PABLO – A1091023
Safe - 10-1-2016 Manhattan
PABLO – A1091023
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/24/2016, From NY 10026, DueOut Date 09/24/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Little Tense and nervous Male Little growth at the rt thigh Overweight Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes:
Pablo was surrendered because his owner no longer has time for him. He is about three years old. Pablo has a sensitive stomach which can be upset by treats.
Pablo will allow strangers to pet him but enjoys it more if they give him a few minutes to warm up first. He was reported to not be very playful with adults or children. He has lived with a 5 year old boy who he was respectful and tolerant of. They did not play much, and when they did so it was gentle. Pablo lived with his sister for two years. He loved to cuddle with her. He would play a little bit when she would instigate. Owner reported he tries to run towards other dogs when they are on walks together.
Pablo will go to the bathroom indoors only if no one takes him outside for many hours (a full day). He will sometimes bark during fireworks and storms. He loves trying to bite hairdryers when they are on though! Pablo will allow his owner to take food, treats, and toys away. He will allow to be held/restrained for a little while but may struggle after a little while. He will bark when someone unfamiliar enters the yard.
For a New Family to Know
Pablo was described as affectionate, confident, and mellow. He was reported to have a low activity level but owner said this might just be because he did not have many chances to play with her. He loved to follow his previous owner around. Pablo was indoors most of the time and went on very few short walks. He would sleep in his crate. He ate dry food. He will pull very hard on a leash.
Behavior During Intake
Pablo wagged his tail when he entered the ACC, and tried to walk towards other dogs in the lobby. Once in the counselor’s office, he was playful- he chewed on a toy and ran around. He pulled hard on his leash. He allowed for collaring and petting, and sat on command.
Pablo came into our center as an owner surrender on 9/24/2016. It is reported he lived with a 5 year old, respectful and tolerant, they did not play much but when they did it was gentle. Pablo reported lived with his littermate, loved to cuddle and they would play if she initiated it. Owner reports Pablo will try to run towards other dogs when they are on walks. Owner reports Pablo will allow Food, Toys, Treats taken away. Pablo is described as affectionate, confident, and mellow. During intake, Pablo had wagging tail, playfully chewed on a toy, allowed handling. He sat on cue. Pablo pulled hard on leash for his relief walk. He was friendly upon entering SAFER assessment room, at times lightly jumping up to solicit attention/give hugs. Pablo allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, body soft, mouth open. Pablo followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, a bit distracted. He was difficult to position for Squeeze item due to staying very close to assessor at all times. Once positioned he did not pull his paw back, sniffed assessor’s hand. He quickly grabbed Toy when assess-a-hand approached, shredded it, did not relinquish. He approached helper dog quickly, tail above spine level, barking. The Behavior Team feels Pablo would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children. Any older children or other resident dogs should have an in depth interaction before considering adoption. Pablo may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners, as well as walking with a harness.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, a bit distracted
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, sniffs hand
Toy 1: 2. Dog grabs toy quickly when assess-a-hand approaches, does not relinquish, shreds
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog quickly, tail well above spine level, ears forward, barking.
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