HOVA – A1084889
Safe - 4-14-2017 Brooklyn
HOVA – A1084889
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / BROWN, ROTTWEILER MIX, 1 yr, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/10/2017, From NY 11418, DueOut Date 04/10/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 8mo MN, O Surrender, MIC present on Intake, BAR-H, Caution – Full exam not performed, 3.5/5 BCS, EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted, Oral Exam: NAD, H/L: No obv heart murmur – panting; lungs NAD, ABD: Not assessed, U/G: MN, MSI: Not assessed, INTG: skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities, Rectal: Not performed
Assessment – Patient appears to be in good health – Full exam not performed. Plan – Intake, Prognosis: Excellent pending behav assessment. SURGERY: Already Neutered
Rocky Is a 1 year old neutered Rottweiler mix; he came to his family from ACC when he was a puppy, and is being surrender due to Rocky being too hyper. He has no known health issues or injures, and has not been to a vet recently.
Around strangers Rocky is friendly and outgoing he will jump to greet the individual. Rocky has lived with a 1 year old child and is playful but very exuberant as he tries to jump on the child. He lived with a female 10 year old Rottie mix and is playful but somewhat rough due to his energy level and age difference. Rocky has no bite history.
Rocky is hard to control, and goes into the garbage pan, opens the cabinet for the dog food bag and he eats soap. Rocky will growl if someone touches his food bowl and while being restrained he struggles in and plays hard on leash. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home Rocky will bark at first and then becomes playful.
Rock was described as friendly, playful, and excitable, with a very high activity level. He enjoys playing with balls, Kong’s and chew toys. He is mostly kept indoors and doesn’t like being outside unless he has to use the bathroom. He goes to the bathroom on the grass and he goes outside for walks four times a day. He is feed dry of the Purina Puppy chow brand 4 times a day. He has been crate trained and goes in the crate whenever he is alone in the house. He cannot be taking off leash because he will run away.
Hova previously lived with adults and has spent time with children ages 5-10 years old. The owner stated Hova is friendly, relaxed and playful around strangers, adults and children. The owner describes Hova as friendly, affectionate, playful and anxious. It was reported by the owner Hova is mostly house trained, crate trained, has a high activity level and when left alone he tends to bark.
At intake it was reported Hova was very loose and wiggly, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Hova came into the assessment loose and wiggly, he was friendly and playful towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Hova was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Hova was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Hova appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: 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: In the care center, Hova displayed a soft body while greeting at the gate. Once in the pen he becomes sexually motivated but does not mount the other dog. He immediately stops when handlers interrupt, then wanders the yard.
According to Hova’s previous owner, Hova lived with a female 10 year old Rottie mix and is playful but somewhat rough due to his energy level and age difference.
8/11: In the care center, Hova displayed a soft body while greeting at the gate. Once in the pen he becomes sexually motivated but does not mount the other dog. He immediately stops when handlers interrupt, then wanders the yard.
8/13: Hova becomes uncomfortable when another dog solicits play with body bumps. He attempts to remove himself from the situation, and then paces the pen. When introduced to a male, he stands over him, eventually mounting him. He immediately stops when the handlers interrupt him.
4/11/17: Hova displays soft and social body language when interacting with a novel female dog.
4/12: Hova displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs.
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