PRESTON – A1088219
Safe - 9-10-2016 Manhattan
PRESTON – A1088219
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/01/2016, From NY 10023, DueOut Date 09/04/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Nervous and hyper Male intact Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
A volunteer writes: Do you see it? His heart shaped nose? That’s a fraction of the heart he has waiting for you! He’s a wiggle butt in his kennel, so happy to make new friends and be out for a walk. A stand up hug while we wait for the elevator, a kiss and then once outside going potty is a priority. Preston pulls a bit on the leash, thinks birds and squirrels are fun to chase, and joined me on the park bench for hugs and kisses. He’s a great cuddle boy, tucking his head under my chin to become one with me. As we took some pictures, Preston showed me his sit, shakes both paws, and gently enjoys his reward treats. He’s so sweet and friendly he won my heart in a NY Minute, and one of the kennel staff refers to him as “my boy” and told me how much he loves him. Off leash Preston played with a soft toy and brought it into my lap to snuggle. He’s smart enough to figure out the best of all worlds, we can play and cuddle at the same time. He can be a little jumpy from time to time in his enthusiasm for everything he does, but it’s heartwarming to see a dog embracing life as he does. His awesome gray eyes shine with love and good will and he’s ready to turn them on you. I hope you’re ready for him, as he’s one awesome dog! He’s certainly ready for you!
Preston came to the care center as a stray so his behaviors in the home are unknown. Upon intake, he was friendly and playful. Preston pulled on leash for his relief walk, was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. He jumped up, displayed high energy and movement during positioning for Look item. Once settled, he allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted, tail wagging. Preston leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, lip lick, ears back. He was distracted and unresponsive to touch during Tag game. Preston did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, licked and mouthed assessor’s hand without pressure. He playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with loose, wiggly body. Preston approached the helper dog a bit quickly, tail above spine level, not stiff. The Behavior Team feels Preston would do well with an Average adopter. Preston has displayed playful puppy-like behavior, will benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, play to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. He may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as not to jump up.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He 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
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog quickly, body soft, tail above spine level
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