CHARLIE – A1048313
Gone 8-24-2015 Manhattan
My name is CHARLIE. My Animal ID # is A1048313.
I am a male gr brindle 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 08/18/2015 from NY 10453, owner surrender reason stated was INAD FACIL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/19/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 70.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
08/18/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/18/15 13:06 BASIC INFO: Charlie A1048313 is an approximately 3 year old American Pitbull Terrier. He was a gift from old tenants. We have had Charlie for 3 months. The main reason for surrender is because Charlie was living in a Basement and the City inspectors came and told us we have to remove him from there. Charlie has not been taken to a veterinarian. SOCIALIZATION: Charlie is curious around strangers. He plays gently with adults. He stays away from other dogs or cats. He does not like cats. He has never bitten or scratched. BEHAVIOR: Charlie has no behavior issues. Charlie gets afraid of thunder and loud noises. Charlie is not bothered if you touch his food bowl, toy or anything away. He is not bothered if you restrain him or hold him. He is not bothered if you awaken him. He struggles a bit when he gets bathed. If an unfamiliar approaches the family he barks. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Charlie is very friendly and affectionate. He has a high activity level. When at home, he follows you around. He loves to play tug with ropes. He was mostly kept indoors. Charlie eats cooked chicken only. He does not eat any dog food.Charlie is house trained and goes on grass and cement. When left alone, he is well behaved. When left in the yard, he is well behaved. For exercise he would be allowed to run loose in the yard. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE: Charlie growled and luged at counselor when being brought in.
08/21/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: How do you spell unconditional love? C-h-a-r-l-i-e! We’ve got a level 10 clinger on our hands here folks, and whether he’s doling out cuddles and kisses, sitting and lounging against my legs or slooowly sliding onto his back for some much appreciated belly rubs, Charlie just wants to be as close as possible at all times! He’s a big, bouncy boy full of enthusiastic hugs and soft smooches but his size and strength mean he’s not a dog for the faint of heart and only those with a spirit as open, generous and fun-loving as his own need apply. A smart cookie who comes when called, waits on command for treats or a ball and seems to be quite house trained too, Charlie is always looking to his person for guidance and would be a real rockstar when it comes to learning new tricks — the only motivation he needs is your praise! His former owners ‘gifted’ him to their neighbors but due to a lack of space and time, he’s spent the last 3 months cooped up in a basement with his outdoor exercise confined to the backyard. As he’s apparently had little experience walking in the street or socializing with four-legged peers, a remedial course in proper leash and introduction manners would be a great investment in your happy future together and with his eagerness to please, Charlie would certainly make the brightest, most attentive student. Are you ready to sign up for a lifetime of sweet sweet snuggling and absolute adoration? Charlie sure is and he’s waiting to welcome you with open arms!
08/20/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Charlie was difficult to remove from his kennel showing giving a low growl. Once he is out he pulls hard on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Charlie was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was not interested in food. Charlie was easy to handle when chewing on toys and rawhide. Charlie was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Charlie is very friendly and affectionate. He has a high activity level. He is curious around strangers. He plays gently with adults. He stays away from other dogs or cats. He does not like cats”. Charlie show some concern around other dogs during walks and playgroup getting stiff and growling toward the friendly dogs. We recommend someone who can safely manage and positively modify this behavior for the wellbeing of Charlie. We also recommend a home where he is the only dog, along with gradual, positive exposure to other dogs at a distance to address his anxiety around them. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. 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. No interest. Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you. Rawhide: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish rawhide to you. When attempting to introduce Charlie into playgroup, Charlie rushes forward toward the pen with a stiff body, and begins to growl. He is not yet introduced.
08/20/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When attempting to introduce Charlie into playgroup, Charlie rushes forward toward the pen with a stiff body, and begins to growl. He is not yet introduced. 8/21 update: Charlie approches the gate growling and charging toward the helper dog; due to this reaction Charlie is muzzled. He is introduced but is distracted by the muzzle. He eventually walks over to the helper dog and allows greeting but when the helper dog walks away he becomes stiff and runs after her. He jumps on her back and when he is offered correction he does not respond; he is separated with handler correction. He is able to then greet her again but walks away and remains on the other side of the yard. Both dogs are separated and once muzzles are removed he approaches the gate with a loose body.
08/19/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative mild tartar male intact very nervous, tense NOSF
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