KANE – A1100280
Gone - 12-29-2016 Manhattan
My name is KANE. My Animal ID # is A1100280.
I am a male br brindle and white bullmastiff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/22/2016 from NY 10462, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/23/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 81.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
12/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/22/16 16:58 Socialization Around strangers Kane is shy for a few minutes but if you try to make friends with him he will warm up after a few minutes. He has not been around kids, dogs or cats. Behavior He will not use the bathroom indoors as long as he has been walked 3 times daily, otherwise he will not hold his bowel movements. He does not destroy household items. Kane is not bothered by having his food touched or taken while eating or having his toys touched or takem. Kane will growl if you try to take away food treats, use caution. He is not bothered by being bathed or brushed. He will bark if someone approaches house or yard and barks if someone approaches owner and is sometimes protective. New Family Kane is friendly and shy and has a high level of energy at home. He likes to follow his owner around the house. He enjoys balls and playing fetch. He likes to play tug-of-war but use caution because he quickly escalates and becomes aggressive. He is kept indoors only and is mostly house trained but has accidents about once a week. When left alone at home he is well behaved and kept in a crate for a max or 5 hours. He has been crate trained since a puppy. He knows the commands sit, come, stay, seetle down and gimme 5. He pulls very hard on the leash and is not walked without a leash unless the area is empty. He is fed only Martins Canine Formula dry food since he is puppy. Intake During intake Kane was slightly apprehensive of councilor and flinched when councilor scanned and does not like having hands above his head.
12/24/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: An imposing presence in his kennel, Kane is easily leashed and steps out carefully. Once outside, Kane peed enough to raise the Hudson River by 5 inches confirming that he’s housetrained per his former owner. Kane is a pokey, stop and smell the roses walker on leash, happy to amble along enjoying the good scents along the way. Surrendered to our care as his owner is ill, we’re told that he is shy at first but will warm up after a few minutes, is housetrained when walked regularly, is well behaved when left home alone, doesn’t guard his things other than his treats, enjoys balls and playing fetch, is crate trained and OK for up to 5 hours, knows ‘sit’, ‘come’, ‘stay’ ‘settle down’ and ‘gimme 5’. Kane is a bit unsettled without the home and family he’s known all his life but is working hard to deal with it. He showed off his sit and his down, alternates between being gentle and grabby for treats, put his paw in my lap, and when he got comfortable with me got a bit silly and playful and his tail started to wag. Kane seems to not like his head touched, flinching away when attempted. Change is hard for all of us, but when you’re older and used to a certain way of things, it’s that much harder. Kane is hoping that he gets a chance to show a new person or family that he’s ready to learn and love again. Let’s give him that chance.
12/26/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: Will growl if his food treats are taken away. Bite history: None reported. Housetrained: Yes as long as he is walked three times a day. Energy level/descriptors: Previous owner described Kane as friendly and shy with a high level of energy. Other notes: Kane is crate trained SAFER ASSESSMENT: Look: 5. Dog growls. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Kane appeared very fearful and growled when is collar was reached for during look. Due to this warning, remaining handling items were not conducted. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: 12/27: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Kane avoids approach. He appears nervous and turns his head away from the helper dog’s greeting. The behavior department feels that Kane may be most comfortable as the only resident dog pending followup outside the care center. Any future introductions should be done with respectful dogs, on a slow, one-on-one basis. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 12/22/16 During his initial medical exam Kane appeared tense and nervous but allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Kane was immediately uncomfortable with the SAFER handling, demonstrating an appropriate but high-level warning. We recommend force-free, positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address this discomfort, to help Kane build confidence, and to teach him alternate behaviors and better coping skills, before placement into a permanent home. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression; Kane demonstrated a warning behavior when he became uncomfortable during his handling assessment (SAFER). _X_Resource guarding: Kane is reported to growl over certain high-value food items. We recommend leaving Kane alone while eating. Nothing should ever be taken directly from his mouth without trading up for a reward. Kane’s growl is an indication that he is uncomfortable with human proximity to his valued resource, and it is essential that Kane not be pushed to escalate beyond a growl.
12/27/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
12/27: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Kane avoids approach. He appears nervous and turns his head away from the helper dog’s greeting. The behavior department feels that Kane may be most comfortable as the only resident dog pending followup outside the care center. Any future introductions should be done with respectful dogs, on a slow, one-on-one basis.
12/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 9y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to moderate staining and underbite If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed all handling but tense and nervous at times Medication: N/A, preventatives given
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