SIMBA – 21832
Safe - 4-5-2018 Manhattan
SIMBA – 21832
**DOH HOLD RELEASED 03/14/18**
Intake Date : 2/28/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender (DOH victim)
Medical Behavior: — Age: 2 years Sex: Male
Weight: — lbs
Medical exam pending
A Little Bit About Me…
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Basic Information: Client purchased Simba from a man who lived in Suffolk County when Simba was 6 weeks old. Simba is now a roughly two and half year old, large mixed breed, unaltered male dog.
Previously lived with: 3 adults, 1 dog
How is this dog around strangers? Simba is friendly and playful around strangers. He can be a bit hands-on and may put his paws on you.
How is this dog around children? Simba is friendly and playful around children. Client stated that Simba greatly lowers his excitement around children and is much gentler with them. Simba tolerates all rough play from children but does not reciprocate that behavior. Client stated that his daughter grew up aged 2-4 years around Simba and that Simba is fine with his tail being pulled or her riding on his back when she was younger.
How is this dog around other dogs? Simba is friend and playful around other dogs. With larger dogs, he is more likely to engage in rough play. With smaller dogs, he is much more gentle.
How is this dog around cats? To the best of the owner’s knowledge, Simba has not even seen a cat or interacted with one.
Resource guarding: Simba has no known history of resource guarding. Owner stated that Simba will wait for a command to begin eating and that once he has started, the owner can take it away or move it without any problems.
Bite history: Simba has no known bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: High energy
Other Notes: Simba has displayed no behavioral issues. His owner worked with someone who rehabilitates pitbulls on making sure that Simba does not engage in any kind of resource guarding, too rough of play, act gently around children and dogs, etc.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes There is a fresh gash on his right front leg. It was acquired yesterday 2/27/18 while Simba was engaging in unsupervised rough play with his dog sibling. Neither dog has a history of biting other dogs. Simba did not bite the other dog and the other dog had no injuries. Client was able to clean the wound in his home.
For a New Family to Know Overall, Simba is an energetic, kind dog. When it comes to the following situations, Simba is not bothered or happily accepts the behavior: loud storms or fireworks do not bother him, he is good with his food, treats, or toys being touched, he can be pushed off furniture happily, he is happy to be bathed, have his nails cut, and be brushed. He is excited when he meets strangers and may jump on people until he gets used to them. He demeanor is almost always accompanied with a wagging tail. Simba enjoys playing fetch with a hard ball. He has a tendency to tear apart toys. Simba is fully housetrained. When he was younger, he was crate trained. He utilized the crate on and off for the last eight months. When walked with his harness on, Simba may lightly pull but when the client corrects that behavior with a short tug, Simba stops pulling. Simba usually sleeps in his owner’s bed. Simba is typically fed two heaping portions per day of dry food. The client’s favorite thing about Simba is how tuned in to people’s emotions he is. The client stated that when he would be mad or sad or upset, Simba would approach him and sit by him until he felt better.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Simba was loose bodied and walked around the admissions center sniffing and observing all the sights and sounds. He would jump up on people, but would go back down with a gentle push and a “no.” Simba became very food focused once he was given a couple treats. Simba has a gash on his right front leg from engaging in unsupervised rough play yesterday with his dog sibling. Simba did not bite anyone.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 2-Mar-2018
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Simba appeared a bit timid during Tag and when assess-a-hand approached during Toy item, tentative of the novel stimuli. This may be due to environment as owner reports Simba is playful and outgoing.
Summary (1): 3/12: When introduced on leash to a female dog, Simba displays soft body and wagging tail, pulling towards the other dog in an excited manner.
Date of intake: 28-Feb-2018
Summary: During intake, Simba allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 28-Feb-2018
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Simba was a bit tense but tolerated all handling without issue.
ENERGY LEVEL: His owner describes Simba as having a very high level of energy which matches what we have seen in the care center. Simba displays as a young, social, enthusiastic dog. He will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised, such as daily walks, runs, exercise, and play, as well as long lasting chews such as kongs and nylabones.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar H – Healthy
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: In some situations, Simba was a bit timid in the care center. He manages his stress well and has not escalated or shown any aggression, but he does need time to warm up to new people or situations. He should be permitted to greet new people at his own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person) so he has time to adjust and become comfortable before he is handled. Simba should never be forced to submit to petting or handling when he is showing signs he is uncomfortable.
Comments: Average (suitable for an adopter who has an average amount of dog experience)
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