MUSCLES – A1055809
Gone - 3-18-2017 Manhattan
My name is MUSCLES. My Animal ID # is A1055809.
I am a neutered male brown and white staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/15/2017 from NY 10026, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
03/17/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Muscles A1055809 was placed At Risk for behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/15/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 51.2 LBS.
Date: 3/15/2017 Canine DAPP Serial Number: 02121703A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 3/29/17 Canine Bordetella Serial Number: 00541362A Location of Vaccination: IN Rabies Serial Number: 157458 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 3/15/18 Veterinarian: 1027
03/15/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/15/17 12:38 Basic Information: Muscles is a 2 year old Staffordshire neutered male. He was given as a gift from a friend. He appears healthy and has no health concerns at this time. Owner surrenders Muscles due to behavior change in the home. Social Life and Personality: Muscles lived with 4 adults and been around children ages 3 and 4 years old. Owner stated Muscles was loose body and friendly towards everyone in the household until recently. Muscle behavior was still playful towards children though. He is shy and fearful towards unfamiliar people and will either growl or run away. He lived with two other dogs which were Japanese chin (M) and Shih Tzu (F). Owner stated Muscles was Exuberant around the dogs but the dogs didn’t interact with him as much. His behavior is unknown towards cats. Muscles was indoors only and activity level is medium. Owner describes Muscles as friendly and shy. Behavior: Muscles has never bitten or scratched anyone owner stated but had some behavior concerns. (mentioned in behavior memo) He often used the bathroom indoors on training pad that was located in the bathroom. He never destroy any household items and wasn’t afraid of storms. Owner never touched his food bowl while eating but Muscles did eat from her hand and he was friendly. His toys or treats were never taken away from his mouth. He never was push off furniture or restrained. Owner stated they always left Muscle alone because he was the King of the house. He loves baths and to be brushed. He was afraid of unfamiliar people and will run away or bark when someone knocks on door. For a New Family to Know: Muscles was trained to use the bathroom outdoors and will go for walks two times a day. If he was off leash he will run away but come back when name is called. He likes to be in same room as owner laying on the floor and he often sleeps on the bed. He likes to chew on bones and eat wet food twice a day. He knows commands sit and stay. He is well behaved when home and usually with the other dogs. Owner believes he will do best in a home with children. Intake Behavior: Upon intake Muscles was nervous and tense. He growled and snapped at scanner. No handling at this time to reduce stress.
10/27/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Love at first sight….His round face like a cinnamon bun, his gentle chestnut eyes, his little teeth a bit in disarray, a cute drawer tongue and a compact muscular body, all those features lumped together and begging, “Take me out, take me out…I’m all all yours.” I was a bit hesitant, though. His name… Muscles and his obvious excitement. I gave him a treat, he sat, I leashed him and off we flew to the yard. Muscles needed to go. He marks his territory and pulls toward other dogs, whimpering. He is happy to be free in a pen and runs around to burn pent up energy. His face is beaming. He is so lively. I call him. He stops all of a sudden and runs toward me. He is now just a little boy seeking comfort in my arms, shiny eyes, big smile, all soft and raggedy like a teddy bear… Kisses flow on both sides. Time to go back. I will make sure to see him again. He is a real lover. Muscles was surrendered as his ailing owner could not handle a young dog anymore. This is why, although well fed and most likely very much loved, Muscles was not taken out much, eliminated on a wee wee pad and has tremendously long and curved nails. No wonder that he is a real road runner here at the care center. He has so much work outs to catch up with. Muscles comes with excellent recommendations. He lived and played well with old and young children and is not known to have any handling issues. He warms up slowly to strangers, a side I personally did not experience but we have to believe those who knew him well. I am sure that Muscles is not perfect but who needs angels? Muscles will make, I bet, someone very happy to adopt him and have him as a world class forever best friend. Muscles is waiting for you at the Manhattan Care Center.
03/17/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 10/24/2017, first stay in the care center (lived in previous home for 1 year, since a puppy) Neutered Male,Stray Previously lived with: Adults and 16 year old child Behavior toward strangers: Will bark and growl if anyone unfamiliar approaches and enters the home Behavior toward children: Interacted with children ages 4 and 6, playful and allowed petting Behavior toward dogs: Whines when he notices dogs out on walks Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None Reported Housetrained: Partially, housetrained to use wee-wee pads indoors but sometimes has accidents on owner’s bed Energy level/descriptors: Social and shy with a medium activity level Other notes: Muscles pulls hard when walked on leash. He will run and hide from loud noise. Muscles growled at admissions counselor upon intake, snapped at microchip scanner. KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 3/15/17, second stay in the care center (lived in previous home for two years) Neutered Male,Stray Previously lived with: 4 Adults and 2 small dogs Behavior toward strangers: Shy and fearful will growl or run away Behavior toward children: Has been around children ages 3 and 4 years old, playful Behavior toward dogs: Exuberant with resident dogs Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: Muscles snapped at resident teenage daughter recently but did not break skin. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Social and shy with a medium activity level Other notes: Upon intake Muscles was nervous and tense, growled and snapped at microchip scanner. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/17/2017 Summary: Muscles has barked and charged from the kennel. Out of concern for his stress levels, we feel Muscles is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: 3/16: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Muscles is nervous and avoidant of the female greeter dogs. He eventually allows brief, polite approach. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/15/17 During his initial medical exam Muscles was tense and growled ENERGY LEVEL: Muscles has remained fearful during his stay in our care centers, he displays a low energy level because of this.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Muscles has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. It should be noted Muscles has relaxed with certain staff and allows additional handling once comfortable. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though he has improved during his stay at our care centers, Muscles continues to give all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior displayed in shelter, the behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only until he can acclimate to his new home environment for the behavior to be further assessed. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised; force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_On leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Muscles is uncomfortable with many forms of approach from unfamiliar people and has been observed to bark and growl in attempt to increase distance. _X_Kennel presence: When in his kennel, Muscles growls and lunges at people approaching. While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Muscles may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in her kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations
03/16/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
3/16: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Muscles is nervous and avoidant of the female greeter dogs. He eventually allows brief, polite approach.
03/15/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
03/15/17 12:17DVM Intake Exam Findings History return Subjective Observed Behavior – growling softly, tail between legs, peed when touched Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n scan positive 981020015139017 Objective bcs 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled 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 healthy Plan no treatment
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/24/2015, From NY 10026, DueOut Date 10/24/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Intact male Scan negative for microchip Eyes are clear Nose= No discharge Ears are clean Teeth are intact and white. Incisors are crooked Nails could not be trimmed Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF He was fine in the beginining and then just started to growl. Not sure what could of triggered it.
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