JIM THORPE – A1104577
Gone - 3-9-2017 Manhattan
My name is JIM THORPE. My Animal ID # is A1104577.
I am a neutered male br brindle and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/24/2017 from NY 11223, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
03/07/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Jim Thorpe A1104577 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/08/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 64.6 LBS.
Scan negative upon intake
PET PROFILE MEMO
No Pet Profile Memo
03/06/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I do see (like the staff who named Jim Thorpe) a former athlete in this 5 year old gent a bit run down and slightly rough on the edges. I also see a little boy’s pout, a Boxer underbite and a Catahoula coat…In loving hands, Jim Thorpe could be once again the star he must have been in his prime. He is really a beautiful and stunning dog! JT is not too fond of his kennel. Of course, an athlete needs to run, jump and do all the exercises that keep him or her in shape…JT is leashed in no time. He slightly pulls, sniffs his new territory a lot and marks along the way. He nears properly other dogs and is not a pigeon chaser. He likes treats very much and will sit for them after a few prompts. He does not mind a scarf around his neck or the eye of my camera. JT is understandably puzzled by his new environment and a little bit stressed. He is not aloof, though and does settle very close to my legs for comfort and caresses. His eyes are soft and his little tongue is too shy to give me a kiss. Maybe tomorrow… Free in a pen, Jim Thorpe is distracted by the scents of all the pooches who have been in playgroups. He joined one himself earlier, uneventfully. I am looking forward to meeting JT again, find out more about him and maybe teach him a thing or two, like playing ball or sitting at once for a treat. I so would like for him to find a new owner or family who will make him discover what a life as a beloved pet is. Come and meet Jim Thorpe at the Manhattan Care Center. Another volunteer writes: Who does not like Jim Thorpe, so young at heart, a ladies’ man, energetic and clumsy to the point to look silly…True, he is a bit unpolished and seems to believe that life is all about simple and basic doggy matters like running in a yard, sniffing and marking, courting females and enjoying a good meal…I love watching him trying to get a gal to look at him. Jumping, play bowing, trying to open the gate separating him from his lady…No wonder Jim Thorpe does not like his kennel… He belongs to the great outdoors, the countryside or at least a nice yard with a master who will help him discover that life is also about love.
03/05/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 2/24/17 Unaltered Male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/26/17 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. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Dog jumps up. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Jim Thorpe displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment. PLAYGROUP: Jim Thorpe would benefit from slow introductions to social or tolerant resident dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/24/17 During his medical exam, Jim Thorpe allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Jim Thorpe so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is an enthusiastic, social dog who 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. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 3/3/17 Jim Thorpe is showing signs of stress and frustration in the kennel environment, barking continuously. His kennel location was changed to try and minimize visual stimuli, but this has not changed the barking behavior. We are concerned about his stress level and recommend that he move into a stable home environment as quickly as possible. 3/6/17 Jim Thorpe has shown some frustration when in-kennel. When outside his kennel, he shows social, soft body language, and solicits attention from handlers. He may benefit from some impulse control training, as he jumps up at his handlers when seeking attention. He also shows food-motivated behaviors, which may be used in his favor for this recommended impulse control training.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience.) 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 frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center Jim Thorpe has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them and barking. As Jim Thorpe plays well with other dogs, this reaction is likely due to excitement and frustration. He will need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. _X_Strength/leash pulling _X_Kennel presence
02/25/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Jim Thorpe would benefit from slow introductions to social or tolerant resident dogs. 2/25: When off leash with male and female dogs Jim Thorpe is a bit sexually motivated but responds well to correction. He will engage in bouncy, running play when solicited. 2/26: Jim Thorpe engages in play when solicited. He attempts to mount female dogs when play slows down. 3/7: Jim Thorpe plays exuberantly with other dogs.
02/24/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
S/O: BAR, cute dog M/S: amb x4, BCS 5/9 SKIN: pressure sores on R and L lateral elbows and R and L lateral stifles, pruritic, no fleas seen healed scab on L lateral shoulder and on ventral neck- ventral neck also has mild erythema and mild alopecia some areas of alopecia on dorsal L and R metacarpal interdigital areas of all paws except R FL mildly erythematous UROGEN: MI, both testicles descended ABN: SNP LN: NSF NEURO: NSF EENT: mild mucopurulent d/c OU H/L: NSF, no m/a, lungs clear A: MI pressure sores scab L FL shoulder and ventral neck healing pressure sores erythema interdigital areas except R FL and pruritic- r/o allergies, dermatitis, topical irritants OU: r/o mild eye infection P: benadryl 50mg: one and a half tabs PO BID x5 days for possible allergies clavamox 375mg: 1T PO BID x7 terramycin OU BID 7 days ok for neuter
03/01/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
History Dermatitis, pruritis, scabbing, conjunctivitis – R/O allergy vs. other cause. On Benadryl and clavamox, terramycin ophth. Subjective Friendly, energetic, jumps around a lot, tail wagging. Allows all handling but difficult to restrain due to high energy. Objective BCS 4/9 EENT: AD scabbing on pinna, difficult to assess due to pt bouncing around and avoiding handling of this ear. No discharge AS. Clean eyes, no nasal discharge. Scabbing and mild alopecia on dorsal nose. Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2. Lungs clear, occasional cough. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Scrotum swollen but soft – neutered yesterday. MSI: Ambulatory x 4. Ventral neck – erythema, only one scab.Dorsal and plantar aspects of all four feet are erythematous, with mild alopecia on the dorsal aspect between the toes. Tail gland alopecia. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Not performed. Assessment 1. Dermatitis – resolving 2. Conjunctivitis – resolved Plan 1. Increase Clavamox to 375 mg tab PLUS 62.5 mg tab, BID x10 more days 2. Continue Benadryl 75 mg PO BID x5 more days 3. OK to d/c terramycin 1088
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