JACKS – A1108699
Gone - 4-24-2017 Manhattan
My name is JACKS. My Animal ID # is A1108699.
I am a neutered male chocolate am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/12/2017 from NY 10462, owner surrender reason stated was NYCHA BAN.
04/23/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1108699 Jacks is At Risk for New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/19/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 61.2 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. RX:Rimadyl 100mg 1.5 tablet SID X 3 days.(For pain management).
04/12/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/12/17 20:33 Basic Info Jacks is said to be one and a half years old, an APBT. He came from a breeder and his previous owner had him since he was a young puppy. Unfortunately due to his landlords restrictions he can no longer care for him at this time. He is said to not have any injuries or health problems. He has not recently been to the vet since he was two months old. Socialization Around strangers, Jacks is said to be friendly and approachable. He has not spent time with any children. He has not spent time with any other cats. However, he has met several dogs on walks and interacted with them respectfully. He would sniff them with a wagging tail and leave them alone. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal. Behavior Jacks is said to not have any behavioral issues. During storms/fireworks, he is not bothered. He doesn’t mind when his food is touched or his bone is taken away. He likes to be held and restrained. He enjoys taking a bath, having his coat brushed and having his mails trimmed. If someone unfamiliar approaches your house, he tends to barks. For a New Family to Know Jacks is said to be playful and his activity level is described as playful. His previous owner said that he was very lovable and says he loves to run. At home, he stays in the same room. He likes to play with balls and squeaky toys and loves to fetch and wrestle. He has been mostly indoors and sleeps in the living room. Jacks is used to eating blue buffalo dry dog food, three times a day. He is said to be completely house trained and rarely has an accident. He is used to going potty on the grass. When left alone in the house, he is said to be well-behaved. He has never been in a crate. He knows how to sit on command as well as come, stay and heel. For exercise, he likes to go running. On the leash, he tends to pull very hard. When off leash, he tends to stay close to your side. Behavior during Intake Jacks initially was too hyper to scan for a microchip but began to calm down. He allowed being collar but transport was there and took him without a photograph.
04/15/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Looking for an exercise buddy? A reason to get up in the morning and not put off your run? Look no further, meet Mr. Magnificent…I mean, Jacks! He’s stunning, energetic, friendly, and ready to have some fun. Surrendered to our care by the only family he’s ever known due to NYCHA restrictions, we’re told that he’s “friendly and approachable”, doesn’t guard his things, is “completely housetrained”, enjoys taking a bath and being brushed, loves to play fetch and wrestle, and is well behaved when left home alone. His favorite exercise is running (there you go, runners and joggers!), and loves to play with balls and squeaky toys. Jacks does pull hard on leash, so a harness and some leash training will work wonders, he showed me his sit ( we’re told he also knows come, stay and heel), takes treats gently and posed for photos like a rock star. He wants to meet every dog and every person we passed in the park, and in his first playgroup with a female he played “exuberantly”. Jacks is looking for an exercise buddy, and if you are too, you’re a match made in heaven. Come meet him today.
04/23/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 4/12/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for a year and a half) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Respectful Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Jacks is described as playful and lovable. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/16/17 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: 3. Dog jumps up on and mouths the assessor with moderate pressure. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away. 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. Summary: Jacks began jumping up on the assessor before the assessment began and had to be taken out of the room to settle. When his collar was reached for in order to conduct the handling items, he flinched away from the assessor. During tag he quickly became over aroused, jumping on and mouthing the assessor. At times during his assessment, Jacks looked at the assistant and began barking. PLAYGROUP: When off leash with a female dog, Jacks is slightly stiff upon greeting. After the initial greeting, Jacks becomes more comfortable and will engage is exuberant play. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: During his initial medical exam, Jacks allowed handling but was tense with more in depth examinations. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owners describe Jacks as a high-energy dog. In the care center he has been active and enthusiastic. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how quickly Jack becomes aroused during social interactions, an adult only home is recommended at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Jacks is not thriving in the shelter environment and has had a hard time with handling in the care center, startling easily. He has generally given clear and protracted warnings though now has been observed to escalate to snapping. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Jacks up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression. Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Jacks has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Jacks’ teeth make contact with skin). _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Jacks displayed discomfort with some handling and fast movements on his assessment. It is important to always go slow and give Jacks the option to walk away from any social interaction. Jacks should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Jacks’ choice to approach a new person or thing. Jacks would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though Jacks appears social, he has shown he can become fearful of fast movements, especially around his head. It is important to move slowly with Jacks at all times as he has shown that when uncomfortable he will escalate to snapping.
04/14/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
4/14: When off leash with a female dog, Jacks is slightly stiff upon greeting. After the initial greeting, Jacks becomes more comfortable and will engage is exuberant play. 4/15: Jacks continues to engage in exuberant play with and equally playful female. He will eventually attempt to mount but listens to handler correction. 4/16-17: Jacks continues to display these behaviors. 4/18: Jacks displays a soft, wiggly body throughout interaction with female dogs. He displays a soft body and wagging tail, offering bows to a male dog through the fence. Jacks engages in bouncy play with female dogs. When no longer engaging in play, he attempts to mount.
04/13/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
04/13/17 11:48 Nervous, friendly with no handling and with exam but go slow just scared, think when gets comfortable, temperment will be fine BAR Clear OU/AU, nndc OP minimal tartar PLN wnl H/L reg, no obvious murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic ABD snp MSK amb x 4 Integ wnl BCS 4.5/9 UG m/i, smooth and symmetrical testes Neuro alert and approrpiate A:Apparently healthy P:No tx needed Excellent prognosis
04/18/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
04/18/17 13:12 Hx: owner surrender, aph at intake S: tense at first, moves away shaply when pet but then relaxes and allows a rubdown and exam, muzzled for majority of exam for safety O: well hydrated EENT: no discharge AU/OU/nares Oral: not examined Int: WNL Lnn: WNL CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm Resp: clear lungs, eupnic Abd: SNP UG: intact male, soft symmetric testis MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 5/9 Neuro: BAR, no obvious neuro deficits, complete neuro exam not performed A: aph P: ok for neuter
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