HARLEM – 24219 (ALT ID A1101423)
Safe - 4-17-2018 Manhattan
HARLEM – 24219 (ALT ID A1101423)
Intake Date 03/30/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: — Age: 6 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: — lbs
Medical exam pending
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Handsome Harlem. His face drew me to his kennel as soon as I saw him, and he didn’t disappoint once we met. Gorgeously and lushly brindle in gold and bronze tones, his soft eyes make contact with mine as he wonders if we’ll be friends. Harlem has deep,intelligent eyes, and you can look at them and know what he’s thinking. At that moment he’s thinking, I don’t know who you are, butyou look like a nice person, and you have a leash in your hand solet’s do this! Harlem’s leash manners are lovely, and while he’s abit shy at first he warms up nicely and I finally get a smile and anice hug. Surrendered by the only family he’s ever known due to a move where he isn’t welcome, we’re told he lived well and respectfully with two young children, plays exuberantly with large dogs and gently with small dogs, is playful with cats who are dog friendly, doesn’t guardhis stuff, loves to play, is “very housetrained” and can also use weewee pads, and knows ‘sit’, ‘come’, ‘paw’ and ‘down’. In his playgroup she’s solicits gentle play from select dogs. In the park, Harlem lay his head in my lap for petting, sitting between my legs, as we comfortably watched the morning activities unfold. He’s the bestfriend type, solid, dependable, loyal, affectionate and so very, very sweet. A proven family dog, Harlem is looking for a new family tolove and take care of. He’s waiting to meet you and hopes you’ll adopt him today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Other Shelter
Date of Intake 31-Mar-2018
Spay/Neuter Status Neutered
Basic Information: Harlem is a 6 year old, neutered, large breed dog. Client got him from another shelter when he was 6 months old and has had him ever since. Client unfortunately had to surrender due to moving somewhere that does to allow pets. Harlem has no known health issues and was last at the vet 7 months ago.
Previously lived with: 2 adults and 2 children
How is this dog around strangers? Harlem is a friendly and outgoing with strangers. He plays exuberantly with adults.
How is this dog around children? Harlem lived with two children ages 5 and 7 and he is relaxed, playful, and respectful with them. he plays exuberantly with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Harlem is described asbeing relaxed and playful with large and small dogs he sees in the street. He plays exuberantly with large dogs and is gentle with small dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Harlem has been around cats and he is playful with them.
Resource guarding: Harlem does not resource guard his food, treats, or toys.
Bite history: Harlem has never bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: high
Other Notes: Harlem is nervous during storms and fireworks and he will bark. He isn’t bothered when he is pushed or pulled off furniture, held or restrained, disturbed while sleeping, given a bath, brushed, or having paws touched. He has never had his nails trimmed. He will bark when unfamiliar people come to the door and he is friendly when unfamiliar people come up to owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: Harlem has no known medical issues upon intake.
For a New Family to Know Harlem is described as being friendly, affectionate, playful, and shy. He has a high activity level and loves to play. He will follow you around when you are home and enjoys playing fetch and tug with rope toys and sticks. He is indoors only and sleeps wherever he wants. He eats Purina Dog Chow and loves human food as a treat. He is very house trained and can use wee wee pads. he prefers the grass when going outside. He is well behaved when left alone and has never been crate trained. He knows the commands sit, come, paw, and down. He gets slow walks on leash for exercise and pulls very hard on leash. When walked off leash he will wander some but will come when called.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake, Harlem had a relaxed body and a waggy tail. He allowed counselor to pet and leash. He laid down next to counselor when client left.
Details on my behavior are…
Summary: Harlem approached the assessor in the assessment room a bit cautiously. He was tense and panting throughout the assessment but allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 4/1: When introduced off leash to dogs Harlem is a bit nervous when approached, opens up and solicits gentle play.
Summary (2): 4/3: Harlem solicits soft play from select dogs. He is polite when greeting a select male dog, though appears more tense when greeting a different male dog.
Date of intake: 31-Mar-2018
Summary: Harlem had a relaxed body and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Harlem’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. 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: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: Fearful Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Harlem is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Harlem the option to walk away from any social interaction. Harlem should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Harlemâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Harlem would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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