HERCULES aka ALBANY – A1048531
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My name is HERCULES. My Animal ID # is A1048531.
I am a neutered male black and white patterdale terr. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/17/2016 from NY 11373, owner surrender reason stated was TOO ACTIVE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/17/2016 Exam Type POST ADOPTION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 22.2 LBS.
BARH MC# 981020015295994 neutered male BARH new wt 22.2 No c/s/v/d mild tartar clean coat booster vax given NOSF
04/17/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/17/16 13:30 Basic information Hercules was brought in as an owner’s surrender. Owner has had Hercules for the past two years after adopting him from AC&C. Owner says Hercules does not have any injuries or health concerns. Socialization & Behavior Hercules is said to be skittish when around strangers, although he did not demonstrate those behaviors while waiting, and during intake. Owner has not had Hercules around any children or other animals. According to owner there have been no issues of Hercules biting anyone or another animal. Hercules is friendly and relaxed if food and bowl are touched while eating. Owner says Hercules barks and “charges” at strangers when they visit, but owner was unsure if he was definitely being aggressive or playful. For a New Family to Know Hercules is taken out 3-4 times per day, and normally fed dry food. Hercules is house-trained and owner says he never has accidents. Hercules is crate-trained, and goes inside once home alone. Hercules understands the commands sit, and down. He knows them in both English and Spanish. Behavior during Intake Hercules was friendly during intake. He came to counselor when summoned, and immediately allowed petting. Hercules leant into pets. Hercules accepted treats, and allowed all handling to be conducted. Hercules showed no signs of aggression during intake.
04/22/2016 WEB MEMO
A foster writes: Hercules is incredibly sweet and loving with me. He follows me around the apartment and learns very quickly. In even just a few short days I have been able to teach him not to pull so hard on his leash, and he has learned (or likely relearned) ‘sit’ and ‘lay down’. He has tons of energy and really needs to be walked at least 3 times a day, but he is extremely well house trained and hasn’t had a single accident! The main thing for a family to know is that he will be an extremely loyal and loving and easy dog, and he’s the perfect dog for someone who has a backyard and the energy to run around with him. A volunteer writes: With enough energy to power my cell phone for a week, this little imp of a guy is all go-go-go. Beautifully groomed in his shiny black coat he’s bouncy, energetic and affectionate. He’s hoping to find an active family or person who will provide lots of play time and mental stimulation. Another volunteer writes: I have never seen a more busy “walking log”! Indeed, Hercules was walked and walked by countless volunteers and comments abound about him. They all seem to agree : Hercules is “high energy and could be called Mr 100,000 volts.” He is described as playful, friendly and attention seeking. Patterdale Terriers are very energetic and independent dogs. They were used in the past for hunting, and as working dogs. Socialized early in life, they can be great family dogs, good with older children and even small pets. We do not really know Hercules’ past, and he is all grown up. He was returned to us for nipping (without breaking skin) a small child and another dog. Here at the care center, Hercules is not fond of his kennel. He wants his freedom and company. He welcomes the leash and the caretaker who comes with it. He strolls beautifully around the block and does his business without marking.He barks at, and pulls occasionally towards other dogs passing by. Free in a pen, he is quite a social and friendly little dog. He sits on command and for treats that he loves. He comes when called and sits on the bench for caresses. I must say that he is quite affectionate and a very cute and likable little mensch. In a nutshell, Patterdale Teriers are not for everybody, like most Terriers. Hercules is no exception. He is an endearing little dog who needs an experienced master who will provide him with lots of activities, a fair amount of walks and some training too to socialize him with his own peers.
04/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Hercules has two reported incidents of biting the coats of people who walk by on the street. The most recent, which occurred today, had no clear trigger. Hercules has also bitten another small dog. We feel that it is in his best interest to be placed with a New Hope partner who can further investigate these behaviors, since they seem to occur without clear provocation and while out on walks, and provide any necessary positive reinforcement-based behavior modification. We can only place Hercules with a New Hope partner who can provide this follow up and has a plan to safely manage Hercules while on walks and when around people and dogs, to prevent the continued rehearsal of this behavior and to keep Hercules and those around him safe and comfortable. We highly advise against a home with children due to Hercules’s known bite history. 10/7 SAFER: Hercules walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Hercules was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He took the toy away with a soft body language. Hercules came as owner surrender for the second time according to his first owner Hercules bit a little girl while on a walk and bit a dog. She stated that Hercules snapped, latched on to the dog’s leg, shook his head but didn’t break skin or draw blood. His second adopter said that Hercules is skittish when around strangers, although he did not demonstrate those behaviors while waiting, and during intake. Owner has not had Hercules around any children or other animals. Hercules is friendly and relaxed if food and bowl are touched while eating. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
08/25/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Hercules is pushy and vocal during play with males and females. He solicits running play by jumping onto other dogs and muzzle punching them. A previous owner cites on incident where Hercules did bite another dog while on a leash. He caught sight of the small dog, jumped down and bit the dog on the leg–shaking his head but not breaking skin. The behavior department feels that Hercules could go to a home with another exuberant dog, but any potential adopters should have a plan in place to deal with his potential on-leash reactivity. When off leash with other dogs, Hercules greets other dogs briefly then becomes sexually motivated and ignores correction. 8/27 update: Hercules is sexually motivated but takes correction well. 10/6 update: Hercules engages in running play with another playful small dog. He may be a bit pushy when attempting to solicit play from less interested dogs. 10/7 update: Hercules continues to display these behaviors. 10/8 update: Hercules engages in running play with another playful dog. 4/19/16: Hercules engages in pushy play with larger dogs. He is vocal and will jump onto the other dogs backs to solicit and during play. 4/20 update: Hercules continues to engage in pushy play with larger dogs. 4/21 update: Hercules engages in pushy play with larger dogs. When play becomes oberwhelming, he begins to offer correction, growl, and air-snap while vocalizing. 4/22 update: Hercules continues to engage in rough, pushy play with males and females. He is vocal and muzzle nudges dogs during play. 4/23 update: Hercules, again, is pushy and vocal during play. He does attempt to mount an in heat female. 4/26 update: Hercules engages in vocal play with males and females. He corrects a larger dog that is too rough and continuously knocks him over. 4/27 update: Hercules continues to engage in vocal play. 4/28 update: Hercules continues to be playful and social with males and females.
04/17/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was EXPERIENCE
BARH MC# 981020015295994 neutered male BARH new wt 22.2 No c/s/v/d mild tartar clean coat booster vax given NOSF
09/11/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating AVERAGE
09/11/15 10:06 S/O: cage exam. dag is back from foster and here for neuter. just completed a course of doxy for CIRDC. no nasal discharge, BAR and active, no coughing or sneezing noted. A: apparently healthy P: OK for neuter —————— CIRDC NOTED ON PRE-SURGERY EXAM BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. ALLOWED ALL HANDLING COUGHING WITH MILD NASAL DISCHARGE INTACT MALE A: CIRDC P: REC TEMPORARY WAIVER FOR NEUTER. REC DOXYCYCLINE 100MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
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