SAFE 04/11/15 – ROSCO – A1027607 – MANHATTAN, NY
Safe 4-11-2015 Manhattan
Little Rosco has been through all of this before. Surrendered by his family for “no time” in February, he was adopted pretty quickly. But again, he’s sitting in a cage at Manhattan ACC and this time, he’s made the dreaded euthanasia list. And to make it more difficult, Rosco is New Hope Only. Supposedly he growled a bit and its not really clear if he ever even nipped anyone. In his behavioral eval, he did not like that hand moving his food or his toys but he did just fine on all the “handling” items and the dog on dog. Sometimes a little dog is just not a good match but it shouldn’t mean Rosco should die for it! If you’ve got room in your home and your heart for a young scared little Llasa named Rosco, start working with rescues to foster or adopt him. He really really dreams about being somebody’s prince but at noon tomorrow, ACC will ignore Rosco’s dreams and just make him gone.
My name is ROSCO. My Animal ID # is A1027607.
Pulled by Zani’s Furry Friends Pet Rescue
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I am a neutered male white lhasa apso mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 03/14/2015 from OUT OF NYC, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/29/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 22.4 LBS.
REWT 22.4 from 18.4lb
03/14/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/14/15 20:00 Social Life and Personality: Rosco has spent time with a 6 and 9 year old. he was erlaxed and playful with the children and exuberant during play. He has spent time with a puppy and he was very playful and protective of the puppy. If the puppy whined or seemed upset Rosco would run over and see what was going on. He is house trained and did nto have accidents indoors. Behavior: Rosco is not bothered if someone touchse his food bowl while he is eating. He growls if someone tries to take away one of his toys. He loves baths, being brushed, and being held. He is friednly with strangers in his home and appraoching his family. He growls when people touch his feet. When his male owner would talk loudly to speak over the TV, Rosco would growl and lunge at his owner. For a New Family to Know: Rosco knows how to sit and stay. He is used to playing in a fenced in yard and walks on a leash. He likes to play with all kinds of toys and his favorite game is fetch. He is well behaved when home alone and left alone in the yard. He eats wet food and likes to sleep in his dog bed. Intake Behavior: Rosco appraoched with a waggign tail and loose body. When appraoched he solited attention and rolled over showing his stomach. He allowed handling and did not show any aggressive beahviors.
No Web Memo
04/10/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rosco pulls a bit on the leash. He was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up, licked hands and face. Rosco was excited during some of the handling items, but had soft body language. He engages in play, body is loose and wiggly, mouth open. Rosco approached other dog with friendly/playful body language. He showed some concerning behavior during the food, toy, and rawhide items with stiffening and growling body language. Due to the possession behavior seen in this assessment the behavior department recommends an adopter prepared to safely manage guarding behavior and to provide positive reinforcment-based modification should this behavior manifest in a home environment. In addition to possession guarding modification protocol we recommend teaching Rosco “Drop It” and trade-up games. Additionally, Rosco has a bite history that appears to have been triggered by loud noise or raised voices. For this reason the behavior department feels that Rosco would be best placed with a rescue who can explore these behaviors more thoroughly and can provide thorough counseling and any needed behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Rosco was surrender to us. According to the owner he do not get along with children and strangers also he mentioned that Rosco do not like to be held”. Rosco was very friendly to take him in and out of his top kennel also during the assessment he was very friendly and engaged in play with the assessor. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. 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. He indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 4. Dog freezes and growls. Toy 1: 4. Dog freezes and growls. Rawhide: 4. Dog freezes and growls. Dog-Dog: When off leash with other dogs, Rosco was loose,intersted in interaction but did not become playful.
02/16/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Rosco was loose,intersted in interaction but didnt get to playful.
03/15/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
MC 985112004732006 Neutered male BARH Resolving pyoderma Good teeth Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSF
02/12/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
s/o: malasezzia otitis and dermatitis dandruff in fur, some alopecia hyperpigmentation of ventrum otitis externa very cooperative dog injected schlera (secondary to skin infection) a: malasezzia, chronic derm and otitis p: cleaned ears SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- very nervous, tense, resisted handling mild tartar ears infection, ears cleaned dermatitis and alopecia on back, abdomen, injuinal area male intact NOSF
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