ZEUS aka BOOMER – A1085273
Safe - 8-15-2016 Manhattan
ZEUS aka BOOMER – A1085273
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/13/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 08/14/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan pos# 985112005742246 BARH Young dog Clear teeth,eyes, ears Spot of alopecia on neck No fleas seen, applied activyl topically for preventative Given 7.5 cc pyrental orally Neutered male NOSF
A volunteer writes:
My antennas go up when I hear Labrador Retriever….They are gorgeous dogs although usually much too boisterous for me when they are young. Zeus(who deserves well his name) is between one and two years of age and is quite well mannered, collected and manageable by me… He is leashed easily and walks beautifully, eliminating on the way and not marking his territory(he is already neutered). He is absolutely perfect looking, dressed in a sleek ebony coat covering a healthy and well nourished body. He is not shy nor pushy but I heard that he was quite excited during his behavioral evaluation, jumping and gently mouthy when prompted to play..This is a young Lab for you….and this is why I (who has seen many seasons) like them much older and a little on the heavy side. Please, feel free to disagree….People are noticing him in the street, then come the comments…. Is he up for adoptions ? Is he good with children ? He is so beautiful….Indeed, he is… Zeus was found as a stray, roaming in a park.He was very sweet with the police who found him(good idea) and at the shelter jumped on the counselor lap, wagged his tail and gave kisses. This is totally Zeus, a great young man, a magnificent black Labrador Retriever, energetic, enthusiastic, sociable and friendly, a great forever best friend for years to come…Come and meet Zeus at the Manhattan Care Center and make him yours.
Zeus came to the care center as a stray so we have no history of him in a home. Upon intake, he had a loose body, wagging tail, and allowed all handling. Zeus pulled on his relief walk. When in the assessment room, he appeared friendly and social. He pulled his head out of the assessor’s hand three times for Look, tail wagging, rubbing against, and mouthing the assessor. He shoulder rubs and paw slaps for Sensitivity, body soft and wiggly, soft mouthing the assessor. He jumps up hard on the assessor during Tag, soft mouthing and tail wagging. Her Squeeze he does not pull his paw back for either attempt, he mouths the assessor’s hand without pressure. He shows minimal interest in Toy, briefly sniffing it. When greeting another dog on leash, he quickly approaches tail high and wagging, body not stiff. The Behavior Team recommends Zeus go to an Experienced home with no young children due to his jumping and mouthing. He would benefit from positive reinforcement training to work on his mouthing and jumping and will need daily physical exercise, such as walks and runs, and mental stimulation, such as Kongs and puzzle toys.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Body loose and tail wagging.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, he jumps on the assessor, soft mouthing.
Tag: 3. Dog becomes overexcited, jumping hard and soft mouthing the assessor.
Squeeze 1/2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Pulls paw back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs.
Dog to Dog: When greeting another dog on leash, he quickly approaches tail high and wagging, body not stiff.
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