BLUE – A0774951
SUPER URGENT 05/29/15
Staten Island Center
My name is BLUE. My Animal ID # is A0774951.
I am a neutered male blue and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/20/2015 from NY 10314, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER DIED.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/21/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 104.0 LBS.
05/20/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/20/15 10:50 DOG INFORMATION SHEET Where did this dog come from? This dog came from owner’s home. ORIGINAL SOURCE This dog was orignally adopted from SIACC Does this dog have a microchip? Yes Animal’s Name: Big Blue WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Owner died and husband is moving to another state that dont allow that kind of dog. RELATIONSHIP PEOPLE Dog lived with 2 adults Does he get along with children? Yes. Owner’s 9yr old granddaughter would visit and they got along great. Does he get along with strangers? Dog is friendly with strangers. Has he ever bitten anyone? No Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No Describe his behavior: dog is friendly and owner considers him a mush. OTHER ANIMALS Dog has lived with another dog and they got along well with no issue. Can you describe his behavior around animals he doesn’t live with? When on walks, dog would show no interest in others dogs in the street. PERSONALITY Loves to play, is very active Likes to be petted, hugged ect. HABITS Mixture of dry and wet food. Owner states dog prefers wet food. Dog would be fed 2x a day. TRAINING Knows “sit” Knows “stay” When on the leash, owner states he pulls alittle bit Is housebroken Does this dog have any behavioral problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. no Does this dog have any medical problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. no Owner states the dog was at the vet about 3-4 months ago. Is there anything that could be done to help you keep your dog? no What kind of home do you think would be best for this dog? any home. Dog is good with all people and other dogs. Is there anything else we should know? Dog is great with children. Very laid back and loveable dog.
No Web Memo
05/26/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Blue came to our center on 5/20/2015 after his owner passed away. It is reported that Blue lived with another dog and also got along with a visiting 9 year old relative. During intake, Blue growled while being collared. During initial medical exam, he growled when handled which limited the exam due to temperament concerns. Blue walked nicely on leash for his SAFER assessment, no pulling. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, averting his eyes but body remained soft. He accepted touch for Sensitivity item with his tail down and ears back, but stood still and accepted the touch. During Tag game, Blue was focused on other stimuli in the room, but had no response to each pass and approached assessor at end. During Squeeze attempt, Blue was resistant to lifting his paw, but allowed it and growled during the actual Squeeze. Moving on to flank, assistant noticed Blue giving whale eye right before the actual flank Squeeze, where he growled for the second time. No second flank Squeeze was attempted. Blue had no interest in food, minimal interest in rawhide. He played with Toy and held it with a firm grip, body loose and wiggly w/ tail neutral. During dog-to-dog, Blue approached with ears forward and tail at spine level. Due to the various circumstances in which Blue growled at handling, the Behavior Team feels he would do best with a New Hope partner that can provide positive behavior modification. Blue is a strong dog who requires experienced handling for his safety and the safety of his new family. 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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body neutral, mouth closed, lip long, ears back. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game with coaxing. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 4. Dog growls. Flank squeeze 1: 4. Dog growls Food: Inconclusive, dog is not eating. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/20/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Aggressive, did not allow much handling Neutered~10yrs Callouses on hind legs Cyst above left eye. (ruptured during exam) Conjunctivitis OU Cleaned eye with eye wash and applied Vetropolycin Unable to take picture due to behavior Overweight Nosf
05/21/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
VET CHECK – GERIATRIC EXAM, CHECK EYE (LIMITED EXAM DUE TO TEMPERMENT) BAR. NO SIGNS OF AGGRESSION WHEN APPROACHED OR ON LEASH BUT GROWLS WHEN HANDLED OR WHEN SOFT MUZZLE IS PLACED. BCS 7/9 MODERATE DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, MODERATE CONJUNCTIVITIS OD WITH SMALL CYST AT UPPER EYELID (REPORTEDLY RUPTURED ON EXAM YESTERDAY), OS WNL, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, MILD WAXY DEBRIS AND HAIR LOSS AT PINNAE AU NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION AMBULATORY X 4, NO APPARENT LAMENESS CALLOUSES AT HOCKS AND ELBOWS NEUTERED MALE A: GERIATRIC, CYST ON UPPER RIGHT – RULE OUT MEIBOMIAN CYST VS OTHER P: APPLIED TAB OD. NOT SCHEDULING DAILY TREATMENT DUE TO TEMPERMENT. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS
A shelter staff member writes:
Blue was adopted from ACC in 2008 and sadly he is back because his owner died. He is a bit stressed here and we would like to place him ASAP.
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