GAGE – A1104580
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GAGE – A1104580
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, BASSET HOUND / AM PIT BULL TER, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/24/2017, From NY 10302, DueOut Date 02/24/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-089431.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative. BARH. AMBx4. BCS:5/9. Friendly,allowed handling. Male~5yrs. EENT:WNL. old injury on tail (bent). No fleas seen. Nosf
Gage is a 5 year old unneutered male Basset Hound/Pitbull mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Gage since he was 6 weeks old but had to surrender due to landlord issues.
According to the owner, around strangers Gage is friendly/outgoing and plays gently with adults. Gage has never been around children so behavior is unknown. Owner had another neutered male dog (Pitbull) and a spayed female DSH in the home & stated that Gage was always friendly and affectionate with the other animals and they would love to nap together. Gage has never bit another animal or person while in the care of the owner.
Gage is not bothered when someone takes away his food, treats or toys, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping or having his coat brushed. He is afraid when someone tries to give him a bath, or trim his nails and will try to run away. When unfamiliar people would approach owner’s home or yard, Gage would bark.
For a New Family to Know:
Gage is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and independent. He has a medium activity level and likes to play with any toys that the owner would give him. When in the home, Gage liked to follow the owner around from room to room. Owner kept Gage mostly indoors and stated that he is very house trained. When Gage was left alone in the home or yard, owner stated that he was well behaved. Gage is crate trained and would spend a few hours a day in a crate without any issues. He knows the cues sit and no. For exercise, owner would take him on brisk walks on the leash or let him play in the yard. When on the leash, Gage tends to pull very hard at first but then relaxes after about 10 minutes. Owner was never able to walk him off leash as he would run away. Owner fed Gage dry food only brand Blue.
Behavior during intake: Gage was loose and wiggly during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered male, owner surrender (lived in previous home for 5 years, since 6 weeks old)
Previously lived with: adults only, a large male dog and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing, plays gently
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly and affectionate with other resident dog
Behavior toward cats: Friendly and affectionate with resident cat
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Gage is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and independent with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Gage is crate trained for up to 8 hours. He is fearful is someone tries to give him a bath or trim his nails, may try to run away.
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 stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth open
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. This may be due to environment, as owner reports he likes to play with any toys the owner gave him.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail above spine level.
Summary: Gage was sociable during his SAFER assessment, no concerning behaviors noted.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with his housemate (Jax), Gage is very tolerant, playful and solicits attention from Jax and human handlers. Gage will often get vocal when his housemate is interacting with other people. He will approach and solicit attention but does not display concerning behavior.
Gage continues to display the same behaviors when off leash with his housemate.
3/1, 3/2 update : Gage was soft when greeted by a rowdy female, he was tolerant, polite and often solicited handler attention. Gage did not interact much with the female.
During his initial medical examination, Gage was friendly and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Gage as an enthusiastic social dog. This matches the behavior we have seen at the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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