ROCKY ROAD – A1058613
My name is ROCKY ROAD. My Animal ID # is A1058613.
I am a male black and brown rottweiler. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/21/2015 from NY 10459, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/22/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 117.0 LBS.
11ml pyrantel and activyl 88+
11/21/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/21/15 15:58 Basic Information Rock Road was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owners moving. Owners have had Rocky since he was just two months, after receiving him from a friend. Owners say Rocky does not have any injuries or health concerns and when asked what he likes most about him owner chose how playful and protective he is. Personality & Behavior Rocky Road is described as playful, affectionate towards family, and sometimes anxious with a medium activity level. Rocky did not live with any other animals or children. Owner says Rocky is calm and unbothered when around small dogs, but around dogs near his size he becomes defensive and barks at them. Rocky Road was kept mostly outdoors, owners had a yard and Rocky has his own dog house out there. According to owner there have been no past issues of Rocky biting anyone or another animal. Owners say if eating Rocky allows them near, but becomes tense if they bend and attempt to take his bowl. Owner says he first low growls while still eating. If continuing, Rocky turns his body so he is between the bowl and growls while looking at them with a stiff body. Rocky is trained not to get onto furniture, and for baths Rocky has to be tied up while wet with the garden hose, or else he’ll run. Rocky is friendly and unbothered when restrained. Rocky is unsure of new people, and owner says when strangers come over he’ll begin to bark and lunge and has to be kept outside. For a New Family to Know Rocky Road understands commands sit, and no. For exercise Rocky runs in his yard, and enjoys playing with bone toys. Client says Rocky normally follows family members around, and is well behaved when left alone in the yard. Rocky is unbothered by thunder and loud noises, and is fed dry food in a variety of brands. Rocky usually sleeps in his dog house, and becomes alert when disturbed while sleeping. Behavior during Intake Rocky was very stressed during intake. He had a stiff body, and gave whale eyes to counselor when attempting to interact. Rocky Road became reactive towards his owner when attempting to collar. He began thrashing around, and attempting to bite owner through muzzle. Due to Rocky Road’s behavior no further handling was conducted.
No Web Memo
11/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rocky Road was growling and snapping upon intake. Before we started the assessment Rocky Road showed a low threshold for what appears to be sexual arousal and consistently tried to mount the Assessor and Assistant. He show some concerning (growls and snap) if the assessor or the assistant physically try to remove him from their legs or other body part. Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter the behavior department believes that Rocky Road is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER at this time. Rocky Road was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Rocky is unsure of new people, and owner says when strangers come over he’ll begin to bark and lunge and has to be kept outside. Rocky Road is described as playful, affectionate towards family, and sometimes anxious with a medium activity level. Rocky did not live with any other animals or children. Owner says Rocky is calm and unbothered when around small dogs, but around dogs near his size he becomes defensive and barks at them. Owners say if eating Rocky allows them near, but becomes tense if they bend and attempt to take his bowl. Owner says he first low growls while still eating. If continuing, Rocky turns his body so he is between the bowl and growls while looking at them with a stiff body”. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
11/22/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL for size Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no, docked tail Behavior: curious, tail wagging, apprehensive about lead but allowed handling, did not tolerate collar attempt Medication: N/A, preventatives given
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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