NEPTUNE – A1100728
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My name is NEPTUNE. My Animal ID # is A1100728.
I am a neutered male brown black mouth cur mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 12/30/2016 from NY 11224, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/30/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 43.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
PET PROFILE MEMO
No Pet Profile Memo
12/31/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: In Greek mythology Neptune is the God of the Sea, and as our Neptune was found in Coney Island his name is perfect. He’s a gorgeous red head, shy, compact, housetrained, a slow and pokey walker. Neptune is so handsome, but his little face wears a worried look. This is all new and while he’s happy to make new friends it isn’t home. Neptune takes treats gently, wags his tail softly to let me know he’s enjoying my petting and gives me the softest of kisses as he cuddles between my legs. Off leash in a pen we simply chat as he explores, take more pictures and enjoy more treats. Neptune is so soft and low key, I see him as the perfect cuddle boy happy to curl by your side watching your (or his!) favorite TV show. Good food, a soft bed, and surrounded by a family who loves him, that’s what I wish for our Neptune. Life is better with a friend, and Neptune is ready to be yours. Come meet our special little guy today.
01/02/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None Neutered, stray Other notes: Neptune was social with his finders SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/2/2017 Look: 5. Head low, unable to position, body stiff, quick low growl on second attempt. Toy: 1. No interest Summary: Neptune walked towards front of kennel slowly and allowed leashing, walked into assessment room slowly with head low and tail tucked. He was uncomfortable with the first handling item, offering a growl as a warning. Other items were omitted. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash with female dogs Neptune is relaxed and polite throughout the interaction. He does not offer correction if mounted. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 12/30/16 During his initial medical examination, Neptune appeared to be shut down. He avoided the handler with his head down and resisted being positioned, though he allowed all handling and did not aggress. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Neptune has been fearful in the care center, stressed to the point of appearing shut down. He has tolerated some handling, though he is not responsive to the handlers, but did not allow positioning for the handling assessment. Neptune appears to do well around other dogs, but due to his behavior around his human caretakers we recommend placement with a New Hope partner. We recommend ONLY force-free, reward-based training methods for Neptune, as more aversive methods are likely to increase fear and to increase the risk of aggression. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
12/31/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
12/31: When off leash with female dogs Neptune is relaxed and polite throughout the interaction. He does not offer correction if mounted.
12/30/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: neutered male Age: appx 4y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to moderate staining, head shy and could not examine thoroughly If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: slight dander, WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: shut down, would not acknowledge handler and kept head down, would not respond to commands and resisted being positioned (dug in heels, did not aggress) Medication: N/A, preventatives given
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