NIGHT – A1059317
Safe 12-19-2015 Brooklyn
My name is NIGHT. My Animal ID # is A1059317.
I am a neutered male black and white pit bull and labrador retr mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/01/2015 from NY 11233, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA. I came in with Group/Litter #K15-041115.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/15/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 81.8 LBS.
Reweigh at 75.8 reflects a 6lb weight loss
12/01/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/01/15 15:22 Basic Information: Night is a three year old altered Pit-bull Lab mix. He was found as a stray when he was 2 months old. Owner surrenders Night due to living arrangements. Social Life and Personality: Night lived with and adult and two teenagers. Owner stated Night is playful, relaxed and respectful towards everyone in the household. Night lived with another dog name Peanut A1059318 owner stated Night was playful and respectful towards Peanut but they are not bonded. Night behavior is unknown towards cats. Night is mostly indoors and activity level is very high. Owner describes Night as playful, excitable, affectionate, and friendly. Behavior: Night has never bitten anyone owner stated. Night doesn’t destroy things in the house but licks walls. He isn’t bothered when owner touch his food bowl while eating. Owner never took toys or treats away from his mouth but her teenage son has and he is friendly. Night loved to take baths and to be groom at the groomer. Night barks when unfamiliar people approach the house or family member. For a New Family to Know: Night is trained to use the bathroom outdoor twice a day on a leash. He knows commands such as sit and inside cage. Night likes to play with rubber toys such as Kongs filled with peanut butter. Night is crate trained and can stay in it for hours. Night will only follow owner around the house if he has to use the bathroom other than that he is in the living room. Night eat dry food called Purina dog chow twice a day. Intake Behavior: Upon intake Night was loose body and anxious. He scanned positive for a microchip and allowed all handling.
12/12/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Night is a big mush! He is a little clumsy and goofy, but just bursting at the seams with good intentions and fun. He pulls on the leash, but often looks back at me as if to briefly confer about what a great time we’re having. He seems housetrained and will sit for treats. When we’ve seen other dogs he seems very eager to play and isn’t shy about talking to his potential buddy. He previously lived harmoniously with a dog 65 pounds smaller than him – what a pair! He is energetic and loves to play with tennis balls in the yard. Sometimes running right into our small doggie jungle gym seems to bring it to his attention and he’s more than happy to utilize it! He’ll climb up the stairs, lay across the top, let his ball slide down the ramp, and then pounce off after it! He engages me in his play and is very wiggly and social. He loves to be pet and will prop his paws up on me to solicit more attention. He is a lot of dog, but so sweet and his jovial nature is nothing short of infectious. Night could be the bright spot in all of your days – he would be delighted to meet you at Brooklyn ACC!
12/15/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Night is a dog with a very high level of energy and has recently been showing behaviors in adoptions that are concerning such as barring his teeth while jumping on the kennel door and barking incessantly when people approach him. This behavior may be due to the frustration of being in the shelter for an extended period of time. Night seems to enjoy going to playgroup, a great resource for him to use some of that energy, unfortunately he can be intense and pushy while playing and does not interact appropriately with other dogs (see group behavior notes for more information). He has been provided with extra enrichment daily for the past two weeks but his kennel presence has continued to deteriorate. At this time, the Behavior Department feels that Night is not thriving in this environment and placement should be sought as soon as possible. 12/4 SAFER: Night previously lived with 1 adult, another dog and two teenagers. The owner stated Night is playful, relaxed and respectful towards everyone in the household including the other dog. The owner mentioned Night is house-trained; crate trained and has a high activity level. The owner describes Night as playful, excitable, affectionate, and friendly. At intake it was reported Night was anxious but had loose body posture, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Night came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly, social and playful towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Night joins the game, mouths the leash in a playful manner with loose body language and quickly drops the leash once the game ends during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Night was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Night appears to be a high-energy dog that will likely do best with an adopter prepared to provide mental and physical stimulation and appropriate outlets for his energy. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, mouths leash, body soft etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Dog licks hand.
12/02/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Night appears to like both male and female dogs but he lacks the appropriate play skills to engage in proper play. He can be intense and pushy while playing and is slow to take correction from the other dog or the handlers. Based on this behavior, we recommend that Night go to a home that understands his difficulties with other dogs and are prepared to follow the necessary steps (training, socialization with appropriate helper dogs etc.) needed to help him learn to interact properly with other dogs. When off leash with other dogs, Night greets the other dog briefly and then attempts to solicit play with bouncy playbows. 12/3 update: Night greets politely and attempts to solicit play by playbowing and barking. 12/4 update: Night is anxious and is a bit overwhelmed by rough play at first. He becomes more comfortable and attempts to engage in play but seems to lack the proper skills so becomes pushy and a bit intense. He takes correction well. 12/5 update: Night engages in rough play but seems to lack the proper skills to engage in appropriate play. He can become pushy and vocal and is slow to take correction. 12/7 update: Night initially played rough but appropriate with another dog but as his arousal level increased he began to exhibit poor responses to the other dog. He was pushy, obnoxious and not allowing the other dog a chance to take a break. 12/8 update: Night engages in play but is quick to become aroused. Once aroused, he becomes more intense and is slow to de-escalate. 12/9, 12/10, 12/12, 12/14 update: Night engages in rough play but seems to lack the proper play skills to engage in appropriate play. He is intense and vocal when playing and does not read signals well from other dogs when he makes them uncomfortable. He requires frequent interruptions by the human handlers. 12/15 update: Night is less pushy today, exploring his surroundings when the other dog does not show interest in play.
12/02/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan: tag# 985112000658409 sex: male neutered est age: 3yrs S/O: Dog is BARH, BCS 4-5/9, EENT-wnl, Grade 1/4 dental dz, heart/lungs auscult wnl, abdomen soft non-painful A: Apparently healthy P: Good candidate for adoption pending SAFER PROGNOSIS: Excellent
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
CAME IN WITH: PEANUT – A1059318 http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/peanut-a1059318/
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