem like it will take that much to tucker him out. He loves to be pet, takes treats gently, gives kisses and is stealing the hearts of staff and volunteers left and right! Please come to Brooklyn ACC and give him a chance to steal yours, too!
Koheba is a 9 year old neutered gray brindle and white Razor edge American Bully with a possible food allergy. Owners have had Koheba for 9 years and are surrendering because of personal reasons
Koheba lived with children ages ranging from infant and up and was affectionate and respectful towards them. Koheba played gently but did like to jump up and would knock the children over sometimes. Koheba also played gently with adults. Koheba lived with another dog and was relaxed and playful with him. He played somewhat roughly with the other dog. Around dogs outside Koheba would not pay an attention to them. Koheba was not introduced to cats. Around strangers Koheba is friendly and outgoing.
During storms and fireworks Koheba will get frightened and hide. Koheba isn’t bothered when having his food bowl touched or having toys and treats taken away. Koheba enjoys getting bathes and being brushed and likes to go into the bathtub on his own. When getting a bath Koheba likes to drink the water. Koheba is afraid of getting his nails trimmed but will sit there and let you do it. Koheba isn’t bothered when being pushed off furniture or held and restrained. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house Koheba will bark but once they enter he will greet them with a wagging tail and smell them.
For the new family to know
Koheba was described as friendly loving and sleepy with a low activity level. When home with Koheba he likes to be in his favorite spot sleeping. Koheba likes to play with balls and squeaky toys but his favorite is 2 litter plastic bottles. Koheba knows the commands sit, down and go to your bed. He is house trained and is well behaved when left in the house alone but if the garbage can is left open he will go in it. Koheba is crate trained but doesn’t need it. He does well in a crate for up to 8 hours. Koheba get walked twice a day and usually goes to the bathroom on grass. Koheba eats Nutrish grain free wet and dry food twice a day. Koheba pulls lightly on the leash sometimes and when off the leash will stay close by your side. Koheba sleeps on a dog bed in your bed room with you. Previous owner believes he will do well in a family home.
Behavior during intake
Koheba was sweet and curious during intake. He wagged his tail the entire time and allowed to be scanned with no problem. Koheba was a little scared of being collared and kept duking his head Koheba was gentle when taking a treat
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/children
Behavior toward children: Affectionate/respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Play roughly, will ignore dogs outside.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, loving, and sleepy with a low activity level.
Other notes: Crate trained
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach). He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Koheba displayed no behavioral concerns on his assessment.
When off leash at the Care Center, Koheba greets the female helper dog and immediately becomes sexually motivated, licking her genital area and attempting to mount her. He responds well to this behavior being interrupted by the handler and also is tolerant of the other dog’s constant licking of his face.
During his initial medical exam Koheba appeared friendly and allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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