BANE – A1057463
Safe - 1-27-2016 Manhattan
My name is BANE. My Animal ID # is A1057463.
I am a neutered male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 2 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 01/14/2016 from OUT OF NYC, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/15/2016 Exam Type POST ADOPTION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 51.2 LBS.
Post Adoption: Scan positive 981020015126351 Barh Animal is up to date with all vaccinations. Gender:Neutered Nosf
11/10/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/10/15 14:28 Basic information: Bane is a 1 yr. old AM Pit Bull mix. The Owner got him from a litter of puppies born in his home; he has owned Bane for a 1 yr. The owner surrendered Bane because he is not getting along with his other male dog (Bane’s brother from the same litter). Bane has an injury on his left ear from a recent fight with another dog and he has not been taken to a vet. Socialization: Around strangers Bane is friendly playful. Bane has lived with two children ages 1 and 5 years old and he is relaxed and playful around the children and adults he does not know. Bane has lived with two other large Pits (mother & brother) He gets along with the mother but sometimes gets into fights with the other male dog. Bane has bitten his brother in a fight, the reason for the fight is currently unknown. Behavior: The owner stats that Bane is not bothered when some moves his food or treats while he is eating, when someone takes his toys away or when someone disturbs him while sleeping. Bane likes to be brushed but is afraid of bathes and having his nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or his home he approaches them in a friendly manor. The owner does not know how Bane is around loud noises such as storms or fireworks. For a new family to know: The owner describes Bane as friendly and playful with a high activity level. His favorite activity is to play fetch with his owner. In the home Bane tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. Bane sleeps in his own room on a dog bed. Bane was fed Pedigree dry and wet dog food two times a day. He is house trained and rarely has accidents in the home, when outside he goes to the bathroom on or around trees and grass. Bane knows the commands “sit “, “Come” and “give me Paw”. For exercise Bane is used to brisk walks on the leash and five times a day and pulls lightly on the leash. Behavior during intake: Bane was somewhat tense with slightly stiff body when approached by staff. Bane allowed to be, scanned (-), collared, photographed and placing in dog kennel. He would take treats gently from the hand of the handler and would lay on the handlers lap.
11/24/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer wrote:One of the most affectionate dogs with whom you’ll ever interact, Bane offers up licks through the bars of his kennel, his beautiful eyes beseeching someone, anyone, to pet him, pay attention to him, let him kiss them. He’s just dripping with love and is so dear it’s impossible to pass him by without cooing. As giant as his heart is, Bane has had an equally large amount of bad luck: His owner surrendered him after he got into a tussle with a canine sibling with whom he lived, so even though he was the one who got bitten, he was put on DOH hold. And then he got sick. His former owner tells us that Bane lived with children as well as other dogs, and got along famously with all the humans and all the dogs except for this one pesky other male. Please, don’t let this darling boy die because someone else bullied him. He is a family dog who is so deserving of living with another! A volunteer writes:Bane’s reputation as a loving, well mannered sweet dog preceded him, and I couldn’t wait to meet him. He’s absolutely gorgeous, in a shiny light mocha coat, his tail wags, his eyes sparkle and he’s so thrilled to meet new people. He was bred at home and lived with his mother and male sibling, and as a result of a fight with his brother is in our care. We’re told he lived with two children ages 1 and 5 and is relaxed and playful with them, knows ‘sit’, ‘come’ and ‘give paw’, loves to be brushed but hates baths, and is housetrained.I have to admit that we kissed on our first date, Bane up in my lap, tail wagging giving my face a good washing! He loves getting a chest massage, showed off his sit and will hold it forever until he gets his treat. A favorite of staff, now that I’ve met him he’s one of my favorites too. He’s curious, alert, loving, compact, affectionate and an all around gem. Bane is looking for an experienced person to be his new family and we’re cheering for him to find his new home quickly. Ask to meet him when you visit – I guarantee he won’t disappoint! A volunteer writes:So gorgeous, soft and snuggly…and he purrs! I’m in love! Bane was nervous getting on the elevator at first, but sweet talk and bribery in the form of a good treat won out, and Bane,like the “little engine who could” got on. He’s housetrained, pulls a bit on leash but is manageable,and does a perfect sit in anticipation of a treat. So calm and easy, he’s looking for his forever cuddle partner.Who is that lucky person?
