DUKE – A1102929
Safe - 2-17-2017 Brooklyn
My name is DUKE. My Animal ID # is A1102929.
I am a neutered male black and white am pit bull ter and rottweiler mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/05/2017 from NY 10312, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/08/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 123.0 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the fear/avoidance behavior displayed in the care center, we cannot fully evaluate Duke and feel that he will be best set up to succeed through placement with a New Hope partner. We recommend only positive reinforcement-based, force-free training for Duke as aversive methods are likely to heighten his fear and increase aggression. Potential challenges: _X_House soiling _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Duke is extremely nervous around strangers and can be difficult to handle. Known history reports rapid escalation in attempts to aggress. It is important to respect those signs and to help Duke gain comfort and confidence in order to avoid escalation.
02/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/04/17 15:56 Basic Information: Duke is a 2 year old neutered male Pitbull/Rottweiler mix that has no past or present medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Duke for 2 years but had to surrender due to animal biting family members in the home. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Duke will bark and try to jump on whoever passed him by and will not stop until that person gives him a treat. He has been around children ages 10+ and was relaxed and respectful around them. Owner has 2 other dogs in the home a spayed female Pitbull and a male Maltese and was always relaxed and affectionate with the other animals. Duke has never been around cats so behavior is unknown. Duke has never bit another animal but has bit a person in the last 10 days but did not break skin. Behavior: When there are fireworks or thunderstorms outside, Duke will whine and try to hide. He is not bothered if someone tries to take away his food, treats or toys, if someone tries to push him off furniture, being held/restrained, or if someone disturbs him while he is sleeping. Owner has never tried to brush his coat so behavior is unknown. Duke is afraid of being given a bath, and having his nails trimmed and will try to run away. When unfamiliar people would approach owner’s home or owner, Duke would bark for a few minutes. For a New Family to Know: Duke is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable and independent. He has a low to medium activity level and enjoys playing with all types of toys. In the home, depending on his mood, Duke would either follow the owners around from room to room or stay in his favorite spot. He was fed dry food only brand name Pedigree. Duke is mostly house trained but would have accidents from time to time in the house. When Duke was left alone in the home, he was always well behaved. He knows the cues sit and paw. Owner stated that Duke is crate trained and would sleep in a crate every night. For exercise, Duke was taken on brisk walks on the leash. When on the leash, depending who is walking him, he will either pull lightly or very hard. Owner was never able to walk him off leash as Duke would run away.
No Web Memo
02/08/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 2/5/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults, one large dog, one small dog Behavior toward strangers: Barks, jumps towards strangers Behavior toward children: Respectful with children aged 10+ Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, affectionate towards resident dogs Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: Duke has bitten two family members though did not break skin; one incident was when he was reprimanded and he bit the victim’s elbow and second involved Duke kissing a family member but then attempted to snap and when the owner intervened to prevent this incident, Duke bit her on the thigh. Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable and independent Other notes: Duke has attempted to snap at multiple people. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Duke has been difficult to remove from and return to the kennel. Duke has allowed some handling in the care center but he is tense and avoids interaction with his new caretakers. He watches and tracks the humans around him carefully at all times. Due to the behaviors observed, and out of concern for his stress level, we do not feel it is appropriate to perform a handling assessment at this time. Please review the full owner surrender profile for information on Duke’s behavior in his previous home as a guideline. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: According to Duke’s previous owner, Duke lived with a spayed female Pitbull and a male Maltese and was always relaxed and affectionate with the other animals. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Duke mostly avoids greeting the novel female dog. He is tolerant of her greetings, but walks to the corner of the pen and stays there for the remainder of the session. Duke displays neutral body language and mostly avoids a playful male dog. He is tolerant of the play solicitations as he slowly wanders in the pen. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/5/17 During his initial medical examination, Duke allowed minimal handling; appearing tense and avoidant. ENERGY LEVEL:
02/07/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Duke’s previous owner, Duke lived with a spayed female Pitbull and a male Maltese and was always relaxed and affectionate with the other animals. 2/7: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Duke mostly avoids greeting the novel female dog. He is tolerant of her greetings, but walks to the corner of the pen and stays there for the remainder of the session. 2/8: Duke displays neutral body language and mostly avoids a playful male dog. He is tolerant of the play solicitations as he slowly wanders in the pen.
02/05/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
initial scan positive Barh neutered male ~ 2 years nervous , resisted examination andrequired the use of restraint equipment and did exhibit aggressive behaviors. Ambx4 EENT : wnl Nosf.
02/07/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
02/07/17 Recheck exam MN, 2 yr. O: QARH. Very tense, fearful. Muzzled for exam. ORAL: Not assessed. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. No coughing. ABD/UG: Male, neutered. Unable to palpate deeply due to obesity. MS: BCS=9/9. Amb x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. A: Obese. Otherwise apparently healthy. P: Will need resticted calorie diet and exercise to aid with weight loss. Good prognosis with appropriate management.
Generated on Feb 9 2017 6:00PM
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