MORITZ – A1086545
RTO SAFE 06/07/17
MORITZ aka KING CUJO – A1086545
**RETURNED 05/17/2017**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs, 3 mos
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/17/2017, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 05/24/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 05/18/17 13:37 BAR, friendly, allows handling no problem at all Clear OU/AU, nndc OP minimal tartar PLN wnl H/L reg, no obvious murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic, no coughing or sneezing ABD snp MSK amb x 4 Integ wnl BCS 5/9 UG m/i, both testes down, smooth and symmetrical Neuro alert and appropriate A:Apparently healthy P:No tx needed Great prognosis
A volunteer writes: Moritz joined us when his person lost his home, but he’s not letting a little thing like temporary (we know it’s temporary because he’s so awesome you’ll want to adopt him right away) homelessness get him down. We’re told he’s housetrained, and we can tell you that he entered the Guinness Book of Records for how long Moritz peed as soon as we were out the building. Moritz comes with a resume of outstanding comments from his former owner: friendly and playful, relaxed and playful with children, lived with two cats and was relaxed and got along well, doesn’t guard his things, likes to be brushed and get a bath, loves to play fetch, is housetrained (oh, yes!), knows ‘sit’ and ‘down’, is used to brisk walks on leash and doesn’t pull. What we’ve discovered on our own is how amazingly adorable he is, how much he likes a good cuddle, how he never stops wagging his tail, he loves watching the squirrels play in the park, and just how fun and friendly he is. He’s loved his time in playgroup, engaging in bouncy play with males and females. He’s a little brindlicious pocket pittie who snorts when he’s happy and is always happy! I fell hard for this little guy and guarantee you will too. Isn’t it time you came to meet him?
King Cujo is a 1 yr. old Am Pit Bull mix.. The owner surrendered King Cujo of personal problems. King Cujo has never been taken to a vet.
Around strangers King Cujo is friendly playful. King Cujo has not lived with children but he is relaxed and playful around children and adults he does not know. King Cujo has lived with two cats, he was relaxed around them and usually got along well with them. King Cujo has never bitten anyone.
The owner stats that King Cujo is not bothered when some moves his food or treats while he is eating, when someone takes his toys away or when someone disturbs her while sleeping. King Cujo likes to be brushed and given bathes but has never had his nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or his home he
approaches them in a friendly manor. The owner does not know how King Cujo is around loud noises such as storms or fireworks.
For a new family to know:
The owner describes King Cujo as friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. His favorite activity is to play fetch with his owner. In the home King Cujo tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. King Cujo sleeps in the floor of the bedroom on a dog bed. King Cujo was fed Pedigree or wellness dry dog food two times a day. He is house trained and has never had an accident in the home, when outside he goes to the bathroom on or around trees and grass. King Cujo knows the commands “sit “and “down”. For exercise Moritz is used to brisk walks on the leash and twice a day and does not pull on the leash.
Behavior during intake:
King Cujo was relaxed with lose body. King Cujo allowed to be scanned (+), collared, pictured and placed in a dog kennel.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and cats
Behavior toward strangers: Social
Behavior toward children: Social and relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed
Resource guarding: None Reported
Bite history: None Reported
Energy level/descriptors: Social and affectionate with a medium activity level.
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Moritz displayed no concerning behaviors and was playful throughout his assessment. He jumped up some on the assessor.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When of leash with another dog, Moritz engages in running, bouncy play.
5/19: Moritz continues to engage in bouncy play with both males and females.
During his initial medical exam, Moritz allowed all handling.
Moritz’s previous owner described him as having a medium level of activity. 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: Moritz jumped up a bit during his assessment. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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