COOL J – A1075010
Safe - 6-3-2016 Manhattan
COOL J – A1075010
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 8 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/25/2016, From NY 10470, DueOut Date 05/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative male intact clean EENT wounds, scratch on left side of neck, abdomen, injuinal area, hind limbs NOSF
A volunteer writes: Cool J asked me to tell that you he’s incredibly flattered to have been named after the very handsome rapper and actor. He’s going to do his best to live up to his name, but at the moment he’s quite shy and scared. Tail waggy in his kennel and ready to make new friends, as soon as he was leashed and stepped out he snuggled into me for safety. I carried him outside as he was nervous and he happily snuggled into me, cuddling as close as he could. Cool J is a bit too thin, but still takes treats gently, give stand up hugs, sit down hugs, upside down hugs, you name the hug and he’s right there! I would say hugging is his all time favorite thing to do! Cool J seems to like other dogs, greeting others with a soft tail wag. I’m not he’s ever been on a leash as he seems a bit confused by the process, but he’s young and he’ll learn, and hey -he’s COOL J! He’s an adorable puppy with the whole world to learn about, with people to love and love him back. He’s looking for that awesome person or family to provide safety, love, structure, laps for cuddling and more love. Who’s that lucky person going to be?
A volunteer updates: Cool J is definitely our ‘little engine that could’, as I hear him….”I think I can, I think I can”…. He’d still rather be snuggling on a lap than just about anything else, and he’s so welcoming in his kennel ready to make new friends. Once leashed Cool J is still a bit hesitant about the great big wide unknown world and needs coaxing to walk outside but he’s getting it! With a patient, understanding and loving human at the other end of his leash he’ll figure out that the world is a fun place to explore and he’ll be awesome. He’s done well in group with other dogs but still prefers the company of the handlers. If you’re looking for a snuggle boy and can provide the love, patience and structure to help Cool J become the rockstar he will become, he’d love for you to stop by and meet him today.
05/25/16 02:02; dog came in quiet calm and showed no aggression
Cool J came in as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. He was quiet upon intake and allowed all handling. Cool J walked well on leash for his relief walk. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, body low, soft. Cool J leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, ears back. He became fearful after second pass of Tag game, would no longer follow, but approached at the end with coaxing. Cool J did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, licked assessor’s hand. He showed no interest in Toy, more interested in assessor. When off leash with other dogs, Cool J offers a few sniffs at first, and seeks handler attention. The Behavior Team feels Cool J would do well with an Average adopter. He may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction so he can relax and know what to expect.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, body low. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, ears back, mouth closed
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful after second pass, will no longer follow, approaches at the end with coaxing.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, licks hand.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Cool J offers a few sniffs at first, and seeks handler attention.
When off leash with other dogs, Cool J offers a few sniffs at first, and seeks handler attention. He becomes more playful but also begins to mount during.
5/27 update: Cool J is slightly sexually motivated but will cease attempting to mount once correction is offered. He then spends his time exploring the pen and seeking attention from handlers.
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