NAS – A1036808
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My name is NAS. My Animal ID # is A1036808.
I am a male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/18/2015 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/27/2015 Exam Type RE-EXAM – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 40.0 LBS.
s: quiet o: snd a: early kec p: doxy, iso
05/18/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/18/15 18:21 Basic Info: Nas is a 6mth old male AMPBT who was bought off the street 3months ago and is being surrendered due to the owner going through personal problems. Nas has no known health issues/injuries however has never seen a veterinarian. Socialization: Nas is nervous/fearful of strangers and will growl initially from far but after a few minutes will approach and sniff the person. Nas has spent some time with a 7yr old child who he plays gentle, exuberantly and somewhat rough at times with. Nas hasn’t lived with or spent time with other animals. Nas has never bitten/scratched any person or animal. Behavior: The owner’s brother had a cushion on his bed that Nas loved to destroy (they don’t know why, it’s the only thing he’s destructive towards). Nas isn’t bothered by the following: having his food & treats touched/moved, being pushed off of furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping/resting, during bathtime or being brushed. When someone attempts to take his toy or touch it he thinks it’s playtime and he gets excited. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home or him Nas will growl from a distance then approach to sniff them. His behavior is unknown with having his nails trimmed. For a New Family to Know: Nas is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable and fearful (at first of strangers). The owner thinks it’s cute/funny when Nas is tired and he flops down on the floor. When the owner is home Nas followed them around. He enjoys to chew on Kongs & bones, he enjoys running. Nas is an indoor dog who sleeps on a dog bed and is walked 3-4x a day to “go”. Nas eats eukanuba dry food along with human rice 2x a day. His favorite treats are pupperoni. Nas is house trained and never has accidents. His preference to “go” when outside is grass & dirt. Nas’ known commands are “sit” & “give paw”. When on the leash Nas pulls hard (at times). Intake Behavior: During intake Nas growled at the admissions counselor and retreated but allowed them to collar and take pictures of him. He had a loose wiggly body but became a little stiff when approached by the counselors. He relaxed once in the kennel
05/20/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling….the whole world smiles with you”. Those lyrics could have been written with Nas in mind, as he’s the smilingest pup in town! Bouncy and playful with amazing puppy energy, Nas never stops smiling as he plays, waits for a treat, or gives hugs. Surrendered by his person for ‘personal problems’, we’re told that Nas is housetrained (yup, he ‘went’ as soon as we were out the door), knows ‘sit’ and ‘give paw’, spent time with a 7 year old child and usually played gently, and can sometimes be a bit fearful of strangers, needing a few minutes to warm up. With sparkling eyes and a friendly tail, Nas loved playing with a toy in the backyard, listening to it squeak and throwing it around to amuse himself. He showed off his sit, took a treat gently, and then actually burped, looking at me sheepishly. Too funny! He pulls on the leash as we walk but is responsive and simply needs the positive reinforcement training that all puppies need to ensure their ‘rockstar’ adult status. He poses for pictures like a pro, smiles for the camera, and as other dogs enter the yard shows friendly interest. Nas is looking for an active home in which plenty of playtime and long walks (or a jog) are on the daily ‘to do’ list. He’s fun, with lots of energy, and is looking for his soul mate to help him become an amazing adult. Are you ready to take the Nas challenge? If you’re a puppy person he’s waiting to meet you.
06/01/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Nas pulls a bit on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Nas was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had soft body language. Nas was not interested in toys but took the rawhide away with a soft body language. She was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful. According to his previous Nas has spent some time with a 7yr old child who he plays gentle, exuberantly and somewhat rough at times with. Nas hasn’t lived with or spent time with other animals. The owner stated that if someone unfamiliar approaches the home or him Nas will growl until the person approaches then he will sniff them. Nas is reported to have destroyed a particular cushion in his previous home. It appears to be isolated to an individual item, but future adopters should be prepared to provide him with an outlet for his need to chew. Additionally a management plan or positively-based crate training is recommended to prevent the destruction of non-dog related items. Nas has been sociable with both dogs and people while in our care. At this time, we feel Nas is suitable for an Average home. 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, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. 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 does not respond at all for three seconds. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body likely a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek. Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the rawhide. Dog – dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful. Helper: A1033974
05/21/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Nas engages in rough, mouthy play with both males and females. He is tolerant of pushy behavior. 5/24 update: Nas continues to engage in rough play but can be pushy and slow to take the proper cues and corrections. 5/27 update: Nas continues to enagage in rough, running play with both males and females. 5/28 update: Nas is bouncy and playful. He is tolerant with mounting behavior but will offer correction.
05/19/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact male BARH–hyper! Good teeth Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSF
05/27/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
s: quiet o: snd a: early kec p: doxy, iso
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