SWEET CAKES – A1085538
Safe - 8-23-2016 Manhattan
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SWEET CAKES – A1085538
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/15/2016, From NY 10474, DueOut Date08/18/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young male intact dirty ears cleaned scratch mark on head occular d/c NOSF
A volunteer writes: “I named him Sweet Cakes because he’s so darn sweet”, a staff person told me and I agree 1000%. Sweetie (we’re friends so on a nickname basis now, he calls me Vol), is amazing. I wish I could stop at that, but I know you want to know more. He seems to be housetrained, his leash manners are lovely, he’s been well taken care of his weight perfect for his size and his coat clean and groomed, he gives great kisses and is a lap snuggler, and when I stop petting him he nudges me with his adorable nose to keep going. And, speaking of noses, have you ever seen a cuter speckled nose than Sweeties?! I mean, come on………..! I’m also venturing a guess that somewhere way back in his family tree there was a bull terrier as his nose leans towards that unusual shape giving him a unique and adorable look. Is there an Ancestry.com for dogs? Sweetie rolls into me and over for a belly rub, lies froggy style with his squeaky toy; did I mention that he loves toys and brings it over for a good game of tug? Don’t tell him that I let him win each time – that’s our secret. Sweetie’s eyes sparkle, his tail wags, he loves to be pet, and he takes treats gently. He’s so awesome that not only was he my first walk of the day, I took him out again before I left which is a treat reserved for my favorites – but also a treat for me! Run, don’t walk, to meet our handsome fellow as I know you’ll want to make him yours. That’s Sweet Cakes with a capital SWEET!
Sweet Cakes came to the care center as a stray so we have no history of him in a home. Upon intake he was friendly and allowed handling. For his relief walk, he pulled a bit. He was friendly and social once in the assessment room. He began leash biting and jumping up during Look, and pulled his head out of the assessor’s hands three times. He jumped up and mouthed the assessor leading up to Sensitivity, then soft mouths the assessor, leaning in with body soft and tail wagging. He jumps and grabs the leash in his mouth for Tag, was unresponsive to touch. He grabs the leash in his mouth and for Squeeze he needed to be reset to have him give up the leash. He did not pull back his paw on either attempt at Squeeze. He kept a firm grip on the Toy, body loose and wiggly. When on leash at the care center approaching another dog, Sweet Cakes quickly approaches with tail at spine level and wagging, body not stiff. The Behavior Team recommends Sweet Cakes be placed in an Experienced home with no young children. He would benefit from an in depth interaction with any older children in the home and from positive reinforcement training. Sweet Cakes will need daily physical exercise, such as walks and runs, and mental stimulation, such as Kongs and other puzzle toys.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. He grabs the leash in his mouth.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, he jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 2. Dog jumps on assessor. He grabs leash in mouth and keeps it in his mouth. He is playful, body loose.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog to Dog: When on leash at the care center approaching another dog, Sweet Cakes quickly approaches with tail at spine level and wagging, body not stiff.
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