DUTCH – A1112865
Gone - 6-7-2017 Manhattan
My name is DUTCH. My Animal ID # is A1112865.
I am a neutered male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/22/2017 from NY 10461, owner surrender reason stated was OWN ARREST. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-098134.
06/06/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Dutch A1112865 is at risk due to CIRDC diagnosis.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/06/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 C – MINOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 61.6 LBS.
No re wt due to iso status
05/22/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/22/17 17:19 Basic information: Dutch is a 4 year old male American Pit Bull Terrier. He was surrendered to the shelter because his owner was arrested. He has no known injuries or health problems. Socialization: Around strangers Dutch is friendly and outgoing and exuberant at play. He lived with a female dog for 2 years. With her he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play. Behavior/ For a New Family to know: He has no known bite history. He was described as friendly, playful and confident. He is said to be house trained and was kept indoors only. He knows the cue sit. On leash he pulls very hard. Behavior during intake: Dutch greeted me with a wagging tail and open mouth. He had a wiggly body and jumped up. He took treats gently and became very excited when he was given a toy. He allowed me to pet him, collar him, take his pictures and went into his kennel easily.
05/26/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: May showers or April flowers, you’re in for a treat with sweet Dutch at your side. Looking for the total package? Dutch is the life of the party, the all-American boy, the romantic romeo, and the corny class clown, all wrapped in a caramel coating. Let’s start right where it begins. “Pick me! Pick me!” And good luck saying “no.” Dutch’s smile could surely be spotted from space and that solitary “woof!”? Well I was powerless against it. So pick him I did and off we two went. To celebrate spring under sun and on grass. My sweet-as-(Dutch)-apple pie smiley guy right at my side, right where he belongs. Well maybe in front. For Dutch is a force of nature to be sure and when that nature calls, Dutch speedily attends to it. He relaxes immediately afterwards. And when those big, puppy paws dipped in vanilla (ice cream) hit the soil – Dutch is nothing but smiles. Second things second: Dutch is ALL about toys. Red, blue, old, new. If it squeaks or it squawks Dutch will enjoy it without end. “Pick me! Pick me!” Now that’s me saying it, as I vie for my guy’s wandering eye whilst he happily chomps away. Finally it’s my turn in the sun and Dutch throws himself over me, a big galumph with a lap dog inside. And as he contentedly pants I rub his soft, silly ears before another toy he spies with his wandering eye and my guy – he’s off once more. Dutch is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
05/24/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 5/22/17 Unaltered Male, Stray Previously lived with: Adults and another dog Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with the dog he lived with Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Dutch is described as friendly, playful, and confident. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/24/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 3. Dog jumps up and grabs the leash repeatedly. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Summary: Dutch displayed a high level of activity and movement on his assessment. He quickly became over aroused during tag, jumping up hard and grabbing the leash repeatedly and had a hard time settling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Dutch has displayed high interest in socializing with dogs in the care center. Dutch may at times display forward or pushy behavior when attempting to interact with other dogs, with the intent to engage in play or socialize. The behavior department recommends that slow introductions be conducted with dogs who are social or tolerant of pushy behaviors. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/22/17 During his initial medical exam, Dutch was active but allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Dutch’s activity level so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center he has been active and enthusiastic. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Due to how quickly Dutch becomes over aroused, we recommend an adult only home at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Social hyper-arousal: Dutch has displayed a low threshold for arousal, rapidly escalating and quickly jumping up and biting the leash. He will need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to remain calm in the presence of activity, rewarding calm behavior with treats. People should behave in a calm manner around him while working on training. _X_Leash-biting
05/24/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Dutch has displayed high interest in socializing with dogs in the care center. Dutch may at times display forward or pushy behavior when attempting to interact with other dogs, with the intent to engage in play or socialize. The behavior department recommends that slow introductions be conducted with dogs who are social or tolerant of pushy behaviors. 5/24: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Dutch is initially tense and cautious. He approaches and sniffs to greet with a high flagging tail, body still tense. He softens a bit in body after greeting, and begins to follow while shoulder rubbing and sniffing the face of the greeter dog. He offers a few brief play bows to solicit, and continues to show interest in interacting 5/29: Dutch is forward upon greeting the female helper dog. He approches and continues to sniff the helper, offering a few brief play solicitations. Dutch at times continues to display forward approach (lingering in the face of the female helper, continues to shoulder rub against the body of helper dog), then breaks up these behaviors with intermittent play bowing. 5/30: Dutch completely ignores approach the female helper dog. He digs at the opposite play area, and begins to become tense, bark, growl, and react to the dogs in the yard. He is difficult to interrupt from this behavior. When handlers pick up his leash in attempt to remove from the yard, he begins to jump up and mouth, tug on the leash.
05/23/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-3 years Microchip noted on Intake? placed on intake History : owner was arrested and dutch was left in apartment with another dog for 5 days; brought in by neighbor Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – friendly, very energetic but does allow handling; cries/barks when handler left the room Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: OU-periocular erythema with mild alopecia; increased epiphora Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mod tartar; fractured upper L canine PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact; 2 normal descended testicles MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no signs of orthopedic disease; mild interdigital erythema CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment 1. periocular dermatitis-r/o allergies vs other 2. fractured tooth Plan neo/poly/dex OU BID x 7 days rec’d dental cleaning with poss extraction Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
06/05/2017 MS NEW URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
06/05/17 15:55 S/O: good appetite and energy sneezing serous nasal dc A: uri P: move to iso PCR to Idexx Doxycycline PO SID x10days px: good
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