TANK – 19810
Safe - 2-12-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Tank. My animal id is #19810. I am a male black dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 02-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- homeless.
Tank is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Tank is suitable to go to an Average home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: If you ask me, Tank is the cutest and most endearing guy around. His mushy face reminds me of a claymation character, and he is SO wiggly when I approach his cage I can almost see the floor shaking beneath his paws! He comes to us due to housing issues, and his former owner confirms that he loves meeting new people and is an all around good boy! He was relaxed and playful with the resident cat, is reported to be housebroken, and he’s even cooperative for nail trims and baths. He tends to jump up for attention, but has otherwise been very easy to handle on our walks. He has a lot of energy, but toys are the perfect outlet for it: he throws stuffies for himself and sprawls out like a frog with tennis balls. He is completely engaging, gives kisses generously, and thinks every lap is just the right size. He’d make a great wing man and an even better best friend…please come meet him at Brooklyn ACC!
My medical notes are…
Weight: 57.8 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/2/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers:: Tank is friendly and affectionate.
Behavior toward children:: Behavior around children is unknown
Behavior toward dogs:: Tank has not lived with dogs.
Behavior toward cats:: Tank is relaxed and playful.
Energy level/descriptors:: Tank is friendly and affectionate with a high activity level.
Date of assessment:: 2/6/2018
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 follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Tank was playful during the handling assessment. He would jump on the assessor seeking attention, and allowed handling with no concerns.
Summary (1):: Tank is sexually motivated and is a bit intense when initially greeting a novel dog. He attempts to mount, but will listen to handler interruptions. As he continued to participate in Group, Tank reciprocated play gestures and engaged in running/chase play with frequent body contact. According to Tank’s previous owner, Tank did not socialize with other dogs so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown.The Behavior Department recommends that Tank be placed in a home with resident dogs that will tolerate his sexually motivated behaviors and matches his play style. 2/3: When off leash at the Care Centers, Tanks rushes into the pens, sniffing and licking the female helper dog’s genital region. He briefly listens to interruptions but attempts, on multiple occasions, to flip the female dog by running under her. He engages in intense cooperative play, with a slightly tense posture and constant body contact. 2/4- 2/6: Tank continues to be sexually motivated and tense while interacting with a playful female. He does engage in brief bouts of bouncy cooperative play and responds well to interruptions. 2/7: Tank engaged in running chase with a novel female dog, and respond well to interruptions when he mounted her.
Date of intake:: 2/2/2018
Summary:: Tank was very loose and wiggly throughout intake.
Date of initial:: 2/2/2018
Summary:: Tank was wiggly and loose.
ENERGY LEVEL:: His previous owner describes Tank as an energetic, friendly, affectionate dog. Tank is a young, enthusiastic, social dog. 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)
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