MR. GOTTI – 9283
Gone - 11-15-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Mr. Gotti. My animal id is #9283. I am a desexed male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years 1 months old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 11-Nov-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person health – medical.
Mr. Gotti is at risk due to behavior (New Hope Only determination). He has shown concerning behaviors towards other dogs in the care center, as well as in previous home. There are no known medical concerns for Mr. Gotti at this time.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Calling attention to himself by doing a little tap dance in his kennel, his smile broadened when he knew he got me. Leashed easily and out the door, Mr. Gotti potties endlessly, making it clear why he worked so hard to have me notice him. Good boy, Mr. Gotti! Although another volunteer mentioned that he can pull on leash, my experience was a good one, with Mr. G trotting nicely by my side. Calm and quiet as we walk, Mr. G looks up from time to time as if wondering who this new person is on the other side of the leash. You can read smart, confused and accepting in his eyes. Mr. G and I head into the backyard for some off leash time, Mr. G exploring the pen, politely declining my treats, and then doing the cutest thing ever. He backs into my legs, inviting me to give him a butt scratch. So cute, and so smart! Our pleasantly plump middle aged guest lived respectfully with a cat with whom he slept, is not a fan of his own kind, doesn’t guard his stuff, and we’re told was relaxed and playful with children from ages newborn to 12. Mr. G rocked his behavior assessment with great scores in all categories, and is currently looking for a dog-free home in which to spend his retirement years. He knows several commands, likes to play with toys and sticks, likes to sleep on the couch, and when left alone at home, is well behaved. Surrendered as his former owner is ill and can no longer take care of him, it’s clear that he’s an awesome best buddy, and now ready to be yours.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 75.4 lbs
Recheck pyoderma (chest, ventrum)
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Mr. Gotti approached with wagging tail and a wiggly body. He jumped on me and gave a hug and kiss. He allowed me to pet him and collar him. He howled when I stopped petting him. He walked right into his kennel and sat down when I opened the door.
Basic Information:: Mr. Gotti is an 8 year old, gray and white large mixed breed. He was found as a stray 3 years ago and his previous owner kept him. He was surrendered because his previous owner is sick and unable to care for him.
Previously lived with:: 1 cat and 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers?: Around strangers, Mr. Gotti is friendly and outgoing. When he plays with adults he is exuberant.
How is this dog around children?: Mr. Gotti spent time with children from newborn to 12 years old. Around them he was relaxed and playful and when he played he was exuberant.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Around other dogs, Mr. Gotti is said to be aggressive. He barks, lunges and has bitten.
How is this dog around cats?: Mr. Gotti lived with a 3 year old DSH spayed female cat. With her he was respectful and they would sleep together.
Resource guarding:: If his food bowl was touched with eatrin, Mr. Gotti would continue to eat with a relaxed body. He became playful if a treat or toy was taken away from him.
Bite history:: Mr. Gotti has never bitten a person but did bite another dog 3 years ago.
Energy level/descriptors:: medium
Other Notes:: Mr. Gotti isnt bothered if he is taken off furniture, disturbed while sleeping, or if his paws are touched. He is friendly if held or restrained, or if his coat is brushed. When given baths he is tolerant but tries to get away. He was friendly if an unfamiliar person approached his home or previous owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: Mr. Gotti has not been to the vet but has no known injuries or health concerns.
For a New Family to Know: Mr. Gotti is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and excitable. The two things his previous owner liked most about him were; he is friendly and loving. When his previous owner was home he would tend to be in the same room. He likes to play with balls and sticks. His favorite games are fetch and tug. At night he slept on the couch. He ate dry Professional Chicken. He is very house trained and rarely had accidents. When left alone indoors he was well behaved. He knows the cues; stay, sit, come, jump and run. He was walked 2 time daily and on leash he pulls very hard. Off leash he wanders and comes when called.
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