HUCK aka BRUCE – A1080261
Safe - 2-19-2017 Brooklyn
My name is HUCK. My Animal ID # is A1080261.
I am a neutered male black 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 RETURN on 11/04/2016 from NY 11221, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
AT RISK MEMO
No At Risk Memo
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/02/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 49.6 LBS.
pyrantel 2.5cc po
11/04/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/04/16 12:54 Basic Information Huck is a one year old black and white neutered dog. He was returned to ACC due to the owner not having the time to provide for her because of signs of anxiety and hyper activity. There are no injuries or health concerns owner is aware of. Socialization Around strangers, Huck is friendly and outgoing while sniffing and jumping on them. He has never lived with kids but owner stated he has let kids pet him while on walks. With adults he plays exuberant and excitable. Playing with children behavior is unknown. He has not lived with other dogs or spent time with them, owner stated that he growls, barks, and snaps to other dogs on leash. play behavior is unknown with dogs. He has not spent time with cats. There is no bite history of a person but there is bite history with a dog. Behavior Owner stated he is anxious when left alone and does not get along with other dogs. Behavior is unknown with storms/ fireworks. When touching food, taking a bone or toy, holding/restraining he isn’t bothered. He enjoys bath time. Owner is unsure about brushing or trimming nails. With unfamiliar approaches to house he barks. For the new family to know Owner described him as affectionate, excitable, and anxious. His activity level is very high. When owner is home he tends to follow you around and wants to be in the same room. He enjoys Kong toys, rope, and chew bones. He likes fetching indoors and tugging. He eats science diet dry food only. His favorite treat is peanut butter. He is mostly house trained and has accidents a few times a month. Owner is unsure of his behavior when left alone in house. He was never left alone in yard. He is crate trained and does well for 8 hours. He knows sit and give paw. He enjoys running while owner skateboards. On leash he doesn’t pull and was never left off leash. Behavior upon intake Huck was whining a bit in the beginning of intake but warmed up to counselor. Counselor was bale to pet, scan, collar, and put leash on.
02/06/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Huck was the last dog I walked today–and I walked by his cage so many times while he waited patiently, I was amazed he didn’t bark at me once! Just patiently waited, and happily wagged his tail all over the place when he realized it was finally his turn. Huck is an energetic young man who can sit for treats (and take them very gently), seems housetrained, and loves people. His coloring and shape make me think he’s a boxer mix, and that typical boxer love for people is undeniable. Although Huck isn’t a big fan of other dogs, his snuggle quotient with people is very high. 🙂 This guy loves attention and can’t wait to find his special person! Please come and seem him at the Brooklyn ACC today. Another volunteer writes: I am a cat companion, but I can’t resist talking to the dogs, too. There is something about Huck. I read his kennel card out loud and said, “Huck, this says you can sit and give paw” and he proceeded to sit down and stretch out his paw to me! He really listens. Huck is very smart and also good looking. He may be a bit of a lone wolf where other dogs are concerned, but he is very responsive to people.
11/08/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Neutered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward children: Has never lived with children but on walks will allow children to approach/pet Behavior toward dogs: Owner reports does not get along with dogs and is reactive on leash; growling, snapping, barking. Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None reported Bite history: Reported to have bitten another dog; no further details. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Owner described him as affectionate, excitable, and anxious; activity level is very high. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/8/16 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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1.No interest. Summary: No concerns were seen during this assessment
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Dog Reactive: These dogs need help managing their dog reactivity and should not be allowed off-leash around other dogs until they are provided extensive and supervised socialization with a professional behaviorist or trainer utilizing positive reinforcement behavior modification techniques. PLAYGROUP: Huck has displayed concerning behavior off leash with other dogs, as well as in passing in the yard. He has required a muzzle when interacting off leash, and remains tense when approached. When dogs pass by in the yard, he stiffens, growls, hard barks, and lunges in their direction. The behavior team feels that it would be in Huck’s best interest to remain the only dog in the home, and exercise vigilance and caution when handling Bruce in areas where other dogs may be present. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/08/16 During his initial medical examination, Huck tolerated all handling without issue. ENERGY LEVEL: Huck displays a high activity level in the care center. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience) _X_Single-pet home: See Known History and Playgroup sections _X_Recommend no dog parks: See Known History and Playgroup sections Potential challenges: _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
07/08/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Huck has displayed concerning behavior off leash with other dogs, as well as in passing in the yard. He has required a muzzle when interacting off leash, and remains tense when approached. When dogs pass by in the yard, he stiffens, growls, hard barks, and lunges in their direction. The behavior team feels that it would be in Huck’s best interest to remain the only dog in the home, and exercise vigilance and caution when handling Huck in areas where other dogs may be present. November: When greeting a novel female dog, Huck displays stiff body language and a hard stare. A muzzle is placed on him. Once in the pen, Huck displays stiff body language when he is greeted but looks away from the female dog. As the session continues, he displays slightly bouncy body language when the female dog solicits him to play. He bounces in her direction; paw slaps, and play bows. His body remains slightly stiff throughout the whole interaction and he never displays shake offs or other calming behaviors. Huck briefly greets a female dog displaying a low wagging tail but begins to become reactive -barking and muzzle punching the gate. A muzzle is placed on him. Once in the pen, Huck is uncomfortable, displaying a stiff body as he greets the female and allows her to greet him. He follows her around the pen, sniffing her rear end. His body language remains stiff throughout the session. 11/16: Due to the reactivity Huck has shown towards dogs, he participates in a counter-conditioning session. When in a pen with a dog that is about ten feet away from him, Huck hard stares at the other dog. The handler is unable to break his focus and he does not accept treats. 11/17: It is reported Huck accepts treats when he is in the building but immediately becomes distracted when he sees the helper dog, ten feet away. Due to this behavior, we did not continue with a counter-conditioning session. 11/18: Huck was allowed into the pens with no other dogs around to see if he would accept treats. He only begins to take treats after five minutes of exploring the pen and even then only takes a couple before spitting them back out.
11/04/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned positive- 981020015686735 BARH- tolerated all handling; dog reactive Neutered male 1 yr and 4 months Eyes. ears and nose- clear Teeth- white; excessive salivating No parasites or fleas seen Shiny clean coat Ambx4 NOSF
07/14/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
7/14/16 Sneezing and mild serous nasal discharge observed. Start doxycycline 200 mg PO SID x10 days. 1088 ———– 7/8/16 S/O: BAR Hydr wnl EENT: mild tartar MS/SK: significantly underwgt BCS 2/9. Green s/n tattoo present r of prepuce ABD: nsf on plapation Lymph: nsf Neuro: nsf H/L: hr 100 nm nsr pink moist mm <2 Lungs: nsf Repro/Ur: mild edema scrotum A: scrotal edema r/o recent neuter emaciated r/o out nutritional, parasites, gi dz, other P: feed tid
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