BUFFALO – A1063707
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My name is BUFFALO. My Animal ID # is A1063707.
I am a male brown and white staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 01/27/2016 from NY 10002, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/07/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 52.6 LBS.
02/07/16 14:47 No diarrhea seen in cage
01/27/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/27/16 09:35hrs Buffalo appeared afraid while inside of his crate. His body was crouched down and shaking, with his ears down. He sniffed the Admissions Counselor hand when it was offered. When he was removed from his crate, he immediately walked up to the Admissions Counselor and sniffed while wagging his tail. He allowed petting on his head and back and responded to the command “sit” when offered a treat. He was collared, scanned for a microchip(negative) and photographed.
01/30/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Soft, sweet, gentle and tail waggy….that’s our Buffalo. A compact little fellow with a gentle face and soft eyes, Buffalo never stops wagging his tail as we head out for a walk. Showing off his housetraining skills the moment we’re out the door, we then walk to the park, Buffalo wagging his tail and looking up at everyone we pass. He’s compact and adorable, poses for pictures like a pro, takes treats gently and is an absolute delight to be with. Off leash in the back Buffalo played briefly with a plush toy, greeted another dog in an adjoining pen but was more interested in cuddling with me and giving kisses. In group play he’s bouncy and fun. Smart, curious, alert and delish, our behavior team thinks he’ll be a good fit in a home with average dog experience. Buffalo makes it easy to fall in love so come meet him and see for yourself. His tail will be wagging, his eyes will meet yours and I guarantee you’ll fall in love.
01/29/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Buffalo pulls a bit on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Buffalo was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He took the toy away with a soft body language. Buffalo did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Lick Hand Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Lick Hand 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. Playgroup Notes: Buffalo runs through the pen and bounces up to/into the helper dog.
01/27/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Buffalo is playful, jumping onto the other dogs and occasionally mounting males and females. However, during his stay here he has become increasingly more selective, mostly with other males. His greetings now range from tolerant and uninterested to stiffening, growling and lunging toward the gate. This could be a result of his length of stay and increased frustration in not being able to always interact with every dog, but until it can be followed up on the behavior department recommends Buffalo does not go to a home with another male. A pre-adoption interaction is recommended for a female as Buffalo does show sexually motivated tendencies often when alone with a female (he is currently unaltered). When off leash with other dogs Buffalo greets well, solicits by offering bows but then attempts to mount. 1/28 update: Buffalo runs through the pen and bounces up to/into the helper dog. 2/2 update: Buffalo solicits and engages in bouncy play with males and females. 2/3 update: Buffalo engages in running play with males and females, eventually vocalizing when play becomes exuberant. When solicited by a pushy male puppy Buffalo tenses, stands tall and offers a vocal correction. 2/4 update: Buffalo engages in brief bouts of wrestling play with other dogs. When greeting a young, playful male, Buffalo offers brief tense greeting, then continues to follow the other dog whilst growling and vocalizing. 2/6 update: Buffalo has shown increased selectivity with other male dogs. He is tolerant of some and others he stiffens, growls and may even lunge toward the gate. He continues to be polite and interested in females.
01/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal to no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allowed all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
02/05/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
PRESENTED TO MEDICAL BY VOLUNTEER FOR VOMITING DECRIBED AS FOAMY VOMIT QARH MM PINK SEROUS NASAL AND MUCOID DISCHARGE NO COUGH ON TRACHEAL PALPATION SOFT ABD A; YOUNG M PIT VOMIT IS MOST LIKELY COUGHED UP PHLEGM MOST LIKELY URI SIGNS P; START DOXYCYCLINE 250 MG PO SID X 10 DAYS
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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