SAM – A1082228
Safe - 7-31-2016 Manhattan
SAM – A1082228
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason TOO STRONG
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/22/2016, From NY 10463, DueOut Date 07/22/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-066590.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal to no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allows all handling, interested in exploring room Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Sam is simply irresistible! His chocolate brown eyes and gentle manners are a magnetic force that melts the heart of everyone he meets. And once he lays his head on your lap for a little snooze, you become friends for life. Described by his former family as sociable, playful, and affectionate, Sam seems to have all the qualities of a well-adjusted pup. Indeed, he loves to play fetch, has lived with children, is house-trained [in the potty sense] and generally well-behaved while indoors. There’s so much more I could say, but it’s best if you come to the Care Center and spend some time with Sam. No doubt you’ll agree “He’s so fine!”
Another volunteer writes: “Sam, Sam, he’s our man, if he can’t do it no one can!” Yes, I fell in love with this sweet boy yesterday, his soft, sweet face wrapped in a gorgeous shiny brindle coat, his quietly wagging tail, the gentle way he takes treats after sitting when asked. Going potty the moment we were out the door confirms his former owner’s information that he’s housetrained and we’re told he lived with young children and was relaxed and playful with them, lived with another small dog, gets along well with dogs he doesn’t know, doesn’t guard his things, likes to play with toys, and is well behaved when left home alone. What a resume! Sam and I shared some kisses and cuddles and when he lay his head on my lap my heart thumped. When I met Sam the pads on his feet were tender (hot pavement?) so we didn’t play ball or chase toys. Our vet said his paws will heal quickly but as a result he did not go into group, but greeted all dogs we passed with an easy wave of his tail. He’s such a love, and seriously, if he can’t do it, no one can! Come meet him today.
Sam A1082228 an approximately 1 y male Am Pit bull mix and Star A1082232a roughly 2 year old Picardy mix were both brought in together. They are being surrendered because they were too strong for the owner to walk. They were given to the owner by a friend and have never been taken to a vet.
Around strangers, Sam and Star are both friendly around new people (star can be shy at first). They lived a household with children between the ages of 8 year old to 10 years old, they are both relaxed and playful with them and other adults in the home. Both Star and Sam get along well with each other and other dogs outside that they do not know. The owner has never had cats so the owner does not know how Sam and Star are around them. The owner states that Sam and Star have never bite another person or animal before.
Sam and Star are not bothered when you take their food bowl, treat, or toy away, by thunder storms or fireworks. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home or a family member they approach them in a friendly. They do not mind being bathed but has never had their nails trimmed.
For a new family to know
The owner describes Sam and Star as playful, affectionate and friendly with a high activity levels , their favorite activity is to play fetch with the owner. Around the house, they follow everyone around and prefer to be in the same room as the rest of the family. They had toys and love to play with Balls and rope toys. They sleep mostly indoors with on a dog bed on the floor of the bedroom room. They were fed Beniful brand dry dog food 3 to 4 times a day. Sam and Star is house trained, and go to the bathroom on grass outside the house. When left alone both are well behaved in the home.
Behavior during the intake
During the intake, Sam and Star were relaxed with soft body. They allowed to be scanned (negative), photographed, collar and placed the dog in separate dog kennels.
Sam walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Sam was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He shows minimal interest with toys.
Sam was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he is playful, affectionate and friendly with a high activity levels. His favorite activity is to play fetch with the owner. Around strangers, Sam is friendly. He lived with children between the ages of 8 year old to 10 years old, Sam is relaxed and playful with them and other adults in the home. He was surrender with Star A1082232 they get along well with each other and other dogs outside that they do not know. Sam is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treat, or toy away”. Sam did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. L ick hand
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog may smell or lick toy, then turn away.
When greeting through a barrier, Sam sniffs other dogs with a soft body and wagging tail.
CAME IN WITH : STAR – A1082232 (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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