ROCCO – A1081808
Safe - 4-26-2017 Manhattan
ROCCO – A1081808
**RETURNED 04/16/17**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ARRESTED Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/16/2017, From NY 11201, DueOut Date 04/23/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 3-5 years based on dentition and overall appearance Microchip noted on Intake? Yes – positive on intake Stray Confident and walks well on leash, easy to examine, soft body BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild tartar, some fur stuck under gums PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment: Mild tartar, otherwise healthy adult male dog Plan: Neuter. Recommend daily tooth brushing and occasional dental cleanings Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088
A volunteer writes: As my Aunt Lotte would say, “Vat a hunk!”, and trust me Aunt Lotte knows hunks! Rocco is magnificent in his gleaming black and white coat, he’s a big boy who looks imposing and is really a mush who sits for treats and offers his paw in friendship. Gentle, calm, seemingly housetrained, lovely on leash, he’s an absolute joy to be with. As we walked so many small dogs started yapping at him, and he politely and graciously ignored them all, giving them an easy tail wag as if to show how real manly dogs should behave! Rocco enjoys the company of other dogs, wagging his tail at others in adjoining pens, and in playgroup bouncing around with females (he hasn’t been with other males as of this writing), and offering appropriate correction if he gets uncomfortable. Rocco has been with us before when his owner ran into some problems so seems a bit confused as to why he’s back in this place and not home. He’s so gentle and so well behaved I want to hug him and promise him everything will turn out for the best. Won’t you help me make my promise to him come true?
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Rocco displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment, he was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
4/16: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Rocco approaches, greets, sniffs, and lingers by the rear end of the female greeter.
4/17: Rocco engages in bouts of bouncy play with female dogs. He offers correction when play becomes a bit overly exuberant.
4/18: Rocco engages in bouts of bouncy play with polite female dogs.
During his initial medical exam, Rocco allowed handling.
We have no history on Rocco 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)
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/19/2016, From NY 11201, DueOut Date 07/22/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Intact male Scan negative for a microchip About 3 to 4 years old Eyes are clear Nose= No discharge Ears are clean Teeth are white and intact Coat is clean Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF Very friendly but does get nervous when you try to touch him. Lets you know when it’s ok to pet him
A volunteer writes:
Rocko superstar!!!! I was hesitant to take Rocko out for a walk…This guy is going to take me down…Too big, too strong looking…He was so gorgeous, though and making sweet eyes at me…Ok, let’s go…..Rocko took me for a ride until he did his business then walked like a dream. I was quite impressed by him. Leash free in a pen, he came when I called him, sat for treats and upon command, followed the ball I threw for him and accepted my caresses like a tender pussycat…He seemed to really want to please me. I was so amazed by his gentle manners, let aside his beauty. Rocko was found as a stray but has been beautifully cared for . Born perfect looking(care of his mother), he grew up into a magnificent adult (care of his owner) and i am so hoping that Rocko will soon hit the jackpot and find his way to a life fit for a king…Rocko is at the Manhattan Care Center dreaming of green spaces, tasty treats and …mostly a loving master or family..
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