TITAN – A1113461
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TITAN – A1113461
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BL BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/28/2017, From NY 11235, DueOut Date 05/31/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 3-5yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no. Came in as stray. Surrenderer found the dog wandering in his neighborhood, reports the dog walked right up to him and was friendly, he waited around for a couple hours in that area with the dog in case the owner came looking for him, but no one claimed him so he brought him to BACC. Dog is BARH Curious, interested in exploring the environment, will focus back on handler. Evasive towards vet and vet tech. Was active for exam, but not fighting restraint. Warnings were low level (shake-off). T = NA P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Grade 1/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: both testicles palpable in scrotum MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior eval. Okay for surgery. Prognosis: Excellent-Good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: Titan is DIVINE. He is a big guy, but based on my own experience and from seeing him with others he seems to be super in tune with his walker and always adjusts his pace accordingly. He seems housebroken and already knows “sit”, “paw” and “down.” He’s got the brain and the brawn (but is so modest and considerate that he doesn’t need to flaunt it) AND is super playful and sweet! He might need a moment to get into it, but he loves fetch, and has some very charming play-bowing-zoomie moves up his sleeve. He makes soft eye contact and tries to talk to people from his cage, loves attention, and wags his entire back end when I scratch his butt. Although very attentive to me, Titan’s interest is always piqued by opening car doors, and sometimes he tries to get in. If he could, I’m sure he’d call an Uber and hitch a ride to your place and be your best co-pilot ever (not to mention the most handsome mug to ever hang out of your passenger-side window). Come see him at Brooklyn ACC!
Titan came in as a stray. Titan was receptive to all handling like scanning and collaring. He had a loose body during intake.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
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, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
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. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Titan was friendly and social towards the assessor.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Titan displays social body language with female and smaller male dogs and occasionally engages in gentle play. He displays stiff and uncomfortable body language with a male his size and becomes reactive. Titan was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Titan be placed with female or small male dogs that match his calm sociability.
5/30: Titan displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. He is slightly sexually motivated, but engages in gentle play when solicited.
5/31: Titan greets a novel male dog briefly before keeping to himself and exploring the pen. He is nervous of the other male dog’s presence, displacement sniffing and urinating when he approaches.
6/6: Titan displays soft body language and displays social and bouncy body language with a playful female.
6/7: Titan is uncomfortable with another large male dog, standing tall and stiff when interacting with him. Titan relaxes as the session continues then begins playing gently with a smaller male. When the other male stands tall in from of him, Titan becomes reactive and begins lunging towards him. Titan persists after the other dog tries to flee and the handlers interrupt with spray bottles, citronella spray, and air horns. After a lap around the pen, a handler is able to grab Titan’s leash and the session is ended.
6/8: Titan displays uncomfortable body language around a smaller male dog, displaying look aways and not engaging in play when solicited.
Titan displays soft and social body language with a calm female dog.
Titan mostly avoids interacting with the other dog.
Today, Titan displays social behavior, with a calm female. He investigates his surrounding, and occasionally checks in on her.
Titian engages in gentle play when solicited by a female.
Upon intake Titan was friendly and wiggly, he allowed all handling.
During his medical examination, Titan was calm and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Titan so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Anxiety- Titan has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, barking) continually through the SAFER and through play sessions outside. This behavior was not reported at intake, and we have no known history on Titan, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment.
_X_ No dog parks – Due to Titan’s low sociability towards larger male dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that he be socialized in a more controlled setting.
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