PIE – A1058873
PIE – A1058873
MALE, WHITE, POODLE MIN MIX, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/25/2015, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 11/25/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes: How’s this for cute: when other dogs visit the home Pie will run around and collect all his toys and hide them so that the visiting dogs can’t play with them! I guess at 13 years old this spry little guy can do what he wants! Pie barks at kids as he’s only lived with adults, is accustomed to being groomed monthly, enjoys soft chew toys and stuffed animals and is accustomed to eating rice and chicken. Pie was clamoring to go for a walk, went potty the moment we were out the door, and while a bit nervous enjoyed being picked up and cuddled. Off leash with other dogs he allows greeting and then prefers to go off himself to explore the pen. He’s an absolutely delightful little fluff ball whose age I would never guess as 13 he’s that spry and fun.
SOCIAL LIFE & PERSONALITY
Pie is described as affectionate and reserved. He lived in a home with adults. His owner stated that he enjoys being petted and spending time in the company of adults. His owner stated that when there are children visiting and they attempt to play with him, he will bark at them. He never bit anyone. When Pie notices other dogs outside, he will ignore them.
Pie isn’t bothered by having his food touched or taken from him. His owner stated that he can be selfish with his toys; he will collect them and hide them if another dog visits and attempts to play with them. He will allow his family to touch them. Pie is accustomed to being professionally groomed at least 1x a month. He is wee wee pad trained and will spend days in the home without being walked. Pie tends to bark at sounds that he hears at the front door. When there are visitors over, he will bark at them until he is allowed to approach and sniff them.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Pie enjoys playing with soft chew toys and stuffed animals. He is accustomed to eating house food like baked chicken and rice. His owner stated that he will eat dog food but tends to vomit afterwards. Pie would sleep in bed with his owner at night.
Pie was calm and remained seated near his family. He allowed the Admissions Counselor to approach and came when called. He was collared, scanned for a microchip (positive) and photographed without displaying any negative behavior.
He is accustomed to eating house food like baked chicken and rice. His owner stated that he will eat dog food but tends to vomit afterwards.
Pie came to our center as an owner surrender citing housing issues. It is reported Pie has only lived with adults, and will bark at children if they are visiting and attempt to play with him. Owner reports if Pie sees other dogs on the street he will ignore them. Owner states Pie is wee wee pad trained. It is reported he isn’t bothered if you touch his food or toys, but may hide toys from a visiting dog. During intake, Pie was calm and remained seated near his family. He allowed admissions counselor to approach and came when called, allowing all handling. Pie was a bit nervous during his relief walk, but did not pull. He held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, body cautious. Pie stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, tail down, mouth closed. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body a bit cautious, settling easily at end. Pie did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He had no interest in Toy. Pie did not approach the helper dog, turned to exit. Due to owner surrender profile and his uneasiness with children, the Behavior Team feels Pie would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children. Any older children should have an in depth interaction before considering adoption.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body a bit cautious.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog, exits.
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