PATCHY – A1117031
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My name is PATCHY. My Animal ID # is A1117031.
I am a male white and brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/30/2017 from NY 10462, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
07/05/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Patchy A1117031 is at-risk for New Hope Only behavior. Patchy remains fearful in the care centers and continues to display all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable; growling, freezing.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/03/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 49.2 LBS.
07/03/17 16:30 1398 According to canine behavior assessor: “PATCHY GROWLED WHEN WE ATTEMPTED TO PUT A COLLAR ON HIM TODAY, SO HE WAS UNABLE TO HAVE A SAFER ASSESSMENT AND IS NHO. HE IS SCHEDULED FOR NEUTER ON 7/5, I THINK IT IS BEST TO CANCEL THAT AND WAIT TO NEUTER IF HE GETS PULLED.” Neuter cancelled until further notice.
07/07/2017 SAFER ASSESSMENT CONDUCTED
06/30/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/30/17 14:28 Patchy allowed minimal handling. He came in with a tense body, tail tucked in between his legs and barking at counselor when approached.
07/05/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Patchy is a handsome yet shy guy who hangs back and takes his time making a connection but once he chooses you, that scared puppy persona disappears, and in its place, a bright new world of beaming smiles and affectionate snuggles is revealed! He reminds me of a shy wallflower, scared to be rejected again but secretly full of hope that each new person will be his perfect match, someone to adore and who’ll love him unconditionally in return. Today, that lucky person is our volunteer manager, and he’s greeted at the gate with a flurry of tail wags and excited foot-to-foot dancing. I can almost hear Patchy thinking ‘Daddy’s home!’ as he leaps into his lap and smothers him in kisses, and it’s clear that once this sweetheart bonds with someone, he puts his whole heart and soul into loving them. Aside from his obvious charms, Patchy’s also a good leash walker, seemingly house trained and very friendly toward other dogs of all sizes, meeting them with gentle curiosity and a high tail both in the yard and out on the street. This sweet young hunk is so ready to fall in love, and with the TLC of a committed family, he’s going to blossom into the happy, social pet he was always meant to be. A volunteer updates: After the Best Date Ever, during which I was smothered in lap snuggles, kisses and tail wags galore, I’m officially naming myself President of the Patchy fan club–this guy rocks!!! While he’s still shy coming from his den, now that we’re friends I get star treatment from the moment we step outside, and Patchy keeps looking up at me as we stroll, an adoring smile on his face and a gimme-a-hug look in his eye. Given his eagerness to switch to cuddling at the drop of a hat, I’m guessing Patchy’s ideal ratio would be 5 minutes of snuggles for each minute of walking! He delights in meeting other dogs, taking a drink from the fountain and chilling out on a bench and if I could, I’d have spent all day enjoying his sweet company. Patchy is a class A pet looking for a family as perfect (or at least as loving) as he is, so why wait? Make him yours today!
07/07/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Known History:None 6/30/2017 Unaltered male, stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 07/07/2017 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body a bit tense, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog accepts the touch, head low, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog follows at the end of the leash, initially a bit fearful and distracted, playfully bounces toward end and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog is difficult to position, attempted to increase distance between dog and assessor. Once positioned, gently pulls back paw on both attempts. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, does not fully engage. Summary: Patchy was difficult to position for up-close tactile handling, attempted to increase distance between dog and assessor, but tolerated handling once positioned. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 06/30/17 Upon intake, Patchy was tense, barked at the counselor and tolerated minimal handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: During his initial medical exam, Patchy was tense and growling. PLAYGROUP: When greeting a dog on leash, Patchy displays social body language – a soft, wiggly body, and a wagging tail. The behavior department recommends slow, supervised introductions between Patchy and resident dogs in the future.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Patchy so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Patchy is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Ko: _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Patchy gives clear warnings when he is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Patchy, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Patchy to initiate interactions with new people. He should never be forced to greet or to interact if he is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
07/07/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When greeting a dog on leash, Patchy displays social body language – a soft, wiggly body, and a wagging tail. The behavior department recommends slow, supervised introductions between Patchy and resident dogs in the future.
06/30/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Microchip noted on Intake? History : brought in after found in hallway Subjective: Observed Behavior – growling in kennel, then very stiff demeanor, very nervous, urinated while being examined Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = 140 R = 30 BCS 4.5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzle on, unable to examine PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, both testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment MI Plan ok for neuter and adoptions consider trazadone trial if p doesn’t calm and assimilate at ACC Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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