CHOKO – A1085357
Gone - 8-20-2016 Brooklyn
My name is CHOKO. My Animal ID # is A1085357.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter and germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/14/2016 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 57.2 LBS.
Pyrentel 5.7 cc po
08/14/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/14/16 11:46 Basic Information: Choko is a 2 year old unneutered male Pit Bull/German Shepherd Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Choko since he was about 2 months old and had to surrender due owner moving and not be able to take the dog. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers, Choko can be either friendly and outgoing or shy for the first few minutes. He has been around a 5 year old child and owner stated that he was always relaxed and respectful of the child and played gently with the child. Owner did not have antoher dog or cat in the home but did state when she would walk Choko outside he would try to lunge after the stray cats outside and be friendly around dogs that he passed on the street. He has never bit another animal or person while in the care of the owner. Behavior: In the car, Choko will usually bark. He is not bothered by having his food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, or when unfamiliar people would approach the owner. Owner has never tried to trim his nails so behavior is unknown. When unfamiliar people would approach the home, Choko would bark. For a New Family to Know: Choko is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, pushy, in between mellow and excitable and independent with a medium activity level. In the home, he liked to follow the owner around and be in the same room as the owner. Owners favorite thing about Choko is how friendly he is. Choko likes to play with balls, squeaky toys, and chew toys. He was kept indoors only and is house trained. Owner stated that whenever they did not walk him in time, he would go potty on a wee wee pad in the home. When owner would leave Choko alone in the home, he was well behaved. He was crate trained and would go into the crate on his own in the home. For exercise, owner would take Choko on slow walks on the leash or let him play in the park. On the leash, he pulls very hard at first but then during the walk he relaxes and pulls lightly. Owner is not sure how Choko would do off leash as owner never tried to do so. In the home, he was fed both wet and dry food brands Prestige and Blue Buffalo. Behavior during intake: Choko was nervous at first during intake, with tail tucked btwn his legs. I had owner scan him for a mc as he was lip licking. After a few minutes, he allowed all handling.
No Web Memo
08/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Choko was surrendered to our care centers as his owner is moving and unable to bring him along. The owner states that around strangers Choko can either be friendly or shy; around their five year old child he has always been respectful and played gently. It is also noted that Choko would lunge after cats but appear friendly towards dogs he passed on the street. Choko is not bothered by having his food, toys, or treats taken away. Choko is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, pushy as well as mellow and excitable and independent with a medium activity level. Upon approaching the assessment room, Choko showed some social behavior though remained cautious, his body a bit low and tail tucked, pupils dialated. Choko tolerated collaring for SAFER, though raised his lip when the assessor lightly grazed his neck, body becoming stiff as well as making direct eye contact. The behavior department feels Choko is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER at this time and recommends placement through a New Hope placement partner who can provide an experienced foster home that is willing to put in the necessary behavior modification needed to help Choko thrive in a new home environment. Force-free based training is advised when introducing/exposing Choko to new and unfamiliar situations to set him up for success.
08/15/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Choko’s previous owner reported that he was friendly around other dogs on the street. 8/15: When off leash at the Care Center, Choko rushes the gate with high energy and lunges towards the helper dog but then bounces away. Choko appears to be hyper-motivated to meet the helper dog but his behavior is somewhat conflicted and difficult to read. Therefore, he is muzzled prior to meeting the new dog. Unfortunately Choko is unable to focus on anything other than the muzzle once it is placed on.
08/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative Intact male,2 years old Nervous, tolerate minimal handling Ears,Eyes and nose clean Amb x 4 Barh
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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