HEDWIG – A1044569
Gone 7-26-2015 Manhattan
My name is HEDWIG. My Animal ID # is A1044569.
I am a male blue and white am pit bull ter and american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/18/2015 from NY 10453, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/19/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 62.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
07/18/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/18/15 16:00 Hedwig was tethered to his finder’s fence. They kept him in their home for a few days. They report that he was friendly, affectionate, and playful with the adults, 5 year old child, and small male dog in the home. He plays exuberantly and didn’t bite anyone. He only pottied outside and wasn’t destructive. Hedwig has very red scleras, lips, tongue, and gums and a large lump on his snout. His skin isn’t elastic as if he’s dehydrated. He has bumps, scabs, and redness on the top of his head and some scrapes and redness in places on the skin around his body. Hedwig had a soft body and open mouth during handling-scan (-), collar, switching leashes, positioning for pictures. He sat when asked and didn’t pull on his leash. He wagged his tail a few times while I pet and talked to him. He whined when he saw a small dog in the lobby.
No Web Memo
07/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Hedwig did well on his SAFER and was reported to be affectionate and playful in the finder’s home (including with a 5-year-old child); however, we have seen two incidents of disproportionate responses to both dogs and humans while interacting in a social group. He may escalate to correction, and in one instance remained focused on his human handler after a correction, tense body, growling and moving toward her. When escalating with other dogs, he often is difficult to interrupt and does not easily disengage. Based on this information we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a stable home environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification. 7/21 SAFER: Hedwig walks with a low fearful body language on leash. He was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body, but trying to stay close. Hedwig was shy during handling with a fearful body language. He was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Hedwig did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. He was not interested in toys or rawhide. According to his finder Hedwig they keep him for a day they stated that he was friendly, affectionate, and playful with the adults, 5 year old child, and small male dog in the home. He plays exuberantly and didn’t bite anyone. He only pottied outside” The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter. Hedwig is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, shy body language , mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. 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: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 1. No interest. When off leash with other dogs Hedwig is jumpy and solicitous but maintains a stiff body throughout interaction. He eventually becomes sexually motivated.
07/19/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Hedwig is jumpy and solicitous but maintains a stiff body throughout interaction. He eventually becomes sexually motivated. 7/21 update: Hedwig is initially a bit stiff when greeting but becomes more comfortable and greets the other dog appropriately. 7/22 update: Hedwig is a bit stiff but engages in bouncy running play with males and females. He will offer correction when another dog is being pushy and when the dog attempts to interact again he will escalate. 7/25 update: Hedwig engages in running play but becomes distracted when a dog in an adjacent pen begins to hard bark. He will bark and when offered handler correction he focuses on the handler and begins to move toward them while growling. He redirects onto a female that approaches him and it is difficult for him to disengage,
07/19/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact male QARH Mild staining on teeth Bloodshot sclera (looks like dog had been fighting on lead earlier) Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Pyrantel given NOSF Dog was not aggressive but extremely nervous (shaking and low to the ground, had to be carried onto scale)
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