MORTIMER – A1043905
Gone 7-18-2015 Manhattan
My name is MORTIMER. My Animal ID # is A1043905.
I am a male gray pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/13/2015 from NY 10128, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/16/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 73.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
07/13/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
Basic Information Brought in by man who claimed to own the dog but could not provide any information about the animal. Behavior during intake Curious with loose body.
No Web Memo
07/17/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Mortimer came to us by way of owner surrender on 7/17/15. The surrendering owner did not provide us with any previous behavior information. Due to this we do not know how Mortimer will behave outside of the shelter environment. Mortimer was very interested in exploring the environment when entering the behavior room. He was very hard to position during the look item and had very uncomfortable body language. Mortimer showed some concerning behavior during the tactile portion of the assessment maintaining very tense and stiff body language throughout most of the items. He growled and snapped at the assess-a-hand during the food bowl test. Mortimer only displayed minimal interest in the toy, but took the rawhide away with loose body language. When interacting with another dog on leash Mortimer rushed in with stiff body language. The behavior department believes that Mortimer should be placed with a rescue that can provide the positive behavior modification necessary for Mortimer. Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. 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 back, lip lick. Tag: 3. Dog responds with his tail high, ears forward, mouth closed for at least half of the assessment item, body stiff and body checks the Assessor. Dog is often focused on other stimuli in the room. Squeeze 1:2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Food: 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then turns away. Rawhide: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy or rawhide, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Dog-dog: 3. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in with his tail high, stiff body, head tall, and ears erect.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/16/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative barh Silght dental staining and tartar Ear clean Flea comb Body wnl Intact male Gave pyrantel 7 cc Applied activly During the exam had to use clothe muzzle to finish exam was hard to handle. nosf
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
A volunteer writes: How do you spell hunk? M O R T I M E R, that’s how! Mortimer is a serious hunk…gorgeous in his slate gray coat, a low-ish rider, big head, expressive face, muscular body, wagging tail, kissing face, side saddle sitter, thoughtful, boy. Likely housetrained he took care of business right away, and then off leash in the yard proceeded to explore, tail wagging at interesting smells, taking some treats gently with a partial sit (not sure if I know how to do this, Ms. Volunteer),and jumping up on the bench beside me for a kiss with his big paws in my lap, and then just hanging out with me listening to the gentle wind… Mort (sounds like a little old man’s name doesn’t it), played with a plush toy for a bit, wasn’t interested in a ball, but was simply happy to hang out. He pulls hard on the
leash so will benefit from some leash training, He’s a big strong boy with a soft heart who needs a person or family who understands his needs and of course, will provide lots of love.
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