EDWARD – A1091402
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My name is EDWARD. My Animal ID # is A1091402.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/26/2016 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/27/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 62.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
09/26/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
The dog came in hesitant but allowed some handling.
09/30/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Edward, or Eeyore as I affectionately call him, is about as gentle and sweet as they come. Initially shy, he lingers at the back of his kennel like a shrinking violet, though I can tell right away that he’s a sunflower in bloom. Sure enough, the moment he’s leashed and his feet hit the ground, he shakes, shakes, shakes, and I watch as each worry falls away from him like leaves from a tree. He is a lovely walker with very little pulling even though he clearly has important business on his mind. He tends to it immediately, then turns to look up at me, and with the dog-equivalent of a shoulder-shrug, Edward lets out a contented sigh. Edward is only 2 years-old, but at points, carries worry in his brow like a pup beyond his years. He was found by police, left tied up on the street, so this handsome and royally-named boy’s history remains a puzzle. What’s not puzzling at all is why I’m so drawn to him. Yes, I always fall for the “sweet and shy”s. I love those that take a minute to warm like soup over a flame, and whose trust, once earned, is infinitely more comforting. Edward makes the decision to trust me sooner versus later. Sadly, I can’t take too much credit. Turkey is his game and luckily, I have plenty. But, regardless of the method, we spend a windy afternoon sitting on a city stoop. Just the two of us. Like two reunited friends or maybe just two pigeons. Part violet, part sunflower, part prince, part lovable donkey, all love. That would be Edward. “Thanks for noticing me,” Edward might say. Silly boy. How could I not? Edward’s waiting to be noticed at Manhattan’s ACC.
09/29/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A Unaltered, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/29/16 Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Limited assessment, Edward was a bit difficult to remove from his kennel. He was in the back of the kennel with a fearful body language; low growling, actively avoiding. Edward was extremely fearful, he lip curls and attempts to increase distance from handler. PLAYGROUP: 9/28/16 When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Edward approaches, greets, and is tolerant of play solicitation. He arrived as a stray, so history around dogs is unknown. The behavior team recommends slow introductions for Edward in a future resident home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/26/16 During his initial medical examination, Edward remained highly nervous and uncomfortable, resisting all forms of handling and attempted to bite. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) (See potential challenges) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Edward has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake and is now shut down in shelter. Due to this behavior, Edward is not a candidate for a SAFER assessment at this time. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Edward has solely displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance/avoid. Edward does not tolerates very minimal handling and has attempted to bite upon direct contact when made uncomfortable)
09/28/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
9/28: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Edward approaches, greets, and is tolerant of play solicitation. He arrived as a stray, so history around dogs is unknown. The behavior team recommends slow introductions for Edward in a future resident home.
09/26/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative male intact clean EEN clean coat nervous, resisted handling, try to bite NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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