ROCKY aka OSCAR – A0887556
Gone - 9-16-2017 Manhattan
My name is ROCKY aka OSCAR. My Animal ID # is A0887556.
I am a male tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/04/2017 from NY 11102, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
09/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Rocky A0887556 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a multiple-bite history. He has been social with his caretakers and details on the bite incidents are limited, but due to the history and risk of future aggression Rocky was released for rescue placement only after his bite quarantine.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/06/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 43.2 LBS.
Date: 09/06/17 10:42 Canine DAPP Product Name:NOBIVAC 1-DAPP Serial Number: 02121717B Location of Vaccination:RFL Revaccination Date:09/06/2018
09/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
Police bought dog in, he was wagging his tail. Dog is very friendly and allows handling.
09/04/2017 WEB MEMO
No Web Memo
09/15/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited profile Date of intake 9/4/2017 Neutered male, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults and a child (age 8) Bite history: Rocky bit both owners (parents of 8 year old child) as the child and Rocky were playing and parents came to put child to bed. Man was bit on wrist, woman was bit on finger. In another incident, Rocky bit owner on right forearm, breaking skin, no other details given . SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 9/13/2017 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, accepts the touch, distracted Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Flank squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is a bit stiff-traded up nicely for a treat without issue. Summary: Rocky displayed high energy and movement throughout the assessment room, at times jumping up onto desk with front paws. He favored his left rear leg at times, therefore Paw Squeeze portion of assessment was skipped and replaced with Flank. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake 9/4/2017 Upon intake, Rocky was friendly and social, tail wagging and allowed all handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial 9/6/2017 During his initial medical exam, Rocky was cooperative and allowed all handling, wagging tail. ENERGY LEVEL: We have minimal history on Rocky so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Rocky displays a high level of energy. He would benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend walks, runs, exercise, and play to positively direct his enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13)- Rocky has potential for some possessiveness. He gave an appropriate warning of discomfort, but due to this behavior and his multiple-bite history, we recommend an adult-only home for Rocky. _X_Place with a New Hope partner- Details on the bite situations are limited so we cannot speak to potential triggers, warnings, or the extent of injury. Due to his multiple-bite history, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can further investigate his behavior in a home environment and can provide any needed behavior modification. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding – Rocky kept a firm grip on his toy and body became a bit stiff. Toys should not be taken directly out of Rocky’s mouth, instead they should be traded up for a higher value treat. Rocky should also be left alone while eating and playing with toys independently. _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control- Rocky jumped up onto desk and chairs with front paws. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “leave it”, “sit/stay”, “down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression – Rocky has shown a willingness to escalate to biting in certain situations. We recommend only force-free, reward based training methods for Rocky as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear, suppress behavior, and increase the risk of future aggression.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
09/06/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7y Microchip noted on Intake? History : returned Subjective: Observed Behavior – wagging tail, cooperative for full exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 120 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: canine teeth worn , generally clean PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, , Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: no tx Prognosis: good
08/01/2017 MS NEW URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
Hx: Was lethargic on 7/30, then this morning reported coughing. Currently, pt is sniffling, with mild SND. Move to isolation, start Baytril 136 mg tabs, 1.5 tabs PO SID x14 days. 1088
MALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 01/26/2011, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 01/29/2011,
Medical Behavior Evaluation NO CONCERN
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED fleas and ear mites negative no tartar or staining nosf
Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
Oscar is a 7 month old pittie puppy who came to the shelter on 1/26 as a stray. When I opened the door to Oscar’s cage and leashed him, he glanced at the floor, then at me, clearly he meant to say, “Please, please carry me across this wet floor so I don’t have to walk on it.” And of course I did, who could really resist those sweet puppy dog eyes? I imagine if those same eyes requested that I rob a bank, I would agree to that too. At 7 months old, Oscar is still pure baby: sweet, innocent, and confused and curious about anything new. I noticed two of my favorite puppy qualities in Oscar: incomplete control of limbs when in play-mode, and fear of walking down stairs (yes, I carried him down those as well) and I’m sure he has tons more his new family will have fun discovering. Please consider this adorable guy at the Manhattan Shelter today!
Stare – 1 big medium wag,lip licks, holds gaze briefly, then looks away
Sensitivity – 1 orients to hand, medium wag, rolls over on back, leans into the assessor, eyes soft squinty, soft loose body
Tag – 1 dog assumes play position and joins the game, open mouth, gets slightly distracted, then joins again, jumps on assessor at the end of game
Pinch – 1 orients to hand and licks, jumps up and orients to hand
Food aggression – dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows dish, does not interfere with teh dish’s movement. light pressure to push out
Rawhide aggression – 1 dog settles down close to chew, very loose and wiggly
Toy – 1 no interest
Dog to dog aggression – 1 dog approaches the helper dog submissively, interested and curious, lots of energy and sweet
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