GONE 03/31/15 TEDDY – A0985557
GONE – 03/31/15
GONE – 03/31/2015
My name is TEDDY. My Animal ID # is A0985557.
I am a neutered male tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/22/2015 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was NEW BABY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/10/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 51.2 LBS.
wt 51.6 lbs
02/22/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
DOG INFORMATION SHEET Where did this dog come from? My Home ORIGINAL SOURCE Bought from someone on the street Does this dog have a microchip? Yes WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Moved new landlord won’t allow and daughter is having a baby and doctor suggested she give up the dog because he’s a pit bull RELATIONSHIP I’ve had him since he was a puppy PEOPLE Lives with 2 adults Lives with 1 teenagers 17yrs Lives with 3 children 8 and 10 Does he get along with children? Yes Does he get along with strangers? he growls at them OTHER ANIMALS Can you describe his behavior around animals he doesn’t live with? chases cats. is sometimes growls, barks and hackles stand up at some dogs on the street mostly his size or lager dogs PERSONALITY Loves to play, is very active Likes to be petted, hugged ect. HABITS Eats canned food Eats mostly people food TRAINING Knows “sit” Walks well on leash Crate trained Sometimes walked. mostly paper trained the paper is in front of the bathroom What kind of home do you think would be best for this dog? should be the only pet in the home he is ok with children
11/26/2013 WEB MEMO
A staff member writes: Teddy was so nervous when he first arrived. He sat trembling in his cage by the elevator as he watched people, dogs, carts, buckets and mops go by… as he listened to barking, talking, clanging, comings and goings…. According to his former owner, Teddy was never alone for most of his short life. Now Teddy was completely alone. Even so, when I offered the leash, Teddy slowly stepped out and followed closely behind. He did his business immediately and allowed himself a little discovery time. Every few seconds he’d stop to glance up at me with wide eyes, his body still and tense. But Teddy persevered and we made it through an afternoon walk. As soon as I could, I made sure to move Teddy to a quieter kennel and each time I passed he’d raise up to greet me at the door with a tentative wag. On our next walk, this resilient boy was much less cautious, much more relaxed. His body leaned against mine as we moved and when we sat down to converse I even noticed a bit of a butt wiggle. My initial touch caused Teddy to flinch but his body softened immediately and an invitation was then granted for more. I made sure I approached him very slowly, realizing that the key to winning a tiny piece of Teddy’s heart was respecting Teddy’s space. By the next day I was able to call him to me and pet him without reservation. But this captivating cutie does not trust readily. We can only wonder about Teddy’s previous life. His owner surrender profile reveals only that he has become unpredicatable with no context for this sudden change. He had lived with 2 children under 13 and, considering his sensitive and tentative nature… well, maybe the kids were just too much for him. We’ll never know. What we do know is that Teddy has made a lot of progress in his short time here. He should do very well in an experienced home with folks who understand that a slow, gentle approach will reveal a Teddy we only wish we had time to meet.
03/26/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Update: With time, Teddy is warming up to his caretakers. He has begun engaging in play and is interested in other dogs. With those he knows well, he approaches the front of the cage to be leashed, rather than backing away with fearful body language. 2/25 SAFER: Teddy walks with fearful body language on leash. He was fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. Teddy was shy and nervous and trembled during handling, with a fearful body language. He becomes extremely frightened during the tag interaction, tail tucked, and trying to exit room. Teddy growled and bit the assess-a-hand during the food bowl test and he also growled and bit the assess-a-hand during both the toy and the rawhide test. He approaches the helper dog with his tail at spine level, body not stiff, lip long. Teddy was surrendered to us. According to his previous owner used to live with children and he was friendly with them but he may growl at strangers and at other large dogs on the street. Teddy appears to be fearful in the shelter environment, and leans consistently away from the assessor. Teddy shows some guarding issues during the food bowl, toy and rawhide test biting the assessor-a-hand. 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. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit, Dog may be crouching ,tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy: 4. Dog tries to bite. Rawhide: 5. Dog attempts to bite Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral. Helper:A1028416
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/24/2015 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan positive 985111000157501 ears-wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl neutered tense, nervous during exam
11/24/2013 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
Appearance: BAR H Integument: Appropriate haircoat, normal nails, EENT: OU clear, AU clear, No nasal d/c, Oral cavity: MM pink, CRT <2sec, Healthy dentition, mild tartar PLN: WNL H/L: No murmur or arrhythmias, Lungs clear ABD: Soft non painful, U/G: male Intact M/S: Amb x 4 Neuro: NSF very scared, shakes a lot
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