GRAVY – A1059085
GRAVY – A1059085
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/28/2015, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 11/28/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BCS=2.5 Can feel spine and see ribs Intact male Scan negative for a microchip 8 years old according to the owner Old wounds on face. Minor wound on back Eyes are clear Nose=No discharge Ears are clean Teeth are stained. Coat is clean Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF Nervous when being touched
A volunteer writes:
A most endearing sweet face and such a homy name…Gravy…Who does not like gravy on mashed potatoes….Gravy was surrendered into our care as his young master, going to college, had no time for him anymore. He was crated most of the day as another household member was allergic to his dander….So, eight year old Gravy, a senior , is with us, now, hoping to find a caring and loving owner who will appreciate his virtues. He looks so much like a family dog, so happy to see a human face showing at his door. Tail is wagging, body is wiggling and eyes are full of hope…He is hard to resist…Gravy is leashed in no time and rushes to the door. He is so house trained …He walks at a fast pace, sniffs a lot his new surroundings, marks a little his territory and meets uneventfully other dogs with a happy tail. He does not chase the pigeons. Back at the center, free in a pen, Gravy sticks with me. He sits beautifully on command, takes treats very politely from my hand, comes when called and hops on the bench for much awaited cuddling time…Gravy is such a dear older chap who has so much in him to make a master happy to have him by his or her side…Well, Gravy is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting patiently to meet you and hopefully leave with you as your new buddy and best four legged friend…
Gravy A1059085 is an approx. 8 year old AMPT. He is being surrendered because his owner goes to school and works and has no time for him. The owner’s mother is also allergic. He bought him from a breeder. HIs last vet visit was 6 years ago and he has no known health issues.
Gravy is friendly and outgoing around strangers. He plays well with children and with other dogs. He does not like cats. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal.
Gravy is trained to go potty outdoors. He rarely has accidents indoors. He is crate trained. He is not bothered by fireworks or thunderstorms. He is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treats or toys away from him. The owner says that Gravy allows the owner to put his hands around the bowl and inside of the bowl with no problems. The owner does not bathe him. He says that Gravy does not like water too much. The owners mother says that since he is not been bathed, her allergies have been getting worse. The owner’s mother has been keeping him locked up in a room in her apartment for the last 4 years. He began to open the door on his own, so she decided to crate train him a month ago. He has been staying in a crate for the most of the day while she’s at work and her son is in school.
For a new family to know
Gravy is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, and calm. For the past month, he has not been getting enough attention. The owner and his mother are barely home and there’s no one there to play with him. He is in a crate all day with no toys. He is let out a couple hours of the day. They walk him twice a day. He was fed pedigree dry food and house food.
Behavior during intake
Gravy was shy upon intake. He cowered down when I approached with the scanner. He hid behind his owners legs. After a few minutes of talking to him softly, he began to warm up to me and allowed me to come near. He allowed to be collared and photographed. The owner helped with the transferring into a kennel. He took food and water and treats gently out of my hand.
Gravy came in as an owner surrender citing owner developing allergies. It is reported Gravy plays well with children, other dogs, and strangers but does not like cats. It is reported Gravy is housebroken and crate trained. Owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, mellow, and calm. Gravy was shy upon intake, cowering when approached by counselor, hiding behind the owner’s legs. Gravy warmed up and allowed handling after being spoken to softly. He pulled hard on leash for his relief walk. Gravy leaned away but allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands for Look item, tail wagging. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, tail wagging, eyes soft and squinting. Gravy followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft, settling easily at end. He gently pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, lip lick, tail wagging. Gravy playfully engaged with Toy, keeping a firm grip with loose body. He approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, ears forward, tail above spine level, lip lick, body not stiff. The Behavior Team feels Gravy would do best with an Average adopter. He may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction so he can relax and warm up at his own pace.
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, leaning away from assessor.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft and squinty, soft and loose body.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 / 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw, lip lick, tail wag.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, body loose. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, lip lick, ears forward.
When off leash with other dogs, Gravy greets politely. He briefly bows and solicits play. He appears to be a bit sexually motivated with some attempts to mount. Gravy is anxious and begins to whine while in the yard.
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