SHARKY – A1100977
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SHARKY – A1100977
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NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 3 mos
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/04/2017, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 01/04/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes: Sharky, my main man…gentle, composed, soft and easy. With a walking log full of accolades from volunteers who have walked him I knew my time with Sharky would be a joy. And, he didn’t disappoint! A gorgeous blockhead in a tan and white coat, Sharky is great on leash, checks up often as we walk, is housetrained, gives
gentle kisses, sits when asked and is respectful and unassuming. Yes, he looks a bit confused as I’m not the person he knows, this isn’t the place he called home but he’s a rockstar. Surrendered as his former owner could no longer take care of him, we’re told he’s friendly with all, is playful with kids of all ages, does not guard his stuff, likes to chew on sneakers, is active, crate trained (for up to 6 hours), knows ‘sit, ‘stay’ and ‘down’, loves squeaky toys, playing fetch and tug. Sharky is quiet, respectful, unassuming and a dreamboat. He’s done well in group play, playful and tolerant of other pups. A proven family dog looking for a new family to love, when he joined me on the bench for some hugs and kisses I promised him a new family might be just a day away. He’s waiting to meet you and hopes you don’t waste a minute more. He’s awesome and waiting to show you just how much. And don’t forget to put your sneakers away!
Sharky is a 1 year old male American Pit Bull terrier. He is being surrendered because owner cannot take care of him anymore. Owner bought Sharky from a breeder one year ago. Owner stated he has no medical issues and last saw a vet 6 months ago for booster vaccinations.
Sharky is friendly around strangers. He has spent time with kids of all ages and he is exuberantly playful with them. He has never lived or spent time with dogs, cats, or any kind of animal. He has never bitten a person or animal.
Sharky becomes anxious when left alone and he will tear up sneakers. He is not bothered by loud or sudden noises. He does not guard food, treats of any kind, or toys. He tolerates all sorts of handling. He will bark if someone knocks on the door but is not bothered if someone approaches his owner.
For a New Family to Know
Sharky is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level. He will stay in his favorite spot when home. He likes to play with squeaky toys. His favorite games are fetch, tug, and wrestling. He was kept indoors only and slept in his crate. He was fed Iams dry dog food. Owner gave him one large scoop twice a day. He is house-trained and likes to potty on cement. When left home alone he will tear up sneakers. He behaves if left in a yard alone and does well for 6 hours or so in a crate. He knows commands sit, stay, and down. For exercise owner would take him running. He does not pull and he is never walked off the leash.
Behavior during Intake
Sharky tolerated all handling. No signs of aggression were displayed.
Unaltered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Exuberantly playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Sharky was described by his previous owner as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level.
Other notes: Upon intake Sharky tolerated all handling.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He 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, closed mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Sharky displayed no behavioral concerns on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Tolerant: These dogs are typically non-reactive on leash and will be either friendly or indifferent off leash. They can typically tolerate some rude behavior from other dogs and can be described as having a long fuse. They show relaxed, appropriate, easy-going body language around others.
1/5: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Sharky approaches and greets politely. He is tolerant of play solicitation. He offers very brief play bows, then ceases when another dog does not reciprocate.
1/8: Sharky approaches and sniffs other dogs.
1/9: Sharky approaches and greets, briefly bounces around with playful dogs.
1/10: Sharky approaches and greets, is tolerant of play solicitation from a male dog, though doesn’t reciprocate.
During his initial medical exam Sharky allowed all handling and appeared friendly and high energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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