SKILLET – A1107759
Safe - 4-14-2017 Manhattan
SKILLET – A1107759
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, JACK RUSS TERR MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/06/2017, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 04/09/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective Observed Behavior – calm Objective P = 80 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: ou sclerosis Oral Exam: severe dental disease PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment severe dental disease Plan recc bloodwork then dental
A volunteer writes:
Is he available? Is he in adoptions? I did not see him… I got many of those questions while walking Skillet around the block or cuddling with him on the bench, welcoming visitors to the care center.He does not mind people coming to us to say hello. His tail wags away, his body wiggles… Skillet is a cutie, so well made, spic and span, so lively too while melo when he squeeze against my chest for kisses and hugs. He is a great walker, does his business on the way and is fine nearing other dogs big or small. Free in a pen, he runs and jumps after a small doggy ball and brings it back midway…He likes treats and takes them politely from my hand. Skillet comes with wonderful comments from his former family. He lived with a rabbit he liked to ..lick as well as with children with whom he played exuberantly. He does not like to share his chewbones but does not mind for you to take his food or toys away. Skillet is a middle aged gentleman, super good looking, active while not over the top, very sociable , playful and loving. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center. Your new best friends is waiting for you!!
Another volunteer writes: I was unprepared to take a small dog out, so had my big dog leash and a big boy bow tie, but Skillet didn’t care, he was simply happy to make a new friend. Easily lifted from his top kennel we head outside where he shows off great leash manners. His lush and silk coat demands petting, his little wagging tail and soft eyes implore me not to stop. He’s alert and curious to the activities on the street, but nothing seems to bother him. He’s lived with young children so I guess is used to some degree of noise! Skillet has a lovely family resume and is hoping he’ll find a new family to snuggle up to. He’s a great little dog and is hoping you’ll stop by to meet him today
Skillet is friendly and outgoing towards strangers. He’s lived with kids ages 7 and 9 and is relaxed and playful with them. He plays exuberantly with both adults, children and dogs and has spent time with a Shitzhu/Poodle mix and other dogs on the street and is relaxed and playful with them. He’s never spent time around cats but has lived with a bunny who he was relaxed and playful with as well. He loved to clean her. He has never bitten another animal or human.
During loud noises such as fireworks, Skillet is calm as long as he’s with his family. He isn’t bothered when his food bowl is taken away but will growl and sometimes snap (just a warning) if his owner tries to take away his bones. When it’s a toy being taken away, Skillet thinks his owner is trying to play and becomes friendly. His owner never pulled him off of furniture and would just say “go” or “get off” and he will get down. His owner has never had to hold him from something he wants so it’s unknown how he would react. When awoken from his slumber, Skillet will get up unless he tired, then he just stays on the ground. He tolerates baths, brushing, and getting his nails clipped. Skillet will bark when an unfamiliar person is at his door but will become friendly once they come inside. He’s friendly when an unfamiliar person approaches his humans.
Skillet is friendly, playful, affectionate, and exuberant. He has a medium activity level and when he’s ready to play enjoys fetch with balls (but won’t always bring the ball all the way back), chewing on bones, and tugging on stuffed animals and squeaky toys. He also enjoys chase and wrestle. His owner loves how much Skillet enjoys getting and giving affection and his favorite activity is prancing through the grass. He follows his owner around when she’s home and is kept mostly indoors. He sleeps either on his bed in the kitchen or will crawl into bed with his owner. He’s mostly house-trained but as of one year ago is having issues with peeing inside the house. To avoid this, his owner takes him out right after he drinks any sort of water. When outside, Skillet enjoys going potty anywhere he can pick up a scent. He’s well-behaved when left home alone and has never been crate-trained. He knows sit, go, and come. For exercise, Skillet goes on off-leash walks where he stays close to his owner’s side or on-leash walks where he won’t pull. He eats dry food that turns to a soft gravy kibble when water is put into it.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Neutered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 7 and 9 years old) and a rabbit
Behavior toward strangers: Social
Behavior toward children: social
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and social
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Not bothered if food bowl is taken away but will growl and snap if bones are taken away
Bite history: None Reported
Energy level/descriptors: Social, affectionate, and exuberant. He has a medium activity level
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. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Skillet displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment, he was social throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with another dog, Skillet is a bit stiff when greeting. He then explores the yard.
4/8: Skillet continues to be stiff when greeting. He eventually attempts to mount another dog.
During his initial medical exam Skillet allowed handling
Skillet’s previous owner described him as having a medium activity level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to Skillet’s history of resource guarding, we recommend a home without young children. Older children
who can be trusted to leave Skillet alone when he is in possession of a resource can be considered.
_X_Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Skillet was observed to growl and snap when engaged
with items. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Skillet’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or
equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior
in a new home environment.
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