COPPER – A1070870
Safe - 5-2-2016 Manhattan
My name is COPPER. My Animal ID # is A1070870.
I am a male red am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/19/2016 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-054232.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/30/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 57.6 LBS.
according to the feeding log the dog didnt eat today i found the plate of wet and dry food full i offered him chicken breast, vienna sausage and baby food and he ate nosf
04/19/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/28/16 18:50 BASIC INFO Copper A1070870 is an adult male APBT mix. His owner took him from an abusive owner 5 years ago. He was very malnourished at the time but gained weight quickly. She had to surrender him with Zinc A1070868 and A1070874 Nickel due to her declining health. SOCIALIZATION Copper spent most of his time with his senior female owner. He’s friendly/outgoing with new people when he does meet them. He plays exuberantly with people. He lived with 2 large dogs-1 male and 1 female. He was friendly and played with the female. The other male had attacked him once (2 years ago) and bit his neck. Their owner supervised them and kept the males separate when she wasn’t home; while together, Copper was respectful of the other male dog. He’s never bit anyone. BEHAVIOR Copper stays with his owner during storms. He doesn’t mind when his owner takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, wakes him up, or brushes him. He loves baths. He barks when strangers come to the home. His owner puts him away in a room so he doesn’t jump up on visitors. He barks at strangers who approach his owners on walks. When they’re close, he tries to jump up on them, and his owner thinks this is friendly and playful. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Copper’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, and high energy. He follows his family around. He plays with a rope toy. He lived inside and slept on a rug with the female dog. He ate dry Pedigree food. Steak is his favorite food but he isn’t picky and eats all foods including fruit. He’s housetrained, potties outside on grass, and doesn’t have accidents. He’s well-behaved while home alone. He sits when asked. He went for brisk walks and didn’t pull on his leash.
04/22/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Meatball anyone? Dumpling? Call him what you will, but be sure to call him! “The World According to Copper” goes like this: a nice walk so I can show off my great leash manners and go potty, and then l’m ready to chill in your lap, give you some kisses, and let you pet me! And when you find my ‘sweet spot’ my back leg will start going and you can laugh along with me! This little pudgy fellow is beyond beyond adorable — his eyes sparkle, he snuggles, he gets closer and closer, he grins a happy grin as he ends up pressed against my chest on my lap. I didn’t think he could jump up on the bench with his short little legs, and he actually pulls himself up as if he was doing a chin up. So cute, and he does it every time…a pro! Copper met other dogs in group with a loose body and wagging tail, and is tolerant when solicited to play. He’s all about people, though, and whoever has a hand free to pet him is his new bestie. Copper is ready to snuggle up on the couch with you to watch your favorite TV show…Animal Planet anyone? He won my Best Snuggler award and is ready to show you his skills. Come meet him today! To enjoy Copper’s ridiculous cuteness, copy-paste this link to your browser bar– https://youtu.be/ET81GzWCR_0
04/21/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Copper came into our center along with two other dogs after owner had gone into the hospital. His previous owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, and high energy. He walked well on leash for his relief walk, no pulling. Copper allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, a bit distracted. He stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, ears back, tail wag. Copper did not follow at the end of the leash for Tag game, stress panting, but approached assessor at end of game with gentle coaxing. He quickly pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Copper showed no interest in Toy, stress panting. When off leash with other dogs, Copper is tolerant of play solicitation but does not reciprocate. The Behavior Team feels Copper would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children. He may initially benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction so he can become comfortable and warm up at his own pace. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted ,a bit distracted, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is wagging position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, does not follow at the end of the leash. Approaches assessor at the end with gentle coaxing. Squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back paw Toy 1: No interest, stress panting. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Copper is tolerant of play solicitation but does not reciprocate.
04/20/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Copper is sexually motivated (he is currently unaltered), but he has begun to engage in some play when solicited. He has not yet been introduced to a male, but greets them with a loose body and wagging tail. He came from a home with two other dogs, one male one female, but he arrived as a stray, so their in-home behavior are uknown. The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction to ensure compatability with any resident dogs. When off leash with other dogs, Copper approaches with a loose wagging tail, then eventually begins to display more sexually motivated behavior. 4/21 update: Copper is mostly sexually motivated. He is tolerant of play solicitation though does not reciprocate. 4/22 update: Copper bounces around but eventually attempts to mount.
04/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan negative ears- wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl no wounds seen male intact aggressive during exam- tries to bite
04/29/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
VC: Day 7 of doxy for CIRDC. S/O) Very BAR. Eyes clr. Mild SND. Coughing still. Eating well. A) Still has CIRDC. P) Possibly may need more doxy after 10 day course. Re-check day 10.
CAME IN WITH:
ZINC A1070868: http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/zinc-a1070868/
NICKEL: A1070874: http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/nickel-a1070874/
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