CHESTER – A1032610
SAFE – 04/21/15
CHESTER – A1032610
*** NEW HOPE ONLY ***
MALE, BROWN / BLACK, BLACK MOUTH CUR MIX, 7 mos
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/08/2015, From NY 11368, DueOut Date 04/08/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan : negative Sex: male intact BARH young pyppy NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Adorable..There is no other word for Chester, a little boy, seven month old, left with us as his family moved out of the country. He lived and played with a Chihuahua.He would love kids and play rambunctiously with them. His former owners describe him as a very happy and affectionate babe. Chester has been very well cared for. He is beautifully made(by his Mama and mother Nature), the perfect weight, healthy like a youngster should be and wears the most engaging smile and naughtiest eyes.Still, he is naive, needy and clueless like most puppies. He is very welcoming in his kennel, appreciates very much the attention of staff or other volunteers coming to say hello, sits on command and for treats that he takes very gently from my hand. He is not mouthy and not a leash grabber even when we play a little rough in the yard. Chester loves, loves , loves other dogs.He will play bow to big and small pooches or admire their play in another pen. He is quite a dear little chap, full of life and hope for a better future. Chester pulls on the leash, does some business outside in the street but might not be house trained at this tender age. You will say…He is the perfect youngster…Almost…Chester guarded his food bowl during his behavioral evaluation at the care center. Proper feeding habits must be taught very early in life and I guess, it was not done. Whoever will adopt Chester will have to work on the issue to perfect this young man into a most wonderful forever best friend. Chester is waiting and dreaming of you at the Manhattan Care Center.
Meet Chester. This 7 month old baby boy is ready to go to his brand new home. Chester’s owner surrendered him because they are moving abroad and now Chester is looking for his new favorite human. Wouldn’t you love this cute little boy as a new addition to your home?
Chester’s family got him from a friend 6 months ago. They surrendered him because they’re moving out of the country. They describe him as a happy, active, playful puppy. He has been around children and is relaxed, affectionate, tolerant, and playful with them. He plays a little rough, jumping up on them to lick them. He lived with a Chihuahua and was friendly but played a little rough with him too. He’s housetrained and goes potty outside. He loves to run and play in the park. He wanders but comes back when his owners call him. He knows sit.
Chester had loose wiggly body, open mouth, and wagging tail during intake and handling-scan (negative), collar, petting, switching leashes, pictures. He jumped up on and leaned into us often. He also jumped up onto the chairs and into his owner’s lap. He rolled around the floor on his back and side.Behavior:
Chester came to us as an owner surrender because his owner is moving out of the country. He was friendly, social and relaxed during intake, leaning on the admissions counselor and sitting on his owner’s lap. During the relief walk Chester pulled hard on the leash. He did not settle for the Look portion of the SAFER assessment for all three attempts. Chester was interested in other stimuli during Tag, was unfocused and unresponsive to the assessor. Chester jumped up and lightly mouthed assessor’s arm at the end of Tag. During Squeeze, Chester mouthed the assessor’s hand and arm with a moderate amount of pressure. He needed to be reset for the Squeeze item 3 times before it was completed, as he was focused on other stimuli in the room and was also not comfortable with the close proximity of the handling. Chester gulped during the Food item, and bit the assess-a-hand. He kept a firm grip on the toy while his body was loose and wiggly. He kept a firm grip on the rawhide and placed his body between assessor and the rawhide. Due to guarding behaviors that Chester displayed, Chester may only be placed with a New Hope Partner. The Behavior Team feels Chester could possibly benefit from puppy obedience classes to positively focus his attention and behavior modification to limit his guarding of food and other resources.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog moderately places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand with some pressure.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog moderately places his open mouth over the Assessor’s arm with some pressure.
Food: 5. Dog bites hand.
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.
Rawhide: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy or rawhide, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.Group Behavior:
When off leash with other dogs, Chester is playful and solicitous. He is respectful of nervous dogs. He has only had the opportunity to interact with female dogs off-leash.https://youtu.be/HwO9-RBlfWkhttps://youtu.be/keZJeEETay4For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://information.urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues/If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected]
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