OMEGA – A1043504
Safe 8-3-2015 Manhattan
OMEGA – A1043504
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, TAN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/10/2015, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 07/17/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary : scan positive 985121004438056; ears- wnl; moderate dental tartar; GERIATRIC; neutered; slight tense, nervous during exam
QAR; Diarrhea seen in cage; Start Panacur
A volunteer writes: I love the seniors….the graying snout, the calmness and wisdom that comes with age, the quiet playfulness, and then of course, let’s not forget about the soft kisses! Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet and means “great”, and boy is he appropriately named. Found tied up and brought in by the police, they said he was nice and so calm in the car, and he continues to be that way. He’s awesome! He’s likely housetrained, taking advantage of being outside in every way, is great on the leash as we enjoy an easy slow walk. Every once in a while he’ll grab the leash but I can put my fingers in his mouth and he’ll release it. He’s the calmest, nicest boy, beautifully taken care of, and is a magnificent looking dog. The park is busy with groups of young kids and he ignores everything as he and I walk as one. In the backyard he joins me on the bench for some kisses, greets other dogs in adjoining pens, comes when called and when I left the pen for a moment waited quietly for my
return. It’s no surprise that this calm, gentle boy aced his behavior assessment indicating he’ll be a great fit in just about any home. I wish it could be mine but it can’t, but if you’re lucky it could be yours.
Omega walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Omega was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. Omega was not interested in toys or rawhide. He does not approach other dog, turns body to side.
Omega did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
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 does not approach the helper dog. Turns body to side in relation to other dog, or exits.
When off leash with other dogs Omega greets well at the gate but becomes stiff upon introduction. He will offer a growl when the helper dog continues to sniff him.
7/23 update: Omega is tolerant and engages in running play when solicited by a playful female.
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