BUTTABISCUIT – A1112032
Safe - 6-24-2017 Manhattan
My name is BUTTABISCUIT. My Animal ID # is A1112032.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/16/2017 from NY 10469, owner surrender reason stated was TOO MANY P. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-100260.
06/19/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Buttabiscuit A1112032 is at-risk as New Hope Only. Buttabiscuit has been fearful, at times avoiding interaction with handlers and has not acclimated well to the shelter environment. Although he gives clear warnings (growls) when he is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, there is potential for him to escalate to higher-level warnings.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/17/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 49.8 LBS.
06/17/17 15:07 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 157458 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 06/17/18 Expiration Date: 12/5/17 Pyrantel orally: 2.5mls Advantage topically: large Veterinarian: 1205
06/19/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/19/17 13:43 Basic Information: Buttabiscuit is a 1 year old tan and white large breed dog with floppy ears. He was bred in his previous owner’s home but surrendered because his previous owner has too many pets. He had no known injuries or health problems. He has not been to a vet. Socialization: Around strangers Butta is friendly and outgoing but shy initially. He lived with children ages 9 and 12 and with them he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play. When he played with adults he was exuberant but somewhat rough. He lived with 5 other large dogs and with them he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play but sometimes rough. Behavior: Butta has never attempted to bite a person or animal. He barks when he hears construction but otherwise isn’t bothered. If his food bowl was touched while eating he would keep eating with relaxed body. He becomes playful if a treat or toy is taken from him. He isn’t bothered if he’s taken off furniture. If he is held or restrained he pulls away. He isn’t bothered if he is disturbed while sleeping or if his paws are touched. He is afraid of baths but enjoys having his coat brushed. He was friendly if an unfamiliar person approached his home but would bark initially to greet. He was also friendly if an unfamiliar person approached his previous owners. For a New Family to Know: Butta is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a high activity level. The two things his previous owners liked most were he’s energetic and sweet. When his previous owners were home he would tend to follow them around. He likes to play with balls, stuffed toys, squeaky toys and rope. His favorite game is tug. He was kept mostly indoors, at night he slept in a crate. He ate dry Beneful. He is house trained but had accidents a few times a week if not walked. He does bark when he needs to use the bathroom. When left alone indoors he destroys anything left out, such as socks, and toys. When left alone in the yard he barks at people passing. He was kept in his crate for 4-5 hours per day. He knows the cues, come, go outside, no and stop. For exercise he played in a yard for 2-3 hours daily. On leash he doesn’t pull. Behavior during Intake: Budda approached with wagging tail but hunched back when greeted. He had a low tense body, his ears were back and he flinched when touched. He allowed me to take his picture, pet him, and took treats gently from hand.
06/19/2017 WEB MEMO
A staff member writes: Dogs like ButtaBiscuit are my reason for waking up to come to work every morning. Wonderful dog in a home one day, scared dog in shelter the next day. Life has a funny way of hitting us. I know this is happening all around the world, and I don’t know ButtaBiscuit too well honestly, but the feeling he gives me hits really close to home. I remember when I was hired about a year ago, I was asked the question, “Can you imagine what it would feel like if you were evicted from your house at the crack of dawn with no notice or warning?” ButtaBiscuit embodies the effects of “change in environment”. I knew he wasn’t likely to warm up to me quickly since sudden changes can affect everyone in different ways, but I do know that when placed in the hands of a patient and understanding adopter or foster, who will give ButtaBiscuit the time he needs to adjust, he will be open his heart to them and become the best companion I know he can be.
06/18/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 6/16/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for one year) Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 9, 12) and five other dogs Behavior towards strangers: Friendly, outgoing, shy Behavior towards children: Relaxed, playful, exuberant Behavior towards dogs: Relaxed, playful Behavior towards cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite History: None reported Energy Level: Friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a high activity level Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/18/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog moves away, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed . Tag: 5. Dog growls. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Buttabiscuit appeared very fearful during his assessment, moving away from the assessor. During tag, he growled, so the rest of the handling portions of the assessment were not conducted. PLAYGROUP: 6/18: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Buttabiscuit is nervous and turns away from approach. The behavior department recommends allowing Buttabiscuit time to decompress in a new environment before immediate introductions to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR Upon intake, Buttabiscuit had a low, tense body but allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/17/17 During his initial medical exam, Buttabiscuit was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Buttabiscuit so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Buttabiscuit is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Buttabiscuit has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. 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. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Buttabiscuit has growled when fearful at the care center. He gives clear warnings when he is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Buttabiscuit, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Buttabiscuit to initiate interactions with new people.
06/18/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
6/18: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Buttabiscuit is nervous and turns away from approach. The behavior department recommends allowing Buttabiscuit time to decompress in a new environment before immediate introductions to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs.
06/17/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
S/O: BAR, tense EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS LUNGS: CLEAR ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 5/9 (OR 3/5) NS: APPROPRIATE PLN: NSF PLN: GU: MI A: app healthy
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