CASINO – A1034261
SAFE – 04/30/15
My name is CASINO. My Animal ID # is A1034261.
I am a male brown and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/25/2015 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/26/2015 Exam Type INITIAL – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 65.8 LBS.
BARH scan negative young male intact hyper, nervous NOSF
04/25/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/25/15 08:35 During intake Casino would jump onto admission counselor and officers that brought him in. He would run around the office and pull on leash. Allowed to be scanned (negative), collared, pictured, and leashed without aggression. Would bite and tug on leash as if a toy. When given treat would jump onto admission counselor and did not respond to sit, tay, or down commands.
04/28/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Casino is such a handsome hunk and his smiling meatball head and laughing eyes are the stuff big dog lovers dreams are made of! On first meeting him I’m treated to a flurry of happy kisses and we spend a long time together on the bench, snuggling up a storm and exchanging lots of adoring smooches and smiles. Casino’s likes include brisk walks, toys of all kinds and yummy treats and he LOVES other dogs and performs deep play bows for them while his ‘helicopter tail’ whirs a mile a minute. On leash he pulls like a horse but after starting off at a run he tuckers himself out within 10 minutes and slows to a manageable trot, politely ignoring pigeons and squirrels who dart and coo across our path as we make our way through the park. He seems to be quite house trained, knows how to come when called and sits (most of the time) for treats which he takes delicately from my hand. But here’s the ‘rub’: sweet as he can be, Casino is a complex dog and his new parents need to understand that he can’t be all sunshine and smiles, all the time. When Casino is in a good mood I can’t imagine a nicer or more loving companion but once he’s frustrated, anxious or over-excited the clouds roll in and he just can’t help but jump, mouth and roughly grab onto toys (or other objects he wants to play with) and it’s hard to re-focus his attention without stepping well away and giving him a moment to cool down. He has a big heart and so much potential but needs an experienced, adult-only home with plenty of guidance, structure and training. Casino is too precious to be placed in any situation but one where he can learn to be his best self and grow and blossom into the good dog I know we all want him to be. We’re all hoping that the wheel of fortune is turning in Casino’s favor and if you’re the lucky one who wins his heart, a lifetime of thankful loving awaits!
04/27/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Casino came to our center as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. He pulled somewhat hard on leash during relief walk, and also entering SAFER room. Casino jumped up on the assessor continually and was hard to position throughout assessment. He gave very clear signs of discomfort throughout the handling items: moving away, lip licking, tongue flicking through the first several items; he allowed only two tags, becoming still and raising his lip; he re-approached for Squeeze but increased his discomfort signs to shoulder rubbing and vocal yawning, taking a considerable amount of time to position for the item. Additionally, Casino rapidly sensitized to the Assessor, displaying fearful body language when approached at the end of the handling portion. This level of sensitization is atypical. Casino allowed the food bowl to be moved and lifted his head when the assess-a-hand was applied to his cheek. He was minimally interested in the toy and rawhide. Upon completion of assessment, Casino body checked the Assistant repeatedly. Other observations have been made noting a low threshold for arousal and for frustration. Casino appears to have poor coping skills for frustration, and as a result his behavior can be erratic and he will resort to leash grabbing, body checking, and jumping at the assessor’s face when he is over his frustration threshold. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to teach Casino the appropriate coping skills he needs is in his best interest. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze for 3 full seconds with soft eyes, soft body, allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, panting, jumping up between attempts. Tag: 4. Dog stands his ground while not cornered and raises lip at the Assessor with ears back, body a bit stiff, mouth closed. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull back paw at all for three seconds, slowly moves body away. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw at all for three seconds, slowly moves body away. Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body likely a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
04/29/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Casino enjoys engaging in rough and rowdy play
04/26/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative young male intact hyper, nervous NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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