SEYMOUR – A1090338
Urgent - Brooklyn
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SEYMOUR – A1090338
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/18/2016, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 09/21/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Sociable, tolerate handling No signs of aggression Intact male, 4 years old Moderate tartar and gingivitis Good appetitie Ears clean. Eyes and nose clean Amb x 4 Barh
9/20/16 : VET CHECK – EMACIATED. BARH. ACTIVE, ATTENTION SEEKING, ALLOWS ALL HANDLING. BCS 2/9. TEETH CLEAN, EYES CLEAR, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL. NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; NORMAL ABDOMIINAL PALPATION. INTEG WNL; AMBULATORY X 4. INTACT MALE. A: EMACIATED; P: REC FEEDING 3X/DAY. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
9/23/16 : CONJUNCTIVITIS NOTED ON EXAM. BAR. ACTIVE, ATTENTION SEEKING, CONTINUES TO HAVE EXCELLENT APPETITE. LARGE AMOUNT OF MUCOID OCULAR DISCHARGE OU. MODERATE SEROUS NASAL DISCHARGE. NO COUGHING OR SNEEZING. A: CONJUNCTIVITIS, MAY BREAK WITH SIGNS OF CIRDC; P: REC TAB OU Q12 X 7 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
11/21/16; S/O: Vet check to continue to monitor for diarrhea, first noted on 11/19/16
Per ACO, no diarrhea noted this morning, cage had not yet been cleaned either. No diarrhea noted on observation log as well.; Mentation: BAR, active, social.; EENT: clear OU, no nasal discharge; H/L: No signs or reports of coughing.; NOSF; A: App. Healthy 4 yo MI Pit Bull; Px: Excellent; P: Continue to monitor while in BACC. No treatment indicated at this time. 11/20/16; Diarrhea noted on 11/19/16.; O: BARH. Eating well. Very active, excited. No diarrhea in cage or noted today.; EENT: No oculonasal discharge.; H/L: No coughing.; A: No signs of GI problem.; P: Continue to monitor while at BACC.; Excellent prognosis. 11/10/16 VET CHECK – MONITOR FOR BLOOD IN STOOL; BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. NO SIGNS OR REPORTS OF DIARRHEA OR BLOOD IN STOOL A: APPARENTLY HEALTHY; P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
VET CHECK – LAST DAY OF TAB, RECHECK CONJUNCTIVITIS; BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. EATING WITH EXCELLENT APPETITE.; NO CONJUNCTIVITIS OR OCULAR DISCHARGE NOTED. SEROUS NASAL DISCHARGE, NO COUGHING ; A: CONJUNCTIVITIS RESOLVED, EMACIATED P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
A volunteer writes: Seymour looks like he got ready for Halloween a month early and is going as a skeleton. Of course, the sad reality is that he had no say in his costume! Although it looks like someone neglected to feed him, Seymour holds no grudges against the rest of us: he is so, so friendly and sweet! He seems to have housetraining and is so happy to go out and about that sometimes his frail little body can’t keep up with his enthusiasm and he loses his footing (but he brushes it off with a tail wag!). He has been fine passing dogs at a distance on our walks, but can be reactive meeting them through a fence and when we’ve seen rats he nearly starts baying like a hound! The good news is he’s super motivated by treats, toys, and love so it’s very easy to get his undivided attention. He sits like a champ, takes treats pretty nicely when I remind him to, and loves to play fetch. He wants to say “hi” to everyone we pass in the hallways and is SO cuddly. He’ll hang out in my lap, lean against me when I pet him, lick my hands, and even flop over for belly rubs! I’m pretty sure if Seymour could tell us what he wanted to be for Halloween, he’d say anything at all as long as it was one of those costumes where a dog and person coordinate: he wants (and so deserves!) a person to call his own! He could be the Luigi to your Mario, the Scooby Doo to your Shaggy, and just your very best friend ever every other day of the year…please come see him at Brooklyn ACC!
