DANTE – A0842179
Rescue: Looking Glass Animal Rescue
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My name is DANTE. My Animal ID # is A0842179.
I am a neutered male black and white bull terrier and am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/18/2016 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/19/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 54.6 LBS.
5.4ml pyrantel and activyl 44-88
03/18/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/18/16 13:29 Basic information Dante was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owner having personal; problems. Owner has had Dante for the past six years after adopting from AC&C. Owner says Dante was last seen by the vet about one year ago, and does not have any injuries or health concerns. Socialization & Behavior Dante is described as being initially shy for a moment, but overall friendly when around strangers. Dante lived with a 7-month old, and owner says Dante was respectful and social with the child, and remains gentle when playing. Dante lived with two small breeds and owner says all the dogs got along well with each other. According to owner there have been no past issues of Dante biting anyone or another animal. Owner notes that Dante becomes uncomfortable out on the terrace, and is scared of being so high up. Dante is said to remain relaxed and unbothered when owner intercepts food while eating. Owner says Dante also allowed the other dogs he lived with to touch his food and food bowls. Dante is trained not to get onto furniture. Owner notes that Dante does not like his paws touched. If owner does it he’ll pull away, but when getting nails trimmed professionally he had to be muzzled. Dante is said to enjoy baths as long as he has a toy with him. Dante barks, but is social and friendly when someone unfamiliar approaches the home or owner. For a New Family to Know Dante is described as affectionate and energetic with a mid-high activity level. When home he normally follows his owner around, and enjoys toy balls and rope. Dante was fed a mix of wet and dry food, pedigree and Blue. Dante is house-trained and owner says he never has accidents. Dante behaves when home alone, and understands the command sit. Owner notes that Dante pulls and will benefit from a harness when taken out. When off leash Dante wanders but returns when called. Behavior during Intake Dante was very friendly during intake. He immediately jumped into counselor’s lap to show affection. Dante allowed petting, and sat when told. Dante showed no signs of aggression during intake.
03/26/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Dante is one of our babes….Indeed, Dante was adopted from us a little over five years ago and sadly relinquished into our care as his long time owner could not care for pets any longer. He comes with excellent recommendations, lived in harmony with a seven month old infant and two small breed dogs. Dante cries softly in his kennel when he sees a potential caretaker… His way to say: “take me out…for a ballgame..” Literally…. Dante, indeed is one of the best ball players ever!!! His amber eyes glitter at the sight of a tennis ball and his excitement makes him burst out of his skin… He bolts, runs as fast as a Cheetah, NEVER (or almost never) misses and brings back the treasured object toward me. He sometimes keeps two balls at a time in his mouth. He would love to keep them but agrees to share them with me. Dante comes “on the double” when called and will sit on command and for treats. Lots of tail wagging accompanies all his moves. I love his big and genuine smile. He does enjoy himself out in the yard, in company and with a toy. He has quite a spirit…Dante has been well cared for. He is a little chubby and wears a very nice ebony coat. He is said to be the cross between two Terriers, a Bull and a Pitie. Dante is close to middle age, has without any doubt, acquired the basic skills we expect from a dog, has lots of personality and will make a fun, sociable and loving companion. Ask to meet him, here at the Manhattan Care Center, play with him and see if you and he are a match…. Dante for sure is already dreaming to be yours. Copy-paste to browser bar for video: https://youtu.be/6znFOEJHVfQ Another volunteer writes: Let me just say this also, having spent some time in the backyard with Dante as well. I decided to use two balls, one to hold in reserve in case Dante was too intent on keeping the one from me. I have never seen a dog so hell bent on fitting two tennis balls in his mouth at the same time, whether it was horizontally or vertically. It was like a brilliant juggling act and so adorable. When he succeeded, he would jump up on the bench to snuggle with me, inevitably losing one and having to start the process all over again. He is a load of fun. To watch the video please copy and paste this link into your browser bar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
03/20/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Dante came into our center as an owner surrender citing personal problems at home. It is reported Dante lived with a 7 month old child, respectful and social, gentle while playing. Owner reports Dante lived with 2 small dogs, getting along well. It is reported Dante will pull his paw away if owner touches feet, but needs to be muzzled during nail trims. He is described as initially shy, but overall friendly, affectionate, and energetic. Owner reports Dante is housetrained and well behaved when left home alone. During intake, Dante was very friend, jumping up affectionately on admission counselor’s lap, allowed petting and all handling. Dantewhined upon entering SAFER assessment room and in between assessment items when not fully engaged. He jumped up to lick assessor’s face during Look item. Dante leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, fast wagging tail, open mouth. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, mouthing assessor’s hand after second pass (no pressure), very focused on assessor. He quickly moved his paw away/jumped body away upon paw Squeeze, so remaining item was conducted at flank. Dante turned his head towards assessor’s hand to investigate during Flank Squeeze, open mouth pant, fast wagging tail. He took Toy away when approached, body a bit stiff, requiring a treat to trade up and relinquish Toy. Dante approached the helper dog a bit slowly, lip lick, low wagging tail. He investigated and then turned away. The Behavior Team feels Dante would do best with an Experienced adopter. Dante may benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, and play. Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail fast wagging Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth, fast wag. Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, mouths assessors hand with no pressure on second pass, very alert and focused on assessor. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog quickly moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw Flank squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog turns head towards assessor’s hand, open mouth pant, fast wag. Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold, a bit stiff, requires trade up with treat to relinquish. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches a bit slowly, lip lick, investigates and then turns away.
03/22/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Dante has shown to be uncomfortable interacting off-leash with other dogs. He is usually avoidant of approach and may react defensively (lip curl) when the other dog approaches too closely. Previous owner cites that Dante “lived with two small breeds and owner says all the dogs got along well with each other”.The behavior department feels that Dante would be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a home, and should be given time to acclimate before his behavior around other dogs can be followed up on. When off leash with other dogs, Dante displays nervous body language upon entering the yard. He avoids interaction by moving away from the greeter dog. When approached once more, Dante offers a small lip curl when unable to move away. 3/24 update: Dante allows brief sniff and will approach a calm dog to sniff. However, when play is solicited he begins to bark until the other dog is a great distance away. 3/28 update: Dante is highly stressed in the kennel environment. He cries loudly in his kennel throughout the day as well as when he is in the yard. He does not respond to any in-kennel enrichment nor is he comfortable enough around dogs to receive any positive mental stimulation from playgroup. It is best for Dante to leave the care center as promptly as possible so as to not further increase his stress levels.
03/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 985121005858530 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 6y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining with tartar If abnormal BCS: slightly overweight, closer to BCS 3.5; 26.6lb last intake Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allowed all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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