MELLOW – A1075463
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MELLOW – A1075463
**SAFER: BEGINNER HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / GRAY, LABRADOR RETR / AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/28/2016, From NY 10027, DueOut Date 05/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH MIld dental tartar Allows handling Neutered Nosf
A volunteer writes: With a walking log already filled with great comments from the volunteers who’ve met him, Mellow is a definite crowd pleaser and in reading the notes from his former family it’s easy to see why. He’s lived in a home with young children, lived with and played with the cats even trying to sleep in their bed with them, is affectionate with everyone he meets, sits calmly in a tub for a bath, loves being petted and getting a belly rub, doesn’t guard his food, loves to play, is housetrained and accustomed to being walked 3x a day, is crate trained for up to 5 hours, greets everyone with a ‘hug’ (putting his paws around them), and will sleep in his crate or with one of the children. He runs from mops, loud sounds and lighters. Meeting Mellow is like meeting an old friend – he’s easy, fun, snuggly, has a gorgeous prance on leash, shows off his housetraining skills, rolled over for a belly rug, and sits to wait for another throw of a tennis ball. He’s been beautifully taken care of, his golden coat lush and shiny and it’s clear that he’s been a loved family dog. He’s so good our behavior team feels that he can go into a home with a little dog experience. Our rockstar is hoping that you’ll stop by to meet him today as he’d love nothing more than a new family to love. We’re rooting for him and we’ll send him home with a tennis ball for your first game of fetch.
PROFILE: 05/28/16 14:56hrs
Mellow is described as energetic, fun, happy, friendly and affectionate. He lived in a home with children as young as 1 years old. He is very affectionate with everyone he encounters. Mellow also lives with cats in the home that he is very playful with. He attempts to sleep in thier bed with them. When he notices other dogs outside, he will stare and attempt to approach and sniff them. Mellow will whimper if he wants to approach and isn’t allowe to.
Mellow will follow his family around the home. He enjoys being petted and having his belly rubbed. Mellow isn’t bothered with being approached while eating or having food removed from his mouth. He listens when told to get off the furniture. Mellow is bathed 2x a month and will sit and in the tub calmly. Mellow is crated when left alone during the day for up to 5 hours. Mellow won’t bark if someone knocks at the door. He greets everyone in the home with “hugs.” He will jump up on them and hold his paws around them.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Mellow is housetrained and is accustomed to being walked 3x a day. He is always walked on leash because he will attempt to run after and play with nearby dogs. Mellow knows the commands “sit, come, and get out.” He likes to play with chew toys, ropes and plastic bottles. He enjoys playing tug, chase and fetch. He eats Pedigree wet and dry food, sometimes mixed with cooked rice or noodles. Mellow will attempt to run and hide from mops, loud sounds and lighter’s. Mellow will sleep inside of his crate or in bed with one of the children.
Mellow came into our center as an owner surrender citing landlord issues. It is reported he lived in a home with several children, youngest being a 1 year old. Mellow also reportedly lived with cats, very playful with them, attempts to sleep in their beds with them. Owner reports Mellow isn’t bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. He may run away and attempt to hide from mops, loud sounds, and lighters. It is reported Mellow is housebroken and crate trained when home alone, sits calmly in the tub for baths. At night, Mellow reportedly slept inside his crate or in bed with one of the children. He is described as energetic, fun, happy, friendly, and affectionate. Mellow was sociable and friendly upon entering SAFER assessment room. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, relaxed. Mellow leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth, body soft. He playfully ran and jumped along during Tag game, settled easily at end. Mellow moved his soft body away during paw Squeeze, so remaining item was conducted using Flank. He had no response to both Flank Squeezes. Mellow playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with loose body. Owner reports he likes to play with chew toys, ropes, and plastic bottles, enjoys playing tug, chase, and fetch. Mellow approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, investigated and then turned away.The Behavior Team feels Mellow would do well in a Beginner home and would make a wonderful family pet.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc, jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, investigated and then turned away
When off leash with other dogs, Mellow appears nervous in his environment. He offers defensive lip curl when approached and sniffed.
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