JOSEPH aka WILLIS – A0822806 (ALT ID# A1058337)
Safe 12-8-2015 Manhattan
My name is JOSEPH. My Animal ID # is A0822806.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 11/18/2015 from NY 10454, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/06/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 55.2 LBS.
11/20/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/20/15 16:34 This dog appears to be friendly.
11/24/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I have a crush on Joseph! He’s so gentle, sweet, fun, and gorgeous, I can’t help myself. His tail wags constantly, his leash manners are fabulous, and his walk/glide/prance is second to none. Even his intake picture shows him wagging his tail!! His graying muzzle is the hint of his age, but he’s spry, playful and affectionate. His coat is shiny although he’s too thin so is being fed an extra meal daily to fatten him up. Posing for pictures like a pro, he doesn’t mind being tethered, sits when asked and takes treats enthusiastically. In the backyard he loves amusing himself with a tennis ball, rolls around in my lap with it in his mouth, and joined me on the bench for some kisses. Willis loves his tennis ball, settling down on the bench to give it a good chomp, and gliding around the pen with it in his mouth. Wagging his tail at a group of smalls in an adjoining pen in his first group with dogs his own size Joseph greets politely. “Seniors” make the best companions; grateful for love and affection, appropriately playful and friendly, and then happy to settle down for snuggle time. Joseph would be mine if I could, but if you’re lucky he could be yours. Rocking his behavior assessment indicates he’ll be a good fit in most homes. Yours? Another volunteer writes: Can there be a smarter more affectionate, dearer dog than Joseph waiting for his forever home? I think not! Housetrained, great on leash, a connoisseur of treats, a shaker of paws, a wagger of tail and a snuggler extraordinaire, what this senior has learned is that good manners, a soft and affectionate personality with a splash of fun thrown in is what makes a fabulous companion. He’s waiting to show you just how fabulous life with be with Joseph at your side.
11/19/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Willis came into our center as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. He was friendly during his initial medical exam and allowed all handling. Willis pulled slightly on leash during his relief walk. Willis was friendly and social upon entering the SAFER assessment room. He chewed leash but was easily redirected with food, sitting nicely the moment he saw a treat. Willis allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, tail wagging. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, tail wagging, mouth closed. Willis followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, tail wagging, settling easily at end. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, tail wag. Willis playfully engaged with Toy, settling with it and keeping a firm grip with loose body, but relinquished it easily for a treat that he sat for. When off leash with other dogs, Willis greets. The Behavior Team feels Willis would do well in an Average home. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body softS queeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, tail wag. Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages and settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Willis greets, mostly displays sexually motivated behavior.
11/19/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Joseph has mostly displayed sexually motivated behavior when off leash with other dogs. He has attempted to mount female dogs (even if they are altered), and may continue attempting to mount once corrected. He is currently unaltered.Joseph has not yet been introduced off leash to a male dog while in our care. A pre adoption interaction is recommended before placement into a home with another dog. When off leash with other dogs, Joseph greets, mostly displays sexually motivated behavior. 11/24 update: Joseph is sexually motivated and will continue to attempt to mount once corrected.
11/18/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 985121004790157 Sex: intact male Age: appx 6y Mentation: Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mod staining on teeth If abnormal BCS: closer to BCS 2.5, ribs prominent and hip bones showing, voracious appetite, otherwise good condition Skin: old scarring across face, some spots of alopecia on tail (no lesions, seem like “hot spots”), pyoderma ventrally Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no, minor abraded area on back right and left knee Behavior: friendly, food motivated Medication: N/A, preventatives given TID feeding posted
12/04/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
12/04/15 15:28 Permanent ACC waiver due to geriatric Dog is still showing clincal signs of CIRDC stay in iso and extend Doxy 7 days with reck in 3 to see if can leave iso with tx ended sticker
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