BRUNO – A0864844
Gone - 8-9-2016 Manhattan
My name is BRUNO. My Animal ID # is A0864844.
I am a neutered male tan pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/05/2016 from NY 10461, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/08/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 76.0 LBS.
no diarrhea seen at cage
08/05/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/05/16 20:06 Basic information: Bruno is an 8 year old neutered American pit bull terrier. He was adopted from ACC when 7 years ago. He was surrendered because her previous owner is moving and isn’t allowed to have pets. The last time he went to the vet was one year ago. Socialization: Around strangers Bruno is friendly and outgoing and when he plays with adults he is gentle. Around children ages 7 to 11 years old he is relaxed and playful and gentle at play. Around other dogs Bruno barks, growls and lunges however he has a wagging tail and wiggly body. Behavior: Bruno has never attempted to bite a person or animal. He isn’t bothered by storms or fireworks. If him bone is taken away from her while eating he growls. He isn’t bothered if his food bowl is touched while eating. He is playful a toy is taken from him. He is afraid of baths; he isn’t bothered if his paws are touched. He got very excited if an unfamiliar person approached his home or previous owner. For a New Family to Know: Bruno is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable with a high activity level. The two things his previous owner liked most about him were; he’s affectionate and cuddles. When his previous owner was home he would tend to follow her around. His favorite toys are balls and squeaky toys and his favorite games are tug and fetch. He was kept indoors only, and at night he slept in his dog bed. He ate both wet and dry Pedigree. He is house trained and uses the bathroom in the tub if not walked. He was well behaved if left alone in the home, for the first hour he paces and whines but then relaxes. He knows the cues; laydown, sit and give paw. He was walked twice a day and on leash he pulls lightly. Behavior during intake: Bruno allowed me to pet him, collar him, and took treats gently. He sat on command and had a wagging tail and wiggly body. He showed no signs of aggression.
08/08/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Bruno is the true homebuddy, the family dog, well established, great with kids, welcoming of strangers, playful, well mannered and mostly very affectionate. His owner had so many good things to say about him… Bruno who is 8 years old was adopted seven years ago from our care center and relinquished as his masters are moving to a place not allowing large dogs… Bruno does not know what hit him.. Where are his people, his bed, his toys ? What is he doing in a kennel? He does not act as the lively pet described by his family and of course, the heat is not helping. Let’s go out, pumpkin. Indeed, Bruno is a chunky papa, well groomed and dressed in an orangy suit. It is so hot outside and all what he wants to do is have a drink of water and lay down in the shade. A little sponge bath is to his like. He licks my hand, I think as a thank you. He is a very sweet and endearing elderly pooch. Often, our pets have little or big problems we have learned to deal with, mostly quite well. A balance between the pros and counters has been achieved. Sadly, when the bond is broken, a new setting for the pet might not be able to deal with the flaws. Bruno is not too fond of other dogs. We did indeed see for ourselves that his master was right…Bruno who is a sweetheart, will need to go to a single dog home if he gets his chance at a new life with a new master. Bruno is at the ManhattanCare Center.
08/08/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
8/8 update: Bruno has exhibited concerning on-leash reactivity that escalates when he is introduced to another dog (see GroupBehavior for more detailed information). Due to these concerns the behavior department recommends be placed with a New Hope partner who will be able further explore the severity of Bruno’s offensiveness toward other dogs as well as set up a positive reinforcement based training program that will aid in Bruno’s success in any future home. 8/7 SAFER:Bruno came to the care center as an owner surrender citing housing issues. Owner described Bruno as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable with a high activity level. According to owner, his favorite toys are balls and squeaky toys and his favorite games are tug and fetch. The owner stated that he was around children seven to eleven years old and he was playful and gentle with them. He knows the cues laydown, sit, and give paw. During intake, Bruno was wiggly and able to be pet. He was also barking and growling at other dogs in the hallway during intake. Upon entering the assessment room, Bruno was friendly and social. Bruno’s eyes were averted during Look, his body loose. For Sensitivity, he leaned into the assessor, with ears back and lip licking. He follows at the end of the leash during Tag, body soft and tail wagging. For Squeeze, he did not pull back his paw and was focused on licking the assessor’s pants. For the second Squeeze attempt, he licked the handler’s hand. He picked up Toy and took it away, body soft. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, soft and loose body, lip licking. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, tail wagging. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Licks hand. Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. He is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Dog to Dog: When greeting the female helper dog through the fence, Bruno stiffens, growls, and begins to air-snap at the fence. After a muzzle is applied, Bruno immediately rushes into the pen while growling, and begins to snap and run after the helper dog.
08/07/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
8/7: Bruno lunges toward and growls at dogs passing by while on-leash. When greeting the female helper dog through the fence, Bruno stiffens, growls, and begins to air-snap at the fence. Bruno moved to another part of the yard to apply a basket muzzle, as he continues to react to the other dog while in his line of sight. After a muzzle is applied, Bruno is brought into the pen to be introduced to the helper dog. Bruno immediately rushes into the pen while growling, and begins to snap and run after the helper dog. Bruno is difficult to distract with the use of interruptors. When Bruno catches up to the helper dog, he jumps onto her back and begins to growl with even more intensity, snapping toward her neck and face. A handler picks up his leash and removes him from the pen. The behavior team feels that Bruno would do best as the onyl resident dog in a future home, and that handlers exercise vigilance and caution while walking Bruno around other dogs on the street. The previous owner of Bruno cites “Around other dogs Bruno barks, growls and lunges however he has a wagging tail and wiggly body.” No further history around dogs was given.
08/06/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 4B091E206E Sex: neutered male Age: reported 8y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to moderate staining If abnormal BCS: overweight, closer to 4.25 Skin: ruptured cyst over back that owners covered with bandaids, already granulating; skin tags throughout Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, affectionate Medication: N/A, preventatives given
08/06/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
08/06/16 17:02 VC – check cyst BARH. Very friendly, allows all handling. Did not react to other dogs during VC, other dogs reacted towards him Good energy, no V/D/S/C Dime-sized ruptured cyst to right of midline on thoracic dorsum. Mild swelling, completely closed and scabbed/granulating in. No reaction when palpated, attempted to express. Overweight, BCS 7/9 Otherwise NSF A: 7-8 yo MN Pitbull/lab mix Overweight Ruptured cyst – healed over Otherwise healthy P: No medical treatment necessary Reco placement – very friendly dog. With placement reco routine geriatric work up. Medically available for adoption Prognosis excellent Microchip: 4B091E206E Sex: neutered male Age: reported 8y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to moderate staining If abnormal BCS: overweight, closer to 4.25 Skin: ruptured cyst over back that owners covered with bandaids, already granulating; skin tags throughout Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, affectionate Medication: N/A, preventatives given
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