SPUD – A1044440
Gone 7-24-2015 Manhattan
My name is SPUD. My Animal ID # is A1044440.
I am a neutered male br brindle and black am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/17/2015 from NY 10035, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/17/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is – Normal, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 45.6 LBS.
07/17/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/17/15 16:44hrs BASIC INFORMATION Spud is a neutered 3 year old American Pit-bull. He has lived with the past owner for a year however he is being surrendered due to the owner’s residence not accepting dogs. SOCIAL LIFE & PERSONALITY Spud is described as an affectionate and playful dog by his owner yet anxious at times. He lived with adults and children. Spud would allow the children in the home to pet him, tug at his ears and even climb him. His owner stated that he would try and sit in his owner’s lap to be petted. Spud lived with a cat as well and he was tolerant of the cat. He did not interact with the cat. Spud displayed dog aggression when he hears or sees another dog. BEHAVIOR Spud will bark, cry and lunge towards another dog or the sound of another dog that is around him. When his owner attempts to calm him down, he will nip at his owner’s clothes. Spud is walked on the roof of the building because of his behavior towards other dogs. He is walked 2x a day. Spud is accustomed to being bathed 2x a week and he enjoys being brushed and petted. He is not bothered by strangers that approach his owner. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Spud is an affectionate dog that enjoys the attention of his family. He knows the commands “sit, down and paw.” He is accustomed to being crated for 4 hours a day. He is well behaved when left alone. He is fed Beneful dry and wet food. He sleeps outside of his crate at night. DURING INTAKE Spud was reacting to the sounds of the dogs barking around him during the intake. He was panting, barking, and lunging at the directions of the dogs barking. He was collared by his owner. He was able to be scanned for a microchip (negative) and photographed.
No Web Memo
07/23/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Spud came to our center as an owner surrender. It is reported he lived with children, allowing the children to tug his ears and even climb on him. Owner states he tries to sit in your lap to be pet. Owner also reports Spud lived with a cat and was tolerant but did not interact. Owner reports Spud will bark, cry, and lunge towards the sound of another dog, if owner attempts to correct him, Spud will nip at owner’s clothes. Spud was only walked on the roof of owner’s building due to his reactions to other dogs in the street. During intake, Spud was barking and lunging in the direction of the sounds of other dogs. Spud was anxious during his relief walk, pulling in the direction of other dogs. He appeared frustrated, yet interested. Spud was shoulder rubbing and displacement scratching during Look item, making item unable to be conducted. He was leaning in with mouth open during Sensitivity item, body soft. Spud played along during Tag game, ‘popping’ his body, mouth open, tail wagging. He did not jump on the assessor at all during or after the end of game. Spud mouthed assessor’s hand with no pressure during first Squeeze attempt, second Squeeze gently pulling back. He consistently ate quickly during Food item, tail down, requiring a bit of pressure from assess-a-hand to push his cheek out. Spud had no interest in Toy. He took Rawhide away, body neutral, settling close with it. While in our center and off leash with other dogs, Spud appeared anxious. He enters the play area and jumped on the helper dog but does not solicit or engage in play, nor did he esclatate. The Behavior Team feels Spud would do well with an Experienced adopter. He may benefit from being the only resident dog, and attending obedience classes to learn the proper way to introduce him socially to other dogs which may help alleviate his frustration. Look: 3. Dog consistently rubs his shoulder, and will not allow item. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, body soft, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places mouth on assessor’s hand, no pressure Squeeze 2: Gently pulls paw back Food: 2 Tail down, lifts head with bit of pressure Toy: 1 No interest Rawhide: 2 Takes away, firm hold, body neutral Dog-to-dog: When off leash with other dogs Spud is anxious. He enters the pen and jumps on the helper dog but does not solicit or engage in play.
07/18/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Spud is anxious. He enters the pen and jumps on the helper dog but does not solicit or engage in play. While in the care center, Spud has show a concernly low tolerance for frustation. He becomes highly frustrated and reactive when he sees other dogs and when being returned to his kennel. When frustated, he has a propensity to redirect onto the leash and his handlers. Due to this reactivity and potential for redirection, a foster or adoptive home that can safely manage him around other dogs and provide behavior modification. 7/19 update: Spud is anxious, pacing the pen after briefly greeting the other dog. He may become stiff while greeting a male through the gate and begin to hard bark. 7/21 update: Spud greets other dogs briefly, tolerates solicitation but does not engage in play. 7/22 update: Spud is anxious and ignores the other dog. He is more focused on dogs in an adjacent pen and may become stiff and hard bark at them.
07/17/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was UNKNOWN – Normal, behavior rating was NONE
Teeth=Intact and stained Eyes are clear Nose=No discharge Ears are clean BCS=2.5 Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl Scan negative for microchip Neutered male Has a stubbed tail BAR NOSF
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