GUNNER aka STEFAN – A1069757
Gone - 5-8-2016 Manhattan
My name is GUNNER. My Animal ID # is A1069757.
I am a neutered male white and brown am pit bull ter and american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/08/2016 from NY 11212, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/26/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 60.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
04/09/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/09/16 01:03 Officers stated that this dog is aggressive.
05/03/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Tall, handsome, charming, and magnetic, all the ingredients of your dream man are there. 3 year-old Gunner’s face is a work of art. It’s as if a make-up artist stood back, admired his snowy complexion and then splashed tan here! A touch of light pink there! And now a smokey eye! He needed no touch-ups during our photo shoot, sitting happily again and again for pictures as another volunteer paused at our fence to mouth, “Wow. Handsome!” Indeed he is. His true passion is that which is yellow and fuzzy. No, not an Easter chick (though that could be a close second) — tennis balls! Our boy was made for sport, and tennis is the name of his game. I throw a yellow fuzzy for him time and time again, and time and time again he returns it with complete accuracy. Serve and volley, serve and volley. Our superstar, perpetually dressed in whites, is completely in his element, a smile splashed across his painted face. As our game wraps up (he won of course) and we head back to our bench, Gunner has last thing on the agenda: a good, old fashioned butt scratch! I run my fingers through his thick tufts of fur and Gunner shows off his fancy footwork one more time, wiggling and dancing from side to side. All items checked off his list for the day, our boy is tired. And happy. Gunner– model, athlete, and overall charmer — is just missing one final piece on the road to his “Grand Slam:” a forever family. Gunner is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC. Another volunteer writes “This outgoing pup did pull on the leash for the first half of of the walk. But he redeemed himself on the second half of the walk as he heeled like a perfect gentleman! He sat perfectly still and gave me a big tongue-y smile when I took a picture of him. When I called his name he wagged his tail exuberantly as if to say “Present! Come pet me!” When we were just about to go back inside, I think he knew it would be a good opportunity to potty because he did! He’s one smart pooch!”
05/06/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Gunner has shown some concerning behaviors in the shelter and on the street. He is typically relaxed on walks, but will occasionally become stiff and growl and/or lunge at passersby. One one occasion on a walk he jumped up, vocalized and muzzle punched the handler on the side. He may also growl, bark, and snap when visited at his kennel. In the yard, Gunner has been observed leash biting and has come close to catching hands when he jumps for the leash. It is important to note that this behavior is not consistent. We are unclear on precisely what his triggers are, particularly with regards to lunging at passersby. Due to the inconsistency of the behavior and the range of stimuli that appear to trigger him, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can follow up and provide any necessary behavior modification. 4/30 SAFER: Gunner pulls hard on the leash. He was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up. Gunner was overexcited during handling, jumping up, and was hard to position, but showed no aggression. Gunner did a lot of jumping up, and body checking and played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction. He was difficult to distract him. Gunner took the toy with a soft body language. He rushed in quickly during the dog-dog test, but showed no aggression. Gunner is an active dog he need a significant amount of exercise and mental stimulation. He shows a bit of concern during the tag interaction he became a bit over arousal. Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. Sensitivity: 2. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand, with loose body and open mouth, mouths the hand, but does not apply pressure. Tag: 3. Dog responds with his tail high, ears forward, mouth likely closed for at least half of the assessment item, body stiff and body checks the Assessor. Dog is often focused on other stimuli in the room. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze2: 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. Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in with her tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip long. Helper:A1071688
05/03/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Gunner is tense when approached and greeted. Post greeting, he offers a few tense bows, whilst vocalizing. 5/4 update: Gunner is tense and aroused upon entering the pen. He chases after the other dogs (female) while vocalizing. He flips over the other dog and begins to growl in her face.
04/08/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: small hot spot on back right foot, small old “happy tail” mark Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: came in with muzzle on, quiet and nervous but asks for affection and rubbed face on handler asking for muzzle off, allowed all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
04/24/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
04/24/16 16:44 S/O: BAR, no nasal discharge/coughing/sneezing on exam. A: apparently healthy P: OK for neuter surgery
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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