STERLING – A1038803
Safe 6-24-2015 Manhattan
My name is STERLING. My Animal ID # is A1038803.
I am a male black am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/04/2015 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2NYCHA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/22/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 51.6 LBS.
No Final Exam
06/04/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/04/15 16:03 Basic Information Sterling is an approx. 8 month APBT. He is being surrendered because the owner is moving and cannot take Sterling with him. His last vet visit was in April 2015. He was told that Sterling has mange. He recently ran out of the medication. Socialization Around Strangers, Sterling is relaxed and playful. He plays exuberantly with adults and children. The owner has neices and nephews (ages ranging from 3-14 years of age) that love to play with Sterling. The owner says that Sterling loves to give hugs. He plays gently with the children in the family. He is very playful with other dogs and is very curious of cats. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal. Behavior Sterling is potty trained. He goes potty outside and only has accidents if left home alone for long periods of time. He is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treats or toys away from him. He has a high activity level. The owner says that Sterling is very smart, loving, and understands alot. Sterling loves to play tug with his ropes and loves to play fetch with his tennis balls. He has been mostly kept indoors and was being fed Nutro dry food. He is well behaved when left alone in the house.He pulls lightly on the leash but when the owner tells him to stop, and he does. He knows how to sit, up, down, lay down, stay, and come. When off the leash, Sterling stays close by the owner, wanders sometimes but comes back when called. Behavior during intake During intake, Sterling was very friendly, had a loose body and a wagging tail. He was very nice and allowed all handling. He was very affectionate with his owner before being put into the kennel.
06/06/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “Smart, loving and understands a lot”, said Sterling’s owner and that’s just the beginning of all the wonderful things on Sterling’s resume. We’re told he’s housetrained, playful with other dogs, loves to give hugs, is experienced with children (ages 3 through 14) and plays gently with them, plays exuberantly with adults, loves to play tug and fetch, and knows ‘sit’, ‘up’, ‘down’, ‘lay down’, ‘stay’ and ‘come’. Whew – all that and only 8 months old! He’ll achieve genius status by the time he’s 1 1/2! Sterling is an adorable, bouncy, energetic young pup who was thrilled to come out for a walk to show off his housetraining skills and his ‘sit’ before I asked when he saw a treat in my hand. Now that’s pretty smart! His tail never stops wagging, he showed me his great hugs (yum), and while he pulled on the leash a bit it’s all about the bouncy puppy energy. An adorable little guy who has been well taken care of and is outgoing, friendly, playful and affectionate is looking for a new home. All the basics of an outstanding lifetime friend are there….the only thing missing are the humans. Are you ready to be his family? Ask to meet Sterling today.
06/07/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sterling came to us as an owner surrender on 6/4/15. It is reported he has played well with children and dogs, and was curious of cats. During intake, Sterling was very friendly, with a loose body and wagging tail. He walked nicely on his relief walk. Sterling jumped up on assessor upon entering SAFER room. He was difficult to position for Look item, but settled briefly during third attempt with averted eyes and body wiggly. Sterling leaned into the assessor during Sensitivity, displaying high energy in between passes. He was unconnected to the assessor during Tag game, escalating quickly/pulling and darting away, focused on other stimuli, panting. He did not pull his paw back during both Squeeze attempts. Sterling ate quickly, gulping as assess-a-hand approached for the second time, barking and raising his lip. He took away both Toy and Rawhide, body neutral. During off leash social time, Sterling greeted other dogs politely, but wasn’t interested in playing together. Due to Sterling’s potential for possessive behavior with resources, the Behavior Team feels he would do best in an Experienced home with No Children. Sterling may also benefit from puppy obedience classes to learn basic manners in regards to jumping up and focus. Sterling is a high energy dog with puppy enthusiasm who may require daily walks, runs, exercise and play to positively direct him. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and body wiggly. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, panting, wagging tail. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, he is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull back his paw, sniffs hand. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Food: 4. Dog gulps food, begins to eat faster and with bigger bites, body stiff, barks, raised lip. He does not lift head when hand is applied to cheek. Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and his body is neutral. No growling or stiffness. Rawhide: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy or rawhide, and his body is neutral. No growling or stiffness
06/07/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Sterling is social and will offer play bows when solicited by an energetic female. 6/8 update: Sterling is social and playful, engaging in running play with a solicitous female. He may attempt to mount but will take correction. 6/12 update: Sterling is social with a calmer male, little overwhelmed with a rough and rowdy male that mounts. 6/13 Update: Sterling was a little pushy with a calmer mate today, continued to try to solicit play even though mate wasnt interested. 6/14 Update: Sterling remains to be a little overwhelmed with rough and rowdy play. Seeks human interaction. 6/16 update: Sterling is tolerant and may engage in gentle play but still gets overwhelmed by a more playful dog. 6/17 update: Sterling is social and playful, engaging in bouncy, running play. He is tolerant of a pushy female. 6/18 update: Sterling is playful and mouthy, engaging in rough play with both males and females. He is tolerant of pushy behavior.
06/06/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan: negative BARH Has slight dental staining and tartar Has alopecia on face and tail Intact male Gave dewormer Gave flea tx Was very easy to handle nosf
06/21/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
S/O: Vet check for very loose stool in cage. Patient is BAR – currently under treatment for Kennel Cough No stool present in cage No c/s/v noted A: Kennel Cough Px: Good P: Continue to monitor for soft stool. Most likely secondary to KC. Recommend feeding I/D only at this time.
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