FUDGE – A1058012
My name is FUDGE. My Animal ID # is A1058012.
I am a male black and brown rottweiler. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/15/2015 from NY 11434, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/15/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 136.4 LBS.
No Final Exam
11/15/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
111/15/15 18:25 Fudge is an unaltered 1 1/2 year Rottie. H was bought from breeder as a puppy and is being surrendered because of some behavioral issues. Fudge would go to the vet for regular checkups and has no known health problems or injuries. Fudge lived with 3 adults and 2 children aged 2 and 7. Fudge is relaxed, playful, and tolerant of the children but treats them differently. The 7 year old does not enjoy dog’s company and won’t really interact with Fudge so Fudge does not come to her often. The 2 year old loves Fudge and they can be found cuddling. Fudge understands his size and does not jump on the children. He has not interacted with other dogs or cats to know his behavior with them. Fudge is house trained but he does mark inside the home. He is keep mostly indoors and has a medium activity level. His owner describes him as playful, pushy, and affectionate. The owner says that Fudge is hard to control because he does not listen well and he is strong. He pulls on a leash. In the past two weeks, Fudge has growl and snapped at his owner when being bathed. She stepped away and returned. She continued with his bath then when she was brushing him, he growled and snapped again. He also has been growling and snapping when the owner tried to remove his collar. Fudge is not bothered if someone takes away his food bowl when eating but if there is chicken broth or chicken mixed with his food he will growl if someone comes near him. He not bothered if a bone is removed. If his toys are taken away he thinks the person is playing. It is unknown how he would react of someone trimmed his nails or if someone approached his family. When people come near his home Fudge will bark, lunge, and growl at them. He has to be kept on a lead so that he does not jump onto the fence. Fudge knows the commands sit and stay. He is exercised in his yard on and off when the owners get home. He likes to play with rope toys and balls. His favorite games are fetch, guarding, and tug. He is crate trained and does well for 12 hours. When his family is home he tends to stay in his favorite sport or follow them around. He is crated when no one is home but it is believed he would be well behaved if kept out of the crate. He barks and digs when left alone in the yard. He hides from fireworks but howls when she hears alarms. He is used to eating Iams or Blue Buffalo dry dog food twice a day. His favorite treats are pepperonis. He likes to sleep in his open crate.
11/21/2015 WEB MEMO
No Web Memo
11/17/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Fudge came to us as an owner surrender on 11/15/15. It was reported by the owner that Fudge has lived with a children of the ages 2 and 7. The 7 year old was reported to not interact with Fudge much, but the 2 year old did and fudge would be very relaxed and playful with the 2 year old. The owner also stated that Fudge has growled and snapped at the owner when bathing him, trying to remove his collar, and when brushing him. The owner also stated that Fudge will not try to bite if his food is taken away from him unless it is mixed with some sort of chicken or chicken broth. During the medical exam when the handler attempted to remove Fudge’s collar, Fudge snapped at the handler and did not allow them to take it off. In addition, when the enrichment team attempted to put another collar on Fudge, Fudge again growled at them and did not allow them to collar him. Due to all known behavior and the inability to collar Fudge due to his level of discomfort we will not be able to perform a SAFER on Fudge at this time. The behavior department recommends that Fudge go to a rescue that can provide the necessary positive behavior modification Fudge needs before placement into a home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
11/16/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 1.5 YO; 136.4 LB Was at first easy to handle, allowed petting and was easy to place on scale. However, snapped when attempt to remove collar was made, does not like to be approached/touched from behind Handler was unable to safely remove collar EEN Clear Skin and coat clear BARH NSF
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