BARACK aka BRUNO BARACK aka BRUNO – A0980717
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BARACK aka BRUNO BARACK aka BRUNO – A0980717
**RETURNED 01/29/16**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER, 8 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/29/2016, From NY 11206, DueOut Date02/01/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan negative — 985112000959674 Neutered ~ 8yrs Sociable, tolerates handing, no signs of aggression mild tartar, gingivitis small growth on lateral side of both hind legs Redness and serous ocular discharge on both eyes, R/O conjunctivitis. eyes cleaned with eye cleansing solution NOSF BARH
A volunteer writes: Passing Barack’s cage, it’s easy to see how beloved he is and how hopeful staff and volunteers are for him to find a forever home. Signs adorn his door, “I’m housebroken, please walk me, “ “I can go home today,” (signifying that he’s already been neutered) and the best out of them all, “Playgroup superstar!” recognizing his role as a star helper dog. But a few signs can’t possibly highlight all of the wonderful attributes Barack has to offer as a family pet. I have to admit, he might not be the most eye catching dog, he’s brown, a little tubby in the middle, and has an eye condition that causes his eyes to be red-rimmed, making it seem like he’s always crying. But once you take a deeper look at him, see his smile that crinkles his cheeks, his frosted chin and muzzle, the way he’s almost human like when he holds a ball between his white tipped paws, you can appreciate a very handsome and charming middle aged guy. Currently on his second stay at the care center, most recently surrendered because his owner was evicted, he is described as relaxed and playful around children, engaging in gentle play. He is very housebroken, keeping an immaculate kennel and always waiting for his turn to be walked. He has impeccable leash manners, rarely pulling and always listening to his handler. I had the opportunity to witness him in playgroup and “superstar” might just scratch the surface of how stellar he is. He is a high-energy player, bouncy and wiggly, and though sometimes quite rowdy, is always responsive to human interruptions and other dogs’ social cues. Further, Barack is a master at keeping himself entertained on his own. He loves to play fetch, though he often ends the game by chewing up the ball, pulling the green fuzz off of the surface as if it was a corn on the cob. I could go on and on about how great of a dog Barack is, but the only way you can know for sure is to come meet him yourself! Ask to see him today.
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL, 2 yrs
SEIZED – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 10/01/2013, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 10/08/2013,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBX4 Friendly,allowed handling Male ~2yrs Mild gingivitis/tartar Conjunctivitis (both eyes) Nosf
2/1/16 : S/O: VET CHECK TO CHECK SMALL GROWTH ON HIND LIMBS AND REDNESS AROUND EYES. BAR ON PRESENTATION; SMALL SKIN TAGS/WARTS OBSERVED (<0.5 CM IN DIAMETER) ON LATERAL HIND LIMBS – ON RIGHT HIND LIMB, SKIN TAG IS PRESENT JUST DISTAL TO THE STIFLE. ON THE LEFT LIMB THE GROWTH IS PRESENT JUST PROXIMAL TO THE TARSUS. BOTH APPEAR TO BE BENIGN AND ARE SMALL ENOUGH FOR REMOVAL IF INDICATED. MILD SEROUS OCULAR DISCHARGE OU – MODERATE PERIOCULAR ERYTHEMA AND CONJUNCTIVITIS OU – MINIMAL CHEMOSIS. POSSIBLE SUPERFICIAL CORNEAL ABRASIONS – UNABLE TO PERFORM FDS AT THIS TIME (IN NEED OF SUPPLIES); NO OBVIOUS ENTROPION OR DYSTICHIA OBSERVED. A: CONJUNCTIVITIS OU; SKIN TAGS. PX: GOOD; P: START COURSE OF TAB OINTMENT OU. AND RECHECK
2/4/16 : VET CHECK – CHECK AGE. BARH. ACTIVE AND ATTENTION SEEKING. BCS 5/9; MILD DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, VERY EARLY NUCLEAR SCLEROSIS, MILD CONJUNCTIVITIS OU, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL; NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION; FEW SKIN TAGS, GRAYING OF MUZZLE; AMBULATORY X 4; NEUTERED MALE; A: EST AGE TO BE 7-9YRS. P: REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC; GOOD PROGNOSIS
VET CHECK – LAST DAY OF TAB, RECHECK CONJUNCTIVITIS. BAR. ACTIVE AND ATTENTION SEEKING. NORMAL E/D/U/D. CONTINUES TO HAVE MILD CONJUNCTIVITIS OU. A: CONJUNCTIVITIS, GINGIVITIS, GERIATRIC; P: REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT. CONTINUE WITH TAB OU Q24 X 7 DAYS. GOOD PROGNOSIS
Behavior: Average Home
Barack previously lived with two adults and three children. The owner stated Barack is relaxed, playful and gentle around children. The owner mentioned Barack is house trained and has a high activity level. It was reported by the owner Barack is reactive towards cats he will lunge and chase them when he sees them.
At intake it was reported Barack was energetic with loose body posture, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Barack came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Barack was distracted but not fearful during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Barack was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Barack appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter and no cats in the household due to her being reactive around them.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Barack engages in gentle running/chase play. He tolerates a pushy female who is continually mounting him.
Barack greets with a wiggly, bouncy body and is a hyper-motivated player. He engages in high energy, rowdy play using body slams and leap overs. He has difficulty slowing himself down but does respond to human interruptions. Due to his behavior in playgroup, the Behavior Deparment recommends that Barack go to a home with other playful dogs with appropriate introductions. His energy may be overwhelming for older or calmer dogs though Barack has demonstrated the ability to respond to other dog’s cues and take breaks when he gets too rowdy. ** Social Helper Dog **
When off leash with other dogs, Barack greets with a wiggly, bouncy body. He engages in polite, bouncy, high energy play with the helper dog.
2/01 update: Barack is a hyper-motivated player. He engages in high energy, rowdy play using body slams and leap overs. He has difficulty slowing himself down but does respond to human interruptions.
2/02 update: Barack continues to be an exhuberent player but does respond well to human interruptors and dog corrections.
2/03-07 update: Barack engages in gentle running/chase play. He tolerates a pushy female who is continually mounting him.
2/17 update: Barack greets with a loose, wiggly body and engages in rowdy, body slamming and chase play. He is tolerant of a high energy female.
2/18 update: Barack rushes in to greet and solicits play with big bows and bounces. He is tolerant of a hyper-motivated player and a dog who overcorrects with a series of lound barks in his face.
2/21 update: Barack engages in rough play with a female who has a similar play style as him. They body slam, chase and slap each other and take breaks often.
2/23 update: Barack engages in play with a hyper-motivated player. He is tolerant of the high energy and lack of breaks and corrects to slow her down.
2/24 update: Barack engages in bouncy, chase play with another male dog.
2/25 update: Barack tolerated a very assertive, hyper-motivated player today. He gave appropriate hard bark corrections and responded immediately to over-corrections given to him by another assertive dog. He has a very dramatic head turn/look-away.
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