EPIC – A1076075
Gone - 6-6-2016 Brooklyn
My name is EPIC. My Animal ID # is A1076075.
I am a male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/02/2016 from NY 11377, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/03/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 52.2 LBS.
Activyl applied 5.2cc Pyrantel
06/02/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/02/16 20:13 Basic information Epic is an 8 month male old black and white American pitbull terrier with no known medical conditions. Owner has had Epic for 6 months and is surrendering because of landlord issues Socialization Around strangers Epic is aggressive and will lunges towards them attempting to bite. Epic has not lived with children or other animals. Epic has been socialized with a 3 years old and was playful with him. Epic does not get along with dogs he’s been introduced with and will try to bite them. Epic plays somewhat roughly with the adults in the home and can get mouthy with them. Behavior During storms and fireworks epic is calm. Epic isn’t bothered when having his food bowl touched or having toys and treats taken away from him. Epic doesn’t like getting bathes and will try to run away from the water. Epic isn’t bothered when being brushed or when hes pushed off furniture. Epic has not had his nails trimmed before. When someone approaches the door Epic will bark but greet them when they enter if he knows them. For the new family to know Epic was described as affectionate with the family with a high activity level. When home with Epic he will follow you around seeking attention. Epic enjoys playing with Ropes and Frisbees. Epic usually eats whatever the family is eating. Epic is not house trained and goes to the bathroom anywhere in the house daily. Epic will chew on things that are left on the floor such as sneakers shoes wires, etc. Epic knows the commands paw and sit. Epic pulls on the leash hard and for exercise he is use to going on jogs. Behavior during intake Epic was very tense during intake and did not allow any handling. Epic growled lunged and barked at the counselor.
No Web Memo
06/05/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Epic previously lived with adults. His previous owner stated Epic is reactive towards people, he will lunge and snap. He does have a bite history, biting the mailmain one and a neighbor once when he ran out of the house. These bites broke skin. He also bit a friend’s dog, though we have no additional details on that incident. Epic was introduced to a 3-year-old child and was playful with him and. It was reported Epic plays somewhat rough with the adults and can get mouthy with them. The owner describes Epic as affectionate with a high activity level, he is not house trained and will chew on objects that are left on the floor such as sneakers, shoes, wires and etc. The owner also stated Epic may lunge and snap at strangers. At intake Epic was tense, growling and barking at the counselor. During SAFER Epic came into the assessment room tense, but he was social towards the assessor with a slow approach. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Epic was distracted during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Epic was easy to handle when engaged with the item. While there were no red flag behaviors on the SAFER aggression assessment, due to Epic’s bite history, concerns raised by his previous owner, and need for a slow approach in the care center, we feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification and careful management to keep Epic and those around him safe is the best option at this time. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, but a bit distracted. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you. Dog-dog: Epic has not gone into playgroup at this time. He has shown no reactivity toward other dogs while in the care center, though behavior challenges were reported by his previous owner when meeting other dogs.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/03/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 8 mo; 52.2 lb Was resistant to being leashed to remove from cage; growling and lunging; once out of cage and in exam room a soft muzzle was applied as a safety precaution; did not fight the muzzle, was calm through most of exam, no growling or lunging obs; no defensive reaction to handling or vaccinating EEN clear Skin and coat clear BARH
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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