FOREST – A1085546
Gone - 8-22-2016 Manhattan
My name is FOREST. My Animal ID # is A1085546.
I am a male br brindle and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/16/2016 from NY 10035, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/16/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 45.6 LBS.
5 cc pyrantel given
08/16/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/16/16 09:42 Forest is a young male APBT mix. He was found tethered to a pole. He was there all night, barking. His finder reports that he growled at him but that he fed him wet dog food and then he allowed him to untether him and he walked with him here. Forest had a crouched body and tucked tail. He was reluctant to walk as his finder pulled him into the Admissions office. He peed as he followed him. He growled and cowered as I approached with the scanner and treats. I left them and he didn’t eat them. Forest lied down under his finder’s chair. He had wide eyes but was tolerant while his finder switched his leashes. Forest got up and tried to run after his finder. He knocked over a gate. When his finder was gone, he retreated and stood with a low body, looking up and me and growling (a slightly whiny growl). He had diarrhea while standing up. I turned a bit to the side and spoke softly to him. After about a minute he lied down with his head resting on the floor and continued growling and whining and shaking, sometimes looking at me from the side, for another 2 minutes. Then, he lied there quietly without shaking while I took his pictures and worked at the computer, sometimes lifting his head to look out the window, sometimes closing his eyes. The noise in the lobby increased and he resumed shaking. He growled briefly when I stood up. When new staff members stepped into the doorway, he usually shook more. When one staff member stepped into the doorway, he sat up a little, holding one paw up, and whined (high pitched). He walked on the leash with a staff member, with a very low body.
No Web Memo
08/20/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Forest is fearful of the shelter environment he walks with a low and fearful body language. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Forest followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He took the toy away with a soft body language. Forest came in as stray he was showing fearful behavior and was avoiding any interaction in the care center he had a fearful body language, trying to hide; he was under either social or environmental stress. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter. Forest has been. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Forest is more comfortable and settled in a home environment. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. 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, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, open mouth. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Lick Hand Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. 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. Playgroup Notes: Forest arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior will translate outside the care center. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Forest displays nervous body language. His tail is tucked , he whines, and hides under a human handler when the female greeter dog approaches. When approached once more, he offers a defensive correction. The behavior team feels that Forest should be allowed time to acclimate to life outside the shelter environment as the only resident dog, before following up on his behavior around them.
08/17/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
8/18: Forest arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior will translate outside the care center. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Forest displays nervous body language. His tail is tucked , he whines, and hides under a human handler when the female greeter dog approaches. When approached once more, he offers a defensive correction. The behavior team feels that Forest should be allowed time to acclimate to life outside the shelter environment as the only resident dog, before following up on his behavior around them.
08/16/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
barh scanned negative male intact eyes are clean unable to see ears due to behavior no dental tartar noticed during the examination fleas tx of activyl 5 cc pyrantel given the dog was tense and nervous, growling and fighting during the examination, difficult to handling x4 ambulant nosf
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