CHOCO – A1113919
Gone - 6-9-2017 Manhattan
My name is CHOCO. My Animal ID # is A1113919.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/05/2017 from NY 10452, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
06/08/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Choco A1113919 is at-risk for New Hope Only behavior. Choco has displayed a low threshold for arousal that has escalated at times (incessant mounting, growling at handler when frustrated) in addition to concerns with resource guarding.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/06/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 75.0 LBS.
Canine DAPP Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 DAPP Serial Number: 02121711A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 6/20/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: INTRA- TRAC 3 Serial Number: 00541370B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 12/6/17 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 6/6/18 Veterinarian: 1382
06/05/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/05/17 18:43 Basic Info Choco is a 7 year old energetic canine who has been with his owners since he was a puppy. he has not been to a vet before. Socialization When strangers come over Choco is alert with a wagging tail and greets them with energy and slobber. He has not lived with children before but when they visit he is playful and outgoing but sometimes does not know his size and accidentally knocks them down when playing. He has never interacted with other dogs or cats before. He has not bitten a person or animal before. behavior Choco is house trained to go outside and does not have accidents indoors. he does not destroy househol items except for towels that may be lying around. He is not bothered by having his food, toys or treats touched or taken. He is fine with being bathed but does not like water in his ears and makes him try to run away. He is ok with being brushed, having his nails trimmed and he does not react to the doorbeel or strangers approaching the home. New Family Choco has a medium level of energy at home and follows his owners around the house and likes to be in the presence of other people. He enjoys playing with balls and playing tug of war with towels or other toys.He sleeps in his kennel at night and is in there for a max of eight hours overnight and gets his walk at around 6 in the morning. He is fed eukanuba wet and dry food twice daily. he knows the commands sit, come, stay, lay down and paw. He gets two walks a day and does pull hard on the leash but responds well to correction and is not walked off leash. Intake Behaivior When counselor approached Choco he jumped on counselor and threw his weight and lots of slobber. Choco had a loose body with a wagging tail about spinal level. he had a lot of energy but was able to be calmed for handling which he allowed.
No Web Memo
06/07/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 6/5/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for seven years) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Playful and outgoing, can accidentally knock them over Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Choco is described as having a medium level of activity. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/7/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, closed mouth. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 5. Dog snaps. Summary: Choco was social with the assessor during the assessment but became uncomfortable when his paw was touched, head flipping. After that he mounted the assessor and took a a bit of time to settle. When he was in possession of the toy and the hand touched it, he snapped. PLAYGROUP: 6/7: When introduced off leash to the female helper dog, Choco approaches and greets, sniffs politely. When solciited with play, Choco offers playful bows and engages in bouts of bouncy, gentle play. The previous owner of Choco cites his behavior around other dogs as unknown. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Choco and respectful dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 6/5/17 Upon intake, Choco was active and social. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/6/17 During his initial medical exam, Choco allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Choco’s previous owner described him as having a medium level of activity. He is an 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: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to the resource guarding seen on his assessment, as well as his owner’s reports that he knocks children over when playing, we recommend an adult only home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Choco to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Choco to new and unfamiliar situations. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Choco has growled at handlers at the care center and has displayed a high level of resource guarding. For these reasons, we recommend he be placed with New Hope partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Choco to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Choco to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was observed on Choco’s assessment when he snapped at the hand when he was in possession of the toy, though his previous owner notes no resource guarding in that home. But as the potential is present, we advise against ever removing items from Choco’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior should it appear in a new home environment. _X_Social hyper-arousal: Choco displayed that he becomes over aroused on his assessment, as he became intent on mounting the assessor during squeeze. It took a while for him to settle. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to reward Choco for calm behavior in the presence of excitement. If he becomes over aroused at any time, people should immediately walk away from him so that he learns this behavior causes him to lose attention. _X_Strength/leash pulling: Choco is a very large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
06/07/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
The previous owner of Choco reported that his behavior around other dogs is unknown. Choco has displayed high amounts of interest in interacting with dogs in the care center, though at times has displayed the potential to become over-aroused or excited during interaction. However, due to concerning behavior toward handlers, the behavior department recommends allowing Choco a period of decompression before immediate introductions to other dogs. Future introductions should be slow, supervised, and conducted on a one on one basis to respectful, tolerant dogs. 6/7: When introduced off leash to the female helper dog, Choco approaches and greets, sniffs politely. When solciited with play, Choco offers playful bows and engages in bouts of bouncy, gentle play. 6/8: Choco rushes up to greet the female helper dog. He solicits play by bowing and bouncing, though does display increasing amounts of arousal as the interaction continues. When the handler approaches to reach for his leash, he freezes, displays whale eye, and growls at the handler.
06/06/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: reported to be 8 years; could be younger Microchip noted on Intake? History : owner surrender because owner is elderly and unable to care for him Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – allows handling but does better if you go slow; muzzled for exam as precaution Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; muzzled for exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact; 2 scrotal testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4 with no lameness; mild periocular erythema; erythema and lichenification of scrotum; small callous over hocks bilat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Healthy with poss mild underlying allergies Plan no treatment needed monitor scrotum-if redness worsens or becomes ulcerated, then rec’d antibiotics Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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