BRUTIS – A1090215
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My name is BRUTIS. My Animal ID # is A1090215.
I am a male brown amer bulldog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/17/2016 from NY 11233, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-074566.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/19/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 48.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
09/17/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/17/16 22:42hrs DOG INFORMATION SHEET Where did this dog come from? Stray – Outside ORIGINAL SOURCE Found as a Stray Animal’s Name: Brutis A1090215 WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Stray Describe his behavior: Friendly with loose body, pulled on leash but otherwise managable. Allowed to be placed in van for transport, accepted treats.
A volunteer writes: Brutis!! This goofy, playful boy and his big personality have stolen my heart. He was brought to us because he was living tied up on some abandoned property with two other dogs. He solicits attention from his cage and is very eager to get out of it. In fact, right after I took this cutely pathetic photo of him peeking out of his cage window he managed to climb all the way out of it (you know that body myth about if your head fits through something your whole body will? It’s true for Brutis! He is a little skinny and has a huge head!). Lucky for me he didn’t cause trouble with his neighbors and mostly sat at my feet trying to earn more treats. He pulls some at first on our walks, but after he’s relieved himself (he tries to keep his cage clean) and gotten over the initial excitement he walks pretty nicely. While I haven’t witnessed it myself, he has been reported to try to bite the leash (he must not like the flavor of mine!), but will trade for a treat (he likes all flavors of those!). I have witnessed his love for chewing: my attempts to play fetch with him quickly turn into me marveling at how cute he is sprawled out like a frog chomping on whatever toy I threw for him. He’s very friendly and wiggly to staff members and volunteers we encounter and he’s very fond of my lap. He loves to be pet, makes snorty noises, and even gives kisses…he’s super charming! Brutis might need some polishing, but he is definitely a gem!! He would love to meet you at Brooklyn ACC.
09/21/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Brutis came into the care center as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. He was social at intake, but fearful during his initial medical examination: tense, tucked tail low body. Brutis has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. The Enrichment Team has been unable to remove Brutis from his kennel due to extreme rope reactivity. He throws his body against the gate when approached and will bite at the leash, grab and pull hard into the back of the kennel. Using a rope toy has not worked and distracting with treats has not worked. Due to this behavior, Brutis is not a candidate for a SAFER aggression assessment at this time. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
09/20/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Brutis was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. 9/20-9/21: An attempt was made to remove Brutis from his kennel. When the leash approached his face, Brutis grabbed it and chewed through it. Another attempt will be made tomorrow.
09/18/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH – tense, tail tucked, crouches down, submissive but watches closely . M~ 2 years Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth lightly stained Coat dry, dandruff. Missing hair behind ears and at hind quarters consistent with flea allergy dermatitis. Nails short Ambx4 NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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