SMOKEY – 7745
Safe - 10-15-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Smokey. My animal id is #7745. I am a male black brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior Determination: Average A volunteer writes: Brindled bachelor looking for love! Do you like long walks on the beach (or in the park, on the street, literally anywhere), cuddles by the fireplace (or under the covers, on the couch, anywhere really), and sharing delicious treats under the sun (or by moonlight, in the dark, really the treats are all that matter)? Then have I got a boy for you. Meet Smokey! The first thing that will likely spring to mind when you see sweet Smokey is, “Hubba hubba!” But don’t be embarrassed by that, no, no, nope. That’s normal. With his perfect brindled coat, utterly kissable nose, and delightfully delicious and delicate ears, Smokey is a sight for sore eyes. In the prime of his life at just 4 years-old, our lovable Lothario is effortlessly young at heart and bursting with ‘joie de vivre!’ He greets me with a joyous “woof!” in his kennel and, immediately won over by his overflowing charms, I invite him out for a walk. Smokey pulls a bit on leash, and of course, with a face like that, and personality to spare, draws attention from all who pass him. “Handsome boy!” “Cuuuute!” “Awww.” But don’t let jealousy overcome you, no, no, nope! For the moment you and Smokey retire to a pen, he only has eyes for you. Smokey can be a bit jumpy when something excites him (and many things do!), so would do best with an experienced and patient owner who can show him the ropes of life and shower him with care and affection. Whether you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places, or haven’t been looking at all, an autumnal romance is waiting for you just around the corner. Smokey is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Smokey is at risk for CIRDC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 52 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 30-Sep-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 4 years) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Playful and exuberant Behavior toward dogs: Playful and energetic at the dog park Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Smokey is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a high energy level. Date of assessment: 2-Oct-2017 Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a 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 might jump on Assessor once play begins. Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Summary: In the assessment room, Smokey immediately approached the assessor with a loose body and playful stance. He was social and playful throughout and allowed all handling, displaying no concerning behaviors. HE jumped up on the assessor a few times in a social manner. Summary: Smokey is exuberant and playful when engaged with dogs in the care center. The previous owner described Smokey as playful and energetic in dog park settings. In home behavior around dogs is not known. The behavior department feels that based on collective history and observation, Smokey may be most compatible with other playful, social dogs. Summary (1): 10/1: When introduced off leash to dogs, Smokey is bouncy and playful. Summary (2): 10/2-3: Smokey engages in bouncy play with intent to mount female dogs. Summary (3): 10/4-10/6: Smokey is bouncy and playful with other dogs. Date of intake: 30-Sep-2017 Summary: Upon intake, Smokey had a loose body and was energetic. ENERGY LEVEL: Smokey’s previous owner described him as having a high activity level. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience) Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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