BEAR – A1025622
Gone 7-28-2015 Manhattan
My name is BEAR. My Animal ID # is A1025622.
I am a male brown and black germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/18/2015 from NY 10031, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/19/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 58.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
07/18/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/18/15 19:25hrs BASIC INFORMATION Bear is a male German Shepherd that is about 4 years old. He lived with his last owner for about a month but he is being surrendered because of his aggression towards people inside and outside of his owner’s home. SOCIAL LIFE & PERSONALITY Bear’s owner describes him as an affectionate dog that can be over protective. He lived with adults and did not interact with children. He shared a home with two other dogs. He initially played well with the larger dog however Bear and the resident dog engaged in a fight when the owner was not home and he bit the resident dog on the nose. This incident occurred more than 3 weeks ago. Since then he was not allowed to interact with the two other dogs in the home. When Bear was walked off the property he would bark, growl and lunge after small animals and other dogs on the street. Bear would stay inside the house when the owner was home and allowed to play in the owner’s backyard. He behaved well with the owner who generally cared for him but not the owner’s father or people outside the home. BEHAVIOR Bear allowed his owner to pet him and brush him. However when he was verbally reprimanded in the home, Bear would become aggressive by barking and snarling at the owner and even biting the owner. The last incident occurred more than 2 weeks ago. When Bear is held or restrained by his collar, he displays the same behavior. Bears owner stated that he responds best with soft and calm words. Bear has snapped and growled when his food bowl was touched while eating. Bear would growl, bark and lunge after visitors in the home, so he was locked away during at those times. He was walked 2x a day and when there were little to no people or animals on the street. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Bear enjoys playing fetch and will listen to the command” drop it” while playing. He knows the command “sit” as well. When he is left alone he will bark, whine and dig at the door for about 10 or more minutes. He was fed dry dog food 3x a day. He slept in the room with the owner. DURING INTAKE Bear was responsive to the ACO that handled him. He did not display any aggressive behavior.
07/22/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: German Shepherds are known for their intelligence, independence, loyalty and regal good looks and our beautiful Bear is no exception. Sadly, this big boy is a repeat visitor to the Care Center and just as during his first stay, he’s very unhappy in his kennel and spends much of his time jumping up on the door to greet visitors and pacing anxiously back and forth. Easy to leash and a good walker who seems to be very house trained, I can pet him all over with no complaints (and score some face snuffles in return!) but even free in a backyard pen he wanders aimlessly and has no interest in toys, treats or socializing with people. Yet it’s not all doom and gloom because as soon as Bear sees another dog his ears perk, his tail wags and he ambles over to the fence to say a friendly nose-to-nose hello. His manners are soft, gentle and perfectly polite and it’s clear he’s quite used to socializing with fellow pups, no surprise as he lived in happy harmony with a 10-year-old Yorkie brother in his former home. Right now Bear is very lost and always searching, searching, searching for a way out of this place he doesn’t know and doesn’t trust…. Where are his people? Where is his home? In the patient hands of an experienced Sheppie lover he’s going to make such a wonderful pet and we’re all hoping that special someone will find him soon…
07/24/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Bear pulls a bit on the leash. He was extremely excitable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. Bear was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was uncomfortable with handling freezing during the paw item. We decided to used instead Flank squeeze but Bear became stiff. He growled and bit the assess-a-hand during the food bowl test. Bear was not interested in toys or rawhide. Bear was surrender to us. His previous owner describes him as an affectionate dog that can be over protective. He lived with adults and did not interact with children. He initially played well with the larger dog however Bear can be selective around other dogs. Bear has snapped and growled when his food bowl was touched while eating. Bear would growl, bark and lunge after visitors in the home”. 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 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: 5. Dog freezes Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff Food: 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest. When off leash with other dogs Bear greets politely and is intersted but does not engage in play. He is a bit sexually motivated.
07/22/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Bear greets politely and is intersted but does not engage in play. He is a bit sexually motivated. 7/24 update: Bear continues to be a bit sexually motivated but will engage in a bit of play when solicited.
07/19/2015 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was EXPNOCHILD
scan positive 985112005659953 ears- wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl male intact tense, slight aggressive during exam
01/27/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
cough snd vet rounds given doxy ———— Scanned negative BARH Mild dental tartar Male intact H/L wnl abd palp wnl BCS 3/9 too thin—through the thick , mildly matted coat, hips and ribs are visual and palpable Nosf A: to thin for Sx, bring back when conditions over the ribs P: Reject from ACC Sx tomorrow. RTO return to owner, return for Neuter sx when gains around 5-10 lb…a nice cushion should be over the ribs and hip bones ACC three time a day feeding and recommend regular veteinary visits. Low cost truck on 111th Street can be an option.
Generated on Jul 27 2015 6:00PM
CAME IN WITH A1025625 – SWEETIE
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