MOOSE – A1043962
RTO SAFE 08/01/15
My name is MOOSE. My Animal ID # is A1043962.
I am a neutered male brown and white am pit bull ter and germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/14/2015 from NY 10451, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/27/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 56.4 LBS.
No Final Exam
07/14/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/14/15 16:33 Basic Information: Moose is an neutered american pit bull terrier / german sherpard mix who is very sweet and calm. Social Life and Personality: Moose has been around children of all ages and is relaxed and playful around them. When Moose plays with children he is very gentle. Around other dogs Moose is very respectful and is gentle when he plays with them.Around cats Moose is very tolerant. Moose is very house trained and rarely has any accidents. Moose is an indoor and outdoor dog with a medium to high activity level. Moose’s previous caretakers describe him as playful, confident, excitable, affectionate,shy, fearful, mellow, independant, and friendly. Behavior Issues: Moose is fearful of being alone in the darkand will whine and cry. Moose has never bitten another person or animal. Moose is friendly and doesn’t mind when someone touches his food or bowl while eating, takes a treat or bone away from him, takes a toy away from him or pushes him off the furniture. Moose is friendly when someone gives him a bath but does not like showers. Moose does not mind and is friendly when someone trims his nails, holds or restrains him or disturbs him while he is sleeping. Moose is friendly when an unfamiliar person approaches his hom or family. For a New Family to Know: Moose knows the commands sit, come, give paw and stay. For exercise Moose would go on slow walks on a leash and off leash dog parks. Moose likes to play chase and tug. Moose will go to the bathroom on the grass and will follow you around at home. When off leash Moose will wander some but will return if called. Moose is not bothered by thunderstorms or fireworks. Moose eats wet food and will sleep anywhere as long as there is a blanket. Intake Behavior: Moose allowed staff to collar, scan, and take pictures with no signs of aggression. Moose was very anxious and would whine and paw at the door leading outside.
07/18/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: A gleaming coat in a rich mahogany color, long legs on which he glides effortlessly…..Moose reminds me of a thoroughbred horse in his elegance. His eyes match his coat, his tail seems unusually long (more to wag with), and his two tone nose pulls it all together. Wagging his tail at dogs in adjoining pens, he’s been in his first play group as of this writing and although a bit nervous did interact. Moose (such an inelegant name for an elegant dog)… has already made some friends among staff who welcome their time with him and are helping him get over some anxiousness at finding himself in a strange place. The gleam of his coat indicates a dog who has been well taken care of before joining us, and he’s looking to find his new bestie with whom to start his happily ever after. Ask to meet Moose today (and give him a name befitting his elegant appearance).
07/23/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Moose will grab at the leash when the handler tries to take him out and place him back in the kennel but he was not difficult to detract him. During the assessment Moose was a bit fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. He was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Moose did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. He was not interested in toys or rawhide. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter. Moose shows a bit of during the playgroup getting uncomfortable around other dogs. During the assessment he was somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up. Moose needs an adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment. Moose may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address this behavior. 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, 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. Moose is stiff at the gate and growls at the other dog so he is muzzled. He allows greeting but maintains a stiff body. He is more interested in the dogs in an adjacent pen. 7/27 update: Moose has shown some barrier reactivity, snapping at fingers presented to the kennel door. He has also begun leash biting when being returned to his kennel, and this behavior can be difficult to manage. We recommend adopters prepared to provide positive-reinforcement behavior modification to address these behaviors.
07/15/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Moose is nervous, tolerates being sniffed and will greet the other dog briefly. 7/22 update: Moose is stiff at the gate and growls at the other dog so he is muzzled. He allows greeting but maintains a stiff body. He is more interested in the dogs in an adjacent pen.
07/16/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan postive : 0A136F636C barh slight dental staining and tartar Ear clean Neutered male Flea comb: negative Body slightly skinny gave pyrantal 6 cc po sid Applied actiivly Was nervous durinig the exam nosf
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