01/14/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Bane lived for a month with an adopter, during which time he was reported to show no behavioral concerns while his family was home. He was social, affectionate, and calm. However, Bane showed severe separation anxiety whenever he was left alone – vocalizing, destroying window blinds, breaking out of crates, urinating and defecating. He has injured himself breaking out of crates when left alone, though when his family is home he will frequently nap in his crate, both when it is open and when it is closed. His previous family tried increasing exercise (rollerblading with him daily) and giving him toys in the crate, but this has not improved the behavior. We recommend that any potential adopter be prepared to manage and positively modify Bane’s separation anxiety. We recommend an environment where Bane has people around all day – whether it is the owners, a dog-sitter, or a doggy daycare, to help address Bane’s anxiety. We also recommend a consult with a veterinarian about anti-anxiety medications, and that adopters look into different methods of treating separation anxiety, including desensitization and counterconditioning to leaving cues. Aside from the separation anxiety, no behavior challenges have been reported by Bane’s previous adopter or previous owner. He has lived with children aged 1 and 5. He is noted to be social with female dogs, though he may be uncomfortable around other intact males (he was intact as well at the time). 11/19 SAFER: Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. 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: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward. Helper:A1057829 1/21 note: Bane is showing signs of stress in the kennel, including licking the walls, digging at the seams of his kennel, chewing his bed, salivating, and barking constantly. We feel that it is in his best interest to leave the kennel environment and move into a stable home that can attend to his separation anxiety immediately.
11/22/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Bane was initially muzzled upon introduction into playgroup, due to a history of incident involving a dog in the home. Since his initial introduction, Bane has had multiple interactions with other dogs without the use of a muzzle. Bane mostly display sexually motivated behavior when interacting with female dogs, even after his neuter. Bane offers bows and may bounce around with the female dog during play (he has not yet been introduced to a male and may become stiff or bark when greeting them). Bane lived with a male and female, brother and mother, respectively. His owner reports he gets along with the female but would often get into scuffles with the male. Based on this information the behavior department recommends that a pre-adoption interaction be required for Bane before placement into a home with another dog. Bane is muzzled or safety reasons, due to having a bite history involving another dog. When off leash with another dog, Bane rushes toward the female greeter dog, and is forward and greeting. He displays a high level of arousal with dilated pupils and a high wagging tail. Toward the end of interaction, Bane displays sexually motivated behavior. 11/24: Bane is re-muzzled and introduced to a female helper dog. He is sexually motivated, but does not escalate in resposne to correction. 11/25-11/28: Bane is re-introduced to the female helper dog without a muzzle. He approaches the helper dog, standing tall and displaying assertive body posture. Bane is likely sexually motivated and makes brief attempts to mount. 12/1-4: Bane offers polite greeting. He displays mostly sexually motivated behavior, and becomes frustrated when unable to mount. 12/11 update: Bane attempts to mount the helper dog and may engage briefly in play, but he offers correction when it becomes too exuberant. 1/16 update: Bane is a little tense upon greeting but once introduced he quickly begins to solicit play. He offers bows and quick side-to-side bounces, ceasing when the helper dog is not interested. He offers correction when mounted by a female. 1/19: Bane offers polite greeting to a female and engages in bouts of play, eventually intending to mount. 1/22 update: Bane offers bows and engages in a bit of bouncy play before attempting to mount a flagging female.
01/15/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was EXPERIENCE
Post Adoption: Scan positive 981020015126351 Barh Animal is up to date with all vaccinations. Gender:Neutered Nosf
12/14/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
12/14/15 17:39 Nasal discharge present Sneezing slighty Reject from sx As per Dr1205 will set up on 2.5 tabs doxy 100 mg po sid x 10 days 12/09/15 18:25 S/O: recheck exam. rectal temp 102.3 F (high normal), lung sounds clear bilaterally, eating well, no nasal discharge or coughing A: CIRDC – resolving P: OK to be out of isolation – noncontagious continue to monitor
Generated on Jan 25 2016 6:00PM
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