TITUS – A1066236
Safe - 3-4-2016 Staten Island
TITUS – A1066236
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/28/2016, From NY 10302, DueOut Date 02/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: scan negative Sex: neutered male Age: approximately 13 years old; geriatric – VC scheduled Mentation: BARH Eyes: reddened conjunctiva Ears: wnl Teeth: moderate tartar buildup; gingivitis BCS: 2.5/5 Previous owner informed us that he has skin cancer; skin is flakey; activyl was not applied as a precaution of causing irritation; he is missing a toe from left front paw, previous owner said that it was removed because of the cancer Hair Coat: has dandruff Behavior: calm and friendly, allowed all handling
PROFILE: 02/28/16 13:00
Titus is a 13yr old neutered male Pitbull that suffers from skin cancer and according to the owner that is the only health issue that they are aware of.
Titus takes well to strangers and when interacting with them he plays in a gentle manner. He comes from a home with children and according to the owner he is fine in the presence of children. When interacting with dogs (large & small) Titus gets along with them fine. The owner has never had a cat around for him to interact with and doesn’t know how he would respond in the presence of one. Titus has ever bitten a person or another animal.
Titus doesn’t have any guarding issues when it comes to food, treats, and toys. These items can be given and taken away with no problems. Titus takes well to all grooming agents like receiving a bath, having his nails trimmed, and the brushing of his coat.
For a New Family to Know:
Titus is described to be friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a medium to high activity level. When in the home Titus is the type to follow you around seeking attention or be in the same room. Titus enjoys all sorts of dog toys and will play with just about anything. Titus is an indoor only dog that is house broken. Titus was brought up eating both wet/dry food and the brands the owner gave were Pedigree & Beniful. When left alone in the home Titus is well behaved and this applies to him being left in the yard as well.
Titus came into our center as an owner surrender on 2/28/2016. Owner reports Titus comes from a home with children. It is reported Titus gets along with dogs of all sizes. Behavior around cats is unknown. He is reportedly housebroken. Owner states Titus is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, or Treats. Owner states Titus is well behaved if left alone in the home and when alone in the yard. Owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, and playful. He was calm and friendly and allowed all handling during his initial medical exam. Titus walked well on leash during his relief walk, no pulling. He entered the SAFER assessment area with loose body, sociable and interacting with handlers. Titus allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, tail wagging, body relaxed. He stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, eyes soft and squinty, body soft. Titus initially followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, but joined in the game towards the last pass, hopping and jumping, settled easily at end. Titus gently pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He showed no interest in first Toy offered, though this may be due to environment as owner states he will play with just about anything. When offered the ball, he jumped in the air enthusiastically and caught it in his mouth, keeping a firm grip with loose body. He approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, relaxed. The Behavior Team feels Titus would do well with an Average adopter and would make a wonderful family pet.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back, relaxed. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, runs and jumps
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog catches ball in the air, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly.
Dog-dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper dog, soft or loose body, not playful, tail down, investigates then turns away.
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