SCRAPPY – A1031136
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SCRAPPY – A1031136
***RETURNED 08/12/16, SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO CHILD***
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/12/2016, From NY 11368, DueOut Date 08/12/2016,
Medical Summary: microchip scan positive 985112004517080; neutered male; approximately 3 yrs old; BARH; EEN: WNL; mild dental tartar; 55lbs; BCS: 2.5/5, underweight; well groomed hair coat; nervous, limited slow handling
A volunteer writes: What a great face. Look in those eyes. Scrappy has real character. He sports a nice tan coat with a snappy snow-white vest. Only three years old. A perfect age for some lucky adopter. You know you want this pooch. Come visit Scrappy soon.
Scrappy is a 3 year old pitt bull who is being surrendered because owner cannot keep the dog in his current living environment. Scrappy has never had any health issues or injuries. Scrappy was vaccinated last year while sheltered in BACC.
Scrappy is friendly around stranger. He was relaxed and tolerant of the child. He plays in an exuberant manner with adults as well as kids. Scrappy has never lived in a home with any dogs or cats. The pevious owner stated that scrappy does well with friendly dogs. When dogs growl at him , he gets frighten and will growl back.
Scrappy has never bitten anyone or animal. During storms he will hide. He is not bothered if his food is touched while eating, if a treat, bone, toy is taken away, if pushed off furniture, if held, if disturbed while sleeping, when trimming of his nails, or if someone unfamiliar approaches the front door. He really enjoys baths and being brushed. He does like to bark at night.
For a New Family to Know
Owner describes Scrappy as friendly, playful, and confident with a very high activity level. Owner likes how he tilts his head when she speaks to him. Scrappy will follow owner around when home. He likes to play with chew/bone toys and likes games like tug, chase, and fetch. He is kept indoors only and sleeps in a dog bed. He knows commands like sit, stay, and down. He likes running for exercise. He is never walked off a leash and will pull lightly on a leash.
Behavior during Intake
Scrappy was super excited and playful upon intake. Scrappy allowed all handling.
Scrappy previously lived with 1 adult and a child. The owner stated Scrappy is friendly around strangers and was tolerant and relaxed around the child. The owner describes Scrappy as friendly, playful, and confident. The owner mentioned Scrappy is house trained and has a high activity level.
At intake it was reported Scrappy was excited and playful, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Scrappy came into the assessment room fearful and shy, he was friendly and social towards the assessor with a slow approach. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Scrappy joins the game during the tag interaction and during the resources portion of the assessment Scrappy was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Scrappy has been showing fearful behavior and avoids interaction in the care center. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Scrappy is more comfortable and settled in a home environment. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and scrappy be given the opportunity to interact at their own pace. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children due to him not feeling comfortable with fast movements.
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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Scrappy’s owner stated he does well around social dogs. During Scrappy’s previous stay at the Care Center, he displayed a nervous posture, and after settling in, he engaged in high energy play.
8/13: Here at the Care Center, Scrappy greets the other with low head and body. Once let in the pen, he allows the other dog to approach him briefly then increases his distance, avoiding any further interactions.
8/17: Scrappy initially entered the pen nervously, with a low posture and avoid any interactions; keeping his distance from both the greeter and handlers. After a few minutes, he approached the other dog and exchanged sniff, and even offered a play bounce before exploring the pen.
SCRAPPY – A1031136
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/23/2015, From NY 11368, DueOut Date 03/23/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – Tense, tail bbetween legs, head down, warms to voice SLIGHTLY. Allowed limited petting and handling, growled at genital exam, shots. NOSF Activyl applied
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