ROCKY – A1116253
Safe - 7-11-2017 Manhattan
My name is ROCKY. My Animal ID # is A1116253.
I am a neutered male gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/22/2017 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT.
07/02/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1116253 Rocky is At Risk for CIRDC
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/02/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 71.4 LBS.
06/22/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/22/17 20:28 Basic Info Rocky is a 4 year old gray and black dog whose owners had housing complications. He last visited a vet 2 years ago. Socialization Rocky is shy around strangers when he first meets them for a couple of minutes but once he warms up he is social and playful and approaches the stranger. Around children he is relaxed and gentle and he is also relaxed around other dogs and plays gently. He has never been around cats before. He has not ever bitten a person or animal. Behavior Rocky is house trained and does not destroy household items and rarely barks. he is not bothered by having his food or toys touched or taken. He enjoys bath time, being brushed and having his nails trimmed. He barks when someone unfamiliar approaches the door. New family Rocky has a medium level of energy and likes to follow owners around the house and loves playing with kings and toys similar to them. He sleeps in a dog bed and is fed blue buffalo dry food twice daily. He is well behaved when left home alone and has never been crate trained before. He knows the commands sit, paw, go to bed and give me. He does not pull on the leash and is walked off leash and sometimes he stays by owners side and sometimes he wanders and returns when called. Intake Behavior Rocky had a loose body and wagging tail and approached counselor to sniff him and allowed counselor to pet him but then backed away from counselor but allowed handling for collaring and scanning.
07/01/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Cue the theme song from Rocky! Can you hear it? That’s for my new crush, Rocky! This hunka hunka gorgeous boy was surrendered by his person due to housing issues, and seriously, I wish his loss could be my gain, but it can’t. It can be yours, however, and should be. He’s absolutely gorgeous, walks beautifully on leash (I watched him walk with another volunteer through the park and he was perfection), he’s very quiet in his kennel and equally quiet once out. We’re told he’s shy for a few minutes around people he doesn’t know, but is social and playful when he warms up. He’s relaxed and gentle around children and other dogs and plays gently. We’re also told he’s housetrained, rarely barks, is not destructive, is well behaved when home alone, doesn’t guard his things, enjoys a bath and being brushed, knows ‘sit’, ‘paw’, ‘give me’ and ‘go to bed’. How’s that for an A+ resume! I loved my time with Rocky — he’s so gentle and sweet, and when we play ball he retrieves, drops it at my feet and then steps back so I can pick it up easily. How amazing is that! He catches on the fly, will retrieve the ball from the pool when it’s close, but when he stuck one paw in the pool, pulled it back quickly as if he had second thoughts. His tail wags in anticipation of another throw as he waits patiently for it. I took Rocky out again before I left for the day, a spot reserved for my most favorite dogs, and after a quick game of fetch we both settled on the faux grass for some quiet contemplative time together. Rocky closed his eyes in bliss as I stroked him and whispered into his ear that his new best friend would find him soon. He’s been so patient, please come meet him today.
A volunteer writes : We love all our pets here at the care center but here and there, there is a ten carats diamond that shines so bright that it lights up and warms up your heart like a burning flame. That gem is Rocky, a magnificent dog whose virtues have been sung by the many volunteers who have spent time with him.He has all the attributes of a great , poised and well mannered family dog(which he was until surrendered for housing issues) , was quite shy upon his arrival at the care center but opened up as time went by. I like that he is calm although lively with toys and balls, walks peacefully and minds his business as far as other dogs are concerned. He might be shy with strangers but show him attention and love and he will be all yours. Rocky is an elegant , well rounded and well brought up family dog. He so deserves a new leash on life and you too….you owe to have a great , loving and loyal companion by your side. Rocky is waiting for you…
06/25/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 6/22/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Shy Behavior toward children: Relaxed and gentle Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and gentle Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Rocky is described as having a medium level of activity. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/25/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is a bit tense; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Rocky appeared a bit fearful at the beginning of his assessment but warmed up throughout and allowed all handling. PLAYGROUP: The previous owner of Rocky describes him as relaxed and gentle around other dogs. Rocky initially displayed interest in greeting calm dogs in the care center, but has most recently displayed increasing levels of discomfort. The behavior department recommends first allowing Rocky a period of decompression before immediate introductions to other dogs. Future introductions should be supervised, and conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Rocky had a loose body and allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/23/17 During his initial medical exam, Rocky was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: Rocky’s previous owner described him as having a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful: Rocky was described by his previous owner as shy with new people and he is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Rocky the option to walk away from any social interaction. Rocky should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Rocky’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Rocky would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
06/24/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
The previous owner of Rocky describes him as relaxed and gentle around other dogs. Rocky initially displayed interest in greeting calm dogs in the care center, but has most recently displayed increasing levels of discomfort. The behavior department recommends first allowing Rocky a period of decompression before immediate introductions to other dogs. Future introductions should be supervised, and conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs. 6/24: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Rocky greets politely then displays anxious body language. 6/26: Rocky keeps only to himself. 6/27: Rocky keeps only to himself. 6/28: Rocky keeps to himself, and lip curls when approached. 6/30: Rocky keeps to himself and growls when approached.
06/23/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 yo Microchip noted on Intake: Negative: History: Owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – BAR Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective: Hydrated; T =Not taken P = 120 R = 24 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: No dental tartar, mild dentla stain, all permanent teeth are present, MM Pink and moist, PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities (full neurologic exam not performed) Rectal: Not performed Assessment 1. Apparently Healthy Plan/Treatment/Recommendations – Wt: 71.4 lb – HWT snap test (negative) – Vaccines (DAPP SQ RFL; Bordetella IN; Rabies SQ RHL) – Dewormed (Pyrantel) done last night – Flea prevention treatment done last night – Microchip place (Between shoulder blades): Placed 981020019745750 done last night Prognosis: Excellent Monitor while in ACC NYC MS
07/01/2017 MS NEW URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
07/01/17 12:19 S/O: QAR in kennel, moderate mucopurulent nasal d/c ABN: SNP H/L: NSF, eupneic, no cough or sneeze M/S: amb x4, BCS 5/9 A: CIRDC P: 2v thoracic rads: were cropped unknowingly by machine, p didn’t tolerate rads well unable to retake- from images seen, no observable pneumonia, possible mild bronchitis move to iso doxycyline 100mg: three and a quarter tabs PO SID x14 check app SID x2 recheck p in 24 hrs to monitor progress 6/30 reported “VERY LETHARGIC IN YARD. DOES NOT PLAY ANYMORE, LESS ACTIVE.” spoke with behavior team and observed dog after coming in from walk/paly session in am per behavior, rocky is typically quiet and overall energy level is unchanged Rocky was replaced in the kennel and took treats, remained standing behavior team stated that this is typical behavior for him behavior team did not note sneezing or cough during their interaction with Rocky this morning mild serous nasal dc noted on rounds in afternoon monitor for cirdc
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