RUSTY – A1058218
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RUSTY – A1058218
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BROWN / BLACK, PIT BULL MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/17/2015, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 11/17/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-039866.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip:Negative Sex: Male Age:~10 years old Mentation: BARH Eyes: WNL Ears: WNL Nose: WNL Teeth: Some staining and tartar build up Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Behavior: Friendly, allows all handling AMBx4 NOSF
A volunteer writes: Rusty may have hit the double digits, but he’s still got the wiggle of a puppy! He was surrendered to our care with his younger housemate, Gucci. Even though he must have been confused to watch the only family he’s known for 10 years walk away, Rusty was the one to put on a brave face — Gucci wouldn’t walk unless following his lead. And just like when he arrived, I’ve only seen Rusty greet everyone with a wagging tail and soft eye contact. To me his age group is the best and he is still very spry and active. He pulls some on the leash, but checks in often. He seems housebroken, loves treats (and makes funny faces when chewing them!), but doesn’t know any commands. When we met a playful puppy through the fence he seemed very interested and mirrored its body language. In his former home he lived harmoniously with a child, was well behaved when left alone, and liked to play with balls and bones. When I throw a tennis ball for him he starts to prance after it, but then does an about face, climbs into my lap and stays there — not ready to enjoy his favorite things in this strange place. Rusty is still wearing his brave face, but his waggy tail and sweet (!!!!) nature are accompanied by signs of anxiety and a sense of feeling lost. He whimpers and whines a lot, often searches around outside, and sometimes needs encouragement to go back in his cage. He’ll prop his paws on me any chance he gets and seems to crave and be comforted by human contact. But try as we might with extra walks and cuddle time, there’s no place like a home! Rusty has never spent a holiday away from one and we hope to keep that streak going — please come meet this wonderful boy at Brooklyn ACC!
Basic Information: Rusty is 10 year old unaltered male pit-bull. He was given as a gift 10 years ago. Owner surrenders Rusty due to living situation.
Social Life and Personality: Rusty lived with two adults and an 8 year old. Owner stated Rusty is relaxed, playful and respectful towards everyone in the household. Rusty lived with another dog name Gucci A1058220. Owner stated Rusty is playful and tolerant towards Gucci but not bonded. Rusty has never been around cats. Rusty is mostly indoors and activity level is very high. Owner describes Rusty as playful, excitable, affectionate, and friendly.
Behavior: Rusty has never bitten anyone to owner knowledge. Rusty allow owner to touch food while eating and take toys or treats away loose body. He isn’t bothered by taking baths or being brushed. He barks if unfamiliar people approach the house or family member.
For a New Family to Know: Rusty is trained to use the bathroom outdoors and goes for walks twice a day. He doesn’t know any commands. He likes to play with balls and bones. Rusty has never been trained crate. Rusty likes to follow owner around the house and is well behaved when home alone. Rusty eats wet and dry food 2-3 twice a day.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Rusty was loose body and ate treats. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Rusty previously lived with two adults, another pit-bull and an 8 year old. The owner stated Rusty is relaxed, playful and respectful towards everyone in the household and also playful and tolerant towards the other dog. The owner mentioned Rusty is house trained, has a high activity level and well behaved when home alone. The owner describes Rusty as playful, excitable, affectionate, and friendly.
At intake it was reported Rusty was friendly with loose body posture, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Rusty came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly, social and affectionate towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Rusty was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Rusty was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Rusty appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
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: 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. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Rusty is anxious but greets the other dog politely. He seems interested but does not engage in play.
When off leash with other dogs, Rusty is anxious but greets the other dog politely. He seems interested but does not engage in play.
CAME IN WITH: GUCCI A1058220 http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/gucci-a1058220/
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