REX – A1066655
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Staten Island Center
My name is REX. My Animal ID # is A1066655.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/04/2016 from NY 10303, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/04/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 65.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
03/04/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/04/16 12:12 Basic Information: Rex is a 2 year old male Pit Bull mix that has no past or current medical issues that owner is aware of. Socialization: Rex does not do well in the presence of strangers. If they get too close to a family member or his home/yard, he will attack without warning. Around people he is comfortable with, Rex is playful and gentle. He has been around cats and dogs vefore and is relaxed and playful. Around children in the home, he is respectful. Rex has never bitten another animal before but he has bitten a person before (not in the last ten days however.) Behavior: Previous owners stated that Rex is very reactive to strangers. He gives no warning signs that he is uncomfortable and will randomly bite when people get too close. When somebody unfamiliar approaches, Rex will not bark or growl but will just go to bite. He is not bothered when his food bowl is touched or a toy is taken away from him. He is not bothered to any grooming agents as well. He is not bothered when he is disturbed while sleeping. For a New Family to Know: Rex is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy and excitable with a high activity level. Rex is the type of dog to follow you around the home looking for attention. He loves toys, especially balls. He loves playing fetch and catch. He was kept mostly indoors and slept on his dog bed. He was fed any brand dog food and loves beef sticks. He is housetrained and used the bathroom on the grass. When left alone in the yard, Rex will bark to come in or dig holes. He knows the command “sit” and loves running and jogging.
No Web Memo
03/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rex came into our center as an owner surrender citing he may try to bite without giving much warning such as barking or growling. He is reportedly playful and gentle with people he is comfortable with as well as with dogs and cats. Owner states Rex is respectful of children in the home. It is reported Rex is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Treats, or Toys. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and shy. When left alone in the yard it is reported Rex will bark to come back in or dig holes. During intake, Rex was very tense and nervous, but did not show any aggression and did allow handling. Rex walked nicely on leash for his relief walk, no pulling. Rex required a significant amount of time to warm up and become comfortable at the center. He was initially difficult to remove from his kennel, but was coaxed and once out he would lean on handler for affection but cower at quick movements or unfamiliar surroundings. Rex became much more relaxed in the yard in the company of other dogs. He approached staff, sat calmly and allowed all petting and handling, at times slowly climbing up to lick faces. He allowed all tactile portions of the assessment with no issue. He stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, ears slightly back, mouth closed. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, tail down, alert and watching assessor’s movements. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He showed minimal interest in Toy. Due to his profile stating biting with no warning, although not seen in the shelter environment, the Behavior Team feels Rex would do best with a New Hope partner that can provide a calm, quiet, structured environment where he can relax and know what to expect. Look: 2. Eyes averted, slight tremble Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, mouth closed, tail down Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, tail down, alert. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all Toy: 1: Minimal interest, dog licks, turns away dog-dog: Off leash with other dogs, Rex sits and lays close to handlers, gives kisses, did well with all staff strangers he was unfamiliar with while in the yard.
03/08/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash other dogs, Rex greets and interacts with male and female dogs in a very polite manner. He offers a few play bows, and often solicited play. When over corrected by a large male for jumping up on him, Rex took well to the correction and backed away submissively. Rex then did not appear interested in any play and would sit and lay close to handlers and did well with all staff strangers he was unfamiliar with while in the yard. 3/9 update Rex greeted a female very politely but when she got a bit vocal while soliciting play, he appeared to lose interest in interacting. He was very tolerant when she continued to solicit play but eventually layed next to human handlers and the female layed down next to him as well. 3/11 update Rex appeared very uncomfortable with a familiar female; he was tolerant of her extremely pushy and assertive behavior. However, he did appear scared – his body low, trembling, did not interact. He mostly stayed by the handler’s side and eventually went and sat by the exit.
03/04/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Very tense and nervous, but did not show any aggression Male~2yrs EENT:WNL No fleas seen Nosf
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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