DUTCH HARLEY – A1056577
Gone 11-6-2015 Manhattan
My name is DUTCH HARLEY. My Animal ID # is A1056577.
I am a neutered male brown and white amer bulldog. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/01/2015 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/01/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 59.6 LBS.
No Final Exam
11/01/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/01/15 16:48 Basic Information Dutch Harley was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owner having personal problems. Owner has had Dutch since he was just a newborn puppy. Dutch Harley is neutered, and owner says as far as she knows he does not have any injuries or health concerns. When asked what she adores most about him, owner chose how lovable and playful he is. Personality & behavior Dutch Harley is described as affectionate, confident, and friendly with a mid-activity level. With the two teens he lived with he is described as being playful and affectionate with them. Client says Dutch Harley was briefly around a small breed dog. Client says he usually barks at them but will then relax and continue on with his business. Dutch lived with two cats, and client says he was aloof but occasionally lied down with them. Dutch is house-trained, but owner says can have daily accidents when not taken out. According to client, there’ve been no past issue of Dutch Harley biting anyone or another animal. Owner says Dutch Harley sometimes attempts to exert dominance in potentially dominant situations with males. Client says Dutch had two past incidents with her husband. Client stated that her husband attempted to push Dutch out of a certain area and he attempted to lunge at him but was restrained before connecting. In another instance, the same gentlemen was yelling at Dutch and he began to growl and lip snarl at him. Client says if Dutch is eating her and her daughter can touch his food, and he’ll follow the bowl with his eyes. But if a male does it he growls at them with stiff body. Dutch is friendly when told to get off furniture, and enjoys taking baths. Dutch is calm when restrained and friendly when someone unfamiliar comes over. Client notes that if outside and someone approaches her daughter too fast he’ll snap at them. For a New Family to Know Dutch understands commands sit,stay,outside, and come. He enjoys ropes and Kongs and playing tug. When home he follows his owner, and is behaved when alone. He gets nervous when hearing thunder, and was fed both wet and dry food. Behavior during Intake Dutch Harley was very friendly during intake. He was initially stressed after his family left him. He was pacing and whining. Once summoned by staff he allowed petting and stomach rubbing. Dutch Harley demonstrated his knowledge of commands and allowed all handing to be conducted. Dutch Harley showed no signs of aggression during intake.
11/04/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I had two thoughts when first meeting Dutch: 1). he reminds me of an ice cream cone (vanilla ice cream head on a cone color body); and 2). I can see him sitting at the bar at one of the earlier Star Wars movies — he just has that kind of a face! Although he has lived with his family since he was born, he was surrendered to our care due to personal problems. We’re told he lived with two teens with whom he was relaxed, playful and affectionate, lived with two cats with whom he was aloof but would occasionally lie down with, is housetrained with regular walks, knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘outside’ and ‘come’, and seems to get along better with women over men. I loved meeting Dutch, he gave me kisses, snuggled on the bench with me, showed off great leash manners, and ignored dogs we passed in the park. He was sometimes hard to get pictures of as he wanted to be close to me for more snuggling. He’s a compact boy in a soft lovely coat and as much as we snuggled and his tail wagged, his face was always serious for pictures. Dutch is wishing hard for a new family or person with whom to snuggle, and we’re rooting for him. Come meet him today.
11/05/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Dutch Harley has shown some concerns in his behavior toward other dogs and over the food bowl. He escalated quickly when introduced to a helper dog in playgroup (please see GroupBehavior notes), and has growled and bared teeth over the food bowl in his kennel. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can further investigate these behaviors and provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. 11/4 SAFER: Dutch Harley pulls a bit on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Dutch Harley was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He shows minimal interest on the toy he smells it and licks it and then turn away. Dutch Harley was surrender to us. His previous owner described him as affectionate, confident, and friendly with a mid-activity level. With the two teens he lived with he is described as being playful and affectionate with them. Client says Dutch Harley was briefly around a small breed dog. His owner says he usually barks at them but will then relax and continue on with his business. if Dutch is eating her and her daughter can touch his food, and he’ll follow the bowl with his eyes. But if a male does it he growls at them with stiff body”. Dutch Harley may have food guarding issues, showing different responses to different people over his food bowl in his previous home: some could move the bowl while he would tense and growl if other family members did. For the future adopter should be prepared to manage food guarding should it arise in a future home. Dutch should be left alone while eating so he can feel comfortable with his food, and he should be taught “drop” and trade-up games. 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. Lick hand Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog may smell or lick toy, then turn away.
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