REMY – A1034182
Safe 5-5-2015 Brooklyn
REMY – A1034182 NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, PIT BULL / GERM SHEPHERD, 1 YR OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/24/2015, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 04/27/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN Medical Summary Scanned positive with chip #9852112003825791 BARH – eager, jumps up, “happy […]
REMY – A1034182
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, PIT BULL / GERM SHEPHERD, 1 YR
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/24/2015, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 04/27/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive with chip #9852112003825791 BARH – eager, jumps up, “happy tail”, a bit mouthy and distractible Neutered ~1yr EENM clear NOSF PetArmor applied Dewormer in food.
A shelter staff member writes:
Look at that face!! Remy was surrendered to us by his owners because they did not have enough time to take care of him. In his previous home, Remy had a yard to play in and went on long walks each day. He is looking for a home that can offer him the same exercise. He loves to play! During his SAFER, it was noted that Remy was displaying guarding behavior with his food and rawhide and will need to go to a home with experienced owners and without any small children. Help this cutie find a home!
Owner Surrender Profile
Remy is a 1 and a half years old neutered male Pitbull/German shepherd mix who is being surrendered because the family wants him to have a better home. He has been with his family since he was a puppy and was given to them by a friend.
Social life and personality
Remy lived with 5 adults and 2 children. The children were both boys, one 8 year old and one 2 year old. Owners report that Remy is playful with the children and very tolerant of ear and tail pulling but he can become very exuberant. When Remy encounters dogs on his walks he tends to be indifferent but he is not defensive to introduction. Remy gets most of his exercise from yard play and has only been to the dog run once when he was a puppy at which time owner states he was very shy staying close to his family. Remy’s behavior around cats in unknown. Remy is house trained but usually only gets one walk a day for about half an hour. However he has free access to the yard and will indicate when if he needs to eliminate.
Remy is a young dog who has had some destructive behavior due to teething which has resolved but can still chew on furniture when he gets anxious at home alone. Owner reports that he is not at all mouthy with his play or interaction with people but does not like to have his bowl touched while eating and may growl. He does not mind when people touch his toys or treats when engaged. Remy enjoys a bath and likes to be brushed. He does not mind being handled but may struggle and squirm. When stranger approach the yard or the house Remy will bark to alert the family.
For a new family to know
Remy knows the commands sit and down. When home with the family Remy likes to be where they are. When home alone he can be anxious for his family to return. Remy likes to play with balls and Frisbees and chew toys. He also likes to play tag by fetching an object and getting chased. Remy has not been crate trained. Owners report that Remy is a fast and energetic runner when playing in the yard and enjoys a brisk walk. Remy likes dry food. Remy’s family says he is a lovable big baby.
Upon intake Remy was very receptive to introduction and was good for all handling including scan for microchip (negative) collar and photograph. Remy was very loose and interested in meeting new people. He was receptive to all petting, walked well on leash and was responsive to guidance.
Behavior: Experience No Child
Remy previously lived with adults and 2 small children and according to the owner Remy was playful with the children and very tolerant of ear and tail pulling but he can become very exuberant. The owner mentioned that Remy is a young dog who has had some destructive behavior due to teething which has resolved but can still chew on furniture when he gets anxious at home alone. When Remy encounters dogs on his walks the owner stated he tends to be indifferent but he is not defensive to introduction. It was also mentioned that Remy does not like to have his bowl touched while eating and may growl, but does not mind when people touch his toys or treats when engaged. Remy was also said to be successfully housebroken.
Upon intake it was noted that Remy was very receptive to introduction and was tolerant of all handling. He was also reported to be very loose and interested in meeting new people, and was receptive to all petting. During SAFER Remy was very sociable towards the assessor, but can be shy of sudden movements around his head. He was a bit tense for some handling, but he allowed the assessor to conduct all items without issue. Remy only showed minimal interest in the toy items and allowed the assessor to remove them without issue, but he did show some concerns during the food and rawhides test; stiffening when being pushed out of the food bowl, and growling when the assessor attempted to remove the rawhide. Due to the guarding concerns seen during SAFER as well as in the previous home, the department feels Remy would be best suited for a home without children as well as an experienced adopter who is able to provide behavior modification work to address the behaviors seen.
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 stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Food: 4. Dog freezes
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog play bows and sniffs, then turns away.
Rawhide: 4. Dog freezes and growls.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Remy is soft bodied while in the yard and explores the yard without interacting with other dogs.
Group Behavior Notes
When off leash with other dogs, Remy initially has a lowered tail and is avoidant when greeting at the gate. He is allowed to warm up by himself and begins to raise his tail. When he greets the other dog again he is polite with a wagging tail. He does not interact beyond the initial greeting.
Remy is soft bodied while in the yard and explores the yard without interacting with other dogs.
Remy is a little hesitant when approached by a more forward female and is not interested in interacting with her and explores the yard by himself.
Remy is becoming more comfortable with interacting. He may try to get an appropriate female to engage in running play. He responds appropriately to correction.
Remy is uncomfortable with a pushy female but does not offer any correction. He is more interested in interacting with the handlers.
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