3 June 2016: Basic information Bronx was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owner becoming homeless and having nowhere to house her animals. Owner has had Bronx for the past four years after her dog had a litter of puppies. Owner says Bronx does not have any injuries but due to being bitten by an infectious insect as a puppy Bronx does not grow hair on certain parts of his front paws. Socialization & Behavior Bronx is described as being somewhat aggressive when around strangers; he’ll bark and sometimes attempt to lunge at them. Bronx has lived with an 8 and 12 year old, a downer says he is very playful and affectionate with them. Bronx is said to be playful and affectionate with the F Rottweiler he lives with, but owner says he growls and attempts to lunge at dogs in passing. Owner says there have been no past issues of Bronx biting anyone or another animal. Bronx becomes nervous during thunder storms, owner says he’ll begin to howl and cry. Owner says Bronx is unbothered if shoe touches his food and possessions and will stop and wait for her to finish. Owner says he growls when the dog he lives with comes near his bowl or toys. Bronx is unbothered if disturbed while sleeping, and enjoy staking baths. Bronx does not like nail trims and will attempt to bite at the clipper. Bronx normally attempts to lunge if someone approaches the home or owner while out. For a New Family to Know Bronx is described as affectionate, playful, and mellow with a medium activity level. When home he is normally following his owner and enjoys toy balls. He was kept mostly outdoors having free reign of yard space. Bronx is fed a mix of wet and dry, owner mixes Pedigree with gravy train. Bronx is house-trained using the bathroom outside and never has accidents. He is said to be behaved when home alone and when in the yard alone. Bronx understands commands sit, stay, and eats and pulls on leash. Behavior durign intake Bronx seemed alert during intake. He remained relaxed when counselor’s approached. No handling was conducted in admissions office.
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