COCO – A1048539
My name is COCO. My Animal ID # is A1048539.
I am a male white and black am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/20/2015 from NY 11211, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/25/2015 Exam Type CAGE EXAM – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 49.6 LBS.
S/O: QAR, coughing A: CIRDC P: move to ISO, start 10d doxy tx
08/20/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/20/15 15:48 Basic Information: Coco is a 3 year old unaltered American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Coco was breeder at home is being surrendered because the owner does not have time to care for him anymore. Coco has not been to the vet but has no known health problems or injuries. Social Life and Personality: Coco has been around children 2 and older. She is relaxed tolerant, ad exuberant during play with children. He has not been around dogs or cats to know his behavior with them. He is trained to use the bathroom outdoors and on newspaper. He has been kept mostly indoors and has a high activity level. Behavior: Coco is not bothered when someone remove his food bowl, treats, or bones. He is not bothered when removed from furniture or woken up. Coco is friendly when someone takes away his toys, brush his coat, hold him, or when strangers enter his home or approach his family. For a New Family to Know: Coco is used to walks on a leash or playing in the yard at least three times a day. He likes to play with rope toys and balls. His favorite games are tug and wrestling. He is crate trained. He is not bothered by loud noises. He is used to eating wet and dry dog food. Intake Behavior: Coco entered the office with a loose body and wagging tail. He solicited attention and jumped on the counselor. He allowed handling and did not show aggressive behaviors.
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08/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
When on his relief walk, Coco repeatedly mouthed the leash, but once he entered the assessment he was distracted and became more interested in interacting with assessor. He was sociable toward the handler- soft body, low wag. He was friendly & relaxed during handling. He was calm & relaxed when playing tag. Coco was stiff and cannot be pushed out of the food bowl, but did not growl, snap or bite. He kept a firm grip on the toy and his body was a bit stiff, but he did not put his body between the assessor & the toy. He took the rawhide away; body language was a bit stiff. Coco was surrendered due to her owner not having enough time to care for him; upon intake, Coco had a loose body, wagging tail & attempted to solicit attention by jumping up on staff. Coco’s owner reported he has been around children age 2 & older and is relaxed, tolerant & plays exuberantly with them. It was stated that Coco is friendly towards strangers. They also reported he is unbothered when someone removes his food bowl or treats, however, he did become a bit stiff on each of the resource tests but did not growl, snap or bite on any. The Behavior Department recommends Coco go to an experienced home with no young children due to his slight potential to become possessive over food, toys & rawhide. Although Coco’s previous owner reported Coco was unbothered when resources were removed from him in a home environment, we recommend that potential adopters feel comfortable positively modifying any possessive behaviors that may manifest in a new home environment. Coco may benefit from obedience classes to correct his tendency to mouth the leash, if this persists outside of the shelter environment. Look: 1.Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for 3 full seconds Sensitivity:1.Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, & his tail is wagging with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open Tag:1.Follows at end of leash, body soft Squeeze1&2:1.Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back Food:3.Dog follows the dish, his tail is low, ears are neutral. His body is stiff. Dog does not lift his head from the bowl when hand is applied to his cheek Toy 1:2.Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip & body is a bit stiff. He does not place his body between you and the toy Rawhide:3.Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. His body is a bit stiff
08/22/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Coco greets well at the fence but is very forward on entry and immediately attempts to mount. When corrected by the helper dog, Coco escalates and becomes offensive. 8/25 update: Coco is muzzled due to his previous overarousal. Initially, he is tolerant of the helper dog but then becomes frustrated and turns offensive, jumping on the dog and growling. Coco greets appropriately and is approrpriate on-leash, but off-leash in playgroup he has shown some offensive behaviors toward other dogs. We advise that Coco may need positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address his behavior around other dogs, and he is likely not a candidate for dog parks until this behavior is addressed.
08/23/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 3 YO; 49.6 LB Freindly during exam; allowed all handling Medial L ear laceration Tip R ear missing Tail missing from S7 BARH NOSF
08/25/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
S/O: QAR, coughing A: CIRDC P: move to ISO, start 10d doxy tx
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