MUNCHKIN – A1069432
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MUNCHKIN – A1069432
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason INAD FACIL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/05/2016, From NY 10464, DueOut Date 04/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- NEUTERED MALE. VERY MILD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, BODY COAT- WNL OTITIS EXTERNA– EARS ARE FLUSHED WITH OTIC CLEANSING SOLUTION. AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 7 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. ALLOWS HANDLING. NOSF
A Volunteer Wrote: Munchkin is making us nuts. Nuts with love. Nuts because we all love him so much we act like 6 year olds, determined that he loves us the most. Volunteers. Kennel workers. Walkers. (The behaviorists agree—he rocked all aspects of his test, from dogs to treats to food.) To have the joy of having this pup on the other end of the leash, on our laps…even the toughest of us goes soft for this angel. Surrendered by his owner who agrees that Munchkin is as perfect as we think he is (he is surrendered because of housing issues), it goes without saying he is housetrained, likes dogs, strangers, family members…sigh. Please, join the Who Loves Munchkin The Most competition and if you win, he can go home with you!
Another volunteer writes: “Hi, I’m Munchkin and I’m putting my best paw forward to meet you!!!” Stunning in his all white coat, his tan ears perfectly frame gently hazel eyes, he’s gorgeous!! Surrendered by the only family he’s ever known Munchkin has quickly won the hearts of staff and volunteers for his gentle, sweet demeanor. Affectionate and smart he’s happy to shake paw and then settle across my lap for some snuggles. He’s one big lap dog but he makes it work! We’re told he’s housetrained (check), affectionate and playful, loves to play fetch, slept in his dog bed on the floor of his person’s bedroom, enjoys being brushed and taking a bath and doesn’t guard his stuff. In playgroup Munchkin politely sniffs and greets his doggie ‘how do you do’, and seeks out human attention. He’s as sweet as can be and someone is going to be very lucky to welcome Munchkin to their family. Shouldn’t it be you?
Munchkin is a 3 yr. old Am Pit Bull mix. The Owner got him from a family member as a gift; he has owned Munchkin for over 3 yrs. The owner surrendered Munchkin because of personal problems. Munchkin has no health problems and was last taken to a vet over a year ago.
Around strangers Munchkin is friendly playful. Munchkin has not lived with children but he is relaxed and playful around children and adults he does not know. Munchkin has never lived with other animals so the owner has no idea how he would behave around them. Munchkin has never bitten anyone.
The owner stats that Munchkin is not bothered when some moves his food or treats while she is eating, when someone takes him toys away or when someone disturbs him while sleeping. Munchkin 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 says that Munchkin is not bothered by loud noises such as storms or fireworks.
For a new family to know:
The owner describes Munchkin as friendly, affectionate and playful with a very high activity level. His favorite activity is to play fetch with his owner. In the home Munchkin tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. Munchkin sleeps in the floor of the bedroom on a dog bed. Munchkin was fed kibbles and bites dry dog food once 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. Munchkin knows the commands “sit “and “shake”. For exercise Munchkin is used to brisk walks on the leash and twice a day and does pull lightly on the leash.
Behavior during intake:
Munchkin was relaxed with lose body, when approached by staff Munchkin jumped up on the staff member and attempted to lick the handles face. Munchkin allowed to be scanned (-), collared, photographed and placed in dog kennel.
Munchkin came into our center as an owner surrender on 4/5/2016. It is reported Munchkin did not live with children but is relaxed and playful with any children he meets. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports Munchkin is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. Owner reports Munchkin is housebroken and has never had an accident inside the home, when outside he goes on or around trees and grass. Owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level. During
intake, Munchkin was relaxed with loose body, when approached by staff he jumped up and attempted to lick the handlers face, he allowed all handling. Munchkin pulled slightly on leash for his relief walk. He was friendly and jumped up affectionately on assessor upon entering SAFER assessment room. He held gaze for three full seconds during Look
item. Munchkin leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, ears back, open mouth. He was distracted during Tag game, body became wiggly on second pass. Munchkin moved his soft body away during paw Squeeze, remaining item was conducted using Flank. He had no response to both Flank squeezes. He jumped up and mouthed assessor’s hand with
no pressure at end of Squeeze item. Munchkin playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm playful grip with loose, wiggly body. When off leash with other dogs, Munchkin is submissive, low to the ground, seeks human attention. The Behavior Team feels Munchkin would do well with an Average adopter. He may benefit from obedience classes to
learn leash manners and not to jump up. Munchkin would benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, play as well as durable toys such as kongs and nylabones to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Munchkin is submissive, low to the ground, seeks human attention.
Group: When off leash with other dogs, Munchkin is submissive, low to the ground, seeks human attention.
4/7 update: Munchkin greets and sniffs, remaining polite throughout interaction.
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