ERNIE – A1032317
SAFE – 04/21/15
ERNIE – A1032317
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
*** AGE UPDATED FROM 8 y/o to 7 months old ***
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 MONTHS
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/06/2015, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 04/09/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – eager, tail wags, jumps, nibbles on fingers. Male ~7mo Underweight – can see ribs clearly. “Feed 3x/day” on cage card NOSF Activyl Pet Armor applied
VET CHECK – UNDERWEIGHT
BARH. ALLOWS ALL HANDLING, ATTENTION SEEKING. BCS 3/9 EATING WELL, MILD DENTAL TARTAR, EYES CLEAR, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL, NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION, NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION, BRITTLE HAIR COAT, SUPERFICIAL WOUND ON ROSTRAL MUZZLE, AMBULATORY X 4, INTACT MALE
P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS WITH APPROPRIATE CARE
SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME
Ernie came into the care center as a stray surrender so his past behavior in a home is unknown. At intake Ernie was reported to be very playful and affectionate. He allowed all handling and was easily collared by an Admissions Counselor. During SAFER Ernie had a loose body posture and was very responsive to the assessor. He allowed the assessor to conduct all handling items without issue, and was distracted during the tag interaction, but approached the assessor at the end of the game with a loose and wiggly body. Ernie became stiff during the food item, and could not be pushed out of the food bowl, and he only showed minimal interest in the toys and rawhide items. The Behavior Department feels Ernie would be best suited for an experienced adopter.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (needed coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Dog may lick hand.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Food: 3. Dog follows the dish, his tail between his legs, ears are forward. His body is stiff. Dog does not lift his head from the bowl when hand is applied to his cheek.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog licks, then turns away.
Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog licks, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Ernie is tolerant when greeted and is social and friendly with a loose body. He is not interested in engaging or soliciting play.
When off leash with other dogs, Ernie is tolerant when greeted and is social and friendly with a loose body. He is not interested in engaging or soliciting play.
Ernie is social and loose bodied when interacting with two females.
Ernie is playful, social and loose bodied. He does well with both males and females.
4/11, 4/12 Update
Ernie is social and friendly with both males and females. He engages in a bit of play but then becomes unininterested in play or interacting.
Ernie is social and polite with an older female. He does not express interest in play and wanders the yard with her
Ernie continues to be social, tolerant and respectful with other dogs.
Ernie is social, tolerant and respectful with other dogs but is not interested in engaging in play
4/18, 4/19 update:
Ernie will briefly interact but spends most of his time exploring his surroundings.
Ernie continues to be tolerant and respectful with other dog but is not very interested in interacting after the initial greeting
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://information.urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues/
If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected]
Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.
*We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.*
For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please read here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions/
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/frequently-asked-questions/
You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2015-04