BARACK – A1036534
Gone 6-1-2015 Manhattan
My name is BARACK. My Animal ID # is A1036534.
I am a male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/16/2015 from NY 10472, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/31/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 51.6 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/16/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/16/15 12:25 Basic information: Barack is a two year old male American Pit Bull Terrier who was given to his previous owner as a gift. Social Life and Personality: Barack is very playful with teenagers but is gentle when he is around the baby. Barack has been around all types of dogs and is always excited to see them. He likes to play somewhat rough with bigger dogs. Barack has been around cats but tries to chase to them. Barack has a high activity level and love to jump and hug his owners. Barack’s previous owner’s descibe him as affectionate,pushy,excitable,
05/19/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Back in his old life–just this week, when he still had a home–Barack was a nana dog to a baby and enjoyed hugging his owners, playing with other dogs, and tossing around a ball. His former owners describe him as “affectionate, pushy, silly,” and we are great fans who agree on all counts. Barack adores other dogs, and is remarkably chill when left on his own, amusing himself in a run with a tennis ball without ever barking. This is a stunning, loving young male dog who has all the right instincts–affection for every person and every dog–and will thrive in a home that imparts the last of the manners necessary to make him the ideal couch companion.
05/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
The mounting behavior seen toward other dogs during social time is becoming apparent when Barack interacts with human caretakers as well. He becomes focused on mounting and is difficult to distract, and does show some risk of escalating when he is removed or corrected. Neutering may have some effect on this behavior, but considering the intensity of the behavior and his constant rehearsal, he will likely need some behavior modification to address this, to teach him appropriate interaction skills, redirection, and incompatible behaviors to replace the mounting. We do recommend experienced adopters willing to work with Barack and who understand the warning signs of escalation. Due to the intensity of the behavior we also suggest a home without children. While Barack has a positive owner-surrender profile describing him as “affectionate, pushy, excitable, silly and friendly,” they do acknowledge his assertiveness, high energy level, and his need for additional and ongoing training. Barack pulls a bit on the leash. He was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up. He was excited during some of the handling items, but had soft body language. Barack was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had soft body language. He took the toy with a soft body language but was not interested in rawhide. Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body likely a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Rawhide: 1. No interest.
05/17/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Barack is highly sexually motivated and is unable to be distracted from mounting. 5/20 update: Barack continues to be sexually motivated. He will take the correction offered but will continue to circle around and attempt to mount. 5/21 update: Barack is sexually motivated. He may engage in a bit of play once corrected.
05/18/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- INTACT MALE. MILD TO MOD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. ALLOWS HANDLING. NOSF
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