Seymour came into the shelter as a stray, so his past behaviors in a home are unknown. Behavior during intake: Seymour was friendly and allowed all handling.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/1/16
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, and open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: : 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. 4. Dog freezes and growls.
Summary: Seymour may require appropriate behavior modification to address potential guarding issue. Force-free, reward based training only is advised.
Dog Reactive: These dogs need help managing their dog reactivity and should not be allowed off-leash around other dogs until they are provided extensive and supervised socialization with a professional behaviorist or trainer utilizing positive reinforcement behavior modification techniques.
PLAYGROUP: Seymour was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Seymour was initially sexually motivated, persisting mounting the female greeter dog. With further playgroup sessions, Seymour has become reactive to male and female dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Seymour be the only dog in the home.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/01/16
During his initial medical examination, Seymour readily allowed all handling without issue.
ENERGY LEVEL: Seymour displays a high activity level in the care center.
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Recommend no dog parks
_X_Resource guarding (We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does.)
Seymour was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Seymour was initially sexually motived, persisting mounting the female greeter dog. With further play group sessions, Seymour has become reactive to male and female dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Seymour be the only dog in the home.
9/20: Seymour greets the female dog displaying neutral body language. He initially explores the pen before becoming sexually motivated. He mounts the female dog, persisting after the handlers interrupt.
9/23: Seymour greets another male dog displaying soft body language. Once in the pen with the other male, Seymour begins to intensely sniff him and follows him around. After about one minute Seymour becomes reactive towards him, growling and jumping on his back. He is easily interrupted by the handlers and the session is ended.
9/24: When being introduced to a calm female dog, Seymour begins barking and growling at her. They are not introduced.
10/4: Due to Seymour’s reactivity towards other dogs, he participated in counter-conditioning session. He was placed in a pen by himself with a helper dog initially two pens away from Seymour. Seymour was given treats when he looked at the other dog and did not show any signs of reaction. He maintained soft body language and a low wagging tail as the helper dog was systematically moved closer to him. He was food motivated, constantly taking treats, and was able to stay focused on the handler instead of the other dog.
10/12: During today’s counter-conditioning sessions, Seymour is able to greet a helper dog through the gate. He gives a hard stare once, taking a treat with a hard mouth, but is able to become looser while greeting the other dog through the gate.
11/8: Seymour is able to be led past the helper dog, being guided by a treat. After a few passes, Seymour displays soft body language and shows interest in the other dog, pulling towards him.
11/16: Seymour is able to stand about two feet from the other dog and looks at him, then back at the handler to recieve a treat.
11/17-11/22: Seymour allows the helper dog to be in close proximity of his rear. He is rewarded when he looks his way.
02/09/17 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Sunny, smiling Seymour! Stroll down the row of kennels where this showstopping boy is housed, and he’ll greet me with a grin, a quick-footed little dance, and I know what he wants — a walk. Seymour expertly dips his head to catch the leash, and he’s bubbling with life, like a kid at a carnival! He minds his manners on the leash, is friendly to all passersby, tolerates noise; and even when other dogs are rude to him, he stays cool, never returning any aggression, just avoiding disturbances. This boy’s a gorgeous rich brindle color with glowing dark eyes, and trimly built, just right, not at all chunky. TOO CUTE: If you scratch him above his tail, he immediately flounces over on his back, all four paws in the air, squirming for you to rub his belly! Sweet Seymour is hungry to love and be loved, so how about come meet him, and see how wonderful he can be?
02/21/17 WEB MEMO
Another volunteer writes: Seymour is total catch! How he is not scooped up already I have no idea. All the staff and volunteers adore him. He is so friendly and easy-going. He’s very energetic and playful, yet good on the leash and pays close attention to his handler. And he’s simply gorgeous! I remember when he came in, he was skin and bones (still happy though) but now he is a healthy weight and his beautiful brindle coat has gotten thick and soft and it actually gleams in the sun. He looks like he’s some sort of hound mix–he’s really quite stunning. Seymour is house trained, sits politely for treats, and is super affectionate. This guy is the whole package!
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