CHULO – A1097738
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My name is CHULO. My Animal ID # is A1097738.
I am a male br brindle and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/23/2016 from NY 11206, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/06/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 54.4 LBS.
DA2pp, CIV booster pyrantel .27cc po
11/23/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/23/16 12:54 Chulo is a six year old male brown brindle American Pitbull terrier. He was surrendered by his owner due to owner facing personal problems and not being able to care for a pet at this time. Chulo was found as a stray when he was a puppy. Chulo was not taken to the vet by previous owner. Chulo has lived with four adults, two toddlers and a cat. Chulo is described as friendly around strangers and will engage in gentle play with adults. Around the children he is relaxed and owner stated he played gently with the toddlers. He would allow them to pet him and he would lick them. Chulo spent time with the neighbors German shepherd and was described as playful and would engage in exuberant play. He lived with a cat and owner stated he was tolerant and relaxed around the cat. Chulo has never bitten another animal or person. Chulo is anxious when he hears loud noises, owner stated if someone is yelling he will become anxious and growl at the person. He will then retreat and chew on his pillow. Chulo will growl when his food is touched while eating, his body will tense and he will eat faster. Chulo is not bothered when bathed or brushed. When a stranger approaches his home he will bark and alert his owner. Once the visitor enters the home he will greet them with a wagging tail and sniff them, owner stated he will also mount the guest. Chulo has a high activity level and likes to play with his stuffed and squeaky toys. Chulo has been kept mostly indoors and sleeps on the couch or on a blanket on the floor. Chulo is walked twice a day and is used to both leashed and off leashed walks. Chulo eats wet and dry food Pedigree and Alpo brands. He loves any and every treat. Upon intake Chulo was tense and kept his distance from counselor. Counselor proceeded slowly and when scanning he began to growl, his body stiffened. Chulo was receptive to treats and slowly wagged his tail, counselor was able to pet and collar. Chulo was photographed and allowed handling.
12/05/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Sweet Chulo is quiet and calm in his cage, and gave me just a couple of tentative wags of the tail when I walked up to open his door and take him for a walk. This sweet and gentle boy, who always has one ear up and one ear down (giving him an always-curious look that’s very charming), was quite shy when he first came to us at the Brooklyn ACC. Surrendered through no fault of his own (because of personal problems his former owner was having), Chulo is slowly starting to warm up, but would do best with an adopter who can be patient with him, understanding that he can bit a bit timid and shy. Chulo seems to be housetrained, pulls a bit on the leash but is responsive to his walker, and is very curious about the world around him–taking his time to take it all in and to learn his new surroundings. Chulo appreciates a gentle approach, but he loves butt scratches, and takes treats very gently. Come and see this shy boy today at the Brooklyn ACC.
11/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, Owner surrender Previously lived with: 4 adults/2 toddlers/cat Behavior toward children: Relaxed/playful Behavior toward dogs: Playful Behavior toward cats: Relaxed/tolerant FG/RG: Chulo will growl when his food is touched while eating, his body will become tense and he will eat faster Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Unknown Energy level/descriptors: Chulo displays a high activity level in the household. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/26/16 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is a bit tense and fearful; 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, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense with his mouth closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Dog lip licks. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Chulo was fearful but friendly once he warms up to the assessor with a slow approach. PLAYGROUP: According to Chulo’s owner, Chulo spent time with the neighbors German shepherd and was described as playful and would engage in exuberant play. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Chulo is nervous and becomes slightly uncomfortable when dogs greet him face to face. He mostly keeps to himself in a calm group of male and female dogs. The Behavior Department believes that Chulo would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however a dog-dog interaction can be conducted with a potential adopter’s dog to assess compatibility. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/26/16 During his medical examination, Chulo was nervous and growled, he allowed some handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_No young children (under 5)(See known history/potential challenges) Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding (We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does.) _x_Recommend no dog parks
11/26/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Chulo’s owner, Chulo spent time with the neighbors German shepherd and was described as playful and would engage in exuberant play. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Chulo is nervous and becomes slightly uncomfortable when dogs greet him face to face. He mostly keeps to himself in a calm group of male and female dogs. The Behavior Department believes that Chulo would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however a dog-dog interaction can be conducted with a potential adopter’s dog to assess compatibility. 11/26: Chulo is nervous, greeting a novel female dog with a tucked tail. He mostly keeps to himself as he explores the pen, low growling when the female greets him for longer than his comfort level. 11/30: In group of calm male and female dogs, Chulo is slightly uncomfortable and nervous when the other dogs greet him face to face, displaying stiff body language and a tucked tail. He is able to walk away and keeps to himself as he explores the pen. 12/2: When one on one with a calm male dog, Chulo displays neutral body language when greeting him. He slightly status seeks, standing tall when the other male greets him, but is able to listen to handler interruptions and explore the pen. When the other male engages in a prolonged face to face greeting, Chulo displays appeasement signals -looking away and lifting his paw. 12/5: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Chulo wanders the pens keeping to himself, occassionally seeking handler interaction.
11/23/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH-tolerated some handling; growled and nervous during exam Intact male 6 yrs old Eyes, ears and nose- clear Teeth- mild staining and tartar No parasites or fleas seen Ambx4 NOSF
12/06/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
12/06/16 CIRDC noted on rounds S/O: QAR. Decreased appetite EENT: Eyes clear, mild nasal discharge H/L: Coughing A: CIRDC P: Rec doxycycline 300mg po q24 x 10 days. Excellent prongosis
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