TOMATO – 8679
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TOMATO – 8679
*NOT AT SHELTER – IN ACC FOSTER**FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected]**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
Breed American Pit Bull Cross
Sex Male Color Red / White
Spayed / Neutered Unknown Age Young Adult
My health has been checked.
My vaccinations are up to date.
My worming is up to date.
Animal ID: 8679
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A Little Bit About Me
A volunteer writes: A star !!! Tomato certainly is one. He has participated in so many playgroups with his peers, males and females, came out a winner, a friendly mate and a very pleasant dog to see evolving in a group. With people, he is one nice character, a good walker, sitter and even a lap dog who loves caresses. His walking log written by other volunteers abounds with lovely comments. In a nutshell Tomato is a VERY good dog and the cherry on top is that he is absolutely gorgeous, well made, young, beautifully dressed and owns an award wining smile. I met him for the first time last night . He has a little cold tat we are treating of course and made the biggest impression on me. I see him as a great companion and forever best friend, good with people and dogs alike, well mannered and balanced. A must as a pet! Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
10/08/17 : Mild dermatitis noted on intake, pruritus reported; diarrhea reported x 2 in 2 days
S/O : BAR, energetic and friendly, sneezing, excessive serous nasal discharge, eupnic, mild dermatitis with seborrhea sicca along dorsum; moderate pruritus
A : CIRDC, Dermatitis/Pruritus, Diarrhea. P : Move to isolation, doxycycline 300 mg PO SID x 14 days, Benadryl 50 mg PO BID x 7 days; if pruritus continues, then consider adding low dose steroid as long as CIRDC is improving, Rec fecal, monitor for continued diarrhea
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 4-Oct-2017
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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Tomato immediately approached the assessor in the assessment room, having a soft body, and was playful. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP NOTES :
Tomato has displayed social, playful behavior toward other dogs in the care center. The behavior department feels that Tomato be most compatible with other dogs who are social and playful.
10/3: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Tomato greets politely, is a bit anxious while keeping to self. He re-approaches and offers one brief, playful bow.
10/4: Tomato is more social and playful when engaging with other dogs, engaging in bouncy play.
10/5: Tomato solicits brief bouts of bouncy play. He attempts to mount select dogs during play.
10/6: Tomato engages in brief bouts of play with playful dogs, and wanders the yard with dogs that do not reciprocate his play solicitations.
10/7: Tomato engages in brief bouts of play with other playful dogs.
We have no history on Tomato so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:
Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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