ROCKY ROAD – A1085342
Gone - 8-19-2016 Manhattan
My name is ROCKY ROAD. My Animal ID # is A1085342.
I am a male black and white labrador retr and am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/14/2016 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 62.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
08/14/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/14/16 08:53 Rocky Road is an adult male dog, possibly a Lab / APBT mix. He was found tethered outside in front of an apartment building. His finder reports that he was friendly with her and that neighbors shared that children who were calling him Rocky left him there this morning. Rocky Road approached me with a low head and low wagging tail. He maintained this while I pet, scanned (-), and collared him. He wagged his tail as he walked onto the backdrop but sat very crouched and looked at me from the side with wide eyes as I took his pictures. I talked to him in a high pitched voice and his ears sometimes perked up, but each time I took a photo (the camera shutter is audible), his ears went back and he eventually growled quietly. He stood at the gate and wagged his tail as another staff member approached and pet him. She pet under his chin and he growled briefly but resumed wagging his tail with a soft body when she stopped. He lied down, looked out the door, and whined while I worked at the computer. He sometimes approached me, sat next to me, and stood up with his paws in my lap while I pet him.
08/17/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I had to meet the dog named after my favorite ice cream flavor! Stunning in his shiny black coat, Rocky’s weight is good for his size, he seems to be housetrained, and his leash manners are lovely. He’s a bit nervous when we meet clearly not used to the noise and activity of a busy place. Easily leashed we head for the park his tail wagging gently as we go. Startled by loud noises on the street Rocky needs some time to acclimate to this new environment perhaps coming from a quiet home. It’s clear he’s been well taken care of as his nails are trimmed and as mentioned he’s nicely groomed. The first thing that Rocky did in the park was dig a little hole in the dirt and flop down on his back to roll around………
08/17/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rocky Road is fearful of the shelter environment he walks with a low and fearful body language. He approaches at the assessor with a low body and low wagging tail but he became uncomfortable with handling; he stands tall, and tries to look large. Rocky Road wrinkles his muzzle to expose his front teeth and growls. The behavior team decided to skip the handling part of the assessment for safety reasons. During the resources Rocky Road was not interested in toys. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. It is advised that force-free based training is provided to help Rocky Road acclimate more comfortably to his surrounding as well as a proper period of decompression before exposure to newer and unfamiliar situations. Look: 4. Dog Growls Toy 1: No interest. Dog-to-dog: Rocky Road arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Rocky Road appears sexually motivated, and corrects playful behavior. He is currently unaltered and this can also be taken into consideration. The behavior team feels that Rocky Road should be allowed time to acclimate to life outside the shelter environment as the only resident dog, before following up on his behavior around them.
08/16/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Rocky Road arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Rocky Road appears sexually motivated, and corrects playful behavior. He is currently unaltered and this can also be taken into consideration. The behavior team feels that Rocky Road should be allowed time to acclimate to life outside the shelter environment as the only resident dog, before following up on his behavior around them.
08/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative male intact clean EEN mild tartar clean coat nervous, tense, resisted handling NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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