ROCKO – A1034368
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My name is ROCKO. My Animal ID # is A1034368.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/26/2015 from NY 10473, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK. I came in with Group/Litter #K15-011366.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/09/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 48.8 LBS.
wt 48.8 lbs
04/26/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/26/15 11:11 Basic Info: Rocko is a 5yr old Male Amer. Pitbull Terrier Mix Canine who was born at home. Rocko along with his mother Diamond are being surrendered due to their owner being ill and is no longer able to care for them. The co owner/daughter to the primary Owner is unable to care for them due to personal problems/no time. Rocko has no current/known medical issues and hasn’t been to a veterinarian for a few years. Socialization: Rocko is respectful of strangers. His play style with adults is described as gentle and with children (he lived with a 5yr old child) is described as gentle, relaxed/playful and respectful. With his mother Diamond he’s gentle, relaxed/playful and respectful. His behaviors are unknown with/around Cats. Rocko’s never bitten/scratched a person or Animal. Behavior: Rocko “goes” indoors on newspapers. During fireworks/thunderstorms he isn’t bothered. He isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl touched/moved, bones/treats taken away, toys or other object he may have, being pushed off of furniture, being disturbed while sleeping/resting, being brushed, being held/restrained or if someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member. His behaviors are unknown for the following: during bathtime or having his nails trimmed. For a New Family to Know: Rocko’s family described him as playful, excitable, affectionate, shy, fearful (at times with strangers), anxious (when left home alone), mellow & friendly. His activity level is described as medium. The owner’s favorite thing about him is that he’s a quiet & calm boy. His favorite activity is eating. When the owner is home Rocko follows her around. He doesn’t play with toys much besides occasionally playing fetch with the 5yr old, he loves to play chase. The Owner believes Rocko should stay with his mother Diamond in a home with a yard and older children/teens. He sleeps on a sofa with Diamond. Rocko eats Pedigree dry & wet food (1cp 1x a day). Rocko is mostly housetrained, will have accidents a few times a week (due to the owner not being able to walk him like she used too). When left alone he’s well behaved and will “go” indoors on newspapers. Commands known are “sit”, “down” & “stay”. His exercise are slow walks on a leash where he pulls lightly. When outdoors he “goes” on grass. Intake Behavior: During intake Rocko allowed to be scanned (neg), collared and taken pictures of. He had a loose wiggly body, neutral tail and open mouthed.
04/29/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Bred at home and surrendered with his mother Diamond (A1034358) as their owner is ill and no longer able to take care of them, both dogs are understandably a bit concerned. Losing their home, their family, and in a strange place with new noises, routine and sounds, they are trying to make the best out of their new situation. Initially hesitant at being leashed, Rocko gently allowed it and stepped out of his kennel carefully. We’re told he’s housetrained which he demonstrated as soon as we were out the door. He’s also paper trained so if his person couldn’t walk him he had a place to ‘go’. Rocko’s coat feels like the finest velvet, it’s soft and smooth and gleams with good care. His weight is perfect for his size, his leash manners are lovely, he checks up while walking, and while he’s a bit shy he gently took treats from my hand. Rocko posed for some pictures, his gorgeous amber eyes meeting mine, and I can see the questions in them…………I want to hold him close and promise him that he and his mom Diamond will find a new home. He lived with a 5 year old child and was gentle and relaxed with her as he is with all people, and slept on the couch with his mom, Diamond. Rocko and I became good friends when he was ready and it didn’t take long at all. Joining me on the bench for a snuggle and some kisses, my heart burst with the sweetness of this dog. According to his former family he is respectful of all people and his good manners are clear. In group play he was low key and relaxed. I adore this dog, his gentle nature wanting to trust and learn to love all over again. He deserves a second chance and hopes that you’ll be the one to give it to him. If you’re looking for a quiet, calm, easy, proven family dog, ask to meet Rocko today.
04/28/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rocko walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Rocko was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. Rocko was not interested in toys or rawhide. Rocko was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Rocko is respectful of strangers. His play style with adults is described as gentle and with children (he lived with a 5yr old child) is described as gentle, relaxed and playful and respectful. With his mother Diamond A1034358 he’s gentle, relaxed and playful and respectful. His behaviors are unknown around Cats”. Rocko did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to 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 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.
04/30/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Rocko is sexually motivated. He will respond to the correction but continue to come back and attempt to mount; he is not respectful when the female becomes uncomfortable. 5/3 update: Rocko greet politely but may get overwhelmed with an assertive female. 5/6 update: Rocko greets politely and will interact with both males and females. He does not engage in play. 5/7 update: Rocko greets well, when interacting with a playful male he will growl when approached.
04/27/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH SCAN NEGATIVE MILD TARTAR MALE INTACT NOSF
05/09/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
QAR Coughing, SND KC Added Doxy 100 mg tab 3 tab sid po for 10 days as per DVM 1027
CAME IN WITH: DIAMOND – A1034358 – http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/diamond-a1034358/
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