TAFEE – A1071852
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My name is TAFEE. My Animal ID # is A1071852.
I am a neutered male gr brindle cane corso mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/28/2016 from NY 11205, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/29/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 67.8 LBS.
05/01/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/01/16 20:05 Tafee is an adult neutered Cane Corso. He was found outside and brought to ACC. He was friendly during intake and his initial exam.
05/03/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: When a staff person’s face lights up with sheer joy telling me how great a dog is….well, I just have to meet that dog. And Tafee is indeed a delight, a joy, a snuggle boy with a stubby little tail that never stops wagging, and a schmushy face that is expressive and fun. Likely housetrained he ‘went’ as soon as we were out the door and shows off gentle leash manners as we walk to the park. From time to time he puts his nose on the leash by my hand, a cute little gesture, perhaps reassuring himself that he has a friend on the other side of the leash. Whatever his reason, it’s adorable! He ignores all dogs that we pass, even small yappy ones and when I tell him he’s a good boy his little stub wags. Off leash in the yard he sits for a squeaky toy, takes his treats so gently and comes into my lap with his front paws for some kisses. He loves to be pet, leaning his head into my hand for optimum closeness. When our time together was over he hopped right back into his kennel, turned and gave me a smile. I’m smitten, I’m in love and I’m rooting for this big boy to find his forever home quickly. What a love!
Another volunteer writes: All tail waggy as we head out the door, Tafee takes care of his business first, and we’re off to the park. He pulls slightly from time to time but in general walks nicely and easily. He’s got lots of soft fur to pet and enjoys the attention, giving me soft kisses when we sit together in the backyard. Tafee likes treats, taking them gently, and then did an interesting thing, making me wonder about his life before. My leash was on the bench and he kept nudging it with his nose as if the leash meant, to him, that he was going for a walk. I wonder if, in his previous life, he let his person know he wanted a walk by nuzzling his leash. He’s an awesome dog who is looking for his soul mate with whom to spend the rest of his life.
05/03/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Tafee has shown some potential barrier reactivity at the care center. He can be a bit aloof but is social with handlers and in playgroup. However, when out on a walk he has been observed to lunge and growl, with teeth bared, at passersby. At a distance, he would focus and pull toward people and was difficult to distract. Similar behavior has been seen in his kennel: growling when removed for SAFER and lunging toward a visitor. The behavior appears to be barrier-influenced (on leash, through kennel bars) but due to his size and the intensity and repetition of the behavior we feel that Tafee is best suited for an experienced adopter who is prepared to address this reactivity with positive reinforcement-based counterconditioning and desensitization, and who will keep Tafee and those around him safe and comfortable. Also due to this barrier reactivity, Tafee cannot remain in our adoptions room. In order to prevent him from continuing to rehearse the behavior and to receive the behavioral intervention he needs quickly, we feel it is in Tafee’s best interest to move from the kennel into a stable home environment quickly. 4/30 SAFER: Tafee was a bit fearful in the kennel giving a low growl once the handler open the door he was easy lo leash. Tafee walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Tafee followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He was not interested in toys. Tafee does not approach other dog, attempts to exit. Tafee did not show any concern during the SAFER aggression assessment. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, open mouth Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog. Turns body to side in relation to other dog, or exits. Helper:A1071688
05/03/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Tafee is tolerant of approach and greeting from the female greeter, and briefly sniffs in return. Tafee wanders off to explore his surroundings and does not display further interest in approaching the other dog. The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction, as well as allowing Tafee time to acclimate into a new environment, before placement with resident dogs.
04/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: neutered male Age: appx 5y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: scaling and waxy, irritated when touched Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to mod staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A, docked tail Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, nervous about being bear hugged but allowed all other touch Medication: N/A, preventatives given
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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