PIEROGI – A1107315
Urgent - Manhattan
**AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION OR RESCUE. REQUIRES 6 MONTH QUARANTINE THAT CAN BE DONE AT HOME**
PIEROGI – A1107315
**DOH – VB HOLD 03/29/17**
**DOH HOLD RELEASED 04/09/17**
**REQUIRES 6 MONTH QUARANTINE WHICH CAN BE DONE AT HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-VB Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/29/2017, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 04/09/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative male intact allows handling clean teeth, eyes wounds on top of left eye, behind the rt ear some abrasion on neck poss bite wounds or others wounds cleaned with novalson clean coat BCS 5/9 AMB x 4 NOSF
A staff member writes: When we think of pierogis, we think of delcious looking appetizers that warm our bellies. When I look at Pierogi, I think of a delicious looking Pittie that warms my heart. He came in a stray, but my intuition says he came from a loving home. and he just wandered away, but isn’t really lost. He has the shiniest brindle coat, well trimmed nails, knows his commands, and play bows at his canine friends as they pass by. Pierogi has a beautiful exterior and interior, just like the appetizers. Come by ACC today to get a sample of his warm & kind demeanor, and to make him part of your family today.
A volunteer writes: ‘Er, excuse me ma’am, have we met?’ I’m Pierogi, and I’m sitting here so politely waiting for my walk. Yes, I have a toy in my mouth as I like to just hold it there….I agree, I do look kind of cute like that. It’s my charm! Here, I’m coming forward and will sit politely while you leash me. OK, let’s head outside as I must go potty! Yes, I’ve been told I’m stunning but I won’t let it go to my head. I can be as playful and silly as the next guy, love to get my zoomies on, love to play with a ball, and love to give kisses. The silly humans named me Pierogi -maybe because I’m the sweetest dumpling they’ve ever met? I know how to sit, I love treats and take them gently, and I also know ‘stay’, well, up to a point that is and then I come running :). I know about furniture and really like to sit on a chair when one is available, and will pose for photos on it with my cutest face on. When I go back into my kennel I like to arrange my bedding to be comfortable, and then just lie down, toy in mouth, to wait for my next walk. I’m one part snuggles, one part playful, one part smart as heck, and you can just keep adding on the parts! I’d love a new home as I’m ready to move forward with a family or person of my own. They don’t call me “Mr. Social” for nothing. So, come meet me today and let’s get this love affair going.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog takes toy then drops and loses interest.
Summary: Pierogi displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment, he was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
4/5: Due to DOH quarantine status, Pierogi is muzzled for off leash interaction. Pierogi is highly distracted by the presence of the muzzle. He approaches and greets the female greeter dog with neutral body language, then offers a small wag.
During his initial medical exam, Pierogi was playful and allowed handling.
We have no history on Pierogi so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, 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)
Pierogi is easily leashed and social with handlers. The “transfer door only” sign is okay to be removed from his kennel.
3/29: Pierogi is at the front of his kennel when approached and easily leashed. Once in the yard and off-leash he is loose and allows all petting. Pierogi is easily re-leashed and placed back into his kennel.
3/30: Pierogi is easily leashed and taken off-leash in the yard. He initially explores the yard then softens up and begins bouncing around. He greets dogs in an adjacent pen with soft body and wagging tail, then starts to whine when he isn’t able to interact. Pierogi is interactive with the handler; seeking attention by putting his paws on her and sitting gently at her feet. He is easily placed back into his kennel.
4/2: Pierogi is easily leashed and taken off-leash in the yard. He initially explores the yard then softens up and begins bouncing around. Pierogi is interactive with the handler; seeking attention by putting his paws on her, sitting gently at her feet, and responds to the command “Sit”. He is easily placed back into his kennel.
4/3: Pierogi is easily leashed and taken off-leash in the yard. He continues to show soft body language, and attempt play with dogs in adjacent pens. He is easily placed back into his kennel.
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