PIPER aka SNIPER aka BOSTON – A0990915
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My name is PIPER. My Animal ID # is A0990915.
I am a neutered male tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/02/2016 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/17/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 C – MINOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 54.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/02/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/02/16 14:53 BASIC INFO Piper A0990915 is a 5 year old American Pitbull Mix. He is being surrendered to the shelter because the owner was evicted and had to move into a homeless shelter. Owner had Piper since he was a young puppy and he was a gift to the owner from friends. Piper does not have any medical concerns. SOCIALIZATION Around strangers, Piper is very friendly. He plays gentle with adults. The dog lived with a 4 year old child and he was very protective of the child. He played gently with the child. He has lived with another Pitbull and they were friendly and respectful towards each other. Piper did bite someone at the beginning of this year, because they walked into the home un-announced. BEHAVIOR The only behavior issue that Piper has is that he does not like water. He shows teeth if you try to bathe him. You have to cover his eyes with a towel and lead him to the tub to bathe him. He is not bothered during storms. He allows you to touch his food bowl, water bowl or toy. If an unfamiliar approaches the door, he barks. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Piper is best described a sfriendly, affectionate and playful. He has a high activity level. At home, he follows you around. He likes to play with sticks. He loves to play chase. He has been kept mostly indoors. He eats Pedigree dry and wet food. He sleeps on a comforter. He is very house trained. When left alone, he topples stuff over and lays down on them. He has never been crate trained. He listens to the commands, sit and come. When left in the yard, he is well behaved. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Piper allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
03/01/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Meet Piper, AKA Mr Smiles AKA Happy McWaggy AKA the friendliest dog in town! This handsome youngster joined us when his lifelong Mom moved into a shelter where no pets are allowed, and it was pretty clear that times had been tough for a while. Naturally, he’s very responsive to treats, and I’m pleasantly surprised when he sits politely on command for the chance to catch a few mid-air. He seems very house trained, and free in the yard, he’ll quietly investigate his surroundings while greeting fellow dogs with excellent manners. Piper shared his home with a 4 year old and plays gently with both kids and adults, not to mention living in friendly and respectful harmony with another Pittie. He’s a loyal, sensitive boy, apparently so terrified of baths he has to be blindfolded and led to the tub. Around strangers, he can be protective of his family, possibly due to witnessing his owner being hurt in the past. Slow introductions to new faces and plenty of reassuring cuddles are all it takes to put him at ease. How many dogs do you know that can be wrangled into a raincoat without complaint? Piper can! He’s an energetic guy who loves to play with toys (but never guards) and enjoys games of fetch and chase. Already neutered and with a great behavior evaluation, he’s ready to leave immediately, and would be a real catch for an active, dog-savvy family of any size. Piper comes bearing precious gifts of keen intelligence, good-natured fun and unconditional love, ask to meet him and take your share home today! Another volunteer updates (as told by Piper): Hi! Piper here! I have a very important job here at the Care Center — I’m a social greeter dog because I’m so good with others. I’m a Behavior Department team favorite: they even gave me a new gorgeous collar today because they love me. I love them too, and love to snuggle and give kisses and make new friends. When I had a family, I loved them to pieces, and am hoping to find a new family or person to take care of. I wonder if I was a model in another life because as soon as you point a camera at me I sit and pose very seriously. Staff and volunteers always tell me what a good boy I am and I’m ready to be your good boy. Come meet me today and let’s be forever friends.
03/02/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Update: 3/2/16 Since Piper’s last behavior assessment he has displayed some concerning behaviors in the shelter. Piper seems to be deteriorating in the shelter environment, barking and growling at people in front of his kennel. When returned to his kennel today post-walk Piper growled at his handler, and then snapped as his leash was being removed. Based on these observations the behavior team believes that Piper would do best in an experienced home with no children at this time. SAFER: 2/4/16 Piper pulls a bit on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Piper was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He took the toy away with a soft body language. Piper was surrender to us. According to his previous owner around strangers, Piper is very friendly. He plays gentle with adults. The dog lived with a 4 year old child and he was very protective of the child. He played gently with the child. He has lived with another Pit-bull and they were friendly and respectful towards each other. He allows you to touch his food bowl, water bowl or toy. The owner stated that Piper had a bite history he bit someone at the beginning of this year, because the person walked into the home un-announced”. Piper was soft and calm during the assessment he didn’t show any concern but because his bite history the behavior department feels that he would do better in an Experienced home with no children. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. 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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Playgroup Notes: When off leash with other dogs Piper greets politely and is interested in greeting dogs in adjacent pens. He explores the yard, occasionally approaching the helper dog to sniff.
02/03/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Piper offers polite greeting and engages in soft play when solicited by other dogs, both male and female. Piprer’s previous owner cites that “He has lived with another Pitbull and they were friendly and respectful towards each other”. The behavior department recommends that Piper may be placed into a home with another respectful, gently playful dog. When off leash with other dogs Piper greets politely and is interested in greeting dogs in adjacent pens. He explores the yard, occasionally approaching the helper dog to sniff. 2/6 update: Piper greets a group of males well and engages in very soft play with them. He is tolerant of mounting. 2/7 update: Piper offers polite greeting to a nervous female dog then keeps to himself by jumping up on the bench. 2/9 update: Piper will mount a flagging female but is more interested in greeting and socializing appropriately. He will engage in a bit of play when solicited. 2/10 update: Piper is social and polite, greeting all the dogs and standing near while they are playing, but not engaging himself. 2/11 update: Piper continues to exhibit these behaviors when off leash with other dogs. 2/12 update: Piper is polite and engages in soft play with both large and small dogs. 2/13 update: Piper greets and sniffs all the dogs in the large group and will briefly engage in soft play with them. 2/17 update: Piper solicits and engages in soft play with other dogs. He offers correction when persistantly mounted by a female dog. 2/18 update: Piper continues to display these behaviors when off leash with other dogs. 2/19 update: Piper continues to be polite and tolerant of rude behaviors. When another dog overreacts and escalates with no provocation, Piper attempts to run away and does not react. 2/20 update: Piper is polite and social. He is tolerant when mounted and corrects a pushy female. 2/21 update: Piper offers polite greeting. He intermttently approaches and sniffs other calm dogs. He runs away and avoids an energetic, more vocal dog. 2/22 update: Piper conitnues to offer polite greeting, and remains respectful when approaching other dogs. 2/23, 2/24 update: Piper conitnues to display these behaviors. 2/25 update: Piper briefly offers greeting, but is anxious and seeks exit after some time. 2/26 update: Piper has become anxious in the yard. He will briefly greet but spends a majority of his time seeking exit from the yard.
02/03/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 C – MINOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan positive#985112000949391 neutered male mild tartar underweight, showing rib cage good appetite placed TID feeding sign fleas and fleas dirt seen, applied activyl dermatitis on buttock, poss flea bite dermatitis NOSF
02/03/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 C – MINOR CONDITIONS ,
02/03/16 13:07 S/O: BAR, hydrated, no CIRDC signs, partial alopecia and dermatitis on dorsum (especially caudal dorsum), live fleas seen on exam. A: fleas and secondary flea allergy dermatitis P: gave capstar on exam already treated with activyl start cephalexin BID x 21 days —————– BARH scan positive#985112000949391 neutered male mild tartar underweight, showing rib cage good appetite placed TID feeding sign fleas and fleas dirt seen, applied activyl dermatitis on buttock, poss flea bite dermatitis NOSF
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