SANTINO – A1102026
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My name is SANTINO. My Animal ID # is A1102026.
I am a neutered male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 01/23/2017 from NY 10452, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-086804.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/27/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 120.8 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed laeral to incision
01/23/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
Go slow with handling, a bit stubborn.
01/27/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Santino and Sturgill were brought to the care center as their owner left for another state…without them. They are gorgeous dogs, somehow bearing a resemblance to each other. Could they be brothers? I like the name, Santino. A saint…maybe this is what our Santino would be in caring, experienced and loving hands.? Santino is big, black and beautiful, much too strong for me. His looks, though, got me carried away, and I had to take him out. He barks in his kennel. “Get me out !” A nice staff offered her help and together we handled Santino. Santino is always in action. One hundred pictures yielded only a few usable ones. He is quite a friendly and social guy who can get all worked up if one stimulates him. Then, he starts jumping, mouthing like a huge puppy and do silly things one does not care to deal with. He does not sit on command but surprisingly gives his paw. It is almost impossible to walk Santino, at least by me. A real harness is needed. He seems house trained, marks his territory, and is welcoming to people coming to say hello. As for his attitude toward other dogs, he is great and bouncy in playgroups with rowdy females but acts adversely toward his own gender while in a pen or on the leash. Santino is a “force of nature”, a bit of a wild beast who needs taming. He lived with another large dog and got along with him. He has a good heart (he does appreciate kisses and hugs). All the positives have to be taken into consideration and hopefully, a strict and savvy human and teacher, and an active lifestyle, will give the name Santino its true meaning. Santino is at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming of his new life…with you.
01/25/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 1/23/17 Unaltered Male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/25/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag:1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Jumps up on Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Santino displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment, he was friendly and social throughout. He is a very large, strong dog and pulled into the room very hard on leash. He jumped up in excitement during tag, and due to his size and strength this jumping up is a lot. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Social: These dogs truly enjoy the company of other dogs. They generally get along with all other dogs and can tolerate even very rude or inappropriate behavior. PLAYGROUP: 1/24: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Santino engages in bouncy, running play in a group of playful female dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/23/17 During his initial medical exam Santino was anxious and growled when his hind end was palpated. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Santino so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. Santino jumped up moderately on the assessor during the assessment. The jumping appeared to be aimed at getting closer to the assessor and soliciting attention. Santino also pulls hard on leash. Santino will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. We also recommend a front-clipping harness to manage the pulling, along with rewarding Santino for walking nicely on leash. Only force-free, reward-based training techniques are suggested.
01/24/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Santino engages in bouncy, running play with female dogs (he has not yet been introduced to a male dog). He arrived at the care center with another male dog, but as a stray, so any in-home behaviors are unknown. The behavior department feels that Santino could go to a home with another playful dog. 1/24: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Santino engages in bouncy, running play in a group of playful female dogs. 1/25: Santino bounces along with a group of playful female dogs. 1/26: Santino engages in brief play with female dogs.
01/23/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
1/23/17 Sex: Male intact Scan: Negative Estimated age: 2-5 years Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Anxious, energetic, doesn’t sit still. Growled on palpation of hind end. O: BAR-H, BCS 9/9, MMs pink EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Clean teeth. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. A: Obese Short-term prognosis: Good P: Recommend weight loss of 35-55 lbs 1088
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