PETEY – A1092363
Safe - 10-21-2016 Manhattan
PETEY – A1092363
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, COLLIE SMOOTH MIX, 6 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/04/2016, From NY 10456, DueOut Date10/07/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-076800.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Neutered male Scan negative for a microchip Age: Aprox. 9 yrs OU= clear Nose= No discharge AU= clean Teeth=moderate stainning Coat is clean Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D Tense and nervous during exam NOSF
A volunteer writes: They say good things take time but it’s hard to believe middle-aged Petey was ever anything but a total sweetheart. He’s soft, affectionate and hubba hubba handsome, well-behaved and smart as they come and other than socializing with his friends he has two great passions in life–plush toys and belly rubs! The toys are for fetching, tossing in the air and ultimately ripping apart and the belly rubs are for when he’s all tuckered out from playing and wants to take a break. It’s so funny to see his big tongue ‘painting’ the floor as he gives into the bliss of being massaged and if I stop for a second he reminds me to keep doing my job with a pitiful little whine. As soon as Petey’s ready for more playtime, up he pops and it’s right back to the toy, now looking a bit worse for wear but still in one piece as he flings it my way to start a fresh game of fetch. He’s a good boy on leash and seems to be quite house trained and his beautiful brown eyes (with one tiny lightning bolt of blue) look out at the world in bright anticipation of all the adventures to come. Already neutered and ready to leave for home immediately, Petey passed his behavior assessment with flying colors and would be a great match for almost any family. True love awaits at our Manhattan Care Center and his name is Petey, come say ‘I do’ today!
A volunteer writes: Petey is an Australian cattle dog who first caught my eye because of his eyes–beautiful, soulful eyes that basically told me in no uncertain terms, “I want to take a walk!” And take a walk we did–Petey came alive as soon as his leash was on, and the nighttime air flew through his fluffy coat. Petey is a sweet, friendly guy, and he is a great walker. He loves to investigate and sniff all the trees and the sidewalks and pretty much everything we saw on our walk. He is a happy boy who enjoys spending time with his human friends.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
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 stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: Petey showed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Petey is tolerant of brief greeting when sniffed from behind. He becomes a bit tense and offers a low growl when approached face to face. He offers correction when solicited with play. Petey should have slow introductions with resident dogs in a home, and may be most comfortable if introduced to calmer, less playful dogs. He arrived as a stray so in home behavior with dogs is unknown.
During his initial medical exam Petey appeared tense and nervous.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Came in With
- LADY - A1092362
Came in With
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