RUSTY – A1058076
Gone 12-3-2015 Brooklyn
My name is RUSTY. My Animal ID # is A1058076.
I am a neutered male br brindle mastiff and am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/16/2015 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/02/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 73.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
11/16/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/16/15 15:54 Basic Information: Rusty is a one year old brown brindle Mastiff and American Pitbull mix. He was surrendered due to behavioral issues he has been displaying, he is described as playful, energetic and friendly. He was a gift from a family friend and was with his owner since he two months old. Personality: Rusty has lived with three adults, he has limited interactions with children. Owner stated he would play with the neighborhood children, he was playful and relaxed, he played exuberantly. Around other dogs he is respectful and playful, owner took him to the dog park weekly and stated he played exuberantly and somewtimes rough due to his size. He lived with five cats in the home and is described as respectful and tolerant towards the cats. He is housetrained and has been kept only indoors. His activity is described as high. Behavior: When his food or food bowl is touched Rusty will growl and snap. Owner stated that with a treat or bone Rusty would exhbit the same behavior. When given a bath Rusty is fearful and will struggle to get out the tub. Rusty isn’t bothered when when his paws are touched or when he is brushed. When strangers approach his home he will wag his tail and bark until he is acknowledged. For a new family to know: Rusty understands spanish and knows the commands sit, stay, and down in both languages. Rusty is used to leashed walks twice a day and weekly dog park visits. He likes to play with ropes, balls, squeaky toys and playing tug and fetch. Rusty has been crate trained and will do well for about 2-3 hours and usually sleeps in his crate. He will use the bathroom on grass primarily but will use cement if not grass in sight. When home he tends to follow his owner around and when left alone he is well behaved. When left alone in the yard he is well behaved, he will play and chase. During loud noises he isn’t bothered. He eats wet and dry food, Alpo brand is fed twice a day. His favorite treats are rawhide, granola and dental treats. Upon intake Rusty was energetic had a loose body, he allowed all handling. Counselor was able to scan, collar and photograph.
No Web Memo
11/28/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rusty came to us as an owner surrender on 11/16/15. It was reported that Rusty did have a previous bite history of biting the owner’s wife when she was attempting to fill his food bowl. According to the owner Rusty has displayed behaviors reflective of food guarding such as growling, barring his teeth, snapping and biting when someone attempts to touch his food or even fill his food bowl. When entering the behavior room Rusty seemed to become frustrated quickly and when frustrated would constantly attempt to mouth the rope and jump on the assessor strongly. At these points Rusty would calm down after a few seconds of the assessor trying to redirect his attention. He allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression, though Rusty did have tense body language throughout these items. Rusty has bitten over food in the past, and for that reason we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address this guarding behavior and can extensively counsel potential adopters before placement into a permanent home. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, or low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his body is a bit tense. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his body is a bit tense. Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
12/01/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Rusty is a bit nervous at first but he greets politely and eventually becomes more comfortable and is bouncy when soliciting play.
11/17/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 985112004614539 Sex: Neutered Age: 1year old Mentation: BARH Eyes: WNL Ears: WNL Nose: WNL Teeth: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Behavior: Friendly, allows handling AMBx4 NOSF
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