MALACHI aka KING – A1057445
Safe - 8-9-2017 Brooklyn
My name is MALACHI. My Animal ID # is A1057445.
I am a neutered male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 07/13/2017 from NY 11226, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
08/04/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Malachi A1057445 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a bite history. While social with many of his daily caretakers, he has shown warning behaviors to others when uncomfortable. Malachi was released for rescue placement only after his quarantine.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/27/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 61.7 LBS.
07/27/17 13:09 Re-weigh 61.7#
07/13/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/13/17 16:33 Malachi is a 2 year old altered Male tan and white large dog, he came to his family 3 weeks ago form ACC and was surrendered due to Malachi recent bite incident with the family’s child. He has no known health issues or injures and has no vet history. Around strangers Malachi is friendly and keeps to himself most of the time. He has lived with a 1 year old child and is gentle and playful with child, but recently bitten the child in the home when she tried to pet him while Malachi was chewing on a bone, and left a small wound on her finger. Malachi has been around other dogs and will bark or growl if they try to approach him. Malachi isn’t bothered when someone tries to touch her food bowl. He is very timid during baths and tries to escape. When an unfamiliar person comes to the home Malachi barks. He was described as friendly, Playful, and affectionate with a very high activity level. He likes bone, and balls and id feed dry food 2 time’s day and eats milk bone treats. Malachi is house trained and uses the grass and cement, and is well -behaved when left alone and was not crate trained. He knows command sit, come, and goes on brisk walks on leash and off leash in the park. Upon intake he was relaxed and sat calmly while the counselor collared him, and scanned him.
05/20/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Malachi is one chill dude. The handsomest of gentlemen with impeccable manners. A true love bug. He is EXCELLENT on walks, showing off his second-to-none leash manners. He enjoys walking by your side, hand in paw. He is also so full of love. As soon as I sat down with him, Malachi was giving me hugs and kisses, sitting in my lap. He has a white patch in the shape of an arrowhead at the top of his neck, pointing towards the top of his head and sweet face. He also loves treats and pets all over. He wants nothing more than to hang out with you and do whatever you are doing. He is physically fit with a perfect doggy physique. I think he would be equally as happy with long walks as he would be cuddling on the couch. Love you, Malachi!
08/04/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 7/13/17, full profile, third stay in the care center Neutered, Owner surrender (3 weeks in the previous home) Previously lived with:Adults and children (1 year old) Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Gentle and playful Behavior toward dogs:Bark and growl Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Malachi recently bit over a high-value resource (bone) Bite history: Yes, a child approached and tried to pet Malachi while he was chewing a bone. He bit the child on the finger, leaving a small wound Housetrained:Yes Energy level/descriptors:High activity level in the household. 4/24/17, full profile, second stay in the care center Neutered, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful Behavior toward dogs: “Does not do well” – no additional notes given Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: Unknown Housetrained: Yes 11/10/15, full profile, first stay in the care center Unaltered male, Owner surrender (in home since 1 month of age) Previously lived with: 1 Adult Behavior toward children: Gentle Bite history: None reported Energy level/descriptors: Described as friendly, playful, and affectionate, with a very high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/27/17 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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you. Summary: Malachi was friendly and affectionate towards the assessor. PLAYGROUP: See GroupBehavior entry INTAKE BEHAVIOR 7/13/17: Malachi was calm and relaxed during intake, and allowed all handling during his veterinary examination. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center. He will need mental and physical stimulation to keep him exercised and engaged with his environment.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Malachi’s bite history we recommend placement with a New Hope partner at this time. Malachi has also shown a tendency to escalate quickly to warning behaviors when under stress (growling, lip curling, snapping). We recommend consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Malachi presents with outside of the care centers. We recommend only positive reinforcement, force-free, reward-based training methods. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Malachi bit a child, likely over a high-value resource. _X_ Fearful/potential for fear-based aggression: With certain handlers in the care center, Malachi has shown warning behaviors (growling, baring teeth, snapping, hackling) with no clear provocation. We recommend introducing Malachi to new people slowly and making the experience positive using treats and other rewards. Malachi should never be forced to interact, and should instead be free to increase distance when desired.
11/11/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs during his first stay at the Care Center, Malachi greets briefly and may be a bit sexually motivated. He attempts to engage in play when solicited but has not learned the appropriate skills to engage in proper play. During his current stay at the Care Centers, Malachi engages in high energy play with a female dog and is nervous when solicited to play by a male dog. Malachi’s previous owner stated that Malachi does not do well with other dogs, but no further details were provided. The Behavior Department recommends that Malachi be placed with resident dogs that are comfortable with his high energy play style. November 2015: Malachi greets briefly then becomes sexually motivated. He continues to attempt to mount after correction. He seems interested but does not engage in play when solicited. With further playgroup sessions Malachi greets politely and is bouncy when attempting to solicit play. He may become sexually motivated. 4/24/17: When off-leash with dogs at the Care Center, Malachi greets a novel female with high energy. When she gently solicits play from him he responds by roughly soliciting play from her, jumping over her and body slamming her. He stops this behavior when she corrects him appropriately. 4/26: Malachi is nervous when greeting a novel male, playful dog. He does not engage in play when solicited, instead keeps to himself as he explores the pen. 4/27-4/28: In a group of playful male and female dogs, Malachi initially keeps to himself and does not engage in play when solicited. As the session continues Malachi begins to solicit and engage in gentle play. 4/30-5/3: Malachi mostly avoiding interacting with the other dogs and kept to himself. 5/13: Today Malachi was difficult to lead into group. He balked, pancake and attempt to flee when entering the pens. Due to the level of stress he displayed, his session was ended.
07/13/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam 7/13/17 Estimated age: ~2yrs, neutered Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 981020015349672 History : Return adoption for behavior Subjective: Observed Behavior – QARH. Allows all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Minimal dental tartar, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent
11/27/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
Dispensed doxycycline 100mg, 3 capsuiles PO SID x 10days Owner report dry coughing BARH, inducible cough A: CIRDC
Generated on Aug 4 2017 6:00PM
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