BULLY aka BUZZY – A1094506
RTO SAFE 10/26/16
My name is BULLY aka BUZZY. My Animal ID # is A1094506.
I am a neutered male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/23/2016 from NY 10463, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/24/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 85.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
10/23/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/23/16 20:02 Buzzy is an 8 year old pit bull who lived most of his life with his previous owner and the previous owner’s family. Previous owner was forced to surrender Buzzy because having a pit bull violated the terms of his probation. Buzzy doesn’t have any injuries or health issues that his previous owners were aware of. Buzzy was reported to be shy around strangers. He will try to hide from them until he feels comfortable. He has lived with children aged 1-9. He was reported to be very friendly with them. He loves to play and cuddle. He is an exhuberant player with adults and children. He has lived with two little dogs, who he mostly ignored but would sometimes play with. He has never lived with cats but owner believed that he would proably just ignore them. Buzzy can be a little hard to control when he is very excited, and will bark a lot in an apartment building when he hears neighbors walking around. He will get a bit tense (ears back) when someone takes a bowl of food away from him. He will attempt to play if a toy or treat is taken away. He is a little afraid when taking a bath. He will allow people to touch his feet. He barks when someone unfamiliar enters his yard. Buzzy was reported to have a medium to high activity level. He loves to follow his owner around the house. He is used to eating human food. Buzzy knows the command sit, but isnt great about listening to it. Since his owner went to jail, he was not walked. He was mostly a house dog. Prior to that, and since his owner returned home, he would go on walks 2x a day. He pulls very hard on the leash. Off leash, he will wander away and come back when called.
No Web Memo
10/25/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/children Behavior toward children: Friendly Behavior toward dogs: Tolerant Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: He will get a bit tense when someone takes a bowl of food away from him. Bite history: Not reported Housetrained: Not reported Energy level/descriptors: High energy Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/25/16 Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Buzzy was difficult to remove from his kennel he was in the back with a fearful body posture, nervous and trembling, crouched. Buzzy pulls hard on leash and attempts to hide. Buzzy doesn’t allow be collaring by the behavior team, he snapped upon direct contact and attempted to flee from handler. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/25/16 During his initial medical examination, Buzzy appeared tense/nervous and resisted most handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13)(See potential challenges) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Buzzy has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake and is now shut down in shelter. Due to this behavior, Buzzy is not a candidate for a SAFER 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.) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Buzzy has solely displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance/avoid. Because he is so uncomfortable, Buzzy does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to snap upon direct contact.) _X_Resource guarding (Buzzy may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address any potential concerns for guarding. We recommend teaching Buzzy “Drop It” and trade-up games.)
10/25/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
10/25: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Buzzy is nervous and avoidant of approach. The behavior department allows giving Buzzy time to acclimate to his new surroundings before following up on his behavior with dogs outside the care center.
10/24/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negative GERIATRIC ears- wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl neutered tense, nervous during exam
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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