ROMAN aka BLUE – A1005749
Safe - 4-9-2017 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is ROMAN. My Animal ID # is A1005749.
I am a neutered male blue and white am pit bull ter. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/19/2017 from NY 10304, owner surrender reason stated was TOO ACTIVE.
04/04/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Roman A1005749 was placed At Risk for behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/02/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 83.0 LBS.
Wt : 83 lbs. DA2PP PRODUCT NAME: NOBIVAC S/N: 02121703C (EXP: 3/26/18) Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 4/1/18 Pyrantel : 4.15 ml.
03/19/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/19/17 13:40 Basic Information: Roman is a 3 year old neutered Pit Bull Terrier Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner can longer have Roman due to the fact that she believes Roman is too much for her children. Socialization: According to the previous owner, around strangers, Roman is friendly and outgoing. Around adults, Roman is respectful and playful. With adults, Roman plays in an exuberant and sometimes somewhat rough manner. Previous owner doesn’t trust Roman around the children because he is big and strong and too energetic and she fears he can hurt one of them. It is unknown whether Roman interacted with other dogs. Roman has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. He has never bitten a person or another animal. Behavior: Previous owners stated that Roman barks a lot and needs a lot of attention. Roman barks when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member. For a New Family to Know: Roman is described as friendly, affectionate, excitable, and playful with a very high activity level. When in the home, Roman is the type to follow you around seeking attention. Roman wasn’t given toys so it is unknown what kinds he would like. Roman was kept mostly indoors and was fed Pedigree dry dog food. According to previous owner, Roman is house-trained and would rarely have any accidents. Roman usually goes to the bathroom on the grass. When left alone in the home, Roman would be well-behaved but just bark a lot. Roman does not know any commands. For exercise, he enjoyed brisk walks with the previous owner. On the leash, Roman can pulls hard through the whole duration of the walk and previous owner would never let him off the leash.
03/22/2017 WEB MEMO
04/04/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 7/6/2014, first stay in the care center Neutered male, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 3 and 10) Behavior toward children: very affectionate with resident children Behavior toward dogs: Has played with other dogs in the dog park, play bows to smaller dogs, but may approach some larger dogs with stiff body and tail erect. Behavior toward cats: Ignores cats he sees on the street during walks Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Roman is described a very active dog with high energy. Other notes: Roman may low growl when placed in crate. KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 10/26/2017, second stay in the care center Neutered male, owner surrender, ( in home for 1.5 years) Previously lived with: Adults, child (age 4) Behavior toward strangers: Social Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful, and tolerant of resident child Behavior toward dogs: Playful with dogs of all sizes Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Roman’s owner describes him as very affectionate, friendly, playful, excitable, confident, pushy, mellow at times, and high activity. Other notes: Roman may chew things when home alone, such as clothes and blankets. KNOWN HISTORY: Limited profile 3/19/2017, third stay in the care center (in home 3 months) Neutered male, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children Behavior toward children: Playful and very active with resident children Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Energy level/descriptors: Roman is described as big and strong with a high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/21/2017 Look: 1. Dog or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is wagging with relaxed body posture, open mouth. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, unresponsive to the Assessor, he is focused on other stimuli. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog pulls back paw, tail wag. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog shows brief bouts of enthusiasm, quickly loses focus Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail above spine level, ears forward. Summary: No concerns were seen during the handling assessment.
PLAYGROUP: 3/30: When greeting a novel female dog, Roman begins to become reactive by barking and his arousal level begins to increase. A muzzle is placed on him as a precaution. Once in the pen Roman is initially occupied with the muzzle and ignores the other dog. He then rushes towards the her displaying stiff body language and growling. The session is ended. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/19/2017 During his initial medical exam, Roman was tense but allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Roman as an energetic, enthusiastic dog, which matches what we have seen in the care center. Roman will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in addition to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children: _X_No dog parks: See playgroup behavior Potential challenges: _X_Destructive behavior: In his previous home, owner reports Roman will chew clothing and blankets when home alone. It must be clarified that he was left in a crate for extended periods of time, likely with little environmental enrichment or stimulation, and would pull items into the crate to chew. We cannot be certain whether the behavior was due to boredom. Roman will need to be provided with physical and mental stimulation and with a variety of appropriate and engaging chew toys so he can engage in necessary chewing behavior without damage to human objects. The environment should also be managed by keeping clothing where Roman does not have access. _X_Handling sensitivity: Roman has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when trying to place into crate/kennel area; growling and becoming stiff. Roman should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with without the use of positive reinforcement based methods to associate the action with something good. It should always be Roman’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Roman would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings _X_Strength/leash pulling
03/30/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Roman’s previous owner, Roman has played with other dogs in the dog park. He play bows to smaller dogs, but may approach some larger dogs with stiff body and tail erect. 3/30: When greeting a novel female dog, Roman begins to become reactive by barking and his arousal level begins to increase. A muzzle is placed on him as a precaution. Once in the pen Roman is initially occupied with the muzzle and ignores the other dog. He then rushes towards the her displaying stiff body language and growling. The session is ended.
03/21/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History owner surrender Subjective Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: OU- conjunctival hyperemia, mild green discharge, blepahrospasm, mild entropion, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam, mild dental calc seen PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dry scale on dorsum CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment conjunctivitis OU- R/O secondary to entropion vs infectious vs allergies vs KCS vs other Plan continue TAB ophthalmic ointment recheck on 3/24/17
03/30/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Subjective recheck eyes Objective OU- mild periocular erythema, no discharge seen, blepharospasm improved Assessment conjunctivitis OU- R/O secondary to entropion vs infectious vs allergies vs KCS vs other; improving mild keratitis- R/Oimmune-mediated vs KCS vs other Plan continue TAB ophthalmic with hydrocortisone once daily for 1 week and recheck
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