ROONEY – A1040427
My name is ROONEY. My Animal ID # is A1040427.
I am a neutered male brown and white eng bulldog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/25/2015 from NY 11368, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/25/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 49.8 LBS.
06/17/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/17/15 16:38 Basic Information: Rooney was purchased from a pet store when he was just 6 weeks old. Client has chosen to surrender her dog of 5 years because she is pregnant and fears because of Rooneys’s bite history, it would be unsafe to guess whether or not the dog will be calm or attack the baby. Client has done multiple trials of behavior modfications with professional trainers but no one can discover what triggers these incidents. Client has chosen AC&C as a last result to find placement for Rooney. Social Life and Personality: Rooney has lived with just 2 adults (a male and a female). Rooney is relaxed and affectionate ONLY with his 2 prior owners. Rooney has not been allowed near any other people because he has a past of growling and snapping at strangers (especially male figures). He has been with other dogs in the dog park. The owner states that Rooney is exuberant during play with the other dogs. He has not been around cats to know his behavior. Rooney is successfully housebroken. He is kept mostly indoors and has a medium activity level. His owner describes him as playful, pushy, excitable, affectionate, and friendly. Behavior: Rooney is described as very reactable when it comes to food, his owners and hiimself. He will NOT tolerate having his food/food bowl touched while eating nor without it even being supper time. He also does not like any male figures approaching his home or female owner. His prior owner stated that Rooney will growl and even lunge to bite if any strangers get close. For a New Family: Rooney knows how to sit. He is used to leashed walks and going to the dog park. He is walked 3 times a day. He likes to play with balls, squeaky and stuffed toys. His favorite game is tug. He is crate trained and does well for 11 hours. When people are home he likes to follow them around or lie in his favorite spot. When left home alone, Rooney is on his best behavior. Rooney eats dry food Merck brand apple and meat flavors. His favorite treats are milk bones. He sleeps in his crate at night. For a New Owner to Know: Rooney was calm at the start of the intake as long as the male admissions counselor did not look in his direction. Rooney becamse very anxious and vocal once another dog came into the shelter lobby. Rooney started to drool and become even lounder. Rooney had to be scanned for a microchip by his prior owner, result negative.
No Web Memo
06/27/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Helper Dog:A1040673 Rooney came in to the care center as an owner surrender due to behavioral issues. Rooney was reported to have a bite history, and the owners stated he is relaxed and affectionate with his owners, but does not do well with strangers, and will growl and snap them when too close. It was also noted that Rooney does not like having his food/food bowl touched while eating or when he isn’t eating. He was also reported to not like any male figures approaching his home or female owner. He was said to be crate trained and does well for several hours, and prefers to sleep in his crate. At intake Rooney no handling was attempted and he was reported to be calm as long as the male admissions counselor did not look in his direction. During his medical exam it was noted that Rooney was not sociable and would not allow any handling. During SAFER Rooney was not sociable and was more interested in sniffing his surroundings. He allowed the assessor to place a collar around his neck, but when attempting to clip the collar he became stiff and growled. Due to this behavior and safety concerns no handling items were attempted at this time. During the resource items, Rooney became stiff and could not be pushed out of the food bowl, but did not escalate to growling or snapping. He only showed minimal interest in the toys, and when an attempted was made to remove the rawhide, Rooney held a firm grip and took the rawhide away with stiff body language. During the dog-dog interaction Rooney rushed in quickly and when close Rooney became stiff and snapped at the helper dog. Due to the behavior concerns seen while in the care center as well as in the previous home, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner. Food: 3. Dog follows the dish, his tailis down, ears are forward. His body is stiff. Dog does not lift his head from the bowl when hand is applied to his cheek. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, then turns away. Rawhide: 3. Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff. Dog-dog: 4. Dog charges the helper dog attempting to bite.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/26/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative N, ~5yrs Aggressive, none sociable does not tolerates handling, Tolerates limited PE Moderate tartar, gingivitis BARH Activyl applied for ticks and fleas prevention
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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