BUTTERBALL – A1102578
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My name is BUTTERBALL. My Animal ID # is A1102578.
I am a neutered male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 01/31/2017 from NY 10451, owner surrender reason stated was OWN ARREST. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087397.
AT RISK MEMO
No At Risk Memo
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/19/2017 Exam Type CAGE EXAM – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 72.0 LBS.
VET CHECK FOR CIRDC BRIGHT AND ALERT BARKING SNEEZING OCCASIONALLY WITH EXCITEMENT NO COUGH
01/31/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/31/17 11:51 Butterball A1102578 is a 3yr old male tan & white AMPBT who is being surrendered along with his “brother” Aoki A1102577 due to their owner’s personal problems. A family member brought them in due to their owner not being able to. They stated Butterball and Aoki are friendly with each other, them and the owner. They’re unsure of their behaviors towards strangers but stated that Aoki is a “silly”, “playful” boy. The duo have been in a basement; aren’t walked much, they eat dry Pedigree dog food, sleep on dog beds, they’re believed to be house broken and know commands for “sit” and “stay”. Butterball allowed handling. As I approached Butterball to scan him Aoki approached him from behind to which Butterball gave him a quick low growl and Aoki backed up. He allowed to be scanned (-) but the finder collared them as they stated they didn’t know how they would react to me being too close. Butterball sat nicely when asked as I snapped a photo of him and he walked alongside another staff member as they walked him to the transport van which he hopped into on his own.
02/17/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: What’s golden brown, warm, and delicious? Hmmm, now I’m thinking about apple pie…but also Butterball! Less turkey and more peacock, the first thing one notices about 3 year-old Butterball is hubba hubba! “Who is THAT handsome boy?” a fellow volunteer asks, as I proudly escort Butter along the beginning of our walk. But if Butter is something to stop and stare about (he is) right now, that’s news to him. Despite being a strapping boy at 72 lbs., today’s Butter is a shrinking violet. And as we walk along the snow-dusted path to the park, beautiful Butter’s amber tail stays firmly between his legs. When we retire to the comfort of a free and open pen, Butter paces the perimeter, like a cat in a cage, until my hand finally finds his fur. He stops right away, now both of us still, then turns to regard me for the very first time. I start to scratch, a butt scratch good and proper, and watch as he closes his eyes and rests his weight against my legs. From that moment on we two are friends, and I admittedly feel privileged to be in such a coveted, private club. Young Butter finds himself with us through no fault of his own. His family fell into unfortunate circumstance, as families often do, and Butter, well his life, it changed for good. But as I know well, and as Butter’s begun to see, change, while never easy, is often right. Butter has continued to open up since then, developing the old fashioned way, slow and steady, just churning along. And as one of his now-friends, a part of that very coveted club, I can tell you — this peacock’s just begun to shine. Butterball is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
A volunteer updates: What a difference a few days make! Imagine my pleasant surprise to find once-shy, 3 year-old Butterball greeting me with a vigorous tail wag and…wait…is that…a smile??? Confirmed, it absolutely is! Gorgeous Butter is easily leashed and off we go for a romp in the snowy yard. He does pull quite a bit but I’m so enjoying watching him now fully out of his beautiful shell that I don’t mind one bit. Once in the yard Butter revels in the white stuff, takes his treats gently, and grants me the honor of petting that gorgeous coat again and again. He is nothing but wags none more so than when he spots a furry friend playing in the pen adjacent to us, and drops into a play bow tempting her to join the game. Butterball may be just as gorgeous as he was on Day 1 but now this delicious rose is in bloom. Butterball is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
01/31/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 1/31/17 Unaltered Male, Stray Previously lived with: Adults, another dog Behavior toward dogs: Got along well with the dog he lived with. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/4/17 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, body tense, tail low, mouth closed. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Butterball was a bit tense throughout his assessment, stiffening with handling. He became stiff when his paw was touched. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs. PLAYGROUP: Butterball has taken time to warm up in the presence of other dogs in the care center, while recently beginning to display interest in play. He has not yet been introduced to a male dog while in our care. The behavior department feels that Butterball may be most comfortable meeting respectful dogs on a one-on-one basis, via slow introductions. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/31/17 During his initial medical exam, Butterball was tense and growling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Butterball so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. 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: Experienced, adult only home _X_Recommend no dog parks: The behavior department feels that Butterball may be most comfortable meeting respectful dogs on a one-on-one basis, via slow introductions. _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Butterball is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult only home would be most beneficial at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Handling/touch sensitivity _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Though he has improved during his stay at our care centers, Butterball continues to give all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior displayed in shelter, the behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only until he can acclimate to his new home environment for the behavior to be further assessed. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised; force-free, reward based training only is recommended.)
02/04/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Butterball has taken time to warm up in the presence of other dogs in the care center, while recently beginning to display interest in gentle play. The behavior department feels that Butterball may be most comfortable meeting respectful dogs on a one-on-one basis, via slow introductions. 2/4: When off leash with a female dog Butterball engages in a bit of play when solicited with the ultimate intent to mount. He will offer correction when the greeter dog mounts him. 2/5: Butterball engages briefly in play after taking time to warm up. He offers correction when uncomofrtable with rougher play. 2/8: Butterball is initially tense upon greeting, then begins to open up and engage in bouncy play. 2/10-14: Butterball greets female dogs politely and solicits bouncy, gentle play. 2/15-18: Butterball greeets male and female dogs, and briefly solicits. He offers correction when uncomfortable with rougher play.
01/31/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scanned neg intact male s/o; growling, very wary muzzled heart and lungs wnl oral not performed abd tense a: healthy p: no treatment
02/19/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
VET CHECK FOR CIRDC BRIGHT AND ALERT BARKING SNEEZING OCCASIONALLY WITH EXCITEMENT NO COUGH
Generated on Feb 19 2017 6:00PM
CAME IN WITH: AOKI – A1102577 (RTO)
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