ROCKY – A1068816
Safe - 4-6-2016 Manhattan
ROCKY – A1068816
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 9 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/29/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 03/29/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young male intact tense, nervous clean EEN clean coat NOSF
A volunteer writes: How cute can a puppy be ? Rocky, certainly ,could win a first price.. He is a compact little bundle, cinnamon and cream, well built, well groomed and so healthy. He carries around a very serious face but he is known to be very active, affectionate, friendly and playful. It is hard to get a smile from a pup who was a beloved house pet just few days ago. Rocky looks a little sad in his kennel. I can hear sobs at times…. He lays right at his door as he wants to come out and be in company. Rocky is leashed one, two, three and walks briskly, doing his business without marking as soon as we are out the door. He is fine meeting other dogs and even playbows to two friends playing with their caretakers. Free in a pen, he acts quite shy, rolls on his side when I play a little too excitedly with him but he comes around, wagging his tail and asking for more.He sits on command and takes treats gently from my hand.He does not mouth or go for the leash. He seems to appreciate to be hugged tight and kissed. Rocky is with us for the very same reason most puppies are relinquished …No time and need for training…Well, it is obvious that pups like kids need patience, time and upbringing…I could go on and on with that matter…Rocky comes otherwise with excellent comments. Good with people, children, other dogs(even little ones), house trained and free of handling issues…His main problem:chewing on household items when left alone in the house..There are remedies for that…Rocky is too adorable to remain any longer in our walls…He needs a new home, a new master or family who understands and wants to make a rockstar of a pup…Come and meet our Rocky at the Manhattan Care Center and take him home as your forever best friend.
Rocky A1068816 is a 9 month old American Pitbull Terrier Mix. He was purchased from a breeder at 2 weeks old. His owner cannot keep him any longer because they do not have the time for him and he needs training. Rocky does not have any medical concerns and was last seen by a Veterinarian in October 2015.
Rocky is friendly with strangers. he plays gently with adults. He has not lived with children, but is friendly with children. He has lived with 2 teenaged boys and he was very respectful with them. He loves to play tug with a rope with them. Rocky has lived with a Yorkie and he was friendly and respectful with the dog. He has never bitten anyone.
The only behavior issues that Rocky has is that he would be left alone for long periods of time so he would become destructive. He is a puppy and will need to be trained to stop him from chewing on on furniture and house hold items. Rocky allows you to take away his food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. He allows you to bathe him. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway or owner, he stays quiet.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Rocky is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He is a puppy and has a high activity level. He loves to play tug with a rope. He also loves to play with balls. When home, he follows you around. He has been kept mostly indoors. Rocky sleeps on a doggy bed in the living room. he is fed Purina Puppy Chow dry food. Rocky is house trained and prefers to go on cement. For exercise he is walked on the leash. He listens to commands in English and Spanish.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Rocky allowed all handling and photos.
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