DUSTY – A1036432
Safe 6-8-2015 Manhattan
DUSTY – A1036432
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, BROWN / TAN, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/15/2015, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 05/18/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan Negative, BARH, Intact Male, Clean Ears, Appears to be underweight / 3x a day feeding sign will be placed, Moderate Dental Staining and Tartar, Gave Dewormer, Gave Activyl, Very Social and sweet during exam, NOSF
RE EXAM: Underweight, BCS 3/9 ; P : Recc feed 3 times per day
some loose stool noted in kennel, begin metronidazole
A volunteer writes: I first met Dusty when he was in group with two other dogs and he was notable for his lack of jumping up on me when the others did. Good boy, Dusty!! Wonderfully handsome with an expressive face and wagging tail, he’s a bit too thin so is being fed an extra meal daily to help fatten him up. Likely housetrained he went potty as soon as we left the building, and will do better in a harness as he pulls on the leash. In the backyard he snuggles on my lap, laying his head down, sighing, and nuzzling my hand to continue petting if I stop. Too cute! Taking a treat softly from my hand he enjoys a nosh before we play with a squeaky toy. His head tilts as I squeak the toy (he’s just so cute!), and runs after it to bring it back for another throw. A total lover boy, Dusty likes being close to his person, loves a good petting and is calm and gentle. He’s hoping
his new family will find him today, and we’re hoping for that too. Come by and ask to meet Dusty. You’ll be glad you did.
Dusty came to our center after he was found by police tied to a fence. He allowed the officer to transport him with no problems, sniffed his hand as he approached and allowed petting. Dusty pulled slightly on his relief walk. He shoulder rubbed on the assessor multiple times at the onset of Look item, but then settled down and allowed head to be cupped in assessor’s hands. Dusty also shoulder rubbed and had high energy during positioning for Sensitivity, but eventually accepted the touch while leaning into the assessor with soft body. He followed at the end of leash for Tag game, wagging his tail throughout and settling quickly at end of game. Dusty gently pulled his paw back during Squeeze attempt. He naturally gulped his food through entire Food assessment item, and required a moderate amount of pressure to lift his cheek out of bowl with assess-a-hand. Dusty had no interest at all in Toy. He kept a firm grip on rawhide and his body was a bit stiff and tense, did not relinquish and it needed to be traded for food in order to take it away. Based on Dusty’s responses regarding possible guarding behaviors with food and rawhide, the Behavior Team feels Dusty would do best with an Experienced adopter that can provide positive behavior modification if guarding behaviors were to manifest in the home environment.
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.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, or low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Dog may lick hand.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
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: No interest.
Rawhide: 3. Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff.
Dog-to-Dog: Got playful after awhile.
***Dusty is a social group greeter dog***
When off leash with other dogs Dusty is solicitous, engaging in bouncy running play. He is tolerant with a dog who is mouthy and may try to mount but takes correction.
5/21 update: Dusty is bouncy and playful. He will engage in running play with both males and females.
5/24 update: Dusty continues to be social, playful and polite with both males and females.
5/27 update: Dusty is social and polite, engaging in bouncy running play with males and females.
5/28 update: Dusty is social, playful and tolerant with males and females. He is a social group helper dog.
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