ROSCO – 19921
Safe - 2-18-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Rosco. My animal id is #19921. I am a male fawn brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 03-Feb-2018
Rosco is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Rosco will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. There are no behavior concerns for Rosco at this time, average determination.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Volunteer fans rave, ‘Rosco is poetry in motion!’ and I couldn’t have described him better myself. A handsome young hunk always on the move and searching for fun and friendship wherever he goes, Rosco’s technically no longer a baby but he looks, snuggles and plays like he was fresh out of puppyhood. His generous heart is ready to welcome everyone who crosses his path with beaming smiles and gleeful tail wags. In playgroup, he’s exuberantly bouncy, frolicking freely with peers both male and female. In the world according to Rosco, toys are to be shared, treats gently savored, and strangers welcomed with open arms. An enthusiastic but responsive walker on leash and ready to give away bushels of stand-up hugs and kisses when off leash, this big mushball aced his behavior assessment, and would be a great fit for an active family of any size or species. Boys just wanna have fun, too, and Rosco’s ready to show you how much joy he could bring into your life, if only you’d give him a chance. Come and get your (puppy) love at our Manhattan Care Center today!
My medical notes are…
Weight: 43.25 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/3/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 2/4/2018
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Rosco approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He jumped up on the assessor a few times in a playful manner. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary:: Rosco has displayed exuberantly playful behavior when engaged with other dogs. Owner history is unknown due to arriving as a stray. The behavior department feels that based on observed behavior in the shelter, he may be most compatible with other exuberantly playful dogs.
Summary (1):: 2/4: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Rosco is exuberantly playful.
Summary (2):: 2/5: Rosco continues to engage in exuberant play.
Summary (3):: 2/6: Rosco plays exuberantly with male and female dogs.
Summary (4):: 2/9: Rosco plays exuberantly with male and female dogs, attempting to mount both when play slows.
Summary (5):: 2/10: Rosco plays exuberantly with a female dog.
Date of intake:: 2/3/2018
Summary:: Rosco was very social and allowed all handling.
Date of initial:: 2/4/2018
Summary:: Rosco was playful, social, and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Rosco 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.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Rosco has been highly social with his human caretakers in the shelter environment. He has been soft and social throughout all his interactions with staff and volunteers.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Rosco jumps up socially on people. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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