DEEBO – A1090773
Gone - 9-28-2016 Manhattan
My name is DEEBO. My Animal ID # is A1090773.
****A private donor has graciously offered to pay $750 to the New Hope partner that pulls Deebo****
I am a male brown 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 09/22/2016 from NY 10454, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/27/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 72.5 LBS.
09/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/22/16 10:01 BASIC INFO Deebo A1090773 is an approximately 6 year old American Pitbull Terrier Mix. He was a gift to the owner from family member’s. The main reason for surrender is that the owner moved to a place where pets are not allowed 2 weeks ago. Deebo does not have any health concerns. SOCIALIZATION Deebo is tolerant of strangers. He has never lived with children and actually keeps himself away from children when he sees them. He plays exhuberantly with adults. The dog lived with 3 other pitbulls and he was friendly towards them. Deebo does not like cats and chases them. Deebo did bite someone 4 years ago. BEHAVIOR Deebo does not have any behavior issues. Deebo does not allow you to take away his food bowl, water bowl, or toy away, he growls. Deebo does allow you to bathe him. If an unfamiliar approaches the owner or doorway, he barks. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Deebo is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a high activity level. When home he follows you around. He loves to play with rope toys. he has been kept mostly indoors. Deebo sleeps in his dog crate. Deebo is house trained and prefers to go on grass. When left alone, he is well behaved. Deebo is crate trained. For exercise he is left to run loose jumping over gates. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Deebo listened to his owner’s commands and sat to be photographed, easily went into his kennel.
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09/25/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/dogs Behavior toward children: Avoids Behavior toward dogs: Friendly towards the dogs he lived with Behavior toward cats: Does not like them, chases them. FG/RG: Will growl upon approaching resources (toys, food, water bowl) Bite history: Has bitten a stranger four years ago when he walked into the kitchen while Debo was eating. Severity of the bite is not stated, it did not require medical care. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a high activity level. Other notes: Crate trained, barks at unfamiliar people who approach the doorway. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/25/16 Look: 5. Dog freezes. Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog sniffs toy. Summary: Tense in the assessment room, stopped the handling portion of the assessment when he froze when collar was touched. PLAYGROUP: 9/24/16 Deebo engages in bouncy play with a female dog. He spins and offers paw slaps during play but when play ceases he will attempt to mount but takes correction then will engage in play again. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/22/16 Deebo was nervous during his initial examination, one front paw raised; jumped at leash and tried to bite it. Deebo continuously gave hard stares and would not allow muzzling, exam was not completed due to level of stress displayed.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Placement _X_No children (under 13) (See known history; owner reports avoidant of children. See potential challenges) _X_No cats (See known history) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Deebo has displayed no social behavior towards handlers during his stay in shelter and will actively avoid interaction. Because of observations in conjunction with known history, the behavior department recommends Deebo be placed with a New Hope placement partner who can provide an experienced adult only foster home that will allow him to decompress at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Deebo to new and unfamiliar situations.) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Deebo has displayed no social behavior in shelter and actively avoids interaction. Any attempts to interact or any direct touch results in freezing, hard stare and growling. We cannot with much confidence predict how this will translate in a home environment.) _X_Resource guarding (See known history; Deebo has a previous bite history, potentially over resource guarding. The behavior department advises against ever removing items within Deebo’s possession without offering/trading for an item of same value. Behavior modification appears to be necessary; consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised.)
09/22/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
While in the care center Deebo has exhibited playful behaviors with another playful female as well as approaching dogs softly on leash. His owner reports he “lived with 3 other pitbulls and he was friendly towards them.” The behavior department feels that Deebo could go to a home with another playful dog once he is allowed time to acclimate to his new environment. 9/23: Deebo approaches the female helper with relaxed body. He sniffs and then raises his tail and begins wagging; he walks away after a few seconds. When attempting to collar Deebo he stiffens and repeatedly attempts to get away and eventually growls at the handler, so he is not introduced off-leash at this time. 9/24 update: Deebo engages in bouncy play with a female dog. He spins and offers paw slaps during play but when play ceases he will attempt to mount but takes correction then will engage in play again.
09/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Sex: Male intact Scan: Not scanned Estimated age: 6 years as reported by previous owner Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Nervous, raised one front paw. Jumped at leash and tried to bite it. Gave hard stare and would not allow muzzling. Exam was not completed. 1088
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