HARPUA – A1045163
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My name is HARPUA. My Animal ID # is A1045163.
I am a male br brindle and white am pit bull ter. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/23/2015 from NY 11373, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
07/23/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/23/15 16:15 Intake Behavior: Harpua had a tense body and had his tailed tucked between his legs. He became very stiff and snaps when objects would touch his neck. He could not be collared during intake. He remianed fearful throughout the intake.
07/27/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “I tried calling him and he turned his head towards me, but kept running. He seems friendly and didn’t bother any of the passersby as he kept moving.” The visual I got reading this dog sighting was terrifying – a young brindle pit bull, loose near the Queens Center Mall. When I realized the dog being described was Harpua, it was easy for the visual became very real. I can see him – not bothering anyone, looking back at the sound of a soft voice, but unable to stop and make himself vulnerable – just himself, focused on moving forward. I doubt the destination he had in mind was the cage he finds himself in now. He is very quiet in it, still not bothering anyone, but when I bother him he shows me that he’s leery of the rope lead. Once he’s on it, Harpua has wonderful leash manners and looks up to check in often. He still looks very much like a puppy; he has big beautiful amber eyes and the cutest 3/4 length tail. He keeps his cage clean and is quick to relieve himself outside. He seems interested and friendly towards all of the other dogs he meets through the fence. He is timid – flinches and cowers when there is an unexpected noise, and shies away from touch. But with some time and treats, Harpua showed me the sweet, sweet boy hiding behind all that fear! He let me pet him under his chin and on his chest – a bit unsure at first, but later leaning in and even readily approaching me. When I knelt down on the ground he took it upon himself to sit on my thighs. He takes treats very gently and even seems to know “sit.” He gets a little nervous when it’s time to go back into his cage – lowering his body when there is a little bit of pressure on his neck, but when I pass by later he greets me like a wiggly puppy! Harpua needs a gentle approach, but seems to very much want to connect with people. The thought of him flying solo on Queens Boulevard still makes me nervous, but I’m sure he would’ve run to a familiar face, instead of just running by it. Harpua is at Brooklyn ACC, getting braver by the day, and hoping for someone to give him the chance he deserves!
07/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Helper Dog:A0928010 Harpua came into the care center as a stray, so we do not have any information on his past behaviors in a home. At intake it was noted that Hapua displayed fearful body language, and snapped when objects touched around his neck. He was also reported to be intolerant of handling during his medical exam, and was reported to urinate and defecate when touched. During SAFER Haupa was fearful, but did approach to sniff the assessor’s hands and leg. When attempting to collar Harupa, He became stiff and uncomfortable, and gave back off signals (barking and growling). Due to this response and to avoid further stress for Harupa, no handling items were attempted at this time. During the resources portion of the assessment Harpua was easy to push out of the food bowl when eating, and relinquished the toys to the assessor. He was not interested in the rawhide item, and during the dog-dog interaction, Harupa approached the helper dog with a relaxed body and appeared to be interested in interacting. Harupa avoids interaction with human handlers, but appears to be receptive to treats. The department feels Harupa will do best with placement in a foster home or with an experienced adopter who can provide slow exposure to positive, rewarding experiences to address this underlying fear and anxiety seen while in the care center. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide this home as well as counseling and support. Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. He lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek. Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you. Rawhide: 1. No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/23/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative BARH male ~ 1 yr exaqm within normal limits very nervous, attempts to bite when touched urinates and defficates when touched , needed a rope muzzle for exam nosf
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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