TYSON – A1120927
Urgent - Staten Island
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TYSON – A1120927
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/05/2017, From NY 10303, DueOut Date 08/05/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Male~4yrs EEN:WNL Spots of alopecia around lumbar region…due to fleas Fleas seen, applied advantage II Nosf
Tyson is a 4 year old male that has allergies and has been itching over the last week causing missing patches of fur on the back. Owner has had Tyson for 4 years but had to surrender due to no time.
According to the owner, around strangers Tyson is friendly and outgoing. He likes to jump on everyone and give kisses. He has been around a 9 month old child daily and children of all ages in the neighborhood and was always friendly and respectful. Owner did not have any dogs in the home but stated that when Tyson was taken to the dog park, he was always relaxed and friendly with dogs of all sizes and genders. He has never been around cats so behavior is unknown. Tyson does not have a bite history.
Tyson is not bothered by thunderstorms or fireworks, having his food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, having his paws touched or if someone disturbs him while he is sleeping. When unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard, Tyson would bark.
For a New Family to Know:
Tyson is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. He has a high activity level and likes to play with all types of toys. In the home, he liked to stay in his favorite spot. Tyson was fed both wet and dry food brand Beneful. Tyson was kept mostly indoors and is mostly house trained. Owner stated that they were not consistent and did not walk him on time and he would have accidents several times a week but when he was on a consistent schedule, he did not have any accidents. When Tyson was left alone in the home, he was always well behaved. Tyson knows the cues sit, down, stay and paw. For exercise, he was taken on brisk walks outside, slow walks on the leash and off leash walks to the dog park. When on leash, Tyson tends to pull very hard. Owner was able to walk him off leash and stated that he would wander at first but then come back when name was called.
Behavior during intake: Tyson had a loose and wiggly body during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered male, owner surrender (lived in previous home for four years)
Previously lived with: Adults, 9 month old infant
Behavior toward strangers: Social and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Social and respectful with children he sees in his neighborhood while out on walks
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and social with all dogs he met at the dog park
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Mostly, would have accidents if owner did not walk him regularly
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable with a high activity level.
Other notes: Tyson pulls hard on leash.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, body neutral. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Tyson did not display any behavior concerns during his handling assessment.
Date of intake 8/5/2017
During intake, Tyson was loose and wiggly and allowed all handling.
When greeting a rough and rowdy female, Tyson was very tolerant of her. He offered multiple play bows and engaged in play. Tyson plays well with small dogs as well as similarly sized dogs.
8/9: Tyson continues to be very playful and tolerant with everyone in playgroup. He engaged in play with a social female and was polite when greeted by a small male dog. When greeting a rough and rowdy female, Tyson was very tolerant of her. He offered multiple play bows and engaged in play.
During his initial medical exam, Tyson allowed all handling.
His owner reports Tyson as having a high level of energy, which matches what we have seen at the care center. Tyson is a social, enthusiastic, and affectionate dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play.
Tyson is very affectionate and friendly with everyone, his tail is always wagging. He is easy when going in and out of his kennel. Tyson had not displayed any concerning behaviors.
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