OSO – A1051037
Safe 9-24-2015 Brooklyn
OSO – A1051037
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME/NO CHILDREN***
MALE, BLACK, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/11/2015, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 09/11/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary SCAN NEG, 1 YO, MI S/O: very friendly Appearance: BARH Integument: Appropriate hair coat, normal nails EENT: OU clear, AU clean, No nasal d/c Oral cavity: MM pink, CRT <2sec, Healthy dentition PLN: WNL H/L: No murmur or arrhythmias, Lungs clear ABD: Soft non painful, U/G: MI M/S: Amb x 4 BCS:5 /9 Neuro: NSF NOSF A: app healthy P: activyl 3.08cc, pyrantal 5 cc PO
A volunteer writes: I never thought I’d go bird hunting in Brooklyn, but with lab mix Oso by my side that’s precisely what I did. Oso is a young, happy, playful boy who can’t wait to meet his new family. I grew up with bird dogs so seeing Oso brought back fond memories of my childhood in Maine. As I opened the kennel door his whole body seemed to wiggle thank you. Once outside Oso demonstrated he may have some houstetraining, and this boy LOVES to cuddle. When we took a break and sat down he stretched out across my lap making it very clear we weren’t moving anytime soon. After a lot of hugs, kisses, and playtime, we slowly headed back to the care center. That’s when it happened. Staying true to his bird dog roots, Oso casually FLUSHED a pigeon out from the bushes! I squealed with delight while Oso gave me a puzzled look as if to say, “Hey lady, this is what I do!!” If you are looking for a smart, loving, loyal companion, come to the care center and meet Oso!
Oso is a 13 month old unaltered male Labrador mix. Owner found Oso 8 months ago as a stray. Owner stated Oso doesn’t have any health issues and was recently given his rabies shot. Owner surrendered Oso dues to landlord issues.
Social life & Personality
Oso lived in a household with 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 and 10. Owner said Oso is very relaxed, playful, and respectful around children. However he does not like his tail to be pulled resulting in him growling. He also plays a little rough with children. Owner also stated that Oso is relaxed, playful and respectful around other dogs and plays gentle with them. The owner does not know of Oso’s behavior around other cats. Owner states Oso is partially house-trained and has accidents a few times a week. Oso was mostly kept indoors and has a high activity level. Owner says Oso is very playful and friendly.
Owner stated that Oso has never bitten or scratched another person or animal. When left home alone, Oso is very anxious and tends to use the bathroom indoors and whine as well. Owner states Oso did not mind when he touched his food, toys, or objects. Oso enjoys taking a bath and being brushed. Owner never trimmed Oso’s nails but allowed him to touch his feet. When unfamiliar people approach the house or another family member, owner said Oso is friendly and polite.
For a New Family to Know
Oso understand the command “sit.” For exercise, Oso plays in the yard only 7 days a week. Oso enjoys playing with ball toys and likes to play tugging games, fetch and chase. Oso has never been crate trained. He usually goes potty in the grass. When owner is home, Oso tends to follow him around and be in the same room. Although Oso gets anxious when left indoors alone, he is well behaved when left in the yard alone. When off-leash he wanders a bit but responds when he is called. During storms and fireworks Oso isn’t bothered. Oso eats brand Neutral wet food and his favorite treats are sausages.
Upon Intake Behavior
Upon intake, Oso was barking at first but became calm and relaxed. He scanned negative for a microchip and was receptive to all handling while being loose bodied.
SAFER: EXPERINECED HOME, NO CHILDREN
Oso previously lived with 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 and 10 years old. The owner stated Oso is very relaxed, playful, and respectful around children, but he does not like his tail to be pulled resulting him of growling. The owner mentioned Oso plays a little rough with children. It was reported by the owner Oso is partially house-trained, has a high activity level and when left home alone he is well behaved in the yard but anxious when indoors.
At intake Oso was calm and relaxed with loose body posture, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Oso came into the assessment room loose and wiggly with high energy, he was friendly and playful towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Oso joins the game during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Oso was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Oso appears to be a high-energy dog that will likely do best with an adopter prepared to provide mental and physical stimulation and appropriate outlets for his energy, also the previous owner stated Oso does not like his tail pulled he tends to growl and he plays too rough with children. So the behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
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: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. He lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-to-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Oso is anxious but greets well. He will engage in brief bouts of play when solicited and is tolerant of pushy behavior.
When off leash with other dogs, Oso is anxious but greets well. He will engage in brief bouts of play when solicited and is tolerant of pushy behavior.
9/16 update: Oso will engage in running play when solicited but becomes sexually motivated. He responds well to correction.
9/17 update: Oso is social and engages in running play with males and females. He is tolerant of pushy behavior.
9/18 update: Oso is anxious and sexually motivated. He responds well to correction.
9/20 update: Oso continues to exhibit these behaviors when off leash with other dogs.
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