MARTINI – A1038590
Gone 6-8-2015 Manhattan
My name is MARTINI. My Animal ID # is A1038590.
I am a male brown and white black mouth cur mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/03/2015 from NY 10016, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/05/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 62.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
06/03/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/03/15 13:03 NAME Martini REASON FOR SURRENDER Owner is not allowed to have Martini in current residence and works long hours and is no longer able to take care of him. RELATIONSHIP Martini’s previous owner received him as a gift about 3 years ago. He is currently about 3 years old. He scanned negative for a microchip. PEOPLE He lived in a home with 4 adults and 2 children ages 4 and 7. He is usually relaxed or playful around the children and when he plays with them he can be exuberant or somewhat large. He is larger and owner states he doesn’t understand his size. He usually barks at strangers who approach his house and he usually isn’t bothered by strangers who approach his family. He has never bitten anyone. OTHER ANIMALS He lived in a home with a 1 year old Shih Tzu and he was usually relaxed or playful around him and would play exuberantly or somewhat roughly. He is also relaxed and playful around other dogs and plays exuberantly or somewhat roughly. He has also lived with a 2.5 year old male cat and he was usually relaxed around him. He has never bitten another animal. PERSONALITY He is a moderately to highly active mostly indoor dog who has been described as playful, affectionate, mellow, confident, excitable, and friendly. He enjoys playing with balls, squeaky toys (although he chews through them very quickly), and his blanket, and he also loves to chase. He isn’t bothered if you touch his food bowl while he is eating, if you take a treat away, if you push him off the furniture, (although most times he won’t move), during baths, if you brush him, or during storms or fireworks. He is friendly if you take away a toy or if you disturb him while he is sleeping. He likes to follow his owner around, be in the same room, or stay in a favorite spot when his owner is home. He eats Beneful or Blue Buffalo dry food. He prefers to go to the bathroom on the grass or dirt. He usually sleeps on his owner’s bed. TRAINING He knows sit, down, give paw, and come. He is house-trained and he rarely has accidents. He is taken out for brisk walks or to the park about twice daily. He is well-behaved when left home alone and is never left alone in a yard. He pulls some on his leash. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE He was nervous at first during the intake. He had a tucked tail and wide eyes. I offered him treats which he took very gently from my hand. He allowed petting and handling and showed no signs of aggression.
06/06/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Of course when first meeting Martini I asked him if he’s “shaken not stirred”. He looked at me with a bored expression and I know he’s heard all the one liners before! Martini is STUNNING, gorgeously groomed, a perfect weight for his size, his coat is as soft as velvet, and his manners all indicate that he was a well taken care of family dog. Having lived with his family of 2 adults and 2 kids ages 4 & 7 all his life, he’s understandably concerned as to why he’s with us and not with them. He also lived with a Shih Tzu and was relaxed and playful with him, and lived with a male cat with whom he was also relaxed. We’re told he’s housetrained, is well behaved when left home alone, loved playing with his kids although sometimes doesn’t realize how big he is. My walk to the park with Martini was perfect as his leash manners are lovely, he showed off his housetraining skills, and ignored other dogs we passed regardless of size. He also showed me that he knows how to shake both paws, and we’re also told that he knows ‘sit’, ‘down’ and ‘come’. This dog is a rockstar! Joining me on the bench he sits close and gives me some gentle kisses but it’s clear that he’s looking for his family and whines softly from time to time. We played some ball, Martini giving chase and bringing it back (almost all the way) for another toss. I can pick it up right in front of him as he doesn’t guard it. This gorgeous fellow, a proven family dog, is looking for a new family to love. We’re rooting for him as he’s awesome, and hope that you ask to meet him today.
06/07/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Update 6/7/15 Martini is displaying concerning behavior in his kennel and in playgroup. In his kennel, he will stiffen and begin to low growl, escalating to hard barking if the person does not retreat. When initally greeting a playgroup helper dog, Martini is very stiff and refused to approach. During later interactions, he would freeze and snap at correctors when corrected for inappropriate behavior. We feel it is best for Martini to be placed into a home environment without children where his environment can be managed and he can recieved behavior modification. SAFER 6/5/15 Martini walks calmly on leash. He was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. Martini played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction. He did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. Martini was not interested in toys or rawhide. He approaches the helper dog with his tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed. Martini was surrender to us. According to his previous owner He lived in a home with 4 adults and 2 children ages 4 and 7. He is usually relaxed or playful around the children and when he plays with them he can be exuberant or somewhat large.He has also lived with a 2.5 year old male cat and he was usually relaxed around him. Martini during the tag interaction was grabbing at the leash and was a bit difficult to handle. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, shy body language, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 3. Dog responds with his tail high, ears forward, mouth likely closed for at least half of the assessment item, body stiff and body checks the Assessor. Dog is often focused on other stimuli in the room. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 1. No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral. Helper:A1038453
06/07/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Martini is stiff at the gate when greeting the helper dog and would not reapproach once he walked away. He was not introduced. 6/7 update: Martini is offered a handler correction and becomes stiff and snaps. Because of this reaction and concern for handler safety he is not introduced.
06/05/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact male BARH Mild staining on teeth Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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