DENNIS – A1075566
Gone - 6-1-2016 Manhattan
My name is DENNIS. My Animal ID # is A1075566.
I am a male red and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/29/2016 from NY 10039, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/31/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 66.2 LBS.
Unable to administer otibiotic because he was petrified
05/29/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/29/16 15:43 Behavior during intake: Dennis is a 2 year old red pit bull with white markings on his chest and paws. He allowed me to collar him with no issue. While getting his photo, Dennis lay next to the door and cried. He was looking for his owner. While waiting for bells his leash came loose. When I approached to pick up the leash Dennis growled. He did not show teeth. When the aco came in Dennis loosened up and wagged his tail. Basic information: Dennis is a 2 year old Pitbull. He was last seen by a vet in August of 2015. His owner surrendered him because she cannot have him in her building. He does have a few cuts and bruises on his head, legs and belly. Socialization: This dog is very friendly and outgoing towards strangers. He has been around children 5 years old and up. He is relaxed and playful with the kids. Dennis is gentle but does have a lot of energy. He has not spent time with any other dogs or cats. He can be fearful of men if they yell at him. Behavior history: Dennis has never bitten another animal or human. He does not seem to be bothered by fireworks or thunderstorms. If his owner touches his food bowl he doesn’t mind but if anyone else does it he might growl. He is a little afraid of the bath and getting his nails trimmed. He will bark if someone unfamiliar approaches his home. For a new family to know: Dennis is described as a very friendly, playful and confident dog. His activity level is very high. He loves to play and run around outside. When his owner is home Dennis likes to be in the same room and follow them. He loves all kinds of toys and loves to play fetch. He is kept mostly indoors. He had his own room. He is used to a mix of wet and dry food. He is very well house trained. He can also go on wee-wee pads. He knows how to sit and stay on command. He also knows that “goodnight means go to sleep. He likes to go for a good run and he does tend to pull hard on the leash.
05/31/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: A handsome yet humble hunk with the kind of wounds that are more than just skin deep, Dennis is such a special boy. To meet him once is to remember him forever. He’s been hurt in ways we can only guess at, and even as the bright light pains his eyes and the lightest touch causes an involuntarily ripple of fear down his back, in his heart there is still hope, and all it takes is a passing dog to set his tail joyfully wagging. While canine socializing comes easy to Dennis, it’s going to take plenty of time and TLC for us humans to win back his trust, but just imagine the sweet reward of helping to heal his broken heart and the lifelong loyalty that could be unlocked with love as the key. Dennis is trying hard to be brave and by the end of his first day at the Care Center he’s comfortable resting his head on my lap and sniffing my hand with a little wag of his tail. He has no problems being leashed and unleashed and walks nicely too, loves treats and takes them with an oh-so-gentle touch and as long as there are no sudden movements to scare him off, we could quite peacefully while away a sunny afternoon simply chilling out and enjoying each others company. How Dennis came to be injured is a mystery but there’s no question that he’d love to make a fresh start in a new home, preferably one with some gentle doggie siblings who can teach him how to live without fear and embrace his inner puppy once more. Dennis doesn’t ask for pity, and he has no use for tears. What he needs is a committed rescuer, lots of love and a promise that he’ll never be hurt again. Please give him that chance today.
05/31/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Dennis was difficult to remove from his kennel showing teeth, growling. Once he was removed from his kennel he became extremely scared, he hunched his body, flattened ears and tucked tail. Dennis gives a low growl and lip curled to the handler. For the safety reason the behavior team decided to place him back in his kennel. Dennis was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Dennis is very friendly, playful and confident dog. His activity level is very high. He loves to play and run around outside. Dennis is very friendly and outgoing towards strangers. He has been around children 5 years old and up. He is relaxed and playful with the kids. Dennis is gentle but does have a lot of energy. He has not spent time with any other dogs or cats. If his owner touches his food bowl he doesn’t mind but if anyone else does it he might growl”. Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter the behavior department believes that Diesel is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/30/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- INTACT MALE. MILD DENTAL TARTAR. SEEN BY DR. 1205 OLD WOUND AT BASE OF RIGHT EAR TO FOREHEAD. CLEANED WITH DILUTED NOLVASAN & APPLIED TAB CREAM. OTIS EXTERNA– EARS ARE FLUSHED WITH OTIC CLEANSING SOLUTION & APPLIED OTIBIOTIC. AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 6.6 CC PYRANTEL WITH FOOD. EXTREMELY FEARFUL & TENSE. STRUGGLING WHEN RESTRAINED. TX AS PER DR. 1205: CLAVAMOX 375 MG 1 TAB & CLAVAMOX 62.5 MG 1 TAB PO BID FOR 14 DAYS, OTIBIOTIC AU BID FOR 14 DAYS, RIMADYL 100 MG 1.5 TAB PO SID FOR 5 DAYS. NOSF
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