SAMMY – A1093982
Safe - 11-6-2016 Brooklyn
My name is SAMMY. My Animal ID # is A1093982.
I am a male black am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 10/19/2016 from NY 11212, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-078520.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/02/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 85.4 LBS.
In isolation – no reweigh
10/19/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/19/16 12:09 Dogs were extremely friendly. Wagging tails and loose bodies, Loved treats offered by the counselor. All handling was allowed
10/24/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Sammy is a GIANT TEDDY BEAR. He is beyond adorable, very wiggly and impossibly sweet. Sometimes it seems like he doesn’t realize he’s closer to the size of one of those gigantic teddy bears they sell at Costco than one you would get as a prize from a claw machine, but he has been super easy to handle on walks. He stays so close sometimes he awkwardly bumps into my legs and even if he sees something exciting (like a rat or a group of admirers) he immediately stops pulling once he reaches the end of the leash. He seems to have housetraining, takes treats very gently, and already knows “sit” and “down.” He is always wagging his tail and loves to be talked to…a big mush! He can be a smidge timid if there’s big movements or a lot of commotion, but he recovers very quickly and I think it’s mostly due to finding himself in a strange new place. He is full of love and gives kisses generously and softly, flops over for belly rubs, always makes soft eye contact, frequently props his paws up to solicit attention, and is sure that he fits perfectly on the nearest lap. When it’s time to go back in his cage he’ll put his front paws in, lay down, and let me boost him in like a big baby (and then sort of clumsily bump into his bed or roll over!). I was so charmed by Sammy when I first met him that I couldn’t help but profess my love for him to every staff member I encountered. The consensus was that surely his owner was desperately searching for him (how could you let a guy like this get away!), but no one has come to claim him….which means now you have the opportunity to share your home with the most amazing, one-of-a-kind bear with a wagging tail! Please come see him at Brooklyn ACC (you can thank me later!).
10/20/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A Intact, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/20/16 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low. Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interests in Toy, dogs licks and relinquish, then steps away. Summary: Sammy displayed no concern during his behavior assessment. PLAYGROUP: Sammy was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sammy greets a novel female dog displaying a loose and wiggly body. He is tolerant of her play solicitations but does not engage. He is slightly sexually motivated but it able to immediately listen to handler interruptions and continues to socialize. He is slightly nervous, displaying a lowed body when the female greets him. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/19/16 During his initial medical examination, Sammy readily allowed all handling without issue. ENERGY LEVEL: Sammy displays a medium activity level in the care center. RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
10/20/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sammy was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. 10/20: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sammy greets a novel female dog displaying a loose and wiggly body. He is tolerant of her play solicitations but does not engage. He is slightly sexually motivated but it able to immediately listen to handler interruptions and continues to socialize. He is slightly nervous, displaying a lowed body when the female greets him. 10/22: When interacting with a calm male dog, Sammy displays soft body language. He attempts to mount the male, but is able to listen to hander interruptions and explore the pen. 10/29: In a group of playful female dogs, Sammy displays loose and wiggly body language when interacting with them. When he is solicited to play, he displays bouncy body language but does not fully engage.
10/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH- tolerated all handling; allows petting and belly rubs Intact male Approx 2 yrs old Eyes, ears and nose- clear Teeth- mild staining and tartar No parasites or fleas seen Ambx4 NOSF
10/30/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
10/30/16 Check sneezing, coughing noted by ACO on 10/28/16. O: QARH. EENT: Mild clear nasal discharge, crusting. OD – mucopurulent discharge. H/L: Mild coughing. A: CIRDC. P: Move to iso. Rx Doxycycline 100 mg 4 PO q 24 hours x 10 days. Rx TAB ointment. OD BID x 10 days. Excellent prognosis.
Came in With
- DOTTIE - A1093983
Came in With
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