POPPA – A1068328
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POPPA – A1068328
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, RED / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason INAD FACIL
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 03/23/2016, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 03/23/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 8y Mentation: BARH Eyes: slight opacity to eyes Ears: heavy wax in AS (chronic according to owner, always shaking and scratching), tolerates some cleaning Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining, seem cared for If abnormal BCS: slightly overweight, 3.25 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: old happy tail injury Behavior: quiet, allowed handling but slightly aloof, will readily give paw and stand for petting Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: This dapper and friendly fellow was surrendered to our care when the family he’s been a part of since he was 3 weeks old lost their home. Poppa lived with older children and while he sometimes can be mouthy in play it’s never with any pressure. He lived and played with a cat, loves baths, is friendly to strangers, loves to play with toys and play chase, is housetrained and doesn’t have accidents, is friendly to strangers, is well behaved when left home alone and knows ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘high 5’, ‘high 10’, ‘kiss’ and ‘get your toy’, and slept with one of the children. That’s quite an impressive resume!!! Poppa showed me some of his ‘skills, including going potty as soon as we were outside, his sit and shake and at the time I didn’t know about his other skills to test them. He loves a good butt scratch, leaning into me for petting and turning around to give me better access to his rear – so cute! His eyes are bright, he’s been well taken care of, and is friendly and social. We’re told he was attacked by a dog when he was young, requiring surgery, and while he ignores dogs when he’s walked, may not do that well with other dogs so a meet and greet is recommended if you have a resident dog. His favorite foods are pizza and Doritos and as they are mine too, I would have loved to spend some time snacking with Poppa. Poppa is doing the best he can in a difficult situation, and we’re told he whined softly as his owner cried during intake. A proven family dog with an outstanding resume, Poppa would love a new family to take care of. He’s hoping you’ll stop by to meet him when you visit, and if you bring a bag of Doritos you’ll certainly win his heart!
Poppa is an 8y.o. male APBT mix. His family got him as a gift when he was 3 weeks old and had to surrender him because they didn’t have a place for him to stay. (Owner lost her home). Poppa scratches at his left ear in the winter. The tip of his tail is dying from wagging so hard into things, so he needs to have it docked.
Poppa is friendly/outgoing w/ strangers. He lived w/ children since they were 11 and older. He’s relaxed, playful, and tolerant w/ them. He plays somewhat rough w/ people, sometimes putting his mouth on their hands (with a loose, wiggly body), not clamping down. When he was young, he was attacked by a dog, requiring surgery to repair the tissue on the side of his neck. He’s respectful of other dogs, ignoring them on walks. He was recently introduced to a medium sized male dog. He went for a walk with him and his owners and was relaxed and friendly, but then jumped onto him and growled. Their owners pulled them apart and they didn’t bite each other. He lived with a cat and was relaxed, playful, and tolerant with him. He’s never bit anyone.
Poppa barks during fireworks. He loves baths. He’s friendly w/ strangers who approach his home/family. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, or wakes him up.
Poppa’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow (home), excitable (in new places), and medium energy. He loves belly rubs. He followed his family. He likes water bottles, stuffed toys, and chew toys, and plays chase. He lived inside and slept w/ one of the children. He ate dry Purina dog food. His favorite foods are pizza and Doritos. He’s housetrained, potties in grass, and doesn’t have accidents. He’s well-behaved while left alone at home. He knows sit, down, high 5, high 10, hug, kiss, and get your toy. He went for brisk walks and pulls on his leash.
Poppa had a loose, wiggly body, open mouth, and fast wagging tail while I pet him, scanned him (-), collared him, positioned him for pictures, and walked him. He sat and gave high 5 and high 10 when asked. He pulled on his leash. He wagged his butt while he stood against me and I pet him. He jumped up, leaned against me, and mouthed my wrists (without clamping down), maintaining a loose, wiggly body. He often sat with his front half in his owner’s lap, looking into their eyes while they talked to him, wagging his tail, and whining softly when they cried. He sometimes barked when no one was petting him.
Group: When off leash with other dogs Poppa engages in brief bouts of play when solicited. Over time he spends his time solely attempting to mount the helper dog.
Poppa pulls a bit on the leash. He was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. Poppa was calm and relaxed during handling. He was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Poppa was not interested in toys.
Poppa was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he is friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow (home), excitable (in new places), and medium energy. Poppa is friendly and outgoing with strangers. He lived w/ children since they were 11 and older. He’s relaxed, playful, and tolerant w/ them. He plays somewhat rough w/ people, sometimes putting his mouth on their hands (with a loose, wiggly body). He’s respectful of other dogs, ignoring them on walks. He was recently introduced to a medium sized male dog. He went for a walk with him and his owners and was relaxed and friendly, but then jumped onto him and growled. He lived with a cat and was relaxed, playful, and tolerant with him. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy”. Poppa did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs Poppa engages in brief bouts of play when solicited. Over time he spends his time solely attempting to mount the helper dog.
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