ZEUS aka BARNEY – A1031368
SAFE RTO – 03/31/15 Manhattan Center My name is ZEUS aka BARNEY. My Animal ID # is A1031368. I am a male white and black pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old. I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/26/2015 from NY 11232, owner surrender reason stated was […]
SAFE RTO – 03/31/15
My name is ZEUS aka BARNEY. My Animal ID # is A1031368.
I am a male white and black pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/26/2015 from NY 11232, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/27/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 64.6 LBS.
No Final Exam
03/26/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
3-26-15 2:00pm Barney was found on the BQE by a concerned citizen who actually stopped their car on the highway to bring Barney out of harm’s way. Finder stated that Barney was very tense and timid, but allowed the finder to pet and place a leash on him. Client stated he was slightly more nervous near men, but still allowed handling.
03/28/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: So quiet in his kennel, and giving me a little tail wag as I unlatched his door, Barney was ready for an outing. He went potty as soon as we were out the door and then off we go to the park. Barney set the bar very high for the dogs I would walk after him, as his leash manners are fabulous! Although it’s clear that he’s looking for his people as we walk, he never pulls and is simply the perfect leash partner. Ignoring other dogs we pass, Barney is in his own space, trying to get a grasp of his new environment and circumstance. We stopped to take some pictures, Barney allowing some petting, and at one point resting his head in my hand and closing his eyes. My heart skipped a beat at his obvious moment of contentment. Have you ever had the pastry called a bear claw? Well, Barney’s feet remind me of bear claws – they are perfectly shaped, nails are trimmed, round, kissable and delicious! Gentle Barney is looking for a new home in which he’ll feel safe and loved forever and ever. Calm, easy and not asking for much other than walks and hugs, Barney is hoping to meet you today.
03/28/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Barney walks calmly on leash. He was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. Barney was shy and nervous during handling, with a fearful body language. Barney was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He growled and bit the assess-a-hand during the food bowl test. He was not interested in toys or rawhide. Barney was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful. Barney was a bit fearful during the assessment; he was not very sociable. Barney show resources guarding issues during the food bowl test biting the assess-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. 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. 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. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest. Dog – dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful. Helper: A1027525
03/29/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Barney is interested but not playful. He takes correction from other dogs well.
03/27/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact male QARH Dirty haircoat Mild tartar on teeth with staining Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSF Tense and avoiding contact, but not aggressive
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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