BROTHA – A1123652
Gone - 9-6-2017 Manhattan
My name is BROTHA. My Animal ID # is A1123652.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/29/2017 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
09/04/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Brotha A1123652 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. He shows a low threshold for arousal and signs of social hyper-arousal, including grabbing and holding onto objects he passes. At this time we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can further investigate this behavior and provide behavioral support before placement into a permanent home.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/29/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 64.0 LBS.
08/29/17 14:47 Canine DAPP Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 DAPP Serial Number: 02121721B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 09/12/2017 Canine Bordetella Product Name: INTRA- TRAC 3 Serial Number: 00541372B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 02/29/2018 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 213104 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 08/29/2018 Expiration Date: 08/22/2018 DVM 1431 PYRANTEL 3.2MLS PO PARA-DEFENSE 4MLS TOPICAL
08/29/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/29/17 13:40 Basic Information: Brotha is roughly a year and a half brown and white male large dog. The owner received him from a breeder since he was a puppy. He’s never been to the vet but has no known health problems. Socialization: Around strangers Brotha is very outgoing and around children he’s playful. He’s plays exuberant with children and adults. He was very playful with the owner’s small breed dog and loved to play around the home. The owner also had a cat in the home and he was respectful toward the cat but not cat’s outside the home. Behavior: Brotha often destroys things around the home and may bark too much. He isn’t bothered during a storm or some fireworks going off. He isn’t bothered with being hand fed or hands by his food bowl. He doesn’t mind baths too much but may try and jump out in the beginning. For a New Family to Know: Brotha is friendly, playful, confident, pushy and excitable with a very high activity level. He loves to chase things around a jump up to grab toys. His favorite toys are stuffed toys or rope toys, anything he can play tug with. At night he sleeps in his kennel in the kitchen. He is house trained and will go potty outside in the tree pits on the sidewalk. He loves to run around and take brisk walks for exercise but will pull on the leash very hard. Behavior During Intake: Brotha was exuberant and ran into the receiving center, picking up one of the lobby chairs and chewing on it. We leashed him and he allowed us too but had a very loose wiggly body. We gave him a toy but when we were putting down the backdrop to photograph him, he tried to chew the backdrop. It took a bit of time to get him to sit still but he eventually did. I jumped right into the kennel but did bark a good amount while in there
09/05/2017 WEB MEMO
Guess what time it is, guys?? Brotha time! He really is like a little brother. He wants to know what games I have on my phone and when our next baseball practice is. Boy, does this boy have stamina and focus… He can play ball for hours if he could!! If Brotha were a baseball player, he’d be the best catcher of all time. Mike Piazza would be very proud. I promise that Brotha could make you proud also 🙂 Check out a video of his fun bball and “Drop It” cue practices:
08/31/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 8/29/17 Unaltered Male, Stray Previously lived with: Adults, a small dog, and a cat Behavior toward strangers: Outgoing Behavior toward children: Playful Behavior toward dogs: Playful with the small dog in the home Behavior toward cats: Respectful towards the cat in the home Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Brotha is described as friendly, playful, confident, pushy, and excitable with a very high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 8/31/17 Summary: At the care center, Brotha has displayed a low threshold for arousal, grabbing objects around him on walks and in rooms and not relinquishing them. He chews on chairs and any objects that are within his reach. While he has allowed all handling, and been social with handlers, he is not a candidate for a handling assessment at this time due to the potential to rapidly over escalate. Please see his surrender notes for more information on his behavior in a home. PLAYGROUP: The previous owner of Brotha describes him as having been playful with other dogs in the home. 8/30: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Brotha becomes very aroused by obnoxious play and offers a hard correction. The behavior department recommends prioritizing time for Brotha to decompress outside the shelter environment. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to well socialzied, respectful dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Brotha had a loose body and was exuberant, he attempted to chew on chairs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 8/29/17 During his initial medical exam, Brotha was very excitable but allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owners describe Brotha as a high-energy dog. In the care center, he has been active and enthusiastic. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help her to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Brotha has shown highly social behavior to all handlers while at the care center. He consistently displays high energy behavior, grabbing at novel objects that he perceives as toys, and in future handlers shoud be away and maintain distance from objects he might grab. He will maintain loose body and wagging tail while chewing these items and check in with the handler, but is highly fixated on the item. He will trade toy for toy when playing fetch games with handlers, and has shown consistent response to the cue ‘drop it’ in this scenario. Brotha pulls very hard on the leash but does not bite the leash at all. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to the very low threshold for arousal that Brotha displays at the care center, we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to his low threshold for arousal, the behavior department recommends Brotha be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Brotha to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Brotha to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Brotha presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Social hyper-arousal: Brotha has displayed low threshold for arousal. He is focused on grabbing objects, but due to the intensity that he uses on these objects there is a possibility he could tip over to aggression with people. Immediate intervention and consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist/professional trainer is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future if not treated right away. We recommend only force-free, reward based training when introducing or exposing Brotha to new and unfamiliar situations.
08/30/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
The previous owner of Brotha describes him as having been playful with other dogs in the home. 8/30: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Brotha becomes very aroused by obnoxious play and offers a hard correction. The behavior department recommends prioritizing time for Brotha to decompress outside the shelter environment. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to well socialzied, respectful dogs.
08/29/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 Microchip noted on Intake? no History : stray Subjective: BAR, hydrated Observed Behavior – very excitable, but allows exam/treatment with minimal restraint. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = 120 R = 20 BCS: 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: negative oral PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, both testes descended and symm. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: in good health Plan: continue to monitor at ACC Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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