RUSSELL – A1089089
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RUSSELL – A1089089
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, CHOCOLATE / WHITE, BEAGLE / PUG, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/08/2016, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 09/08/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 985112004417866 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 5y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: waxy but WNL Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: overweight Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, hyper, very eager to have attention Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: So sweet and cuddly, and rocking his bow tie, Russell was a delightful respite from the big dogs I usually walk. Housetrained, good on leash, easy to lift in and out of his top kennel, his tail wags, he smiles, he enjoys treats which he takes gently and loves butt scratches! Surrendered to our care by the only family he’s ever known as they are moving out of state, we’re told that he’s lived with kids ages 1-10, and is playful with all, plays exuberantly with other dogs in dog parks and prefers larger dogs, hides and cries during thunder storms, doesn’t guard his things with the exception of human food (he’ll growl). Russell likes to play with toys, is housetrained, and gets 5 baby carrots every day as a treat. Russell has been lovingly cared for, is pleasantly plump, spry on leash, fun and friendly. Russell is a joy, posing for pictures like a pro, making it all easy on me. An absolute delight he’s a proven family dog hoping to find a new family to take care of. Easy peasy I found myself falling in love with this sweet, gentle boy. I know you will too.
Russell walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Russell followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He took the toys away with a soft body language.
Russell was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Russell is friendly around strangers. He has lived and spent time with kids ages 1 to 10. He is playful, tolerant, and protective of the kids. He plays in an exuberant manner with kids and adults. He has been around other dogs in a dog park only. He will seeks play from all size dogs but prefers the larger dogs. He plays in an exuberant manner with them. He spent time with a cat. He was curious and respectful of the cat. Russell is not bothered if you touch his dog food while he is eating, if you take away any kind of dog treat, or if you take away a toy. He will growl if you try to take away human food.” Russell did not show any concern during the behavior assessment but because his owner surrender profile the behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior.
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 low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Russell is a 5 year old neutered Beagle Pug mix who is being surrendered because owners are moving to Arizona and cannot take. Owner’s got Russell when he was a puppy. Owners stated Russell has no medical issues. Russell was seen by a vet last year when he was neutered.
Russell is friendly around strangers. He has lived and spent time with kids ages 1 to 10. He is playful, tolerant, and protective of the kids. He plays in an exuberant manner with kids and adults. He has been around other dogs in a dog park only. He will seek play from all
size dogs but prefers the larger dogs. He plays in an exuberant manner with them. He spent time with a cat. He was curious and respectful of the cat. He has never bitten a person or animal.
Owner stated Russell has no behavior issues. He will cry during thunder storm and will hide between owner’s legs. Russell is not bothered if you touch his dog food while he is eating, if you take away any kind of dog treat, or if you take away a toy. He will growl if you try to take away human food or garbage. Owner stated he will growl but not snap or bite and will allow you to take it away. He is not bothered if held, if disturbed while sleeping, if brushed, and he is very calm during bath time. Owner has never trimmed his nails. He will bark if someone knocks on the door. He is friendly if someone unfamiliar approaches his owner or family member.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Russell is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and aloof with a medium activity level. Owner likes that Russell is nice to everyone. He will follow his owner around when home. He likes to play with balls, squeaky, and rope style toys. He likes to play fetch and tug. He is kept indoors only and sleeps under owner’s bed. He is fed dry dog food, name brand neutral weight management. Owner feeds him 1 1/2 cup twice a day. Owner gives him five baby carrots a day. He is house-trained and will go potty anywhere outside. When left home alone he is well behaved. He has never been left in a yard. He does well in a crate for 5 hours or so. He knows commands like sit and come. Owner takes him running for exercise and off-leash dog parks. He will pull very hard on the leash and has never been walked off the leash.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Russell tolerated all handling during intake. I picked him up and placed him on our counter without any restraint from him. No signs of aggression displayed.
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