Monday, May 25, 2015

Los Angeles (Gardena "Carson" facility): GOOD NEWS! RE: URGENT! "A" on Temperament Test, Male Pit running out of time at Carson (Mason, A4822098)

Mason was rescued 5/29/15. I don't know by whom. Thanks to all who crossposted for him.
5/25 POST

Wonderful guy, Mason, scored an "A" on his temp. test!
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From: nicky gj <>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2015 at 9:51 AM
Subject: URGENT! "A" on Temp. Test, Male pittie running out of time at Carson (Mason, 4822098)

Please Network & Share MASON Far & Wide!

He Scored a BIG FAT "A" on his temp. test at Carson Shelter!

I met this wonderful guy, Mason, a couple of weeks ago at Carson and just knew he was special (see his sad photo I took soon after he arrived!)  Now Rob is networking him for rescue.  

He's an amazing dog (through the bars of kennel), whom we now know is just as amazing outside of his kennel, because he scored an "A" on his temp. test!  Yaaay, Mason!  (I should tell you this is no easy feat for a larger dog at Carson!)

Please pledge or RESCUE!  Mason's a WINNER and will be a breed ambassador for whoever is lucky enough to have him, but he needs to get out of Carson NOW!

I'm pledging now - won't you?


Date: Mon, 25 May 2015
Subject: URGENT: Male pittie running out of time at Carson (Mason, 4822098)

Mason is an adorable and chunky 1-year old who has somehow managed to last a month at the Carson Shelter without getting rescued or adopted. He's a happy boy who loves everybody and aced his temp test (see results below). He has little bursts of energy as you'd expect from his age, but has such a LOW center of gravity that it looks like he can't even jump up on you even though he may want to :)

To see this little tank in action, watch here:

If you can adopt or rescue Mason, please contact me ( If you can't do either but can make a donation to help a rescue save this happy guy, that will be much appreciated, and let me know. I'll start off by pledging $20.

Rob & Mason

Animal ID: A4822098
Carson shelter entry in the database:I don't have a name yet and I'm an approximately 1 year, 1 month old male pit bull.  I am not yet neutered.  I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since April 24, 2015.  I am available on April 28, 2015.  You can visit me at my temporary home at C325.
The staff/volunteers here haven't had a chance to really get to know me yet.  Please visit me at the animal care center and ask about spending some one-on-one time with me.

Date: 05/17/2015
Start Time: 1:40
Finish Time: 1:50


1. General Personality: _4__
2. Stare Test: _5__
3. Dog-to-Dog Interaction: _n/a__

Initial In-Cage Evaluation Total Score: _9__
In-Cage Evaluation Letter Grade: _A__



1. Social Interaction: _5__
2. Sensitivity: _5__
3. Food Aggression: _5__
4. Resource Guarding: _5__
5. Dog-to-Dog Aggression: _5__

Full Evaluation Total Score: _25__

A- This is a dog that would make a great pet for most people.  Highly adoptable for all types of families.

Additional Comments:

During in cage evaluation dog approached the evaluator wagging his tail and licking evaluators hand through the cage. During social interaction dog came when I called his name and remained focused and friendly. During sensitivity test dog allowed me to touch all over his body including mouth, feet, ears, and tail. Dog did allow the hug test. During food aggression dog ate his food gently and allowed me to take his food away. During resource guarding dog took treat from my hand gently and he ignored the toys. During dog to dog aggression dog remained easy to control and dog's attention remained mainly on the evaluator. Dog did not show any signs of aggression at the time of the evaluation. This dog would make a great pet for most people. Highly adoptable for all types of families.