COWWIE – A1083843
Safe - 8-29-2016 Manhattan
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COWWIE – A1083843
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/02/2016, From NY 10039, DueOut Date 08/05/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-068297.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar clean EEN clean coat male intact NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Cowwie(well, he has a cow print coat) came to us with puppy Tannie(a boy) when their family was evicted. He is a magnificent dog who has been well cared for and well fed. His coat is beautifully groomed , his “spots” smartly placed, giving him the “little rascal” look and his eyes are very light in color, close to green blue. Cowwie is a very strong young boy who pulls quite a bit on the leash so I have mostly observed him while he was with other volunteers stronger than me.. Cowwie seems very much house trained, marking occasionally his territory. He does listen, sits very nicely on command and for treats. He can hang around with his caretaker, settling with him or her on the sidewalk , appreciating caresses and just chilling in company…. He is very interested in other pooches and will pull toward them. In playgroups with his peers(females), he has been engaging in play while having the ultimate intention to mount(un-altered male). I saw that he sometimes likes to chase the pigeons.. Cowwie did quite well on his behavioral evaluation. He just needs a strong master, some training to soften his ways and strength and of course, a meeting with any resident dog if their is to be one. With that in mind…Cowwie’s lucky adopter will have a masterpiece for a pet. Cowwie is at the Manhattan Care Center
Cowwie came into our center along with a medium sized dog after they were left behind when owner was evicted. During intake, he was tolerant of all handling, sat on cue for a treat, playful. He pulled hard on leash for his relief walk, attempted to chase a pigeon. Cowwie allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, tail wagging. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, body soft, ears neutral. Cowwie was distracted and unresponsive to touch during Tag game. He mouthed assessor’s hand during first Squeeze attempt, no pressure, but did not pull his paw back on second Squeeze attempt. Cowwie kept a firm grip on Toy, body not stiff. When off leash with other dogs, Cowwie engages in play when solicited. The behavior team recommends a pre-adoption interaction for Cowwie to ensure compatabiltiy with any future resident dogs. The Behavior Team feels Cowwie would do well with an Average adopter. He may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners and focus, as well as daily mental and physical stimulation to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, play.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: 2. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, not stiff
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Cowwie engages in play when solicited.
8/3: When off leash with other dogs, Cowwie is secually motivated. He engages in play when solicited, still with intent to mount. The behavior team recommends a pre-adoption interaction for Cowwie to ensure compatabiltiy with any future resident dogs. Due to arriving as a stray, Cowwie arrived with no history and it’s unknown how his behavior displayed in our care will translate into a home environment.
8/16: Cowwie ignores greeting and is immediately persistantly sexually motivated.
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