BLUE – A1024540
Safe 6-10-2015 Staten Island
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason TOO HYPER
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/02/2015, From NY 11434, DueOut Date 01/02/2015,Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scanned positive: 985112000072662 Intact male, approx 2 yrs old applied activyl bar fractious but allowed handling
Weight 59.0A Staff member writes: What can I say about Blue boy?! This pup is my favorite (shhh, don’t tell the others!) because he defies all stereotypes. His beautiful eyes, muscular build, and red brindle coat would make any dog owner proud to walk him down the street. However, it’s the gentle way he greets me every day, gracefully hopping up on his hind legs and politely asking for some exercise that gives me the confidence this gentleman is an old soul. He bows his head for the leash and when he gets outside, pulls only slightly because- yes, you’re hearing this right- he appears potty trained! After he gets his business out of the way, we enjoy a leisurely stroll around the block before we go into the backyard for some fetch. Now, this is where Blue really flourishes. He LOVES tennis balls and will sit on command and wait while I grab a handful. When he returns the ball, I calmly urge “drop it Blue” and he releases the ball, pleading with his eyes for another toss. Blue could do this for hours. Unfortunately, this boy has been here for over 4 months now. I’m convinced that his refusal to beg for attention, like many of our other pups, is the reason behind this. Blue can come off as aloof, and he is not the type of dog that will jump up to give kisses or sit in your lap, but I sense once this guy gets out of here, can run free, and is given the TLC he needs, he will be man’s best friend in every sense of the sentiment! Come meet Blue today and give him the loving home he needs.A volunteer writes: Upon first glance, Blue was very unassuming. But once I gave him my attention, I saw these beautiful soul searching eyes and adorable wrinkles on his forehead, and it was impossible to say no to him. Now, this boy does have a lot of energy and is easily overexcited by all of the other dogs in the kennel, but once you get him out of the room he instantly calms down and has an easy going demeanor. Blue walks pretty well on the leash overall, some slight pulling here and there when he catches an enticing smell or when he wants to go fast, but he is very responsive to my correcting him. I think he would LOVE someone who would take him on runs and keep him active while challenging and training him. And then you can reward him with petting and cuddles which he will happily enjoy! With a little time, training and love, Blue will prove to you that he is the perfect companion. What are you waiting for?MEDICAL:
Intact male, approx 2 yrs old
fractious but allowed handling1/15/15:
VET CHECK – SNEEZING —
COUGH ON TRACHEAL PALPATION
NO SNEEZING NOTED AT TIME OF EXAM
R/O KENNEL COUGH VS OTHER
MOVE TO ISO
DOXY 300MG PO Q24HRS X 10 DAYS
NO NASO-OCULAR DISCHARGE, NO COUGH, BAR, NO V/D/S, APPETITE VERY GOOD.
OK TO MOVE OUT OF ISO
BILATERAL OU- YELLOW OCULAR D/C AND CRUST NOTED MEDIAL CANTHUS.
BAR, ATTENION SEEKING, NO V/D/C/S, NO NASAL D/C
TAB OPTHALMIC BID X 7 DAYS
MONITOR AND RC
BAR, OU CLEAR, NO D/C OR IIRRITAION NOTED
NO V/D/C/S, ATTENTION SEEKING
Cage Exam 05/03
BARH, BROKE NAIL DOWN TO QUICK DIGIT # 3 ON RF PAW. BEARING WEIGHT
CONTINUE TO MONITOR
Owner Surrender Profile
Where did this dog come from? My Home
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bred At Home
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Allergies. Behavior
RELATIONSHIP: I’ve owned him a few years
PEOPLE: Lives with 3 adults. Lives with 1 teenager. Lives with 2 children. Lives with 1 senior.
Does he get along with children? Yes
Does he get along with strangers? Yes
Has he ever bitten anyone? Yes
Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No
Describe his behavior: Playful and very Hyper active
PERSONALITY: Loves to play, is very active. Likes to be petted, hugged ect.
