BRUCIE – A1103690
Safe - 3-22-2017 Manhattan
My name is BRUCIE. My Animal ID # is A1103690.
I am a male tan and white shih tzu mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
**PULLED BY RESCUE AND BIT THE TRANSPORT DRIVER 03/06 – RETURNED TO ACC**NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/14/2017 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
03/01/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Brucie A1103690 is at risk due to behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/01/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 13.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/14/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/14/17 11:55 BASIC INFO Brucie A1103690 is a Shih/Tzu Mix. He was found by his caretaker on January 3,2017, roaming loose in the Bronx. The main reason for surrender is that Brucie does not belong to the caretaker. Caretaker indicated that Brucie has a slight limp on his right hind leg. SOCIALIZATION Brucie is a little shy around strangers. He lived with a 4 year old child and he was respectful, relaxed and playful with the child. Brucie plays gentle with adults and kids alike. He did not live with another animal. Brucie did not bite anyone in the time he was with caretaker. BEHAVIOR The only behavior issue that Brucie has is that he urinates inside of the home everyday. It is unknown how Brucie will respond if he had his food bowl, water bowl, or toy taken away. Caretaker never pushed him off of furniture, held or restrained him, so they do not know how he will respond. Brucie does bark when he hears someone in the stairs. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Brucie is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a medium activity level. At home, he follows you around. He did not have any toys. He played chase with the child in the home. He was kept mostly indoors, and he slept on the floor by the foot of caretaker’s bed. Brucie was fed Purina dry dog food. He is partially house trained and would have accidents everyday. He was only walked once a day at 630 am. For exercise, he would be slow walked on the leash. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Brucie allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
No Web Memo
02/21/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 2/14/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (Lived with finder for 1 month) Previously lived with: Adults and a child (age four) Behavior toward strangers: Shy Behavior toward children: Respectful, relaxed, and playful Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats:Unknown Resource guarding:Unknown Bite history: None reported Housetrained:No Energy level/descriptors: Social, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/15/17 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. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Brucie was fearful during his assessment, backing away from the assessor, but he allowed all handling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: 2/15: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Brucie greets politely then otherwise keeps to himself. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/14/17 During his initial medical exam, Brucie was wary but allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Previous owner reported that Brucie had a medium level of activity. In the care center, he also displays a moderate level of activity. RECOMMENDATIONS:
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children: Because Brucie easily startles, the challenging movement of children may intimidate him, therefore an adult home is recommended.
_X_New Hope Only
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Brucie has shown to be a fearful dog and is uncomfortable with sudden movement and loud noises, he has escalated to a bite when startled. We recommend always allowing Brucie to initiate interaction on his own terms, force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing him to new and unfamiliar situations.
_X_Multiple bite history/future for potential aggression
02/15/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
2/15: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Brucie greets politely then otherwise keeps to himself. 2/16: Brucie mostly keeps to himself. 3/1: Brucie approaches and greets politely.
02/14/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
02/14/17 14:29 scanned neg intact male approx 2 years old wary of handling but allows exam s/o; 2 testis bcs 5/9 abd wnl een wnl teeth, mod tartar former owners reported limping RH leg: not observed. palation of leg hard (dog very tense) but no abnormality a: healthy p: neuter
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