PATCHES – A1045072
My name is PATCHES. My Animal ID # is A1045072.
I am a male red and white am pit bull ter and american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/22/2015 from NY 10460, owner surrender reason stated was INAD FACIL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/24/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 67.6 LBS.
No Final Exam
07/22/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
7/22/15 Patches’ family got him as a gift from family 5 years ago. They surrendered him because they lost their home. Patches’ is fearful of strangers, especially men. He’s spent time with children of all ages and is relaxed and playful with them. He plays exuberantly with all people. He met dogs outside and tries to play with some but barks and growls at others with no known pattern of preference for size/sex/play style/etc. Patches has never bit any people or animals. Patches is nervous and shivers and tries to cuddle with his owners during storms. He doesn’t mind when his family takes his food/treat/toys, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, or wakes him up. He enjoys being bathed and brushed. He barks and growls when strangers come over or approach his owners and has to be restrained/separated from them. He lunges at people on skateboards. If someone is waving an object such as a stick, he may jump on them and try to take it. He reportedly lunges at some strangers that approach and try to touch him but has bonded with his family and their family and friends that he sees regularly. His family had him neutered 1 month ago and they report that his reactions have become less severe. Patches’ family describes him as friendly, affectionate, and playful (with people he knows), excitable, high energy, and fearful (of new people). He greets his family by smiling with all his teeth, follows them around, and likes to give hugs and kisses to people he knows. He plays with balls, stuffed toys, squeaky toys, and chew toys and plays fetch, chase, tug, and wrestles. He lived inside and slept with his owner. He ate dry and wet food. He’s housetrained and doesn’t have accidents. He potties outside on any surface. He’s well-behaved while home alone but may cry after long periods of time. He’s well-behaved while alone in a yard with an 8′ chain link fence. He growls when put in a crate and doesn’t allow handling in the crate. He knows sit, down, high five, right paw, and left paw. He went for slow and brisk walks and pulls lightly on his leash. Patches had a soft body and wagging tail while I approached and tossed treats to him. He sniffed but didn’t eat them. He approached and sniffed my hand, still wagging his tail with a soft body. This concerned her. Due to his owner’s warning, she scanned (-), collared, and encouraged him into the van. He tolerated her handling, stood close to her, had a loose body, and licked her while she pet him.
No Web Memo
07/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Patches came to us as an owner surrender on 7/22/15. It was reported the owner that Patches is fearful of strangers especially men, but has spent time with children of all ages. The owner also stated that Patches has been known to sometimes lunge and growl at approaching strangers when with his owners, but has not bitten anyone and does not display this behavior around the people he knows. Patches was said to also growl when put into a crate and doesn’t allow handling in the crate. Patches was a bit fearful and tense when entering the behavior room but warmed up quickly. He was very high energy once warmed and did at times become over aroused and would jump on the assessor strongly. He showed some concerning behavior on the Squeeze test and head flipped toward the assessor’s hand very quickly with stiff body language. He only showed minimal interest in the food item, but took the toy away with stiff body language. Patches snapped at the assess-a-hand during the rawhide test. For this reason we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address this guarding behavior and can extensively counsel potential adopters before placement into a permanent home. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quikcly pulls back his paw. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw. Food: Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then turns away. Toy 1: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff. Rawhide: 5. Dog snaps at assess-a-hand. Dog-Dog: When off leash with other dogs Patches greets well and eventually begins to solicit. Once comfortable he engages in running play.
07/24/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Patches greets well and eventually begins to solicit. Once comfortable he engages in running play. 7/25 update: Patches offers vocalizations in attempts to solicit play and will engage in running play with a playful female.
07/24/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact male BARH Mild to moderate staining Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Pyrantel given NOSF
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