SAM SPADE – A1093083
Safe - 10-22-2016 Brooklyn
My name is SAM SPADE. My Animal ID # is A1093083.
I am a male gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 10/11/2016 from NY 11213, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/20/2016 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 45.8 LBS.
10/20/16 Pre-neuter exam O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. EENT: Serous nasal discharge, mild sneezing. H/L: Mild dry cough on tracheal palpation. A: CIRDC. Cancel surgery for now. P: Move to iso. Rx Doxycycline 100 mg 2 Po q 24 hours x 10 days. Excellent prognosis.
10/11/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/11/16 09:08 Same Spade is a gray and white American Pit that appears to be 9 months old. The dog was found by police officers as a stray. During intake Sam allowed being collard, scanned and photographed.
10/21/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I was sure Sam Spade must be the name of a superhero, but thanks to Google I now know it is that of a fictional private detective from a 1930 novel (trivia night. here I come!). Even though his namesake isn’t, this Sam Spade IS kind of like a superhero. His super powers are wiggling and cuddling! He’s a little scrawny and has the sweetest frosted face, like an older dog, but the unparalleled wiggle of a puppy. He is quiet whenever I pass by his kennel, but shakes his whole back end as he moseys his way to the front and solicits attention with eyes that could make you melt. He has been easy to handle on walks, seems housebroken, and is very into treats (still working on being consistent with “sit,” but he’s got an irresistible begging dance down pat!). As soon as I initiate affection it’s all over…he is so, so sweet! He is very gentle and wiggly as he wraps his paws around my arms, smears himself into my lap, and thoroughly licks my hands as I pet him. He is a belly rub kind of guy, and manages to ask for them with his back paws on the ground and front paws on my lap, and even flopped over for them during his initial medical exam (making him possibly the best patient ever!). Please come meet Sam Spade at Brooklyn ACC…you’ll make his day, and I think that seeing his superpowers in action will make yours!
10/15/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A Unaltered Male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/15/16 Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, and open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Toy 1: No interest. Summary: Sam Spade displayed no concern during his behavior assessment. PLAYGROUP: 10/13: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sam Spade initially chooses to ignore the novel female dog. He eventually greets her briefly but mostly keeps to himself as he explores the pen. He is tolerant of the female’s face to face greeting. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/15/16 Sam Spade was friendly, and active, he readily allowed handling during his initial examination. Sam Spade would seek attention by rolling over for belly rubs. Recommendations: Average (suitable for average adopter with an average amount of experience)
10/13/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sam Spade was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. 10/13: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sam Spade initially chooses to ignore the novel female dog. He eventually greets her briefly but mostly keeps to himself as he explores the pen. He is tolerant of the female’s face to face greeting. 10/16: Sam Spade was introduced to a male dog today. Initially his posture is stiff, raised hackles on his tip toes but after a shake-off he loosens up and explores the yard, occasionally checking in with the other dog.
10/13/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH – lively, rolls over for belly rubs, gives kisses, allows all handling. M~ 1 year Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth stained but clearly juvenile. Mildly underweight Coat dirty. No flea dirt or parasites noted Small growth (“pimple”) near foreskiin; non-irritating. VC requested. Nails short to medium Ambx4 NOSF
10/14/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
VET CHECK – CHECK MASSES NEAR PREPUCE BAR. ACTIVE, ATTENTION SEEKING. BCS 3-4/9 NORMAL NIPPLES ALONG CHEST, ABDOMEN AND PERI-PREPUCE, NO ABNORMAL GROWTHS/MASSES A: APPARENTLY HEALTHY P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
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