SEBASTIAN – A1102484
Safe - 2-11-2017 Brooklyn
My name is SEBASTIAN. My Animal ID # is A1102484.
I am a male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/29/2017 from NY 11203, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/02/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 66.0 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience adult-home only (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_No children (under 13): Sebastian appears to easily startle and become uncomfortable with up close handling, for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Destructive behavior: Sebastian may benefit from crate training when home alone to decrease any chewing of household items as previously reported. He should always be left with durable, long-lasting chews and other engaging toys when he is left alone, to avoid chewing of inappropriate items. Examples are Kongs and Nylabones. The environment should also be managed by keeping shoes in locations where Sebastian does not have access, so he cannot destroy any items in his new home. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Sebastian was timid throughout the assessment and did not readily approach or maintain any proximity to the assessor. He was tolerant of handling but needed considerable coaxing to position, and did not seem to warm up to the assessor during the assessment. He was curious and would approach to sniff, but moved away whenever the assessor tried to initiate contact. Sebastian would become more noticeably uncomfortable when he felt tension on the leash.
01/29/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/29/17 17:48 Basic Information: Sebastian is a 4 year old male Pit Bull that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Sebastian for 2 years but had to surrender due to moving. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Sebastian will growl and bark at first when he does not know the person but once comfortable he will allow petting. He has not been around children, cats or dogs so behavior is unknown. Sebastian has never bit another animal or person while in the care of the owner. Behavior: When there are fireworks or thunderstorms outside, Sebastian becomes nervous and will try to hide. He is friendly if someone takes away his food, treats or toys. Owner has never tried to disturb him while he was sleeping, brush his coat or bathe him so behavior is unknown. When owner tried to hold/restrain Sebastian, gives him a bath or if unfamiliar people would approach the home or owner, Sebastian would bark and growl. For a New Family to Know: Sebastian is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful. He has a very high activity level in the home and loved to play with balls and ropes. Sebastian was fed both dry and wet food brands Alpo. He was kept mostly indoors & is partially house trained. He would have accidents several times a week in the home. When left alone in the home, Sebastian would destroy household items such as pillows, blankets etc. He was never left alone in the yard so behavior is unknown. Owner has never tried to crate train him so behavior is unknown. He knows how to sit and stay. For exercise, Sebastian would go on slow walks on the leash or be let out in the yard to play supervised. When on leash, he tends to pull very hard. Owner stated he does not like to be leashed and will growl when someone tries to do so. Owner was unable to walk Sebastian off leash as he would run away. Behavior during intake: Sebastian was tense in the carrier but allowed to be leashed, scanned for a mc and collared without any issues.
02/03/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Sebastian is like a big round, funny-faced bear! He seemed a little unsure when I first approached his cage, but once out, it was clear that he’s just a well-cared for companion in a strange place! He has been easy to walk on leash, has been calm passing other dogs, seems to have housetraining, and just has a cool confidence about him. He wags his tail when I talk to him, when I scratch his butt, and especially when I bust out the treats! A friend of mine had a dog that she taught to do the piaffe and other horse gaits…Sebastian is meant to follow in his paw-steps. As soon as I ask him to “sit” he starts offering his paws one after the other…SUPER charming! Please come to Brooklyn ACC and make sweet Sebastian a cherished companion once again!
02/02/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 1/29/17 Unaltered male, Owner surrender (in previous home for 2 years) Previously lived with: (1) Adult Behavior toward strangers: Sebastian will growl, and bark during initial greeting. After a few moments he will allow petting. Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Partially (Sebastian is walked in the yard, but will urinate and defecate in the home several times a week). Energy level/descriptors: Sebastian is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level. When left alone in the home, Sebastian would destroy household items such as pillows, blankets etc. When owner tries to hold/restrain Sebastian, to give him a bath, Sebastian would bark and growl. Owner stated he does not like to be leashed and will growl when someone tries to do so. When Sebastian is walked by the owner he tends to pull very hard on the leash. Other notes: Sebastian was tense during initial exam, but allowed all handling. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/1/17 Look:2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body is a bit tense with his mouth closed. Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense. Squeeze 1&2:3. Dog is tense and uncomfortable. Lip licks. Toy: 1.Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away. Summary: Sebastian was social but seems to be uncomfortable at times when he felt too restraint. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Sebastian has a soft body and high tail at the gate. He appropriately greets a novel female and then is sexually motivated, but does not mount. He listens to handler’s interactions and explores the pens. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/29/17 Sebastian was growling and had a tense posture. He had to be muzzled for exam and vaccines. ENERGY LEVEL:
01/30/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Sebastian’s previous owner, he has not been around other dogs so his behavior is unknown. 1/30: When off leash at the Care Center, Sebastian has a soft body and high tail at the gate. He appropriately greets a novel female and then is sexually motivated, but does not mount. He listens to handler’s interactions and explores the pens.
01/29/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
01/29/17 Microchip scan neg. 4 yr old MI. O: BARH. Growling and tense, muzzled for exam and vaccines. Allowed all handling. ORAL: Not assessed. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: HR=100, RR=24. Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD/UG: Male, intact, both testicles palpable. Abd tense, non-painful. MS: Amb x 4. No lameness. BCS=5/9. INTEG: Tail base – area of thin fur, erythema, scabbing. A: Suspect flea allergy dermamtitis. Age. 4 years. P: OK for neuter surgery. Excellent prognosis. Expect dermatitis to resolve with flea control.
02/01/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
02/01/17 Rejected from Glendale for coughing S/O: BAR. Active in run EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal discharge HL: Dry hacking cough A: CIRDC P: Rec doxycycline 350mg po q24 x 10 days. Excellent prognosis 01/31/17 Pre-neuter exam (cage exam only done due to pet’s temperment). O: BARH. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: No coughing noted. A: No concerns at this time or on previous exam. P: OK for neuter surgery. Excellent prognosis. 01/29/17 Microchip scan neg. 4 yr old MI. O: BARH. Growling and tense, muzzled for exam and vaccines. Allowed all handling. ORAL: Not assessed. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: HR=100, RR=24. Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD/UG: Male, intact, both testicles palpable. Abd tense, non-painful. MS: Amb x 4. No lameness. BCS=5/9. INTEG: Tail base – area of thin fur, erythema, scabbing. A: Suspect flea allergy dermamtitis. Age. 4 years. P: OK for neuter surgery. Excellent prognosis. Expect dermatitis to resolve with flea control.
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