BOOTS – A0915629
Safe 12-5-2015 Manhattan
My name is BOOTS. My Animal ID # is A0915629.
I am a neutered male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/25/2015 from NY 11377, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/18/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 45.1 LBS.
11/18/15 13:02 diarrhea on healthy log (not observed) rx metronidazole 500mg sid x 7 d 11/01/15 15:32 vet check evaluate for occasional limping. pt is a yellow, so minimal restraint was used. pt is very tense and reactive when touched amb x4, no thickening or effusion of joints palpated, both PLs well muscled A: h/o limping r/o temporary soft tissue injury, v stifle disease, DJD P: monitor for now. If persists, recc sedated ortho exam.
10/25/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/25/15 15:03 Basic information Boots is a four year old neutered pitt-bull. Boots was surrender by his previous owner because they are moving to a private home that does not accept animals. Boots has never had any health issues or injuries. Boots was given to the previous owner by his brother whom initially adopted him from AC&C. Socialization When Boots is around strangers he is usually calm and relaxed. Boots initially does not go up to a stranger in hopes of playing however, once he has warm up to the person he is very gentle with them. Boots is slightly afraid of other dogs. When boots is around other dogs he tucks his tail in and runs away. Boots has no previous experience around cats. Behavior Boots has no pervious bite history with people or animals. Boots is overall a well behaved dog. Boots rarely have any accidents inside the home and only ever barks when he is left alone for long periods of time. Boots isn’t bothered when his food or treats is taking away from him, however boots isn’t a big fan of getting baths but he will tolerate them. For a new family to know Boots is best described as friendly, playful and somewhat shy. Boots has a high activity when he is in a comfortable situation. Boots likes to run and to chew on balls. Boot’s favorite game is tug with a soft rag. Boots is partially house-trained. Boots eats dry food but likes soft treats.
10/28/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “These boots are made for walking…and that’s just what I’ll do…” Can’t help but sing that song when I’m with Boots. Mr. Boots, adopted from us a while ago as a skinny pup, re joins us as a chunky papa as his person is moving where he is not welcome. I remember Boots being a bit shy and needing a bit of time to warm up to people and that hasn’t changed. He’s still shy at initial meet but warms up quickly, his tail wags, and he gives me kisses to seal our friendship. His leash manners are lovely, he went potty as soon as we were out the door, and wags his tail in greeting at every dog we pass. In group play, Boots is “social, greets politely and engages in brief play”. His former owner describes him as “friendly, playful and somewhat shy” and tells us that his favorite game is tug with a soft rag. Boots has a stunning face with the best pouty bottom lip ever – kissable and oh so sweet. He poses seriously for some pictures, sits when asked and takes his reward treat gently. When staff came in to say hello, he was quiet, calm and after a bit of initial shyness checked off the box that said ‘new friend’. Gentle, sweet, handsome and so very lovely, Boots is ready to walk out the door with his new family. Don’t make him wait long.
11/10/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Update: Boots has shown a concerning level of arousal while in the care center. He does well when interacting with other dogs but when in the yard and another person or dog walks by he becomes reactive. He becomes focused on the stimuli, hard barking, growling and lunging. He will bark and growl and dogs in the yard that come near him while in this state of arousal and will not allow handlers to touch him. Due to these concerns the behavior department recommends that Boots be placed with an experienced adopter. SAFER 11/10/15 Boots walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Boots was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. Boots was not interested in toys but took the rawhide away with a soft body language. Boots was surrender to us. His previous owner described Boots as friendly, playful and somewhat shy. Boots has a high activity when he is in a comfortable situation. When Boots is around strangers he is usually calm and relaxed. Boots initially does not go up to a stranger in hopes of playing however, once he has warm up to the person he is very gentle with them. Boots is slightly afraid of other dogs. When boots is around other dogs he tucks his tail in and runs away”. Boots did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. 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. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the rawhide.
10/27/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Boots engages in running play with both male and female dogs during off leash socialization. It has been observed on occasion that Boots becomes overaroused and may escalate in response to correction from another dog. Boots’ owner reports that he is fearful around other dog and will attempt to get away, although we are unsure if that is on or off leash. The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction before placement into a home with another dog. When off leash with other dogs, Boots greets politely. He briefly engages in play with the female greeter and is a bit vocal. 10/28: Boots is vocal when soliciting play with a female dog. He briefly solicits with a male dog but becomes a bit uncomfortable when the male reciprocates with play. 10/29: Boots greets politely and is vocal when soliciting play. He briefly escalates in response to correction and has to be disrupted using handler intervention. 10/30 update: Boots briefly solicits play but takes correction when the other dog is not comfortable. He will offer correction to an assertive female. 11/3 update: Boots engages in pushy running play with other males. He offers vocalizations in attempts to solicit play. 11/5 update: Boots will mount males and females and continue to attempt to mount once correction is offered. He will correct when he is mounted. 11/6 update: Boots offers bows and vocalizations when engaging in play with both males and females. He will run through the yard to solicit play. 11/7 update: Boots is forward upon introduction and a bit sexually motivated but will engage in play when solicited. 11/10 update: Boots is forward when attempting to interact and solicit play. Boots escalates in response to correction from the other dog (mostly vocal), then ceases when an auditory interruptor is used. 11/14 update: Boots engages in vocal running play with both males and females. He quickly becomes aroused at activity in other yards and does not break focus easily. 11/17: Boots engages in vocal running play with another playful female dog. He becomes easily overaroused but is able to resume play without incident. 11/19: Boots engages in gentle play with a male dog. He makes some attempt to mount. 11/23: Boots engages in pushy play with another male dog. 11/24: Boots is playful and solicitous when interacting with another dog. 11/25: Boots continues to display these behaviors.
10/27/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was AVERAGE
SCAN POSITIVE 95121011258526 BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- NEUTERED MALE. MILD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 6 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. VERY NERVOUS & TENSE. STRUGGLING WHEN RESTRAINED. NOSF
11/01/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating AVERAGE
11/01/15 15:32 vet check evaluate for occasional limping. pt is a yellow, so minimal restraint was used. pt is very tense and reactive when touched amb x4, no thickening or effusion of joints palpated, both PLs well muscled A: h/o limping r/o temporary soft tissue injury, v stifle disease, DJD P: monitor for now. If persists, recc sedated ortho exam.
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