LUKE – A1089403
Gone - 9-20-2016 Brooklyn
My name is LUKE. My Animal ID # is A1089403.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/11/2016 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/12/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 55.4 LBS.
activyl applied 5.5ml pyrantel
09/11/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/11/16 14:03 Police were able to approach Luke slowly. They stated he was nervous at first and lip licking but warmed up fairy quickly. Police were able to place another leash on him and interact with him without any issues. Behavior during intake: When I approached Luke and put my hand out, he growled at first but smelled my hand. After a minute of standing there, he came over and licked my hand. I was able to scan him for a mc and take his picture without any issues. When I tired to collar him, he became fidgety, started lip licking and moving away therefore I was unable to do so. When ACO approached, he started growling, body stiff, lip licking and tried to bite ACO on the hand.
09/17/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Meet Luke!! This bright eyed boy might not seem bushy tailed in his cage (he’s a little unsure of my slip lead but easily coaxed out with treats), but really shines outside. He is timid and unsure, but give him a minute or two to warm up and out comes a playful, affectionate and wiggly boy. He attracts several admirers when we hang out in the yard and is reluctant to go say “hi” at first, but with some encouragement will prop his paws on the fence and offer them a soft tail wag. He seems housebroken, is very treat motivated (but might not be a pro at commands) and crazy for tennis balls. He looked away when I first started to pet him on our first walk, but then moved closer, propped his paws on me, and then caught a case of the zoomies! On further outings he almost constantly solicits affection and manages to do it in a way that seems like he is seeking reassurance and simultaneously celebrating having a companion (being brave was worth it!). And forget about using his front paws to hoist himself into my lap, he will literally just jump up into it! Whenever I put him back he solicits attention as if to say he’s ready to go out again, before quietly curling up on his bed. He has an entire repertoire of goofy faces (each cuter than the last) and looks like he’s been well cared for. While he isn’t completely confident yet, Luke has been so sweet and charismatic with me…I can only imagine how he’ll blossom in a home. Please come give him a chance at Brooklyn ACC!
09/16/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Because Luke’s behavior has improved significantly so towards handlers away from the shelter upon a slow approach, the behavior department believes Luke can be considered an appropriate candidate for adoption. Due to the fearful behavior displayed in shelter, an experienced adult home only is recommended. Because of the high stress level displayed in shelter, he in unlikely to thrive in this environment and should move into a home as soon as possible. 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 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, or low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Pulls back gently Toy: 1. Minimal licks/settles close and relinquish toy. 9/14 Assessment Luke came into our care centers as a stray; any past behavior in the home is unknown. During intake, Luke was nervous, attempting to increase his distance from human interaction; upon approach from a caretaker, he began lip licking, growling and attempted to bite. Upon approaching his kennel, Luke gives appropriate warning; growling, lunging, and attempting to hide. Any attempts made to remove from kennel result in snapping towards the handler/leash. It has been observed that when uncomfortable, he will attempt to bite; to avoid further rehearsal of this undesired behavior as well as for safety concerns, Luke is not an appropriate candidate for a SAFER at this time. Because an assessment would provide no helpful/predictive information, the behavior department believes placement with a New Hope partner would be most beneficial at this time. We advise placement into an experienced foster home as well as guidance from a professional/trainer behaviorist to re-assess behavior in a home environment after a period of decompression. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Luke to new and unfamiliar situations. Update 9/18: Today it was reported that he has again begun snapping and lunging at staff members when being taken out of his kennel for walks. Due to safety concerns, the Behavior Team does not feel that Luke is a suitable candidate for the adoptions room at this time and recommend placement be sought as soon as possible for his well-being
09/12/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Luke was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Luke displays slightly stiff body language when interacting with male and female dogs. He is able to listen to handler interruptions but continues to show uncomfortable body language. The Behavior Department believes that Luke would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home and that any introductions to other dogs should be supervised and conducted slowly. 9/12: Luke initially greets with a stiff posture, high tail and raised hackles but slowly loosens up and offers a little wiggle. Once inside the pen he explores his surroundings and checks in with the greeter dog occasionally. 9/14: Luke displays slightly stiff body posture when interacting with a male dog. He is able to listen to handler interruptions for a moment before returning to the male dog, standing tall and placing his chin on the other male’s back. The session was ended.
09/12/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
microchip scan negative intact male approximately 1.5yrs old BARH EEN: WNL unable to perform oral exam 55.4lbs; BCS: 3/5 clean hair coat very nervous and tense, limited handling
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
Generated on Sep 19 2016 6:00PM
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