BUSTER – A1094382
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Staten Island Center
My name is BUSTER. My Animal ID # is A1094382.
I am a neutered male brown and white beagle and welsh corgi car mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/22/2016 from NY 10306, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/26/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 38.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
10/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/22/16 20:02 Basic Information: Buster is an 8 year old neutered Beagle Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner received the dog from a friend but can longer have the dog to the dog’s biting tendencies. Socialization: According to the previous owner, around strangers, Buster can be friendly and outgoing. Around the adults & child in the home, Buster was high strung & had a tendency of biting in certain situations. Buster has lived with another large dog at one point in time for several months & he was tolerant & respectful of the dog. Buster reacts aggressively by growling & barking at dogs his size & smaller. Buster has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. He has never bitten another animal but has bitten several people on several occasions. Behavior: Previous owners stated that Buster doesn’t have any behavioral issues. Buster growls when any food, treat, or toy is taken from him. He isn’t bothered when he is pushed or pulled off furniture. Buster tolerates having baths & enjoys having his coat brushed. The previous owner never trimmed Buster’s nails so it is unknown how he would react to this grooming agent. Buster isn’t bothered when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member. For a New Family to Know: Buster is described as friendly, affectionate, excitable, & playful but has tendency to bite in certain situations. Buster is described to have a low activity level in the home & a high activity level outside the home. Previous owner did not have a yard but recommends that Buster should live where there is one. When in the home, Buster is the type to follow you around seeking attention. Buster likes all kinds of toys & he likes to play tug & fetch but Buster can be possessive of his toys & does not want anyone to touch his stuff & growls & snaps if you come to close. Buster was kept indoors only & was fed dry dog food. According to previous owner, Buster is house-trained & would rarely have any accidents. Buster usually goes to the bathroom on the grass. When left alone in the home, Buster would be well-behaved. Buster knows commands sit, come, down, stay, give paw, and heel. For exercise, he enjoyed slow & brisk walks & running with the previous owner. On the leash, Buster can pull hard or slightly depending on if he sees another dog & the previous owner would not let Buster off the leash.
No Web Memo
10/26/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Neutered, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults/child Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Buster has lived with another large dog at one point in time for several months and was tolerant/respectful of the dog. Buster growls/barks at dogs smaller than him. Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: Buster growls/snaps when any food, treat, or toy is taken from him. Bite history: Buster has bitten several people on several occasions, breaking skin; reason for surrendering was because the dog snaps and bites too much. Buster has particular triggers and tendencies which causes him to bite. Owner stated that Buster bites for peculiar reasons such as quick movements or loud noises. Buster reportedly bites your ankles as you close a door, no matter how fast or slow you close it. Housetrained: According to previous owner, Buster is house-trained Energy level/descriptors: According to the previous owner, around strangers, Buster can be friendly and outgoing. Around the adults /child in the home, Buster was high strung and had a tendency of biting in certain situations. Other notes: Buster likes all kinds of toys and he likes to play tug /fetch but Buster can be possessive of his toys and does not allow anyone to touch his stuff as he growls/snaps if you come too close When left alone in the home, Buster would be well-behaved. Buster knows cues sit, come, down, stay, give paw, and heel. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/25/2016 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, head low, body a bit tense, mouth closed Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body a bit fearful, head low. Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog does not pull back paw, lip long. Toy 1: 1. Dog plays, will relinquish toy to you. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral. Summary: Buster did not show any concerning behaviors during his SAFER assessment, he was uncomfortable but allowed all handling. Due to the severity of behavior reported, we recommend Buster be placed with a New Hope placement partner. PLAYGROUP: Summary
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/22/2016 Buster was nervous but allowed all handling during initial medical exam. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13)(See known history/potential challenges) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (See known history/multiple bite history; for this reason we believe Buster may benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue that can provide an experienced foster home who can assess his behavior in a stable environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Buster to new and unfamiliar situations.) Potential challenges: _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys.) _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression _X_Resource guarding (Buster has snapped over toys/food in the past, and for that reason we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address this guarding behavior and can extensively counsel potential adopters before placement into a permanent home.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Nervous,but allowed handling Neutered~2yrs EENT:WNL Mild gingivitis/tartar overweight Nosf
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