SYLVESTER – A1066088
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SYLVESTER – A1066088
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, BEAGLE / AM PIT BULL TER, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/26/2016, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 02/26/2016,
Medical Summary Microchip: scan negative Sex: male intact Age 8 months Mentation: barh Eyes: normal Ears: normal Nose: normal Teeth: white If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: normal Hair Coat: normal Declawed: n/a Any injuries: none seen Behavior: was a bit nervous during initial exam Medication: pyrantel and activyl
Sylvester A1066088 is a 8month old male Beagle/AMPBT mix who was given to the owner from the previous owner and is being surrendered due to the residence not allowing pets. He was never taken to a veterinarian and currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Sylvester is nervous for a few minutes. Sylvester hasn’t been around children or other animals but was relaxed, playful & gentle with the adult in the home. Sylvester hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Sylvester “goes” indoors. His behaviors are unknown for the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved or being held/restrained. Sylvester barks if someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member
For A New Family To Know:
Sylvester is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow (at times), playful & excitable with a low-medium activity level. The owner likes how cute he is and Sylvester enjoys resting. When the owner is home he follows them around sometimes. Sylvester enjoys ball, squeaky & stuffed toys. He’s a mostly indoor only dog who’s walked when the owner is able to. He sleeps on a dog bed and eats dry Gravy Train dog food 1-2x a day. When left home alone he isn’t destructive but isn’t house broken. His known commands at times is “sit”.
Sylvester had what appeared to be a tense body posture and he low growled/barked when approached. After a few minutes of sitting next to him and baby talking him he allowed all handling. Sylvester allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of. Sylvester then semi hopped into the kennel on his own while we lifted him up from the backside. Once we took Sylvester out of his kennel to get him into the transport van he came alive and began jumping up on us, play bowing, sitting on our laps, leaning into our chests and giving an endless amount of kisses.
Sylvester came into our center as an owner surrender citing landlord issues. It is reported Sylvester has not been around children or other animals so behaviors are unknown, though was relaxed, playful and gentle with adult in the home. It is reported he is nervous initially around strangers but warms up. It is reported he is well behaved when left alone in the home but is not housebroken. During intake, Sylvester had a tense body, low growled/barked when approached. After a few minutes of speaking gently he allowed all handling. Sylvester pulled a bit on leash during his relief walk. Sylvester was fearful upon entering the SAFER assessment room, requiring some time to warm up and allow assessor to do tactile portions of the assessment. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted, open mouth pant. Sylvester stood still and accepted the touch for Sensitivity item, ears back, lip lick. He was uncomfortable during Tag game, focused on exiting and spinning towards hand on each pass, but approached assessor at end. He displayed high energy and constant movement during Squeeze attempt, moving body away so assessor was unable to complete the item, therefore remaining item was conducted on Flank. Sylvester sat down during both attempts at Flank Squeeze, open mouth on assessor’s hand. He showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports he enjoys balls and squeaky/stuffed toys. When off leash with other dogs Sylvester is very playful. He engages in typical puppy play with males and females. The Behavior Team feels Sylvester would do best with an Experienced owner that does not have very young children. He would do best initially with a slow approach/slow introduction. Sylvester appears uncomfortable with fast movement, and would benefit initially from a calm, quiet, structured space so he can relax and know what to expect in his new home. He would benefit from puppy obedience classes so he can learn socialization/play with people as well as housebreaking/crate training.
Look: 1. eyes averted, open mouth pant, body soft.
Sensitivity: 2. stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, ears back, lip lick.
Tag 3 . Dog spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit
Squeeze: 3 moves body away
Flank 1/2: sits down, mouths hand
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Sylvester is very playful. He engages in typical puppy play with males and females.
3/1 update: Sylvester is vocal and pushy during play, and begins to mount other dogs during play.
3/2 update: Sylvester is playful and mouthy, continues to mount during play.
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