TREBLE aka TROUBLE – A1078718 (Alt ID A1095202)
Safe - 11-20-2016 Manhattan
TREBLE aka TROUBLE – A1078718 (Alt ID A1095202)
**RETURNED 10/29/16, SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / AM PIT BULL TER, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason HOME SIZE
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 10/29/2016, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 10/29/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 091351540 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 10y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to moderate staining for age If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: very anxious but friendly, allows all handling but seems to be searching room for something, whines and demands affection Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes (as told by Treble): Hi – I’m Treble, and if anyone ever tells you that they don’t want to adopt a senior dog, I’m hear to tell you why they should. I was brought here by the only person I’ve ever known due to housing issues. We had a nice life. We played, we went on nice walks, he taught me commands like ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘lie down’ and ‘paw’, how to go potty outside (I like grass for that), and how to play tug (I’m really good at that and will bring my toy back to you to play). I lived with children ages 0-5 and knew how to be gentle with them, and I’m good with others dogs but don’t like them sharing my treats or bones. I also like looking good, so enjoy baths and brushing. My new friend Volunteer commented on what a gentleman I am on leash, how quiet I was in my kennel waiting my turn, and she laughed when I kept bringing my toy over to her to
play tug. Volunteer sat down on the bench writing some stuff, and when I came over to help her she laughed, so I just sat at her feet so she could pet me too. I’m fun, friendly, well mannered, and have had years of experience as a companion to a person. That counts for a lot! So, let’s spend time together so you can see how awesome I am, and then I know you’re going to want to bring me home. I’d like that.
Another Volunteer writes: I spent my evening with Treble last night, and I have to say it surely was a pleasure! Treble is a 9 year old lab mix, with a distinguished bit of a gray beard and the softest, sweetest eyes you would ever see. As soon I walked over to his cage, Treble was up, ready for a walk. Once outside the cage, his tail started wagging, and it really never stopped! This is a happy, sweet boy who loves going for walks, loves sniffing leaves (I was pretty sure we would eventually find some hidden treasure in there, he was so serious about his sniffing!), and getting loved on by his human friends. Treble walks wonderfully on a leash, and he happily greeted everyone we met along the way—with that tail always wagging! When it was time to say goodnight, Treble stayed as close to the front of his cage as possible so I could reach in and give him a few more head rubs. What a great way to spend a Monday night—I will forever be envious of the lucky person who gets to spend every night with this great guy! Come on down and check out Treble!
Treble is a ten year old lab pit bill mix who spent his entire life with his previous owner. He was surrendered due to housing issues with his previous owner. He was described as friendly and outgoing around strangers. With the counselor during intake, Treble was wagging his tail with mouth open and loose body. He listened to commands from counselor and would only eat treats out of counselor’s hand (he did not want to eat off the floor!). Treble lived with children aged 0-5. He was playful and gentle with them, and good about listening to commands while they were playing. Treble has not lived with other dogs, but at the dog park he would sometimes growl and snap at other dogs if treats or bones were around. If there was no food involved, he liked to play with other dogs. Treble once lived with a cat and chased and attempted to bite it.
Treble is house trained and is quiet and well behaved when left home alone with toys. He is not bothered by storms or fireworks. He will allow his owner to take away food, toys, and treats. He enjoyed baths and being brushed. If a stranger entered the yard or knocked on the door, Treble would usually bark.
Treble was reported to have a high activity level. He goes on walks three times a day and is also taken to the park several times a week to run around. Treble loves to follow his owners around the house. He loves to run around with his owners playing chase or fetch, and loves tug. He is used to eating Beneful dry food. Treble does not like going potty on concrete and prefers grass. He knows many commands including sit, stay, lie down, come, and paw. Off leash, Treble will walk close to owner unless he sees another dog, in which case he attempts to initiate play with the other dog.
Neutered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/Children
Behavior toward children: Friendly
Behavior toward dogs: Treble has not lived with other dogs, but at the dog park he would sometimes growl and snap at other dogs if treats or bones were around.
Behavior toward cats: Treble once lived with a cat and chased and attempted to bite it.
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Not reported
Energy level/descriptors: High energy
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/01/16
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Treble showed NO concern during the behavior assessment.
11/5: When off leash with other dogs (large and small) Treble engages in a bit of bouncy play. He will eventually only focus on mounting despite correction from the other dog.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/30/16
During his initial medical examination, Treble readily allows all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_No cats (See known history)
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR COURTESY Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/24/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 06/24/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 091 351 540 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 9y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining for age If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, anxious, allows all handling but pulls hard especially towards small animals Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: I had a lot of fun spending time with Trouble who was no trouble at all…on the contrary. A perfect gentleman ! Trouble , owned since tender puppy hood, was left with us as his family became homeless. He is therefore a little lost in his kennel but comes around quickly when he sees my leash. Roped in no time, Trouble and I head for the street. He pulls a little and does his business with very little marking. He sniffs a lot his new territory, though. As another volunteer stops me, Trouble sits patiently, observing the conversation. He is so well behaved. He is offered a treat and takes it politely after giving paw and a kiss upon request…. Wow!!! As we reached the park, Trouble accelerates his speed. He must be used to this kind of setting. He seems quite happy among large crowds of people barbecuing, kids running around and screaming… His former owner told us that he was very sociable with strangers and played nicely with children. Trouble is quite focused on his caretaker, me, for the moment. He sits as I ask and again, gives me his right paw and the left one upon request. A smile comes up on his face and his eyes are bright. I guess he was used to perform for his former owner and it must feel good to him to reenact his past…Trouble pulls sometimes excitedly toward other dogs but it seems that he just wants to meet and play. We were told that he was very playful and exuberant with his peers and even sometimes a little rough. Trouble comes with great notes from his former master, his hall marks being a good listener and a wonderful playmate for kids of all ages. Trouble , a middle aged , healthy and handsome gent is waiting at the Manhattan Care Center for his life to take a better turn. He is an awesome pet just hoping to once again do what he does best, be the man(woman)’s best and loyal friend..
Trouble is a 9 year old neutered Labrador retriever. His previous owner adopted him from a shelter in Miami when he was 8 months old. He was surrendered because his previous owner currently has nowhere to live. The last time he went to the vet was 1 months ago and he has no known injuries or health problems.
Around strangers Trouble is friendly and outgoing and when he plays with adults he is exuberant but gentle. He lived with children from new born to 5 years old. With them he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play. He’s spent time with other dogs and is playful and exuberant at play but can be somewhat rough
Trouble has never bitten a person but did bite another dog 1 year ago. He isn’t bothered by storms or loud noises. If his food bowl was touched while eating, he would tend to step away, sit and wait with a relaxed body. He is playful if a toy is taken from him. He isn’t bothered if a treat is taken from him. He is friendly if he is pushed off furniture. He isn’t bothered if he is disturbed while sleeping. He is friendly if he is given a bath. If his nails are trimmed he pulls back but is tolerant. He is friendly if an unfamiliar person approached his previous home or owner.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Trouble is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a high activity level. The two things his previous owner liked most about him were; he’s great with kids and listens very well. When his previous owner was home Trouble would tend to follow her around. He liked to play with balls and his favorite game is tug. He was kept indoors only and at night he slept anywhere. He ate both wet a dry Pedigree. He is house trained and rarely had accidents indoors. He is well behaved when left alone indoors. He was crate trained as a puppy but doesn’t need it now. He went on brisk walks 3 times daily, on leash he pulls hard and off leash he wanders but comes when called.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Trouble sat and stayed on command. He allowed me to pet him, collar him and hug him. He gave kisses and had a wiggly body and wagging tail. He showed no signs of aggression
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