HAZEL BOY – A1060838
Safe 12-28-2015 Manhattan
HAZEL BOY – A1060838
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME – NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
MALE, WHITE / GRAY, AM PIT BULL TER / AMER BULLDOG, 2 yrs, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/18/2015, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 12/18/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-042852.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Dermatitis vs alopecia alopecia in various parts of the body Microchip: Negative Sex: Intact male Age 2 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: Clear Ears: ears may be irritated — dirty — tried to clean Nose: Clear Teeth: Mild staining If abnormal BCS: 4 Skin: ADR / Alopecia vs dermatitis —- vet check Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None physically Behavior: Very social and sweet Medication: None present — vet check NOSF
RE-EXAM (12/21/15): sweet, but very rambunctious attempted skin scrape, but could not be restrained safely, diffuse thinning of hair over dorsum and limbs, very erythematous digits and interdigital spaces, skin has a bad odor, A: dermatitis r/o allergic with secondary pyoderma v parasitic P: trial cephalexin and benadryl po bid
A volunteer writes: A big bruiser of a boy who lost his home when his person lost theirs, Hazel Boy joined us with his little cairn terrier/Chihuahua best friend Eva (A1060839) who we are told is the leader of the pack. Definitely housetrained, Hazel Boy pulls on the leash and is quite strong so some leash training will help both he and his new family enjoy their walks. He needs some good nutrition to restore his coat to optimum condition, and as he glides around the pen it’s easy to see how majestic he can be. His walk is sexy, sleek and soft – he has the moves! We’re told he loves to play with toys, loves belly rubs. knows ‘sit’, ‘come here’ and ‘go lay down’, is friendly and outgoing with strangers, and if his housemate Eva lunges at a cat he will too! Once upon a time Hazel Boy had a family, a home, and his best friend Eva with whom he shared his life. He now has none of the above and feels the loss. We’re of course hoping that he finds a new family to love him and that they will bring little Eva home as well. Best friends need one another. Come meet Hazel Boy as he’s waiting to begin his happily ever after.
A staff member writes: Meet Eva and Hazel Boy: Eva and Hazel Boy are best friends! Although not related, Eva is Hazel Boy’s surrogate mom, and she calls the shots! Anything Eva does, Hazel Boy wants to do too. This dynamic duo is looking for a new home, and they hope it will be yours!
Hazel Boy A1060838 is a 2 1/2yr old male white & gray AMPBT/American Bulldog mix who was given to the owner as a gift from a neighbor at 8wks old and is being surrendered along with his “mom” 6yr old Eva A1060839 a black cairn terrier/Chihuahua mix due to their owner becoming evicted. Both were last seen at a vet in 2014 where Hazel Boy was given ointment for his skin condition but has since been treated at home with olive oil.
Socialization: Hazel Boy is friendly/outgoing with strangers. He hasn’t lived with/been around children or lived with cats. Hazel Boy was raised by Eva, he loves and follows her lead. They are relaxed, playful, gentle & exuberant with each other. Hazel Boy will only lunge or attempt to chase a stray cat if he sees Eva about to. Hazel Boy hasn’t bitten/scratched a person or animal.
Behavior: Hazel Boy whines/cries quite a bit. During fireworks/storms Hazel Boy will bark. He isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture or being held/restrained. Hazel Boy enjoys bath time & being brushed. Hazel Boy hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting nor had his nails trimmed. He’ll bark when unfamiliar people approach the home/family member.
For a New Family to Know: Hazel Boy is described friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy, mellow, excitable, independent & anxious (at times) with a high activity level. Hazel Boy loves belly rubs. When the owner is home he’ll follow them around. Hazel Boy enjoys ball, stuffed, chew bones, rope toys & bottles. He’s a mostly indoor dog who’s walked 3x a day where he doesn’t pull on the leash. Hazel Boy sleeps in the living room on linen. He eats Pedigree or Blue Buffalo 2x a day. Hazel Boy enjoys Beggin Stripes or the green/white dental chews (no cheese). Hazel Boy is house broken but will have an accident if someone takes too long to take him out. He’s well behaved when left alone. Hazel Boy’s known commands are “sit”, “come here”, “go lay down” and doesn’t like yelling/loud voices. Sometimes Hazel Boy is walked off leash where he wanders some but comes when called or will stay close.
Intake Behavior: Hazel Boy had a super loose wiggly body. He allowed all handling. Hazel Boy allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taking his picture, including positioning during his photo session. Hazel Boy took treats gently and had to be coaxed into his kennel with wet dog food & treats.
Hazel Boy came into our center along with a small dog (15lbs) as an owner surrender due to eviction. It is reported owner has had Hazel Boy since he was 8 weeks old and he follows the small dog’s lead. He has not been around children so behavior is unknown. While walking in the street, Hazel Boy has lunged and attempted to chase stray cats. Owner reports Hazel Boy cries and whines quite a bit, will bark during fireworks and storms, does not like yelling or loud noises. It is reported he isn’t bothered when you touch his food, toys, or treats. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, independent and anxious (at times). During intake, Hazel Boy had a super loose,wiggly body, allowed all handling. Hazel Boy pulled a bit on leash when he was interested in investigating something. He pulled out of assessor’s hands for all three attempts of Look item. It should be noted this could be due to medical condition and discomfort with red irritated skin around the neck. Hazel Boy stood still and accepted the touch, body neutral, ears back, mouth open. He was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game, pulled on leash to run ahead. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, sniffing assessor’s hand. Hazel Boy playfully engaged with Toy, took it away with a loose body. The Behavior Team feels Hazel Boy would do well with an Experienced adopter that does not have very young children. Any older children should have an in-depth interaction before considering adoption. Hazel Boy would benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners and focus, as well as crate training to help him whenever he is feeling anxious over things beyond control like storms and fireworks.
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, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, open mouth pant
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game with coaxing, pulling ahead on leash, focused on other stimuli
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, sniffs hand.
Toy 2. Dog playfully takes toy away, keeps a firm hold, body loose.
Hazel Boy has not yet had an off-leash introduction with another dog. When greeting a female dog through the fence, Hazel Boy gives a brief high wag and begins to whine while sniffing her through the fence
CAME IN WITH: EVA – A1060839 http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/eva-a1060839/
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