GOLIATH – A1028108
Gone 6-22-2015 Manhattan
**Returned 06/10/15 due to Personal Problems**
My name is GOLIATH. My Animal ID # is A1028108.
I am a neutered male brown and tan am pit bull ter and labrador retr mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 2 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 06/10/2015 from NY 10032, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/11/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 46.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
06/10/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/10/15 20:30 NAME Goliath REASON FOR SURRENDER Due to behavior, owner could no longer keep Goliath. Goliath recently started going to the bathroom indoors and often barks and lunges at other dogs. RELATIONSHIP Goliath’s previous owner adopted him from a shelter about 3 months ago. He is currently about 1 year and 2 months. PEOPLE He lived in a home with 1 adult and 2 children. She has interacted with children ages 1.5-13 years and he was usually relaxed or tolerant around them and he usually only played tug with the children. He usually barked at strangers who approached the house and was friendly, not bothered, or barked at strangers who approached his family. He has not bitten anyone. OTHER ANIMALS He has not lived with any other animals, but he has interacted with other dogs. Owner states that he usually barks and lunges at other dogs that he passes, especially larger dogs. Owner stated that he also barks at the cats he sees outside. He has not bitten any another animals. PERSONALITY He is a moderately active mostly indoor dog who has been described as playful, affectionate, friendly, confident, excitable, anxious when he wants to play, and independent. He loves playing with squeaky toys and ropes, and his favorite game is tug. He isn’t bothered if you touch his food bowl while he is eating, if you disturb him while he is sleeping, or during storms or fireworks. He is friendly if you take a toy away or if you brush him. He is usually nervous during baths. He moves around a lot if you hold or restrain him. He likes to be in the same room as his owner or stay in a favorite spot when his owner is home. He eats Blue Buffalo dry and wet food. He usually sleeps on his owner’s granddaughter’s bed. He hasn’t really received any training, but he knows sit. He is house-trained, but for the past couple of weeks he has had several accidents which have consisted of defecating indoors. He is usually walked 2-3 times a day. Owner states he barks often and he pulls on his leash. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE I only witnessed his behavior and he appeared to have a loose body and an opened mouth.
06/13/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Goliath… I would have rather called him Twix for his well groomed caramel and chocolate coat. Goliath , who is no giant but a medium size elegant youngster is quite good looking. He is a bit tense, lost and unfocused, overwhelmed most likely by his abandonment , his new surroundings, his confinement and the many dogs around him. He is quite ravenous for treats but his greed can be curbed by a sharp off and sit. He is quite obedient. Goliath feels undoubtably better in the street and trots like a little horse, proudly , carefree and happily. He is curious of other dogs met but not in an aggressive way. He does not mind to be pictured and back in the care center, sheltered from the cold weather in the garage, he comes on my lap for hugs and kisses. Goliath is a ten month old boy found as a stray, well cared for until now, petite, well made, a bit lost but friendly. A new owner or family will give this beautiful pup back his livelihood . Come and meet him at the Manhattan Care Center, walk him, play with him, discover him and take him home as your forever best friend. Another volunteer writes: I hadn’t met Goliath when he was with us previously, so the good news/bad news is that I have a chance to meet him now. Compact and handsome in his uniquely colored coat, he was happy to join me for a walk. Going potty as soon as we were out the door confirms that he’s housetrained as his former owner states. We’re also told that he lived with 1 adult and two children ages 1-1/2 and 13 and was relaxed and tolerant with them. He likes squeaky toys and rope toys and his favorite game is tug. He slept on a family members bed at night. As we walked he showed off lovely leash manners, and although we’re told that he knows how to sit, he wasn’t ready to show me that skill. Tethered and waiting and watching patiently while I photographed another dog, Goliath wagged his tail when I returned to give him some hugs. Small enough to fit into any living situation, Goliath is hoping to find another family to take care of….one that knows the meaning of forever.
06/16/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Goliath walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Goliath was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had soft body language. Goliath was not interested in toys or rawhide. Goliath was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he lived in a home with 1 adult and 2 child. She has interacted with children ages 1-13 years and he was usually relaxed or tolerant around them and he usually only played tug with the children. He has not lived with any other animals, but he has interacted with other dogs. Owner states that he usually barks and lunges at other dogs that he passes, especially larger dogs”. Goliath did not show any concern during the behavior assessment but he show a bit of concern during the playgroup interaction. The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment. 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: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body likely a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek. Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 1. No interest. When off leash with other dogs, Goliath gives a low growled at introduction through the gate, did not enter play group. Explored his surroundings.
02/20/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Goliath was a little less tense. Still seemed sexually motivated did engage in some play with female dog. 3/8 Update Goliath is tolerant and playful with both male and female dog. He corrects other dog appropriately. 6/11 update: When off leash with other dogs, Goliath would not approach the fence so he was muzzled. Once in the pen, he greeted the helper dog politely and then wandered the yard. 6/13 update: Low growled at introduction through the gate, did not enter play group. Explored his surroundings. 6/16 update: Goliath greets the other dog politely and then explores his surroundings. 6/17 update: Goliath is pushy with his solicitations, offering muzzle punches and vocalizations in attempts to get the helper dog to engage in play. He may, however, be conflicted as he will offer a correction when the helper dog reciporcates his solicitations. 6/18 update: Goliath continues to offer vocalizations and muzzle punches to solicit play. His body is looser and he is playful with a tolerant female.
06/11/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was AVERAGE
Nails are good Teeth are white and intact Altered male-tattoo Scan positive for micropchip #985112004970599 Eyes are clear. no discharge or cloudiness Ears are clean Nose=No discharge As of now no V/S/C/D BAR NOSF
03/01/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
adding baytril, continued coughing, dischage seen
Generated on Jun 21 2015 6:00PM
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