SAMSON – A1037909
Gone 6-21-2015 Brooklyn
My name is SAMSON. My Animal ID # is A1037909.
I am a male black and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/29/2015 from NY 11213, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/17/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 34.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/29/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/29/15 10:07 Upon intake Samson was very nervous and tense. He growled at handler. When approached slowly he scanned negative for a microchip and allowed limited handling.
No Web Memo
06/16/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
6/16/15 Samson is showing concerning behavior in his kennel. He hill hard bark and lunge at individuals who pass by. He has snapped at iindividuals who reached towards his kennel. He an high energy adolescent dog who would benefit from manners training, physical and mental stimulation, and behavior modification to help him feel more comfortable when interacting with people. At this time it is recommended that Samson be placed into a foster or adoptive home quickly. 6/02/15 SAFER Samson came into the care center as a stray, so his past behaviors in a home are unknown. Upon intake Samson was reported to be very nervous and tense, and growled at the handler, but when approached slowly allowed some handling. During SAFER Samson had fearful body language, and needed a great deal of coaxing to approach the assessor. He allowed the assessor to conduct most handling items without issue, and was a bit tense, but as the handling progressed he became more relaxed. Samson is very hesitant when interacting and we cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Samson is more comfortable and settled in a home environment. The department recommends an experienced adopter without children and it is also recommended that introductions are done slowly and Samson be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace. Look: 3. Dog consistently sniffs the ground, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back. Tag 3: Dog repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit, Dog is crouching ,tail is tucked, mouth closed, body a bit tense. Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back. Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push him out. Toy 1: No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Samson is very fearful and not interested in interacting when off leash with other dogs. He is tolerant when greeted but hides under the bench to not engage.
05/30/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Samson is nervous, greeting with his tail tucked and trembling body. He will duck his head away when approached and avoids interaction. 5/31 Update Samson continues to be very fearful and not interested in interacting when off leash with other dogs. He is tolerant when greeted but hides under the bench to not engage. 6/4 update: Samson is initially nervous but will open up and approach other dogs to greet with a low wagging tail. He is more comfortable with solicitations but does not engage in play. 6/5 update: Samson is social and will attempt to solict play with other dogs. 6/7 Update Samson is social with smaller dogs and will approach other dogs to greet 6/8, 6/9 Update Samson is much more comfortable and solicits for play with a large social female. He is bouncy and offers multiple play bows 6/10 Update Samson readily solicits for play with males and is bouncy and playful. He appears to enjoy rough and rowdy play 6/11 Update Samson plays well with two playful dogs and engages in rough and rowdy play 6/12 update: Samson is social and engages in rough play with male and female dogs. He offered appropriate correction for pushy behavior. 6/13 update: Samson is boistrous and will bark at an energetic female through the gate. Upon introduction he will engage in rough, mouthy, vocal play and can be pushy. 6/17 update: Samson is social and playful with other playful dogs. He takes correction well and is respectful with a nervous dog.
05/29/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative Male;~ 7 mos old Somewhat tense and nervous Allows enough handling for exam Clear eyes, ears and nose AMBx4 BARH NOSF
06/05/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating EXPNOCHILD
LOOSE STOOL NOTED ON ROUNDS QAR. NO NASAL DISCHARGE RULE OUT STRESS COLITIS VS OTHER REC METRONIDAZOLE 250MG PO Q12 X 5 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
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