RAMBO – A0896330
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RAMBO – A0896330
**RETURNED 06/20/16**AVERAGE RATING**
NEUTERED MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/20/2016, From NY 11215, DueOut Date 06/20/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary microchip scan positive 985121009379826 neutered male approximately 7 yrs old BARH ears are clean eyes appear droopy, reddened sclera OU moderate dental tartar, gingivitis 55.8lbs; BCS: 3/5 minor pressure sores on forelimbs calm, allowed all handling
A volunteer writes: Rambo is a super sweet dog with a tough guy name. He has droopy eyes like a basset hound and the distinguished looks of an older gentleman…so cute! He loves to go on walks and scope out the neighborhood and my initial impression of him was that he was friendly, but not so interested in me. But as soon as I sat down he proved me very wrong and promptly made himself at home in my lap! Scoping out the neighborhood is great, but watching it while getting scratches behind your ears is even better…he loves love! He previously lived with children as young as 1 year old and we’re told he “liked to follow his children around and give them kisses.” He has a medium activity level, is very housebroken (he seems it), isn’t very interested in toys, needs proper introductions to other dogs, and gave his previous owner the warmest welcome whenever he would come home. I love this guy! Rambo is looking for a new place to call home and a new person to receive those welcomes…please come meet him at Brooklyn ACC and see if that might be you!
BEHAVIOR RATING – AVERAGE
Rambo previously lived with adults and children ages 1 to 12 years old. The owner stated Rambo is shy around strangers but very friendly once he is comfortable, he is very relaxed and love to give the children kisses. The owner describes Rambo as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy and excitable. It was reported by the owner Rambo is house trained, has a medium activity level and well behaved when home alone. According to the owner if Rambo does not know a dog, he will growl, and bark. At intake it was reported Rambo was relaxed, he allowed all handling.
During SAFER Rambo came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and affectionate towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Rambo was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Rambo was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Rambo appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter and we recommend a dog to dog interaction before being place into a permanent home.
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. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: No interest.
PLAYGROUP INFORMATION: According to Rambo’s previous owner, if Rambo does not know a dog, he will growl, and bark. If a dog approaches him too fast, he may try to bite. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Rambo is initially anxious as he wanders in the pen. He is tolerant of her persistent greetings and attempts to mount him. With further play group sessions, Rambo becomes more relaxed and displays soft body language in a group of calm, female dogs. He displays slightly stiff body language when greeting a dog larger than him, but is able to wander in the pen. He mostly keeps to himself and explores his surroundings. The Behavior Department recommends that Rambo be placed in a home with female dogs that match his calm energy.
6/21: Rambo is anxious as he wanders in the pen. He is tolerant of the other dogs’ persistent greetings. 6
/24: Rambo greets the female dog with soft body language. He wanders in the pen, occasionally greeting the other dog.
6/27: Rambo softly greets two other females but mostly keeps to himself and explores his surroundings. He also seeks attention from the handlers.
7/2: Rambo greets the female dog display soft body language. He is tolerant of her attempt to mount him.
7/21: Rambo displays slightly stiff body language when greeting a dog that is larger than him. Once in the pen he is able to relax and wander. He is a bit sexually motivated but does not attempt to mount.
7/22: When greeting a male dog, Rambo displays stiff body language. As they exchange sniffs, Rambo becomes stiff and his hackles become raised. The session is ended.
7/23: Rambo is uncomfortable with a puppy’s continually greeting and play solicitation. Rambo displays increasing stiff body language as the puppy interacts with him. The session is ended.
8/21: Rambo was tolerant of a female who attempted to mount him and offered a very clean correction.
8/31: Rambo calmly wanders in a group of calm female dogs.
9/1: Rambo greets and wanders in a group with calm females. He becomes a bit tense and begins to bark while greeting a playful male dog in the adjacent pen.
9/4: Rambo continues to greet and wander in a group of calm females. He tenses up a bit when one greets for too long but relaxes when she wanders off.
9/7-9/29: Rambo calmly wanders in a group of female dogs.
10/2: Rambo reciprocated gentle bouncy play today for the first time at the care center with a female.
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