SNOW – A1088396
Safe - 9-14-2016 Manhattan
SNOW – A1088396
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
MALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER / LABRADOR RETR, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NEW BABY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/02/2016, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 09/02/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: hives throughout, possible vaccine reaction Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allows all handling, playful but strong Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes:
Winter is coming. Not immediately, not tomorrow. But soon. And I for one am glad. The holidays, hot cocoa, mittens, scarves, and sweaters. And best of all, most of all – snow. Gorgeous, fluffy, soft, magical, pristine, awe-inspiring, smile-inducing Snow. With its big floppy tongue…whoops! It seems I’ve been describing our 2 year-old Snow all along! Surrendered to our care due to a new baby, Snow is much like a baby himself. He smiles often, drools regularly, and wants what he wants when he wants it please! But who can possibly resist any demand he might have with a face such as that? From the moment statuesque Snow and I hit the street all eyes are on us. Now, I could kid myself and think some of that attention had at least something to do with me, but who would I be fooling with this boy by my side? Snow is every bit as confident, bold, and outgoing as he should be and seems more than accustomed to all the attention he soon receives. “What a face on that one!” a woman exclaims as Snow trots quickly past her. But Snow is more than good looks. He is quiet as a mouse in his kennel, appears to be housebroken tending to business right away, sits for his treats and takes them gently. Winter is coming. And you’ll want the ideal someone to shield you from the chill. I know just the guy. Snow is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Snow was surrendered because he liked to play too roughly with previous owner’s new infant son.
Snow is friendly around strangers. He will go up to them and jump and ask to be pet. He lived with an infant for a few weeks, and spent time around four and five year old children. He primariliy lived with two adults. Around children, he is relaxed and playful. He will sometimes play too roughly with children, especially when he begins to jump on them. With adults he plays similarly, very exhuberant and lots of jumping. He has visited with both big and small dogs. He play exhuberantly with them, as well. He has not lived with cats or any other animal.
Previous owner was not able to identify any behavior issues with Snow. He is house-trained and will only go to the bathroom outside. He does become anxious during fireworks or storms and will run around and try to hide. Snow will allow people to take away food, treats, or toys. He doesn’t mind being restrained or pushed off furniture. He will allow baths and brushing, and has never had his nails trimmed. If someone unfamiliar comes to the door, he will bark.
For a New Family to Know
Snow was described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy, and excitable. He has a high activity level and likes to be walked at least three times a day, and to visit the park. He has only been outside on a leash. Owner says this is because he is very friendly with dogs and will try to play with any dog if off the leash, even if the other dog is fearful/etc. At home, Snow will follow his owner around the house. He sleeps with his owner on the bed. He eats wet and dry food. He does pull hard on a leash.
Snow was relaxed with loose body and wagging tail. He allowed petting and collaring by counselor. He jumped on counselor and other staff menbers he came in contact with, but listened when told to get down. He listened when told to sit for pictures. He readily followed ACO away from owner into the back.
Snow came to the care center as an owner surrender due to playing too rough with the owner’s new baby. Owner reported that Snow lived with an infant and has been around four and five year old children, he is relaxed and playful with them but sometimes plays too rough. Owner also stated that he has been around dogs and he plays exuberantly with them. His behavior with cats is unknown. It is reported that Snow is housetrained and that he is not bothered if people take away his food, treats, or toys. Owner describes Snow as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy, and excitable. Upon intake, Snow was relaxed with a loose body and he allowed handling. For his relief walk, he pulled hard on leash. Snow allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, a bit tense. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth, tail wag. Snow playfully ran and jumped during Tag game. He jumped up hard on assessor during positioning for Squeeze item, primarily due to his size. During positioning for Squeeze, Snow also whined and began displacement scratching. Once positioned, he gently pulled his paw back on both Squeeze items. Snow kept a firm grip on Toy, body a bit stiff. He required a trade up to relinquish the Toy, and remained focused and pulled on leash to where Toy was placed. The Behavior Team feels Snow would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children. He would benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as body awareness and focus, the cue ‘drop it’, and trade up games.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body a bit tense, lip lick
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans in, open mouth, tail ag
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog jumpws on assessor, whines, displacement scratching. Once positioned, gently pulls back paw
Toy 1: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is a bit stiff, requires trade up.
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