RUMBLE – A1114838
Urgent - Manhattan
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RUMBLE – A1114838
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AMER BULLDOG MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/09/2017, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 06/09/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary 5 yo MI scan neg S/O: BAR, EATING, FRIENDLY S/O: EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC OS opaque with hyper vascularisation and sign of perforation , smooth surface , no blepharospasm , mild hyperemia CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS LUNGS: CLEAR ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 6/9 NS: APPROPRIATE NS: PLN: NSF GU: cryptorchid– could not palpate parapenile testicle A: cryptorchid, OS corneal scar– non visual non painful, appears to be an older injury, RF digt #5 deformity r/o injury v congenital v neoplastic P: Recc rescue and x-ray of RF paw . look for medical history– missing from memos. recc fluorosceine test of OS.
A volunteer writes:
Handsome Rumble is so much more than just a pretty face and he comes complete with all the classic Bulldog traits you know and love, plus a proven kid-friendly track record and a lifetime loyalty guarantee! Stubborn, sweet, sociable and just a tad silly, he lives up to his name by ‘rumbling’ at me from his bed but the minute we step outside the grumpy front melts away and he leans deeeep into my legs for snuggles. I rub his barrel body and caress those irresistibly smooshy face wrinkles as he pant-smiles in appreciation and when I duck in for a kiss he gives me a soft nose snuffle in return. It’s official–we’re in love! Rumble is a calm walker on leash and as promised seems very house trained but he definitely has his own ideas about which direction we should be heading and when I disagree the brakes go on and it’s little ol’ me versus 93 pounds of Bulldoggy determination! I admire his independent spirit and I’ve played this game before so with a combination of a harness leash, a few treats and a pleading-yet-firm tone of voice, we’re soon on the road again and heading straight for the park. When it comes to Rumble’s favorite hobbies almost everything is a distant second to socializing, and though he takes treats politely and poses rather well, it’s clear he’d much prefer cuddling with me or chilling out with his four-legged friends to modeling a bandanna for some photos. A family pet since puppyhood, Rumble knows what it takes to be a good boy and we’re told he follows commands for down and give paw, is crate trained for up to 5 hours, never guards his toys or food and while his sheer size meant he could be a bit rough in play, he was always relaxed and friendly with his little human brothers, aged 4 and 9. So don’t let his grumbling fool you, this Rumble’s a straight up mushball who likes to live and love large and has the big heart to match. Ask for him at our Manhattan Care Center and bring home a genuine New York character today!
Another volunteer writes: My colleague said it all in her comments but I have a few words to add: amazing, lively, friendly, playful, fun, bouncy, sweet, a proven family dog, loves butt scratches, loves rolling around on his back waving his legs in the air, gives a quick woof and a bow when ready to play. Summing it up: FABULOUS DOG. Come meet him today!!
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for five years)
Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages four and nine)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, somewhat rough in play
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Rumble is described as playful and anxious with a medium level of activity.
Other notes: Anxious when left alone.
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 tense, panting.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game. He is focused on the exit.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Rumble appeared anxious during his assessment, panting throughout it and focusing on the exit. He was aloof with the assessor but allowed all handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
6/11: When introduced off leash to the female greeter Rumble greets politely, then roams the yard.
Upon intake, Rumble was relaxed and allowed handling.
Rumble’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)
_X_Anxiety: Rumble displays a high level of anxiety at the care center. He was panting through his assessment and focused on the exit. His previous owner describes him as an anxious dog. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to work with Rumble on any anxiety he displays in a future home. He would do best in an initially calm and quiet home and should be given time to acclimate.
Rumble has been receiving drive by treats from the behavior team. Rumble does not eat the treats or engage with the person.
6/13: Upon approach Rumble is at the front of his kennel. When offered a treat box Rumble does not engage with it at all.
6/17: Upon approach Rumble is at the front of his kennel. When offered a pigs ear Rumble does not engage until later.
6/23: Rumble does not show any interest in treats but enjoys being out of his kennel. He will playbow at the handler and engage in a game of fetch. He will lean in for back scratches and wiggle around on his back in the grass. Still, he does not accept treats. He is easily placed back into his kennel.
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