HABITS: Eats dry food. Eats canned food. Eats both. Eats whenever – there’s always food.
TRAINING: Knows “sit”. Knows “give paw”. Pulls leash. Is housebroken.
Does this dog have any behavioral problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. No dog is just very hyper active.
Does this dog have any medical problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. NO
Is there anything that could be done to help you keep your dog? NO
What kind of home do you think would be best for this dog? A family home with kids who like to play.
SAFER 1 of 2: AVERAGE HOME (from Jan. 7, 2015)
Notes: Blue previously lived with adults, children and seniors. The previous owner stated Blue gets along with children and strangers, and has been described as very active and playful. It was also mentioned that he is housebroken.
When approaching Blue in his kennel he displayed soft body language with a neutral tail wag, and when on his relief walk he pulls hard on the leash. During the SAFER blue was distracted, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler. He was tense during some of the handling, but had soft body language, and he was distracted and focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag interaction. Blue did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl during the food test. He was not interested in the toy items and he was easy to handle when chewing on rawhides.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (needed coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push him out.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish rawhide to you.
Dog-dog: off leash he is avoidant of all dogs at first, but once comfortable he engages in soft play with both males and females dogs.
SAFER 2 of 2: EXPERINECED HOME, NO CHILDREN (SAFER FROM APRIL 4, 2015)
Notes: Blue previously lived with adults, children and seniors. The previous owner stated Blue gets along with children and strangers, and has been described as very active and playful. It was also mentioned that he is housebroken. He took the rawhide away with soft body language.
Blue was very interest in the interacting with the assessor when entering the behavior room. He was easily handled and allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression. He proved a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had soft body language. Blue did show some concerning potential possessive behavior during the toy test by growling. Due to the behavior demonstrated here the behaivor department suggests that Blue go to a home with an experienced owner that knows the value of trading resources with Blue, and can proved positive behaivor modificiation. He took the rawhide away with soft body language.
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 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 a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body soft. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek.
Toy 1: 4. Dog growls.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the rawhide.
Dog-Dog: When interacting with other dogs off leash, Blue greets both males and females briefly inside the pen and then ignores dogs and sniffs around. After warming up, he initaties very soft and gentle play with both males and females.
When interacting with other dogs off leash, Blue greets both males and females briefly inside the pen and then ignores dogs and sniffs around. After warming up, he initaties very soft and gentle play with both males and females.
Blue continues to get along with both males and females but does not appear interested in play.
Blue continues to be respectful to other dogs when off leash but is not interested in play.
Blue continues to be tolerant and respectful towards other dogs off leash. He is a polite greeter at the gate as well as inside the yard.
Blue does well interacting off leash with both males and females. He continues to be tolerant of greeting dogs but does not engage in interaction particularly when the other dogs engage in most rowdy play.
Blue continues to be tolerant when greeting other dogs and will correct when play gets too rowdy.
Blue continues to be tolerant and respectful towards other dogs when off leash
3/17, 3/18 Update
Blue continues to tolerant with other dogs but not interested in play
Blue continues to be tolerant of other dogs but is not interested in play
Blue is tolerant around other dogs but continues to not be interested in interacting
Blue continues to be tolerant with other dogs but is not interested in engaging or in play
Blue is interested in interacting with a female and offers a brief play bow. They do not engage in play but wander the yard together.
Blue continues to be friendly and tolerant with a calm female
Blue is very tolerant of other dogs, wanders yard.
Blue is tolerant of a female’s attempts to solicit play but does not engage in play
4/13, 4/14 Update
Blue continues to be tolerant and respectful with other dogs.
Blue continues be tolerant and respectful and ignores other dogs in the yard.
Blue continues to be tolerant and respectful with other dogs
Blue continues to exhibit these behaviors while socializing with other dogs off leash.
Blue continues to be tolerant and polite with other dogs and content to explore the yard on his own.
Blue continues to enjoy exploring the yard and is respectful with other dogs.
With an appropriate female Blue may offer play bows and engage in running play.
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