TITAN – A1036512
Safe 5-25-2015 Manhattan
TITAN – A1036512
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / BROWN, GERM SHEPHERD MIX, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 05/16/2015, From NY 10459, DueOut Date 05/16/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Negative MC, Neutered male, QARH, Mild to moderate dental tartar, Dander, Negative fleas/earmites (activyl), NOSF, No diarrhea seen in cage at time of exam, but on Tx with Met500 (possibly cage was cleaned)
A volunteer writes:
We all love heroes and here is one….our very own Titan who saved his family and his house from a deadly fire in the dark and the silence of the night , waking up his fast asleep owner by biting gently her hand…Still, despite his life saving act, as his masters are experiencing difficulties, Titan is with us, waiting for someone to welcome him in his or her home….Titan is resting peacefully in his kennel. He is 12 and still owns beautiful eyes looking gently at me. I am impressed by his white teeth. Titan still eats dry food at his age!!!! He is quite in a good shape, well nourished and dressed in a perfect shepherdy coat. He would have weak hinds but Titan trots spryly toward the yard and does the stairs in no time. He is a bit lost, of course…Titan was owned since tender puppyhood by the same family…He is described as a “loving older boy” who played gently with a four year child and had a Chihuahua as BFF!!!!Titan is comfortable around people and the strangers we all are to him, here at the care center. He is cool with other dogs met, comes when called and slowly sits on command. He seems very much house trained as stressed by his former owner. He very much enjoys to be petted, kissed and have his “butt” scratched….He takes treats very gently from my hand. Titan has still a few years ahead of him to enjoy life and to make a new master or family happy. He is a “well established” family dog, sociable, friendly, affectionate, well brought up and well mannered who just fell out of luck and is hoping for a “shining star”, ……..You, to discover him, fall in love and share your life with him. Titan is at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming of a home , sweet home.
A Staff member writes:
Meet Titan!! Titan is a phenomenal older gent looking for a loving forever home. His former owner has nothing but the most wonderful things to say about him, stating they hope someone takes him in as he’s a “loving older boy”. Titan has lived with a small child that he was gentle and relaxed with. He has also reportedly lived with a Chihuahua that he was “BFF” with. Titan has never been around cats. Reportedly this hero dog even gently mouthed his owners arm to alert them the house was on fire! What a good boy!! Even heroes have fears though, and Titan’s are fireworks/thunder and will hide in the bathtub or under the bed. Please pull this wonderful boy from MACC today!!
still needs initial but reported to have diarrhea with blood, Bright and alert in medcial for vaccines, rx metronidazole 500mg sid x 7d
Titan is a 12yr old neutered male German Shepherd Mix who was given to the owner as a gift 12yrs ago and is being surrendered due to the family experiencing personal problems. Titan is an older gentleman who’s hind legs aren’t as strong as in his youth. Titan hasn’t been to a veterinarian in a few years.
Titan is described as friendly/outgoing to all. Titan’s lived with a 4yr old and was gentle/relaxed/playful and protective of her. Around adults Titan’s play style is gentle & exhuberant. When Titan sees a Dog on the street he ignores them but the Dogs bark or growl at him. Titan lived with a Chihuahua and they were bff’s. They were “awesome together & loved each other”. Titan hasn’t been around Cats. Titan has never bitten/scratched an animal but did bite his owner a few years ago softly to warn her about the house being on fire when his nudging her arm didn’t wake her up.
Titan will “go” indoors if someone takes too long to let him out onto the porch. During storms/fireworks Titan will hide in the bathtub or under a bed and whines. Titan isn’t bothered by the following: having his toys/treats moved/taken away, being removed off of furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping/resting & having his nails trimmed. Titan is friendly during the following: getting bathed (he’ll jump in the tub), groomed (brushed), if someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family he’s a friendly boy. If someone touches/moves his food/food bowl Titan will growl.
Titan is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and mellow at times. His activity level is described as medium-high. Titan’s favorite activity is being rubbed/petted & kissed. When the owner is home Titan will follow them around. His favorite toys are balls & stuffed toys, he enjoys fetch and will oftentimes throw his food in the air and catch it in his mouth. Titan is an indoor Dog. Titan slept around the house, beds, sofa or the floor. Titan eats Purina One or Pedigree dry & wet food (2x a day- full bowl). His favorite treats are rawhides & for his birthday he received a large bone. Titan is mostly housetrained who rarely ever has accidents, he’ll bark to be let out. When left alone Titan is well behaved. Titan’s known commands are “sit”, “come”, “down”, “stay”, “lay”, “paws up”, “high five & high ten”.
During intake Titan had a soft wiggly body and he allowed me to scan (neg.), collar and take his picture.
Titan was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. He was calm and relaxed when playing tag with assessor. He did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. Titan had no interest in the toy but took away the rawhide with a soft body.
Titan was surrendered to the care center due to personal issues. His previous owners stated that Titan lived with a 4yr old and was gentle/relaxed/playful and protective of the child. Titan lived with a small dog who he enjoyed being around. His previous owners described him as friendly, affectionate, playful and mellow at times. Although it was not observed during the assessment, Titan’s previous owners report that he will growl if his food bowl is touched. The Behavior Department believes that Titan can go to an average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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, and comes toward the Assessor in a friendly manner when the Assessor ceases moving.
Squeeze 1:2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
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: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy or rawhide, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears back, lip neutral.
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