ROCKY – A1083894
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My name is ROCKY. My Animal ID # is A1083894.
I am a neutered male black and brown rottweiler mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/02/2016 from NY 10468, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-068345.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/03/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 71.2 LBS.
Pyrantel — 7.1cc oral Activyl – 4cc topical
08/02/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/02/16 21:15 Basic Information: Rocky is a male Rottweiler mix who was surrendered with his house mate Tyson due to their previous owner moving to a place where animals are not allowed. Socialization: Around strangers Rocky is shy for a few minutes and plays gently with adults. Rocky has lived with children ages 4 through 6, around them Rocky is relaxed and plays gently. Rocky has lived with his house mate Tyson and they are relaxed and playful with one another. Rocky has never been around cats so it is unknown how he will react to being around them. Behavior: Rocky has never bitten another person or animal. Rocky has no behavior issues. Rocky will get nervous when he hears loud sounds and will try and hide. Rocky is friendly when someone touches his food or bowl while he is eating, takes a treat or toy away, pushes/pulls him off of the furniture, give him a bath, trims his nails, or holds/restrains him. Rocky is fearful when being brushed. If an unfamiliar person approaches Rocky’s family or home Rocky will bark and growl at them. Rocky is not bothered if someone disturbs him while he is resting/ sleeping. For a new Family to Know: Rocky is described as: friendly, affectionate, playful and shy with very high activity level. When at home Rocky will follow around his owner and likes to play with chew toys. Rocky will usually send his days outdoors and his nights indoors. Rocky was fed both wet and dry food from the brand pedigree twice a day. Rocky is house trained and has accidents a few times a month. When left alone at home Rocky is well behaved but will dig if left alone in a yard. Rocky knows the commands sit and give paw. For exercise Rocky likes running and jogging. Rocky doesn’t pull when on a leash and when off leash will stay by his owner’s side. Rocky will go to the bathroom on the grass. Intake behavior: Rocky allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
No Web Memo
08/05/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rocky lived previously with adults, children (ages 4 and 6), and another large dog. With the children, Rocky was relaxed and gentle. He was playful with his former house mate. His previous owner reports no resource guarding behavior in the home, though Rocky may bark and growl if his home is approached by strangers. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and shy, with a very high activity level. Rocky was easy to handle at intake, though he did not allow handling the following day during his initial medical examination. He also head flipped with an open mouth the first time the Enrichment team tried to collar him for playgroup. After this cautious start Rocky appears to be making daily improvements, though he remains a bit tentative with new people. He was able to be collared on day two in playgroup, and he warmed up to the assessor fairly quickly during his SAFER. After a few minutes of acclimation Rocky allowed all handling items, though he does seem to become slightly agitated as restraint continues (he seemed slightly more tense with each item, seemingly triggered by the holding of the collar, though he showed good coping skills and did not escalate beyond slight tensing and moving away). He head flipped while being positioned for paw squeeze, so the assessor moved over to flank squeeze. Each time he allowed positioning but head flipped quickly (mouth closed) during the squeeze. Rocky engaged with the toy, moving it away from the assessor on the first pass. The second time the assessor reached for the toy, Rocky quickly froze and bit the hand once, releasing immediately. Though his previous owner reports no guarding behavior, this escalation over toy is concerning and for that reason we recommend placement with a New Hope partner. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. 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 open, panting. 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: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw. Flank squeeze 1 & 2: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away. Toy: 5. Dog freezes and bites the hand.
08/04/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Rocky’s previous owner, Rocky has lived with another large breed dog and was relaxed and playful with him. 8/4: A collar was unable to be safely placed on Rocky so he was allowed to greet a novel female dog through the gate. When greeting her, Rocky has soft body language. He displays a low wagging tail, a low head, and a paw lift. 8/5: A collar was placed on Rocky today and he was allowed into the pen. He displays soft body language as he anxiously greets the other dog, whining through the gate. He is slightly sexually motivated but is able to listen to handler interruptions and wanders in the pen. He ignores the other dog when she begins to bark at him.
08/03/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative Neutered, ~7yrs Aggressive, non sociable, does not tolerates petting Limited PE Mild tartar, gingivitis BARH
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
Came in With
- TYSON - A1083888
Came in With
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