BRUCE – A1115704
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My name is BRUCE. My Animal ID # is A1115704.
I am a neutered male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/18/2017 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
06/25/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1115704 Bruce is At Risk for CIRDC
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/26/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 51.0 LBS.
No diarrhea found
06/18/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/18/17 06:43 Dog allowed touching was wagging tail
06/24/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: No, it wasn’t ‘tongue out Tuesday’, but it was hot and humid, so tongues were hanging out all day, even on a Monday. Bruce is an awesome big boy, a bit of a tank, strong and pulls hard on the leash so a harness and some leash training will help. He’s gorgeous, his coat a stunning cocoa color, clean and well groomed, his eyes sparkling with fun and good will. Our funniest moment came when he tried to jump up on the bench to sit beside me and didn’t quite make it the first time and his facial expression was, “I’m OK, I did that on purpose, I’m cool”…so funny! Bruce is a friendly boy, happy to make friends with everyone who wants to make friends with him as his tail wags in lively greeting. He appears to be very housetrained, taking care of his business the moment we were out the door, and then again a short time later. He’d been holding it, for sure. After some energy was expended he settled on my lap for some cuddles and kisses, his big square frame filling my lap. If a lively, friendly galoomph of a boy is your ideal companion, than Bruce is hoping you’ll stop by to meet him today. Another volunteer writes: I love when I see that staff loves my favorites, and Bruce is a staff favorite. Besides being hunka hunka gorgeous, he’s lively and fun, affectionate and playful, and watching him prance around a pen off leash is poetry in motion. He executes a perfect sit for a treat, taking it gently. Bruce has a million dollar smile, snuggles and gives kisses exuberantly, and is simply a terrific dog. He loves people, loves to get some exercise, and is looking for a soul mate with whom to run and play daily. Kisses and snuggles are a fabulous bonus! If you’re looking for a reason to get up every day and not shirk your exercise regimen, then Bruce is the coach ready to incentivize you.He’s awesome, you’ll no doubt agree.
06/20/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 6/18/17 Unalerted Male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/20/17 Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. 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. Summary: Bruce displayed a very high level of activity and movement on his assessment, jumping up on the assessor repeatedly in a social manner and being in constant motion. He allowed all handling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Hyper-motivated: These dogs come on too strong and have coarse social skills. They may have had a poor history of social experience with other dogs, or likely deprived of off- leash contact. They are overly excited when meeting new dogs, and not able to read subtle signals to back off. PLAYGROUP: Bruce has shown interest in greeting and interacting with male and female dogs in the care center. He has displayed the tendency to mount dogs of both sexes while interacting. The behavior department recommends allowing a period of decompression outside the shelter for Bruce. Future introductions should be conducted slowly, to highly tolerant dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Bruce allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/18/17 During his initial medical exam, Bruce was active and sought attention. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Bruce so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. 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 him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No young children (under 5): Due to Bruce jumping up a lot, we recommend a home without young children. OIder children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in depth interaction prior to adoption. Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: Bruce jumped up a lot during his assessment. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
06/20/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Bruce has shown interest in greeting and interacting with male and female dogs in the care center. He has displayed the tendency to mount dogs of both sexes while interacting. The behavior department recommends allowing a period of decompression outside the shelter for Bruce. Future introductions should be conducted slowly, to highly tolerant dogs. 6/20: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Bruce follows and persistently attempts to mount. 6/21: Bruce is introduced to a larger group of male and female dogs. He approaches and greets politely, however immediately attempts to mount dogs of both sexes post-greeting.
06/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-4 years Microchip noted on Intake? placed on intake 981020021622541 History : was found tied to a bench in a park Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – friendly and very energetic; difficult to restrain due to his excitement Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: OU-mod episcleral injection, may be due to excitement AU-cropped ears; mild lichenification along edge of pinna Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mild-mod tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact; 2 scrotal testicles MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no signs of orthopedic disease mild crusting/erythema over front paws mild crusting callouses on lat aspect of hocks CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment apparently healthy Plan no treatment needed Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
06/25/2017 MS NEW URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
06/25/17 12:19 S/O: reported coughing 6/24, d+ reported 6/22 (started on Metronidazole, no d+ noted since) good appetite and energy sneezing serous nasal dc A: cirdc P: move to iso 250mg Doxycycline PO SID x14days px: good
Generated on Jun 28 2017 6:00PM
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