RENARDO – A1093902
Safe - 10-29-2016 Manhattan
RENARDO – A1093902
NEUTERED MALE, RED / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/18/2016, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 10/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Neutered Age aprox. 5 yrs Moderate dental tartar Hematoma Alopecia sepecially in the tail region Hyper,allow handling nosf
RE EXAM: 10/23/16 08:52 S/O: QAR this morning, did not get up to greet; AD pinnae subjectively enlarged; compared to yesterday; alerted NH 10/22/16 16:45; aural hematoma AD; scarred/fibrosed AS; on cephalexin; added rimadyl 75mg PO BID x 5days & 75mg benadry PO BID x 5 days; placed e collar (removed after poor reaction to the e collar); recommend sx; px good with treatment 10/19/16 16:47; aural hematoma AD–no apparent infection,; discharge; pyoderma with scabby dermatitis in sacral area; very agreeable dog–allows all handling, playful; rx cephalexin 500mg bid
A volunteer writes:
Renardo has his little crowd of fans , here at the care center. Staff, volunteers and even the veterinary folks…After an initial “troublesome affair” with the leash, somehow, Renardo made peace with it…Oh wise of him…..Yep, he is one of the greatest walker around and older people like me, enjoy to walk a dog who does not pull or “goes for the leash. Renardo is “the big red dog” with a romantic Italian name. He is good looking, well nourished but his coat and ears(he has bilateral aural hematomas) have not been cared for by his former owners. Thankfully, our veterinarians are attending to the issue and although his ears are all puffed up, Renardo seems to be in much less discomfort. Renardo is quite sweet and even lays on his back for belly rubs(this was told to me by another volunteer who unfortunately did not bring a visual proof of the deed).He marks a little his territory although he is an un neutered male, does not go after squirrels or pigeons and is cool with other dogs met. In playgroups with his peers, he greets politely but is not overly interested. Many dogs( my dog is one of them), never entered a doggy playground. Renardo can sit on command and takes treats politely from my hand. He likes to be caressed and will stay very calmly by his caretaker’s side. Renardo is a likable character, a friendly chap who will need some follow up veterinary care. He is quite worth the attention and will make a very dear, gentle and loyal forever best friend. Renardo is waiting for you at the Manhattan Care Center.
Renardo A1093902 is a neutered male red AMPBT terrier who was found wandering the street of the Bronx a little while ago. The finder stated they approached an officer to take him but they didn’t because the finder stated they wanted to keep him. The finder decided to leave him due to them stating “we don’t know what he has”. I offered a low cost vet visit but they declined. They stated they asked the officer to place a collar/leash they had on him to be brought in and they aren’t used to big dogs.
During intake Renardo allowed to be scanned (-) but didn’t seem too comfortable when we attempted to collar him and the finder stated they weren’t comfortable with collaring him either due to his size. When it came time to take his picture Renardo seemed interested in the rope especially when it was up/above his head; he would sometimes slightly jump up and nip at it. He was coaxed into the kennel with food and water and Renardo takes treats super gently.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/20/16
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor- focused on biting the leash, does not release it.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Renardo displayed high energy/exuberance throughout the assessment and was overly focused on biting the leash, appearing frustrated. He bit the leash throughout the assessment and paw slapped the Assessor repeatedly. Renardo may likely do best with an adopter who can provide daily mental/physical stimulation.
10/20: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Renardo only briefly greets, then roams and paces anxiously.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/18/16
During his initial medical exam Renardo displayed a high level of energy though readily allowed handling.
_X_No young children (under 5) (Renardo displays a high level of anxiety/exuberance; we cannot be certain if any other behavior may be suppressed as a result of this environment. The behavior department advises against a home with young children at this time.)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
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