GENERAL – A1101817
Safe - 1-28-2017 Manhattan
My name is GENERAL. My Animal ID # is A1101817.
I am a neutered male black and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/19/2017 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/25/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 57.5 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) Potential challenges: _X_Anxiety (General has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, barking). This behavior was not reported at intake no notes of it reported in the previous, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment. We recommend allowing General to decompress and acclimate at his own pace.) _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration (General has become increasingly difficult to manage during his stay at the care centers, becoming frustration while on leash/in kennel and his behavior results in air-snapping to redirect his energy towards the handler. We recommend appropriate outlets for General to exhaust his energy and keep him mentally and physically stimulated.) _X_Kennel presence (While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments General may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.)
01/19/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/19/17 19:26 General is a one year old male pit bull. Socialization General is friendly around strangers and is good with kids. He has lived with children ages 4, 5, 7 and 8. He is relaxed and playful while also being gentle with them. He is good with other dogs and very playful when he sees them. he has not been exposed to cats before. Behavior General is house trained bu7t sometimes does like to destroy any toys that are left around and sometimes pillows, otherwise he does not destroy household items. He does not mind having his food, treats or toys touched or taken while he has them. he struggles when it is time for a bath but once he is been forced in there he will aloow the bath to commence. He is not bothered by being brushed. he has not had his nails trimmed before. He barks when a strangers approaches the door but if a stranger approaches his owner or family he will jump on them and give kisses. New family General has a medium level of activity at home. he follows his owners around the house and likes to play with all toys. he is house trianed and is walked twice a day. He is well behaved when left alone and knows the commands sit and come. He pulls very hard on the leash and can be walked off leash, he will wander but returns when called. He is fed pedigree dry food two to three times a day. Intake Behavior General entered shelter with tail up and wagging with a loose body and allowed councilor to do all handling although he was energetic and required calming.
01/26/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: General lays very quietly in his kennel. Although he appears like a dark angel in his e-collar(he was just neutered at the care center), General looks more like a guilty little boy trying to hide his deed or asking for pardon. His eyes are so expressive and a bit wary…I always fall for those. He is here through no fault of his own, though. Indeed, he is a good guy who comes with excellent recommendations from his former family. General lived and played gently with a host of small children, was friendly to strangers, well behaved, of a medium activity level and housetrained. We were also told that he pulled very hard on the leash, a fact that we have very much verified. Although he has shown at times a lot of anxiety in his kennel as well as in playgroups with his peers, General is quite collected outside and free in a pen. He is obedient, comes when called, sits on command and for treats that he takes very gently from my hand. He loves caresses and makes his way gently onto my lap. His tail wags non stop. Few visitors, humans and canines, came to our playpen. General was fine greeting them. Not every dog “takes” sheltering well, mostly if they were cherished pets and even if efforts are made to make them more comfortable with walks and “playdates” with their own kind. General seems to be part of this group. There is one remedy: ADOPTION. Will you open your home and your heart to General (with you, and not him, in command, of course)? General is waiting at the Manhattan Care Center.
01/25/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 1/19/17 Unaltered, Male, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults/Children (ages 4,5,7,&8) Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful and gentle Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: General has a medium level of activity Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/22/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit distracted. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Dog licks hand. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Dog licks hand Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Summary: General displayed no behavioral concerns on his assessment. PLAYGROUP: General has displayed high amounts of anxiety during interaction with other dogs in the care center. It is a possibility that General’s persistant mounting of othe dogs may be anxiety-based, though this cannot be said for certain, and it is unknown if this behavior will translate outside of the care center. The behavior department recommends allowing General time to decompress in a new home. Any introductions to other dogs should be performed slowly, on a one-on-one basis. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/19/17 During initial medical exam General was friendly, and allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: General will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. We also recommend a front-clipping harness to manage the pulling, along with rewarding General for walking nicely on leash. Only force-free, reward-based training techniques are suggested.
01/21/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
General has displayed high amounts of anxiety during interaction with other dogs in the care center. It is a possibility that General’s persistant mounting of othe dogs may be anxiety-based, though this cannot be said for certain, and it is unknown if this behavior will translate outside of the care center. The behavior department recommends allowing General time to decompress in a new home. Any introductions to other dogs should be performed slowly, on a one-on-one basis. 1/21: When off leash with a female dog General is anxious and will persistently attempt to mount. 1/24: General is anxious and continues persistently moutning. 1/25: General anxiously chases after other dogs in the pen in an attempt to mount.
01/19/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean, one posisble fly bite on right pinna margin Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed all handling, friendly and eager to be pet Medication: N/A, preventatives given
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