RUGBY – A1079848
Gone - 7-15-2016 Brooklyn
My name is RUGBY. My Animal ID # is A1079848.
I am a neutered male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/03/2016 from NY 11233, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/05/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 102.4 LBS.
Rabies vaccine given at 2:15 PM
07/03/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/03/16 15:39 Rugby is a 7 year old male nuetered Black and white american pitbull terrier who is being surrendered because the family is having difficulty with him at home. Rugby has been in the home for 6 years. Rugby lives with 4 adults, a small child and 1 other dog who is a husky. Rugby is playful and receptive to most family members and is described as exhuberant. Rugby is not receptive with a some adults in the home and has become aroused which has caused some difficult behavior. He is very receptive and playful with the other dog in the home. When on walks if he encounters a cat her will try to give chase. When he encounters other dogs he is interested in introductions with sniffing. His owners describe him as being assertive for this. When visitors come to the home he will bark to alert the family. The visitors can enter but the family states he is overly exhuberant for this and will jump on them. Rugby is defensive for bathing and grooming in general. If on the bed or couch he is easily removed. If eating he does not guard his food and will watch the owner take it. Rugby is fearful of thunder. He will allow a bear hug for handling but if he is painful from an injury will not allow to be touched in that area and may bite for this (not within 10 days). Rugby likes to play half fetch with a ball and can be destructive with shoes but will not swallow the material. He enjoys playing tug of war but this gets him very aroused and is not recommended. Rubgy knows the cue sit, down and stop. When the family is home he likes to be where they are. When home alone he normall well behaved. Rugby eats dry food. Upon intake Rugby was curious and exuberant for introduction and loose but somewhat anxious for all handling with some whining but he was not resistant. Counselor was able to scan for microchip (positive) collar and photograph. Rugby walked well on leash and was responsive to guidance but was resistant to going into kennel.
No Web Memo
07/14/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rugby previously lived with 4 adults, a small child and another dog. The owner stated Rugby is playful and receptive to most family members but can be selective with adults. The owner mentioned Rugby will chase cats when on his walks. Rugby can be destructive with shoes in the home. According to the owner Rugby has a multiple bite histor. He has bitten the owner’s cousin but the owner was not able to identify a trigger for this, the cousin was passing by in the kitchen of the house and Rugby bit him around the ankles causing 2 punctures with blood. The second incident occurred when Rugby jumped over a dining table during dinner and bit the same cousin, also tearing his jacket leaving multiple punctures and blood, he was easily pulled off and did not re-direct. The last innocent happened when Rugby was overly exuberant and the in law yanked his leash, Rugby turned knocking the in-law down and bit his ankle, then the altercation escalated and bit him on his arms and chest. At intake it was reported Rugby was loose and anxious but allowed all handling. During SAFER Rugby came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly, social and affectionate towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Rugby was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Rugby was easy to handle when engaged with the item. While Rugby has been social and affectionate in the care center, due to his bite history we feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can further investigate his triggers and provide reward-based behavior modification is the best option at this time. 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: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: No interest. Dog-dog: Rugby displays loose and wiggly body language when greeting the other dog. He solicits play with playbows and displays bouncy body language as he wanders in the pen. He is tolerant, but nervous, of high energy play solicitation.
07/06/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Rugby’s previous owner, Rugby was receptive and playful with the other dog in the home. 7/6: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Rugby greets with soft and wiggly body language. He is sexually motivated but does not attempt to mount. He listens to handler interruptions and begins to display bouncy body language. He solicits play with a play bow. 7/12: Rugby displays loose and wiggly body language when greeting the other dog. He solicits play with playbows and displays bouncy body language as he wanders in the pen. He is tolerant, but nervous, of high energy play solicitation.
07/04/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned positive with Chip#985121006747786 BARH – tail wags, friendly and approachable. Suddenly lunged without warning during exam and snapped at tech and handler. USE EXTREME CAUTION – UNPREDICATABLE! N~ 7 years Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth stained, worn Coat dirty. Flea dirt noted, no live parasites found. Nails short Ambx4 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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