MAJOR – A1032148
Safe 4-23-2015 Manhattan
SAFE – 04/23/15
My name is MAJOR. My Animal ID # is A1032148.
I am a male tan pit bull and chow chow mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/04/2015 from NY 10468, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/19/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 68.4 LBS.
REWT 68.4 from 72.2lb
04/04/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
DOG INFORMATION SHEET Where did this dog come from? My Home ORIGINAL SOURCE Gift WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? No time RELATIONSHIP I’ve owned him since he was a puppy PEOPLE Lives with 2 adults Lives with 1 child 17yrs Does he get along with children? Yes Does he get along with strangers? Yes OTHER ANIMALS Has lived with dogs a small dog How did they get along? friendly Can you describe his behavior around animals he doesn’t live with? playful PERSONALITY Loves to play, is very active Is quiet Likes to be petted, hugged ect. HABITS Eats both Eats 1x/day TRAINING Knows “sit” Walks well on leash Pulls leash Crate trained Is housebroken uses the backyard several times a day
04/11/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Major is a big butterball of a boy. His head is bowling ball size and his body is chunkier than perhaps it should be. His furrowed brow is constant whether he is worried or relaxed. The wiggle in his walk is constant whether he’s happy to see you, or just ambling along. Major would make an excellent cartoon character. Getting him out of his cage is a game of toss the soft rope over his head and hope you have great aim. As he shrinks to the back wall in efforts to avoid, there are no signs of aggression. But it is clear that Major finds comfort in the dark quiet of his den and is not yet ready to make friends. When he finally makes his way out he is simply relieved the escapade is over. Surprisingly, once we get going, the ensuing walk is quite pleasant. In spite of Major’s bulk and nerves, he is excellent on leash. He is relatively well mannered and easy to manage, stopping here and there to sniff, darting here and there in search of something familiar, but always responsive to his handler when it’s time to move on. He is excited to see other dogs en route and will pull a bit, but can be distracted with little effort. Even though he eventually accepts limited affection without any fuss, Major takes some time to trust. He is standoffish, patiently putting up with my petting though offering little in return. Because I have seen lots of tongue lapping and tail wagging in the presence of someone with whom Major feels comfortable, I understand that he is a discriminating boy. In the backyard, Major is interested only in getting back out to the street. He is anxious and preoccupied. Relinquished to the shelter because his former owners had no time for him, Major lived with an older teen and a small dog and was, from the looks of him, a very well cared for family pet, albeit a bit undersocialized. As per his behavioral assessment, Major requires an experienced home. This means that he did well on all items including handling, but will need a family who understands that time, patience, and a slow approach will be needed to find their way to this big boy’s heart.
04/07/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Major was difficult to remove from his kennel he was in the back of the kennel trying to hide from the handler with a fearful body language. Once he was out he walks calmly on leash. Major may be house trained – toileted immediately when taken outside. He was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body and tail, but trying to stay close. Major was shy and nervous and trembled during handling, with fearful body language. He was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Major was not interested in food, toys or rawhide. Major does not approach other dog, attempts to exit. Major was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he gets along with strangers and children. The owner stated that Major used to live with small dog and he was friendly with them. Major at the shelter pulls a bit trying to hide behind the handler or any object with his tail low and only the end is wagging. Major was a bit fearful during the assessment but he stay close to the assessor. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter. Major is somewhat fearful and need time to warm up to the handler. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction. 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, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, 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. Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 1. No interest. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog. Turns body to side in relation to other dog, or exits. Helper:A1032135
04/17/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs he is a little unsure and may need more opportunity to learn the proper socialization skills.
04/04/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH Scan Negative Intact Male Moderate Dental Staining and Tartar Gave Dewormer Gave Activyl During exam was growling and showing teeth constantly NOSF
04/17/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
Not eating, not getting oral meds growling in cage did not remove did not observe coughing etc add Baytril injections
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