SEBASTIAN – A1089638
Safe - 9-20-2016 Manhattan
SEBASTIAN – A1089638
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason TOO ACTIVE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/13/2016, From NY 10466, DueOut Date 09/13/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 8m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining, young If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allows all handling, hyper and swete, responds well to “sit” Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: A big puppy and stunning! Sebastian is all about making new friends, wagging his tail at all and thrilled with getting some attention. He’s housetrained per his former owner and proved it to me by ‘going’ as soon as we were out the door. So handsome in his
gorgeously groomed cocoa color coat, he gives me a stand up hug before we head to the park. Sebastian wants to meet everyone we pass, people, other dogs, kids – he’s just a friendly boy. Surrendered to our care by his person because he’s “too active”, Sebastian is indeed a puppy who needs a lot of exercise as all puppies do. We’re told he’s friendly to all people (check), doesn’t guard his things, loves to play tug of war, knows ‘sit’ (check) and ‘down’, and likes to be in the same room in the house as his people. For a big puppy Sebastian did pretty well on leash, posed for some pictures, and then off leash enjoyed playing with a plush toy. On his playdate he solicits play with bounces and bows (awwwwwwwwwwww). If a gorgeous big boy who
loves and needs daily exercise, followed up with some loving, is your idea of a perfect companion than be sure to meet Sebastian when you visit.
Sebastian is an approximately 8 month old male Am Pit bull mix. He is being surrendered because he is too active for the owner. He was given to the owner by his previous owner and never taken to a vet.
Around strangers, Sebastian is friendly around new people. He not been around children but he is relaxed and playful adults in the home. He has never lived with other dog and when outside he tries to play with other dogs. The owner has never had cats so the owner does not know
how Sebastian s is around them. The owner states that Sebastian has never bite another person or animal before.
Sebastian is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treat, or toy away, by thunder storms or fireworks. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home or a family member he approaches them in a friendly. Sebastian does not mind being bathed but has never had his nails trimmed.
For a new family to know
The owner describes Sebastian as playful, affectionate and friendly with a high activity level Sebastian’s favorite activity is to play tug of war with the owner. Around the house, he follows everyone around and prefers to be in the same room as the rest of the family. He has toys and loves to play with Balls and rope toys. He sleeps mostly indoors with on a dog bed on the floor of the bedroom room. Sebastian was being fed Beneful brand dry dog food 3 times a day.
Sebastian is house trained, and goes to the bathroom on grass outside the house. When left alone Sebastian sometimes gets bored and can knock down items in the house. Sebastian also knows the commands for “sit” and “down”. For exercise Sebastian is to walks outside twice a day.
Behavior during the intake
During the intake, Sebastian was relaxed with soft body. Sebastian allowed to be scanned (negative), photographed, collar and placed the dog in the kennel.
Unaltered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and children
Behavior toward children: Playful
Behavior toward dogs: Never lived with other dog and when outside he tries to play with other dogs
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: He is house trained
Energy level/descriptors: High energy
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Sebastian displayed no human-directed aggression during his assessment.
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Sebastian displays a soft body, and engages in play while offering bounces and play bows. Sebastian’s previous owner cites “He has never lived with other dog and when outside he tries to play with other dogs”. It is unknown how his/her behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting. The behavior team feels that Sebastian could potentially be adopted to a home with another dog pending a successful pre adoption interaction.
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