ZEUS – A1079846
Safe - 7-13-2016 Manhattan
ZEUS – A1079846
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / AMERICAN STAFF, 10 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/03/2016, From NY 10039, DueOut Date 07/03/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative male intact clean EENT clean coat NOSF
are plentiful (did I mention he loves other dogs?) and listening to commands is second nature, he’s going to make a magnificent family companion. Raising up a ‘big boy’ isn’t easy but the lifetime of rewards you’ll reap are priceless and for the lucky adopter who takes Zeus the Goose home, the world is about to get a whole lot sunnier…and funnier!
Zeus is a 10 month old APBT / American Staffordshire Terrier mix. His family got him from a previous owner 6 months ago. He eats Pedigree dry and wet food. He sometimes gets a rash on his abdomen and chin. He got diarrhea when fed Purina dry food.
Zeus is friendly/outgoing with new people. He lived with 5 children ages 2-12 and is relaxed, playful, and tolerant with them. He plays somewhat rough with people, jumping up on them. He’s able to knock over small children. He barks with a wiggly body when he sees other dogs outside. He tries to approach them. He watches cats out the window excitedly. He’s never bit anyone.
Zeus doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, or wakes him up. He enjoys being brushed. During baths, he jumps out of the tub when water is poured over his head. He had his nails trimmed by a groomer. He’s friendly with strangers who approach his home/family.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Zeus’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, happy, and very high energy. He follows his family and plays fetch, chase, and tug. He plays with ropes, chew toys, and durable rubber toys. He lived inside and slept in his kennel. He got meat and rice as treats. He was walked occasionally. He’s housetrained, potties outside on cement or inside on wee-wee pads, and didn’t have accidents. His owner left him with two pads, one for #1 and one for #2. If left home alone loose, he plays with and chews on clothes and wires. His family kept him in a crate while he was alone and at night and he did well. He sits when asked and will “wait” until his family tells him to “eat” a treat or his food. He went for brisk walks and runs and pulls on his leash.
Zeus had a loose, wiggly body, open mouth, and wagging tail. He moved around a lot and whined sometimes. His eyelids were red and he bit his tongue at some point. Zeus moved around and was wiggly while I pet him, scanned him (-), collared him, switched his leashes, took his pictures, and while we held him for vaccines. He sat when asked and was mouthy as he took treats from my hand.
Zeus pulls a bit on the leash. He was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up. He was overexcited during handling, jumping up, and was hard to position, but showed no aggression. Zeus followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He took the toy away with a soft body language.
Zeus was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he is friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, happy, and very high energy. He follows his family and plays fetch, chase, and tug. He plays with ropes, chew toys, and durable rubber toys. Zeus is friendly and outgoing with new people. He lived with 5 children ages 2-12 and is relaxed, playful, and tolerant with them. He plays somewhat rough with people, jumping up on them. He’s able to knock over small children. He barks with a wiggly body when he sees other dogs outside. He tries to approach them. Zeus doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy”. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification.
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 3. Dog is not fearful and is struggling to get away. The dog is not focused and is in constant movement, unconnected to the Assessor.
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
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.
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