MASON – 15751
Safe - 12-14-2017 Manhattan
MASON – 15751
Intake Date: 12/09/17; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: -;Sex: Neutered; Age: 10 years Weight: – Zip Code: 10457
No medical information
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: There’s something so serene and sweet about a senior, a proud member of the ‘frosted face’ club….a distinction speaking to experience, love, memories cherished, people and things loved. Maison joined us with his brother Xavier (15752) when their owners became too ill to care for them, but it’s clear the brothers were loved well. Maison lived with 3 children, his brother, and 2 cats, all of whom he was gentle and relaxed with. We’re told he’s housetrained (check), doesn’t guard his things, is allergic to grain and dust, is crate trained, and slept with his brother at night. His former owner told us her favorite thing about him is his temperament and how calm and loving he is. I loved spending time with this sweet boy. He showed me his sit, his fabulous leash manners and how gently he takes a treat after sometimes doing a little hop just like his brother! Maison ignored other dogs we passed, even a small one yapping and pulling towards him, and in his first playgroup as of this writing, kept quietly to himself. Maison is at that perfect age where easy walks, a soft bed, good food and lots of love is what it will take to keep him happy. He’s an absolute sweetheart, doing so well in this strange new place after 10 years with his family. I picture him curled up beside you binge watching Netflix or channel surfing for a good movie. How do you picture him?
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Mason is a 10 year old male large breed dog. He was bought from a breeder when he was 3 months old. His owner has a medical concern and is unable to care for him.
Previously lived with:3 children, 2 adults, 1 dog, 2 cat
How is this dog around strangers?Around strangers, Mason is friendly and outgoing and gentle when he plays with adults.
How is this dog around children? Mason has lived with children ages 3 to 13 all his life. With them he was relaxed and playful and gentle at play.
How is this dog around other dogs? Mason lived with another dog since he was 3 months old. the dog is a neutered large breed male. With him he was relaxed, playful and very affectionate.
How is this dog around cats? Mason has lived with a spayed female cat and a neutered male cat since he was 3 months old. with them he was relaxed and respectful and when he played he was gentle.
Resource guarding:If his food bowl is touched while eating, Mason walks away and is relaxed. He’s friendly if a treat or toy is taken from him while eating
Bite history:Mason has never attempted to bite a person or animal.
Other Notes:Mason gets nervous when he hears fireworks and loud noises.isnt bothered if he is pushed off furniture, disturbed while sleeping or if his nails are trimmed. He is tolerant when he’s given a bath. He’s friendly if held or restrained, if his coat is brushed or if an unfamiliar person approached his home or previous owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes: The last time Mason was seen by a vet was in 2013. He is allergic to grain and dust.
For a New Family to KnowMason is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow and confident. his previous owner liked his temperament and how calm and loving he is. When he previous owner was home, he would follow her around. He likes to play with balls and his favorite game is fetch. He was kept mostly indoors. At night he slept in a dog crate with the other dog he lived with. He ate dry Kirkland grain free dog food. He is house trained and rarely had accidents indoors. The only times he had accidents were because he was not walked. When left alone in doors, Mason is in a crate and is well behaved. He is also well behaved when left left alone in the yard. He does well in his crate for 5 to 8 hours. He knows the cues sit, come, stay, drop it and out. For exercise he would play in the yard for 2 to 3 hours a day. On leash he does not pull and on leash he wanders but comes when called.
Mason backed away when approached and attempted to hide behind his owner. After talking to him in a low tone he allowed me to pet him and he smelled my face. He walked with his back hunched and showed whale eye but allowed all handling. He went into his kennel right away.
Details on my behavior are…
Animal Behavior Saved At: 11-Dec-2017 12:4:59.000
Animal ID: 15751
Animal Name: Mason Age: 10 Years
Tag Number: Breed: American Pit Bull
Gender: Male Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date: 12/11/2017
Date of intake: 9-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 10 years)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 3-13), a dog, and two cats
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and respectful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Mason is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, and confident with a medium level of activity.
Date of assessment: 11-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Mason approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): 12/10: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Mason keeps mostly to himself and does not seek interaction.
Date of intake: 9-Dec-2017
Summary: At first, Mason backed away and hid. He then came out and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Mason’s previous owner described him as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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