ROSCOE – A1102427
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My name is ROSCOE. My Animal ID # is A1102427.
I am a male br brindle and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/28/2017 from NY 11205, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087224.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/01/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 49.6 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): While Roscoe showed no issues with the children in the home, he has shown concerns with escalation/overarousal as well as resource guarding in the care center. For that reason we recommend an adult-only home at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner- Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the leash biting and underlying anxiety. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: While no resource guarding was reported in his previous home, during the SAFER assessment Roscoe escalated to a bite to the Assess-a-Hand when the toy was removed. We cannot be certain if this behavior will manifest in a future home, but it does indicate potential to guard items Roscoe determines to be high-value. It is important to never to take anything directly from his mouth. When he is asked to drop something he should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward Roscoe for relinquishing the item he has. We recommend working on a “drop” cue as well as other trade-up games. _X_Leash-biting: During SAFER Roscoe consistently jumped up and bit the leash with tense body language, slowly de-escalating.
01/28/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/28/17 21:32 Roscoe is a 5 year old Male, American Pitbull mix, he came to the previous owner’s home as a gift. He was surrendered because the family was moving out of state, and the new apartment does not allow pets. Roscoe has no known health issues or injures, and has not recently been seen by the vet. Socialization: Around strangers Roscoe is relaxed, he approaches the individual to sniff then he lose interest. He has lived in a home with children and is playful, but phe can be exuberant because he likes jumping on the children and he be mouthy with the leash. He has lived in a home with a female Shih Tzu and a female Domestic SH cat. Around both the cat and the other dog Roscoe is respectful and keeps to himself. Behavior: If an individual tries to touch Roscoe’s food bowl he isn’t bothered and allows it to be removed. During bathing and brushing Roscoe is slightly tense but will allow individual to wash and brush her. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house or close to the owner Roscoe will sniff the person first and later becomes friendly and tries to engage in play. For a new family: Roscoe was described as friendly, excitable, and playful by his previous family. He has a high activity level and often enjoys playing chew toys, bone treats and rope toys. Roscoe is feed dry of the Blue Buffalo brand 2-3 times a day. He is house trained and uses the bathroom on the grass or cement twice a day. Roscoe has never been crate trained, but the owner does tie him up when they leave the home because he will play with the toilet paper in the bathroom. He does pull hard on leash and while off leash he likes to wander but will come back if someone calls his name. Roscoe knows commands like sit, some and down. When Counselor approached Roscoe he had a soft body eyes averted and looking around the room. He allowed the counselor to pett his head and the couselor was able to collar him and take a photo with no issue.
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02/01/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 1/28/17 Unaltered male, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children, a dog and a cat. Behavior toward strangers: Relaxed, sniffs then loses interest Behavior toward children: Playful, may be mouthy and jumpy during exuberant play Behavior toward dogs: Respectful, generally keeps to himself with housemate Behavior toward cats: Respectful keeps to himself with the cat in the home Resource guarding: None reported. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Roscoe was described as friendly, excitable, and playful with a high activity level. Roscoe is reported to pull hard on the leash during walks and may be mouthy with the leash during play. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/31/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. 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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 3. Dog becomes easily aroused, grabs the leash with his body tense and continues to stay focus on biting the leash. He slowly de-escalates. Squeeze 1:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Toy: 5. Dog bites the assess-a-hand when removing the toy. Summary: Roscoe was social with the assessor, though he showed a low threshold for arousal and slow de-escalation during the Tag item. This matches his previous owner’s report. He showed concerns during the Toy item when he escalated to a bite while the toy was removed. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Roscoe lived with a female Shih Tzu and his previous owner describes that he was respectful and kept to himself. When off leash at the Care Center, Roscoe is sexually motivated but does not mount when introduced to a calm female. He listens to handler’s interruptions and wanders away to explore the pens. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/28/17: Roscoe tolerated all handling; he was treat motivated during his initial exam. ENERGY LEVEL:
01/30/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Roscoe lived with a female Shitz Tzu and his previous owner describes that he was respectful and kept to himself. 1/30: When off leash at the Care Center, Roscoe is sexually motivated but does not mount when introduced to a calm female. He listens to handler’s interruptions and wanders away to explore the pens. 2/1: Roscoe displays loose and wiggly body language when greeting a novel male dog. He sniffs the rear end of the other male for an extended period of them, and then keeps to himself as he explores the pen.
01/28/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH-tolerated all handling; treat motivated Intact male Approx 5 yr old Eyes, ears and nose- clear Teeth- mild stained and tartar No parasites or fleas seen Ambx4 NoSF
01/29/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
BARH – friendly, allowed all handling EENT: Moderate tartar throughout teeth, some worn. Eyes clear – mild periocular erythema. Ears clean AU but no otoscopic exam. NND PLN palpable but not enlarged H/L auscult wnl Abd tense, nonpainful; wnl Intact – 2 testes descended Moderate flaking, slightly dirty coat and very dirty, overgrown nails Moderate erythema at interdigital spaces BCS 4/9 A: 5 yo M Pitbull Dirty coat Mild dental disease Otherwise healthy P: Reco neuter and make available for adopts Gave Rabies vaccine RR SQ Prognosis excellent
Generated on Feb 1 2017 6:00PM
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