ZEUS – A1103992
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ZEUS – A1103992
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/17/2017, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 02/27/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scanned pos. reported 6 years old neutered male. s/o: allows all handling. nervous but enjoys petting. OD purulent dc. OS wnl. fatty mass in skin above penis, wlnut sized. similar mass in sternal area, smaller, both feel like lipomas or cysts. a: masses, likey benign, conjunctivitis. p: TAB OU bid x 7d. monitor masses. good prognosis. 82LBS
A volunteer writes: Zeus is the canine god of charm! Forget about throwing lightning bolts, this guy has the power to steal hearts with just the glimmer in his eyes. His head is a little caved in and sometimes he’s a little stumbly, but he is SO CUTE. Considering his size, he doesn’t pull much at all on leash and he’s reported to be very housebroken (he seems it). He’s very treat-motivated and quickly showed me that he knows “sit,” “paw” and “down” (afterwards he does an adorable frog-legged stretch my way!). He’s previously lived harmoniously with children as young as 1 year (he was relaxed, playful and affectionate with them), was tolerant of the resident cat, and has done very well in our shelter playgroups with other dogs. He’s super friendly and engaging and will hit himself in the face with his tail when I scratch his butt, frequently bust out some play bows, and always makes the sweetest eye contact. Do you need an endearing, gentle, fun dreamboat in your life?? Come let Zeus sweep you off your feet at Brooklyn ACC!
Zeus A1103992 is a 6 year old APBT Mix. He was adopted from another shelter in Westchester County, NY. Owner has had Zeus since he was 8 months old. The main reason for surrender is that the owner is traveling and cannot take with him. Zeus does not have any health concerns.
Zeus is friendly around strangers. He lived with children ages from 1 year old to 6 years old and he was relaxed, playful and affectionate with the kids. Zeus plays gentle with kids and adults alike. Zeus lived with a cat and he tolerated the cat. Zeus has never bitten anyone.
Zeus does not have any behavior concerns. During loud noises, he is fearful. Zeus allows you to take away his food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. He allows you to push him off of furniture, bathe him and hold him without concern. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway or owner, he stays quiet.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Zeus is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a high activity level. When home, he follows you around. He enjoys playing with balls. He has been kept mostly indoors. He was fed Costco Brand chicken flavored dry food. He is very house trained. He usually goes potty on grass. When left alone, he is well behaved. He listens to the command sit. For exercise he is taken on runs through the park. He does pull lightly on the leash.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Zeus allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Neutered Male, Owner surrender (Lived in previous home for (6) years )
Previously lived with: Adult, Two children ages (1-6) years old.
Behavior toward strangers:Friendly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, gentle, affectionate.
Behavior toward dogs:Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Tolerant
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful.
Other notes: Friendly, he allowed all handling during his intake process.
Look:2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1:3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Flank Squeeze 1&2:1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Zeus was very friendly and social towards the assessor, he displayed no concerns.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Zeus displays great sociability towards other dogs and is utilized as a greeter dog. He is tolerant of rude behaviors and occasionally engages in gentle play. Zeus previous owner did not provide any information on Zeus’s behavior towards other dogs but the Behavior Department believes that Zeus would likely do well with resident dogs with varying personalities.
02/18/17: Zeus displays soft body language as he briefly greets a novel female dog. He spends the remainder of the session keeping to himself as he explores the pen.
02/21/17-02/27/17: Zeus is utilized as a greeter dog and displays soft body language when greeting novel female dogs. He displays slightly bouncy body language as he socializes and is tolerant of a female attempting to mount him.
Zeus allows all handling, he was nervous but enjoys petting during initial exam.
Zeus is reported to have a high energy level in his previous home environment. In the care centers, Zeus is an 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,
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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