ZIMBA – 7811
Safe - 10-12-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Zimba. My animal id is #7811. I am a desexed male chestnut dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 1 years 3 months 2 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior Determination: Average A volunteer writes: Zimba is not a “dark knight” like his housemate Pock, with whom he got along so well according to their former owner. He is a silly little guy, a little anxious(at least within our walls), busy to do a hundred things at the same time to make sure he covers them all. He is really cute, has been very well cared for and is dressed in the most gorgeous tiger brindle coat. He is a very good sitter, takes treats gently(but spits them out after) from my hand and walks quite well on the leash, staying very close to me so he does not loose me. Indeed Zimba, although fretting like a fish, has one thing in mind, getting all the love he can from his caretaker. While playing he hops on the bench and sunbathes in my lap. He jumps back and forth over my legs, like a horse over a fence while I am sitting on the ground. He collapses beside me, rolls on his back for belly rubs and mouths gently my hand. He is such a friendly and fun sweetheart. Zimba and Pock came to us as their master had no time for his pets anymore. He comes with excellent comments and has been well socialized with people, kids and dogs alike. Zimba is a young, very medium size little guy, super cute, very active , playful and affectionate . He will make an absolutely lovely forever best friend to an active owner or family who will build great memories with him… Come and meet Zimba at the Manhattan Care Center. A volunteer adds: I lost track of Zimba for a few days and found him again yesterday in isolation. He just has a little cold and has not lost his enthusiasm for socialization. Zimba does not like his kennel(we understand of course), barks a lot in there and appears unfortunately for what he is not. Show him the leash, open his door and he is back to the same good boy I met last week, even a bit less anxious but so playful, affectionate and needy of affection. We had such a great time in the yard, playing ball and smooching on a bench. Again, let’s not judge a book by its cover. There is a lot to like about Zimba but he can only prove this to you outside a kennel, in the open and even better…in a home. Come and meet him very soon…
Zimba is being placed at risk for CIRDC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 38.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 30-Sep-2017 Spay/Neuter status: Yes Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 1 year) Previously lived with: Adults and a dog Behavior toward strangers: Relaxed and respectful Behavior toward children: Relaxed and respectful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Zimba is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, confident, independent and pushy. He has a high activity level. Date of assessment: 1-Oct-2017 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins. Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back. Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Summary: Zimba immediately ran up to the assessor when he entered the assessment room in a social manner. He had a loose, wiggly body and was soliciting attention. During his assessment, he displayed a level of activity and movement, being in constant motion. He was social throughout and allowed all handling. Summary: Zimba has been highly anxious during interactions with dogs in the care center, displaying minimal interest in socializing. He was described as “relaxed and playful” with the dog he formerly lived with. Slow introductions are recommended between Zimba and dogs who are respectful. Summary (1): 10/1: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Zimba is highly anxious and overall avoids interaction. He offers one brief sniff when she is faced away. Summary (2): 10/2: Zimba continues to display high anxiety during interaction and shows minimal interest in socializing with the helper dog. Date of intake: 30-Sep-2017 Summary: Upon intake, Zimba had a loose body and allowed all handling ENERGY LEVEL: Zimba’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. He is a young, 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, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience) Behavior Asilomar H – Healthy Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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